The Nittany Lion looks out from a 

Central Pennsylvania doubly terminated quartz crystal.  Artwork © John Passaneau.
Nittany Mineralogical Society, Inc.
State College, Pennsylvania

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Your local non-profit mineral, gem and rock club
generally meets the third Wednesday of each month, August through May.
We now meet in Penn State's Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, on White Course Drive off North Atherton Street.
See driving directions and campus maps.
All are welcome to attend our meetings!
Parents must provide supervision of minors.

Mineral collectors and rockhounds, earth scientists and dinosaur lovers will all enjoy our activities.

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December 13th Holiday Dinner:
Nittany Mineralogical Society's December 13th meeting will be a Holiday Dinner, accompanied by sales of jewelry and NMS items (mineral sets, posters, t-shirts, etc.). See the attached flyer - the event will be in the Vette Room at Quaker Steak & LubeŽ restaurant, 501 Benner Pike (across from the Nittany Mall), State College PA 16801, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday December 13th.

Please join us! It's open to all and we would be glad for your company. NMS will buy appetizers for the group, and then everyone can order their dinners from the menu. To help us plan, it would be helpful for those expecting to attend to RSVP to Bob Altamura: or 814-234-5011.

If you would like to participate in SELLING your wares - mineral specimens, jewelry, etc., please contact Bob as soon as possible.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS and PARKING for Earth & Engineering Sciences Building meetings on the Penn State campus (NOT Minerals Junior Ed. Day): After 5:00 p.m. and on weekends, free parking is available immediately across the street from the building. From North Atherton St. (Business Rt. 322) between College Avenue and Park Avenue, turn west (toward the golf course) off North Atherton at the traffic signal marked "White Course Drive." Go past the parking attendant's booth, follow the curve to the left, then turn right into the parking lot before reaching the stop sign. The building entrance is a little beyond the center of the lot, at the two round concrete planters. Enter the building, then go all the way across the lobby for our social hour & meeting room. We have a simple map at For official campus maps see .

T-shirts in Galapagos Blue and Texas Orange
NMS has in stock the new order of T-shirts in Galapagos blue, Texas orange (both shown here) and royal blue.

A station at our Minerals Junior Education Day
A station at our Minerals Junior Education Day

Celestine crystal cluster 2016: CELESTINE is under consideration for Pennsylvania State Mineral

Collecting in a quarry
Collecting crystals in a quarry

Five different posters
We have 2013 (and other) posters for sale!

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