Do you have Rocks in your head?
The Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania (MSNEPA) is 40 years old. MSNEPA, started by an avid group of Rockhounds, held our Charter Meeting on November 25, 1973. Our Society is a non-profit educational organization. Our goal is to promote the study & appreciation of the Earth Sciences & Lapidary Arts. Members range in age from youngsters to senior citizens & encompass all levels of expertise in a multitude of diverse disciplines.
Our Meetings are held the 4th Sunday of the months of September through May. The Board Meeting is 1:00 pm & the General Meeting is 2:00 pm.
Due to the current issues that we are facing with the COVID-19, we will not be holding our March and April meetings. Our meeting place, the Pittston Memorial Libray, is officially closed in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. We are sorry for the inconvience, and hope to be able to see you all as soon as we can!
Our annual Rock and Mineral show has offically had to be cancelled as well due to the COVID-19. We are deeply saddened by this, but we have hopes of rescheduling it to a future time once the virus has gone away. We will keep you updated once we have more information.
*******At home with kids? Go check out our junior members page! Diamond Dan has gifted us with some fun at home printable activities that will entertain your young ones while teaching them about minerals!********
Our new headquarters is the John P. Cosgrove Meeting Room at the Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad Street, Pittston, PA. 18640
The Cosgrove Room is an addition to the library and has its own entrance. It is a sizable, modern conference room that is handicap accessible and has the latest audio-visual equipment available for our use. It even has a functional kitchenette! Parking is in the front, back, and side lots but not in spaces marked "reserved." Incidentally, Mr. Cosgrove was a Pittston native who became a noted Washington journalist and served as president of the Nation Press Club for many years.
Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Auction!
Our mineral, fossil, and jewelry auction was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out to support this event.
The archaeological dig our club vistited was a fantastic trip! Some of our members unearthed a Native American fire pit, along with some points(arrowheads). Thank you to our members who participated in this experience. We will be having one more visit to this dig sight before the end of the season. If you are interested in attending this last dig of the year or are looking for more details, please call Joe at 570-883-2784.
*******Our annual Rock and Mineral Show is just around the corner! It will be held on Saturday, May 2nd though Sunday, May 3rd at the Oblates of Saint Joseph. More information is located under the events tab!********
Throughout the summer we plan Field Trips. Sometimes we visit a Museum or take a hike to collect Gems & Minerals.
Please check out our Junior Members Page as we are sponsoring a contest for all Junior Members.
Our Annual Club Picnic is held in August at the Francis Slocum State Park, Wyoming, PA, under the shelter of Pavilion #1. Date, Time & exact location will be announced when the details are finalized. All members are invited to attend as well as people who may be interested in joining our group. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish as well as their own beverages.
In December we have our Annual Christmas Party, usually very well attended as we all love to eat! Members & their Families are all welcome to attend.
You can read our monthly Newsletter by clicking on the highlighted Newsletter link.
Our Links page has some interesting websites to check out for more information on Gem & Mineral Clubs & Shows in your area. We also have a link where you can get detailed information on specific Gems & Minerals. If you are looking for finished Jewelry & other Handcrafts...check out our Links page!
You can print out this Member Application & mail it in with your dues or bring it to our next meeting or event.
Members can post items to Buy, Sell or Trade on this page.
Areas of Interest-
Rocks Field Collecting
Minerals Trade Shows
Fossils Jewelry making
Gemstones Lapidary Arts
Meteorites Wire Wrapping
New Age Museum Trips
Questions & Info: Joseph Savokinas 570-883-2784