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 in the basement of the Moosic Presbyterian Church, 625 Main St., Moosic, PA., the 4th Sunday of the months of September through May. The Board Meeting is 1pm & the General Meeting is 2 pm.
Next Meeting Sunday, May 22, 2016.
SEE BELOW FOR OUR CLUB PICNIC
MSNEPA held our very successful Annual Auction in January, at the Moosic Presbyterian Church, 625 Main St., Moosic, PA., 1-4pm. Many great Gem & Mineral specimens, Fossils, Metorites, Crystals, collections & related items were auctioned off. Usually at a real bargain! Thanks for all who attended and helped out.
April 30 - May 1, 2016 is our
13th Annual Gem & Mineral Show, at the Oblates of St. Joseph, 1880 Hwy 315, Yatesville, PA (just outside of Pittston, PA).
This is a must-do event! Great times for the whole family, many of whom make a point of returning year after year.
We have many fun activities for the children, including a Treasure Hunt with prizes! There are FREE Craft Classes for the teenagers & adults. Come out & try your hand at Wire-wrapping & other Craft Classes offered. Raffles & Door Prizes by the hour. Free parking! Come see what you are missing!
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 joinging 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