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Our February meeting will be on Sunday February 24

March 2019 Newsletter

This month’s meeting: March 24th (the 4th Sunday in March NOT the last Sunday)    Moosic Presbyterian Church 2:30 pm

Immediately after the meeting we will view a presentation on Mineral Identification by Professor John Renton of West Virgina University.



Future meeting dates:

April 28th    Moosic Presbyterian Church 2:30 pm

May 26th  Moosic Presbyterian Church 2:30 pm


May 4th & 5th our own TREASURES OF THE EARTH Rock and Mineral Show – St Joe’s Oblates on Rt 315 in Pittston.  Please try to make as many meetings as you can.  Show planning still underway and we need as much help as we can get finding free advertising (or paid advertising if the price is right); Contacting Radio and TV stations; printing and distributing flyers,  and we need YOUR IDEAS to help make the show a continuing success. And don’t foget to add a notification on your facebook, linkedin or other cyber account.

We would also like to get in a Field trip this Spring and/or Summer and need everyone’s input to come up with something fun and productive.

Our first field trip for 2019 may be a tour of the current archeological dig at Coxton yards in Pittston.  Progress on the dates will be one of the topics at this month’s meeting.  Joe Savokinas is currently trying to make arrangements for our group. So get your dues in early to be eligible to join us.

There will also be a van trip to the Edison Show again this year.  It will be on Thursday, April 4th.  We will meet at the Pittston Park and Ride on 315 near the Turnpike entrance between 7:30 and 8 am and will depart for Edison promptly at 8 am..   There are two van drivers available but space is limited so notify either Linda Bosak (570)254-9879 or George Walko (570) 200-5987 of your intent to go no later than March 24th,

Dinosaurs in Gettysburgh!!!!


“On the stone bridge that carries South Confederate Avenue over Plum Run are three dinosaur footprints. This one, on the south side of the road, is of anchisauripus sillimani, a lion-sized meat eater that walked on two legs. It roamed Pennsylvania approximately 200 million years ago when this area was similar in climate to Florida’s Everglades.”

Check out the whole story at gettysburg-dinosaur- footprints/

Upcoming Rock and Mineral Shows -

MAR. 23, 2019     9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  MAR. 24, 2019   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  50th ANNUAL GOLDEN GEM & MINERAL SHOW Presented by Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.  WYSOX VOL. FIRE CO. SOCIAL HALL 111 LAKE ROAD, WYSOX, PA JEWELRY AND HOBBY SUPPLIES Admission: Adults  $3.00  *  Students  $1.00  *  Under 8 Free contact Bob McGuire, 224 Church St., Lopez, PA 18628; Email:;

March 30-31; The Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society; Lu Lu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, kids under 12, free for all Boy and Girl Scouts in uniform ; fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, exhibits and raffles; contact Douglas M Klieger, 26 Cabot Court, Chesterbrook, PA 19087, (610) 316-8052; Email:;

March 30-31The North Jersey Mineralogical Society; Midland Park High School, 250 Prospect Street, Midland Park NJ ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $4, free admission for children under 12; more than 20 dealers offering a variety of materials ; contact Jeff Wilson, 14 Beach DR., Montague, NJ 07827; Email:;

April 3 thru 7 2019  New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, New Jersey 08837


April 27 2019      Sterling Hill Super Dig      Sterling Hill Mining Museum, 30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg, New Jersey 07439


May 4th & 5th our own 16th annual TREASURES OF THE EARTH Rock and Mineral Show – St Joe’s Oblates 1880  Rt 315 in Pittston PA 18640. Admission: Adults  $3.00  Under 12 Free, Military and Scouts in uniform Free. Contacts George Walko (570) 200-5987 or Linda Bosak (570) 254-9879


May 18th The Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA. Christ United Methodist Church, 501 Wistar Road, Fairless Hills, PA; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Lapidary Arts, Jewelry & All Things Related to the Earth Sciences; Admission: $2.00 Donation, Children 12 & Under Free; Dealers: 6′ Table $20 – 1/2 Table $10, Registration Required; Send Check to: Brian Schwab, 539 Sycamore Ave., Croydon, PA 19021, Payable to RMCLBC. For Additional Information call: 215-788-3993 and Leave Message for Brian to return the call.


June 1 Pennsylvania Earth Science Association (PESA); Macungie Memorial Park, 70 Poplar St. Macungie PA; Sat. 8:30am-3pm; admission $2 for adults, free for children; the Spring Mineralfest features gems, fossils, lapidary and minerals offered by more than 50 dealers situated indoor and outdoors; along with free gold panning and door prizes; contact PESA; Website


June 1 and Sunday June 2, Orange County Mineral Society ANNUAL MINERAL * JEWELRY GEM * FOSSIL SHOW  10 am to 4 pm – Rain or Shine.  Museum Village * 1010 Route 17M * Monroe, NY 10950 Special Admission For Show and Museum Adults - $5.00 Seniors - $3.00 Scouts in Uniform & Kids Under 12 Free


June 15-16  Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club; Solanco Fairgrounds, Hoffman Building, 172 South Lime Street QUARRYVILLE, PA ; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4; $3; seeking vendors of fossils, minerals, jewelry, and Native American artifacts ; contact Eric Miller; Email:;




For questions regarding any of the Newsletter info Please contact the Secretary, Linda Bosak at 570-254-9879 or via email at   or George Walko at If you email, be sure to put MSNEPA somewhere in the subject line so it doesn't go to spam.

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I, herewith, apply for membership in The Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania

(CLUB). I understand that membership dues are payable annually, with the membership year

running from January 1st to December 31st

SENIOR MEMBERSHIP   $10.00 PER YEAR (18 yrs. or older)

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP   $15.00 PER YEAR (per family)

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