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March 2017 Newsletter

THE ANNUAL ROCK AND MINERAL show “TREASURES OF THE EARTH” is coming up quickly.  It will be held on may 6th and 7th at St Joseph’s Oblates on route 315 in Pittson.


  March Meeting 3:00 pm with committee meeting at 2:00 pm on March 26th, 2017.

Note the starting time change:. AT THE MOOSIC PRESBYTARIAN CHURCH.  625 Main St Moosic, PA 18507

George Walko will give a presentation on specific gravity immediately after the regular meeting.  You won’t want to miss it!


Hold the Date – There will be a club bus trip to the Edison NJ rock and mineral show on Friday April 7th.  Get your reservations in early. If it’s a 16 passenger van like last year the cost for members will be a sharing of the gas cost to get there and back.  We’re trying to determine if we need more seats  so contact us soon if you want to go.

Spring field trip – We’re trying to get on to a collection site near Patterson NJ. In May 2017. The area is noted for Phrenite, Pectolite, and even amethyst.  Another option would be Poricy Park NJ for fossil corals, brachiopod and even sharks teeth and sea shells. This one would be a July trip because we’d be tromping the swamp. Another suggestion was Crystal Cove near Herkimer NY.  It’s 5 hours from here and would have to be an overnighter.  Depending upon interest either of these would be “share the gas cost” and of course for Crystal Cove it would be the cost of your tent site or cabin cost as well. (cabins sleep 6).  In either case we need at least 10 people for the club to cover the cost of the rental van. If you know of another site that might be an interesting option, let us know.  PLEASE let me know if you have an interest in these trips.   So far, it doesn’t seem like there is much interest so you contact is important.

DUES FOR 2017 WERE  DUE IN JANUARY.  ABOUT HALF OUR MEMBERS HAVE ALREADY PAID. EVEN IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM AND SEND IT BACK WITH YOUR PAYMENT SO WE CAN UPDATE OUR FILES 

The Club Website is up and running. Check it out at www.MSNEAP.org

If you have any news to contribute to the club newsletter or photos from recent field trips or events you’d like to share, please contact the newsletter editor, Linda Williams, by email at lwilliams@excaliburinsmgmt.com (please put MSNEPA in the subject line) or by phone at (717) 319-8334

Upcoming Shows

25 -26  March 2017

Philadelphia Mineral Treasures And Fossil Fair 10:00 AM

LuLu Temple: 5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Philadelphia Mineralogical Society & Delaware Valley Paleontological Society

 

25-26 March 2017: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

39th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Organized by: Franklin County Rock & Mineral Club

Hamilton Heights Elementary School (1589 Johnson Road)

 

1-2 April 2017: Midland Park, New Jersey

28th Annual North Jersey Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Organized by: North Jersey Mineralogical Society

Midland Park High School (250 Prospect Street)

 

April 1-2—JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK:

 Annual show; New York Southern Tier Geoligy Club, Johnson City Senior Center; 30 Brocton St.; Sat. 9-5, Sat. 10-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free; Dealers of Gemstones, Minerals and Jewelry Displays, UV Light Show, Flint knapping demo, Gem and mineral identification, Food, Silent Auction and door prizes; contact Thomas Ogden, 96 West Main St, Bainbridge, NY 13733, (607)-226-2319; e-mail: stonecuttertom@yahoo.com

 

April 7 -9 The NY/NJ Gem and Mineral Show

 New Jersey Expo Center 97 Sunfield Ave. Edison NJ. 1.5 miles off I-287 / Route 440 and there's easy access via the NJ Turnpike,

Garden State Parkway, and Routes 1 and 9. Just 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty

Airport and 5 miles west of the New York City borough of Staten Island.  Friday, April 7:       Noon - 9 pm

Saturday, April 8: 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday, April 9:    10 am - 6 pm. Admission:Ages 12 and over = $15 (Good for all 3 days) CASH ONLY

 

April 29-30—FREEPORT, NEW YORK:

Annual show; Freeport Recreation Center, Freeport Recreation Center; 130 East Merrick Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5.50, Children 12 and under free with adult; The show features dealers selling minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, and beads as well as a goldsmith and silversmith. Find meteorites from other worlds, and prehistoric fossils from our own. Why pay shopping mall prices when you can get gems and minerals from around the world, and hand crafted gold and silver jewelry directly from the artist. Admission $5.50 With This Ad $5. ; contact Ralph Gose, PO Box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631)-271-8411

 

May 6-7  THE MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA presents its 14th Annual Show & Sale:    2017 TREASURES OF THE EARTH  SATURDAY,   MAY 6  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM & SUNDAY,  MAY 7   10:00 AM – 4:00 PM At the Oblates of St. Joseph, 1880 Hwy 315, Pittston, Pa. 18640.

Minerals, fossils, crystals, jewelry and gems.  Free mineral & Fossil identification; Free kids’ activities, demonstrations and classes for adults.  Free parking.   Adult admission is $3.00.  Kids under 12 free admission. Contact George ( 570) 200-5987 or Linda (7170 319-8334.

 

May 6  SOUTH PENN ROCK SWAP & SALE SPRING SWAP

 SOUTH MT FAIRGROUNDS  WEST OF ARENDTSVILLE, PA ON ROUTE 234

 FOR GPS USE ADDRESS 615 NARROWS ROAD, BIGLERVILLE, PA 17307

 ADMISSION $1, STUDENTS FREE  SPONSORED BY CEN PENN & FRANKLIN CTY R & M

 CLUBS CONTACT:  tsmith1012@comcast.net

 

May 13—Fairless Hills, PA – The Earth Science Show & Sale:

Presented by 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;e-mail: ebrosiusrock@aol.com

 

3 June 2017: Spring Mineralfest - Macungie, Pennsylvania

68th semi-annual Mineralfest

Organized by: Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association

Macungie Memorial Park (Poplar Street) Indoor / outdoor (rain or shine)


Membership Application

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)

Enclosed $_________________ for dues for 2015  

Make checks payable to MSNEPA and mail to:

MSNEPA c/o Linda Williams 615 East Grant St. Olyphant PA 18447

PLEASE PRINT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CLEARLY...

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Please note: All members taking field trips sponsored by the CLUB, do so at their own risk.

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