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Lancaster, PA Symposium & Field Trip 2022

November 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - November 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


The Friends of Mineralogy Pennsylvania Chapter 2022 Symposium will be held live and in-person on Saturday, November 12 at the Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster, PA. You can also attend remotely via ZOOM, but you must register to receive the link. Information to be provided at a later date.

On Sunday, November 13, a field trip for those registered for the symposium will provide an opportunity for mineral collecting at National Limestone Quarry No. 2 and the Lime Ridge Wavellite Locality at Mount Pleasant Mills. The field trip is open only to symposium registrants. Safety equipment will be required.


$15/person for current FM-PA members;
free for students with ID;
and $25/person for non-members.

Registration Forms can be found at our website at

Parents must provide supervision of minors. Please register in advance


William Kochanov, PG, Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Retired:
Reconnaissance of mineral collecting sites in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Ronald A. Sloto, PG, West Chester University:
Classic Mineral Localities of Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Stephen R. Lindberg, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown:
Geology of the New Paris Limestone Quarry, Napier Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

C. Lee McIlvaine, IV, Professional Geologist
Journey to Greenland Ilímaussaq Alkaline Complex, Kujalleq, South-west Greenland

Bill Stephens, PG, Stephens Environmental:
Report on Re-opening the Mount Pleasant Mills, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, Wavellite Occurrence

Mineral collectors in attendance on Saturday will find many activities, including several talks by knowledgeable speakers on minerals, geology and mining in Pennsylvania and beyond. Online attendance is also being planned. Several invited invited mineral dealers will be present, and there will be a silent auction, give-away table, refreshments, and plenty of opportunities for visiting with fellow enthusiasts. Lunch is available at restaurants within short driving distance, and there is adequate parking at the Bright Side Opportunities Center.

Download the Press Release (PDF)



November 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am
November 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Bright Side Opportunities Center
515 Hershey Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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(717) 509-1342
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