Friends of Mineralogy Pennsylvania Chapter Newsletters

Many thanks to Pen Ambler and Dave Saja for providing older newsletters missing from the FM PA archives



Spring 2015 Volume 43 Number 1 -- Mineral Hill field trip report, Cornwall Big Hill field trip report


Summer 2015 Volume 43 Number 2 -- Texas, Pennsylvania


Fall 2015 Volume 43 Number 3 -- Gem & mineral show in Chenzhou, China


Winter 2015 Volume 43 Number 4 -- Cornwall mine field trip report, a look back at the first Friends of Mineralogy Pennsylvania Chapter symposium




Spring 2014 Volume 42 Number 1 -- Twinned franklinite from the Sterling mine, New Jersey



Fall 2014 Volume 42 Number 3 -- Vince Matula memorial


Winter 2014 Volume 42 Number 4 -- John Passaneau memorial




Spring 2013 Volume 41 Number 1


Summer 2013 Volume 41 Number 2 -- Montgomery County cacoxenite


Fall 2013 Volume 41 Number 3


Winter 2013 Volume 41 Number 4 -- Phosphate Minerals from the National Limestone Quarry




Spring 2012 Volume 40 Number 1 -- Remembering Floyd Faux, Platinum group minerals new to Pennsylvania


Summer 2012 Volume 40 Number 2 -- Slag minerals from Hopewell Furnace new to Pennsylvania


Fall 2012 Volume 40 Number 3


Winter 2012 Volume 40 Number 4




Sring 2011 Volume 39 Number 1 -- Okenite from the Dyer Quarry, Trace element content of magnetite and clinochlore from the Penn/MD Materials quarry


Winter 2011 Volume 39 Numbers 2-4 -- Metal deposits of the Newark Basin part 3




Winter 2010 Volume 38 Number 1 -- University of Delaware mineralogical museum, Metal deposits of the Newark Basin part 1


Summer 2010 Volume 38 Number 2 -- Metal deposits of the Newark Basin part 2




Spring 2009 Volume 37 Number 1 -- Allen Heyl Memorial, Neil Wintringham memorial




Spring 2008 Volume 36 Number 1 -- Doanld Hoff memorial, Ruizite from the Cornwall Mine




Fall 2007 Volume 35 Number 2 -- Pennsylvania Minerals list


Spring/Summer 2007 Volume 35 Number 1 -- Carnotite from Jim Thorp (Mauch Chunk), Origins of dolomite




Summer 2006 Volume 34 Number 2


Spring 2006 Volume 34 Number 1 -- FM Symposium abstracts Classic Eastern Localities




Winter-Spring 2005 Volume 33 Numbers 1 & 2 -- Lininger collection auction


Fall 2005 Volume 33 Number 3








Spring-Summer 2004 Volume 32 Numbers 1 & 2 -- Minerals from the I-99 roadcut at Skytop, Centre County; Frederick genth mineral collection; chloritoid from Pape's orchard, Adams County






Spring 2003 Volume 31 Number 1 -- Poorhouse quarry, Chester County; the Nottingham serpentine barrens and Wood mine; Cedar Hill quarry mineras; Wood mine minerals


Fall 2003 Volume 31 Number 3 -- Wurtzite and phillipsite loclities; Valley quarry, Gettysburh, Adams County


Winter 2003-2004 Volume 31 Number 4 --Shimersville corumdum, occurrence, Lehigh County; Carpenter mine, Bradford County




Spring 2002 Volume 30 Number 1 -- FM Symposium abstracts Psuedomorphs part 2


Summer 2002 Volume 30 Number 2 -- Gold panning in Pennsylvania


Fall 2002 Volume 30 Number 3 -- Wollastonite from Texas, PA; African adventures of a young geologist


Winter 2002 Volume 30 Number 4 -- Roland Bounds memorial, Discovery of the Grace Mine iron deposit



Spring 2001 Volume 29 Number 1 -- Vauxite; Pennsylvania minerals on display in the British Museum, part 1


Summer 2001 Volume 29 Number 2 -- Pennsylvania minerals on display in the British Museum, part 2


Fall 2001 Volume 29 Number 3 -- EFMLS geology tour north and south of the [Canadian] border


Winter 2001 Volume 29 Number 4 -- FM Symposium abstracts Psuedomorphs part 1



Spring 2000 Volume 28 Number 1 -- The great zeolite hunt


Summer 2000 Volume 28 Number 2 -- Loellingite or safflorite from Huff's Church?


Fall 2000 Volume 28 Number 3


Winter 2000 Volume 28 Number 4 -- Bryn Mawr College micromounts



Spring 1999 Volume 27 Number 1 -- Corundum Hill revisited


Summer 1999 Volume 27 Number 2 -- Loellingite or safflorite from Huff's Church?


Fall 1999 Volume 27 Number 3 -- Lead and zinc veins at New Galena, part 3


Winter 1999 Volume 27 Number 4 -- Authur Montgomery memorial



Spring 1998 Volume 26 Number 1


Summer 1998 Volume 26 Number 2 -- Lead and zinc veins at New Galena, part 2


Fall 1998 Volume 26 Number 3 -- FM Symposium abstracts


Winter 1998 Volume 26 Number 4 -- Delaware County zoisite and leidyite, Diabase intrusion at Kibblehouse quarry



Spring 1997 Volume 25 Number 1 -- Lead and zinc veins at New Galena, part 1


Summer 1997 Volume 25 Number 2 -- Micro staurolite crystals from Trainer; Tanoma kimberlite, SW PA


Fall 1997 Volume 25 Number 3 -- Joseph Wharton (Gap Mine) biography; Psuedo-octahedral calcite from the Limecrest Quarry, Sparta, NJ


Winter 1997 Volume 25 Number 4



Spring 1996 Volume 24 Number 1 -- Chromites in SE PA


Summer 1996 Volume 24 Number 2 -- Minerals from the PA-MD Materials Quarry


Fall 1996 Volume 24 Number 3 -- Native copper in PA; PA copper, gold and powellite


Winter 1996 Volume 24 Number 4 -- Minerals of Delaware; Chlorine-rich pargasite from Coatesville



Spring 1995 Volume 23 Number 1 --Dumortierite, tourmaline, and tschermakite from Chester County, part 3


Summer 1995 Volume 23 Number 2


Fall 1995 Volume 23 Number 3


Winter 1995 Volume 23 Number 4 -- Dozeyite from PA; FM symposium abstracts, Eastern States Phosphate Mineralogy




Spring 1994 Volume 22 Number 1 -- Chronicles of central Pennsylvania mineralogy (part 1)



Summer 1994 Volume 22 Number 2 -- Mineralogy of the ultramafic body at routes 29 and 322 near West Chester; Calcite from Winfield


Fall 1994 Volume 22 Number 3 -- Dumortierite, tourmaline, and tschermakite from Chester County, part 1


Winter 1994 Volume 22 Number 4 -- Dumortierite, tourmaline, and tschermakite from Chester County, part 2






Spring 1993 Volume 21 Number 1





Spring 1992 Volume 20 Number 1 -- Twinning in rutile crystals; wurtzite from Donohoe, Westmoreland County


Summer 1992 Volume 20 Number 2



Winter 1992 Volume 20 Number 4





Spring 1991 Volume 19 Number 1 -- Amethyst find near Collegeville, Montgomery County


Summer 1991 Volume 19 Number 2


Fall 1991 Volume 19 Number 3


Winter 1991 Volume 19 Number 4 -- Minerals from Sugar Grove, WV





Summer 1990 Volume 18 Number 2 -- Proposed changes in the Pennsylvania mineral species list, 1976-1989


Fall 1990 Volume 18 Number 3 -- Proposed changes in the Pennsylvania mineral species list, 1976-1989


Winter 1990 Volume 18 Number 4 -- Arsenian pyrite from the Ecton mine, Audubon, Montgomery County






Spring 1989 Volume 17 Number 1 -- Pennsylvania collecting in the nineteen thirties (part 2)


Summer 1989 Volume 17 Number 2


Fall 1989 Volume 17 Number 3 -- Coalingite, povroskite, & mcguinessite from the Cedar Hill Quarry






Spring 1988 Volume 16 Number 1 -- Pennsylvania strontianite and celectine; the York Iron Company mine, York County (part 1)


Summer 1988 Volume 16 Number 2 -- Pyrite crystals from the French Creek mine


Winter 1988 Volume 16 Number 4 -- Pennsylvania collecting in the nineteen thirties (part 1)





Spring 1987 Volume 15 Number 1 -- Ramsbeckite from the Ecton mine, Montgomery County


Summer 1987 Volume 15 Number 2 -- Galena from the Pequea silver mine, Lancaster County


Fall 1987 Volume 15 Number 3 -- Magnesio-riebeckite from PA, part 1


Winter 1987 Volume 15 Number 4 -- Magnesio-riebeckite from PA, part 2





Spring 1986 Volume 14 Number 1 -- Feldspar from Delaware County; ferrihydrite from Delaware County


Summer 1986 Volume 14 Number 2 -- Pyromorphite from the Brookdale mine, Phoenixxville, Chester County; laphamite from Pennsylvania


Fall 1986 Volume 14 Number 3 -- Harold Evans memorial


Winter 1986 Volume 14 Number 4 -- Wheatleyite from the Wheatleymine, Phoenixville




Spring 1985 Volume 13 Number 1 -- Pennsylvania mineral list, 1980 update; Occurrence and petrogenesis of riebeckite at Glen Mills quarry, Delaware County (part 2)


Summer 1985 Volume 13 Number 2 -- allophane from Allenport; Pennsylvania phosphates


Winter 1985 Volume 13 Number 4 -- Nakaurite from Cedar Hill quarry, Lancaster County





March 1984 Volume 12 Number 1 -- Billmyer quarry, lancaster County minerals; celectine from East Salem; siderite from Somerset County; riebeckite from the Glen Mills quarry, Delaware County; perovskite from Pennsylvania


June 1984 Volume 12 Number 2


September 1984 Volume 12 Number 4





March 1983 Volume 11 Number 1 -- Further data on andalusite and Kyanite psuedomorphous after andalucite from Delaware County (part 2, kyanite)


June 1983 Volume 11 Number 2 -- Nickelian serpentine from the Wood Mine; Pennsylvania field trips of the 1930s, part 2


September 1983 Volume 11 Number 3 -- York County mineral species list





March 1982 Volume 10 Number 1 -- Kyanite psuedomorph after andalucite from Delaware County, part 2


June 1982 Volume 10 Number 2 -- Matulaite and cacoxenite from the General trimble mine, Chester County; Catasauqua slag pile minerals


September 1982 Volume 10 Number 3 -- Paragenesis of the Dillsburg magnetite deposit


December 1982 Volume 10 Number 4 -- Mottramite from PA




June 1981 Volume 9 Number 2 -- Pennsylvania lanthanite (part 2); Further data on nickelian serpentine minerals from Wood's chrome mine, Lancaster County


September 1981 Volume 9 Number 3 -- Desautelsite, downeyite, and matulaite from Pennsylvania; further data on andalusite and kyanite pseudomorphs after andalusite from Delaware County (Part 1, andalucite)


December 1981 Volume 9 Number 4 -- Catasauqua slag pile



March 1980 Volume 8 Number 1 -- Andalucite from Delaware County


June 1980 Volume 8 Number 2 -- Beryl from Fairmount Park, Philadelphia; Andalucite, kyanite and paragonite from Delaware County; Nickelian clinochrysotile from the Wood Mine


September 1980 Volume 8 Number 3 -- Corrensite from the Kibblehouse Quarry; Maucherite from the Stste Line District




Summer 1979 -- Williams Quarry in Easton


Fall 1979 -- Dillsburg iron mines




Spring 1978 Pennsylvania lead and zinc occurrences



Spring 1977


Summer 1977 -- Chester County chromite localities; Unionville corundum mines Matulaite from the Bachman Mine


Fall 1977 -- Chromian dravite from the Line Pit (Low's Mine)


Winter 1977



Spring 1976 -- Charles Wheatley biography


Summer 1976 -- Minerals from Texas, Lancaster County


Fall 1976 -- Millerite and other minerals from West Pittston


Winter 1976 -- Photographing fluorescent minerals



Spring 1975 -- Pennsylvania mineral list 1974; Chamosite from PA; Pyrrhotite and celestine from Blair County


Summer 1975 -- Fetid barite from Berks County


Fall 1975 -- Minerals from the Safe Harbor Quarry, Lancaster County


Winter 1975 -- Discredited and probable Pennsylvania minerals




Spring 1974 -- Iron ores


Summer 1974 -- Clues to mineral occurrences from the geological literature, part 1


Fall 1974 -- Clues to mineral occurrences from the geological literature, part 2


Winter 1974 -- Clues to mineral occurrences from the geological literature, part 3; Pennsylvania mineral list




Spring 1973 -- Eastonite; Possible minerals that might reasonably occurr in PA; Anatase from Kline's Quarry


Summer 1973


Fall 1973 -- Multi-colored fluorite at New Paris





1972 -- Status of the New Galena lead mines