Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to LaFarge Quarry in Lockport, NY- May 29, 2016

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to LaFarge Quarry in Lockport, NY is May 29 – and they BLASTED this Thursday, May 26, so it might be good! Arrive by 7:30am, enter at 8am. Must be 18 or older.

Have GLOVES (new requirement), hard hats, steel toed shoes, eye protection and long pants. Gas powered saws and tools are NOT allowed.

Expect to find crystals of Calcite, Dolomite, Selenite, Sphalerite. Celestite and Fluorite also few fossils have been found.

Questions, please contact Don Lapham at 716-438-3794 or 716-481-6438 24 hours before the dig.

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Buffalo Geological Society Auction – June 10, 2016- Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Live Auction is June 10 (moved from June 3) at 7:30pm at the Parkside Lutheran Church at Depew and Wallace Streets, Buffalo. There is a kids auction table with FANTASTIC deals for kids that are into rock collecting or want to be. GREAT FUN for EVERYONE!

Open to the public – bring your friends!

You are allowed to have SEVEN (vs. previously four)  items up for auction and you will get ALL the proceeds from the items. Sign in the master sheet, get auction slips and take to front table for display and to be auctioned.

6:30pm – Auction  Set-Up

7pm – Viewing of Items

7:30pm – Auction Begins

Sam Ciurca, Buffalo Geological Society Member, To Be Awarded Strimple Award in Fall, 2016-

Sam Ciurca, Buffalo Geological Society Member, To Be Awarded Strimple Award in Fall, 2016 at the Geological Society of America Meeting. Congrats from BGS Sam!!! His claim to fame is Eurypterids – the fossil of NY State.

The Strimple Award recognizes outstanding achievement in paleontology by amateurs (someone who does not make a living full-time from paleontology). Contributions may be an outstanding record of research and publication, making outstanding collections, safeguarding unique paleontological materials through public service, teaching activities in the area of paleontology, and collaborations with others working in paleontology.

Sam Ciurca - BGS - awarded Strimple award in 2016

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Marmora, Ontario – June 4, 2016

The Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Aecon Quarry, Marmora, Ontario is June 4 . You must be a member to go on the field trip and it is for those age 16+.  Photo ID required and each member must provide proof of current membership.

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Ruth and Bruce Banicks Mineral and Fossil Sale – May 29- June 5, 2016

The Banicks are having a super mineral and fossil sale on May 29 through June 5th from 9am to 5pm at 3811 Schintzius Road in Eden, NY. They have geodes, yard rocks, 134 flats of minerals, exhibit cases, 2 cup sphere machines and spheres, carving material, rough agate, minerals and fossils.

Call 992-3117 for more info.