Buffalo Geological Society Meeting is on January 8 at 7:30pm with featured speaker, Dino Zack discussing the Fluorescent Minerals of NY. Held at Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Streets, Buffalo. Open to the public.
Over 500 of 4000 different minerals are known to fluoresce. Zack will discuss various types of mineral fluorescents including Northern NY collecting locations, specimens and types of luminescence including fluorescence, phosphorescence, triboluminescence, thermoluminescence, tenebrescence.
Mr. Zack worked as a petroleum geologist in New York State for several years before switching to the environmental geology. Mr. Zack is an active member of several professional affiliations including Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists, Society of American Military Engineers, Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York, and the Fluorescent Mineral Society. He is a Certified Professional Geologist, a Professional Geologist for the state of Alaska, and is currently working toward earning his Project Management Professional certification.
Mr. Zack presently works out of Buffalo, New York as project manager/geologist with AECOM Technical Services, Inc and provides oversight for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at Superfund sites. In addition, Mr. Zack is closely following the natural gas development of the Marcellus and Utica Shale in and around New York State.
Buffalo Geological Society Potluck and Silent Auction is December 4. Bring a dish to pass plus your own place settings and silverware. At 6pm you can enter and set up items for the auction. At 6:30 food serving begins and the auction begins at 7:30pm.
You can bring up to 10 items for the auction. When you arrive, pick up slips and put your name on the master sheet opposite the number on your slips. Place a slip with description and minimum bid under each auction item.
The Buffalo Geological Society Meetings are held on the first Friday of the Month at 7:30pm at the Parkside Lutheran Church at Depew and Wallace Streets in Buffalo (near the Buffalo Zoo off Parkside)
Upcoming speakers at the meetings are as follows:
September 4- Mark Castner- Seismography- Learn More
October 2- Jerry Bastedo- Penn Dixie
November 6 – Carl Brett – Trilobites
December 4- Pot Luck Dinner and Silent Auction
January – Dino Zak
February – Jon Nickerson
March 4, 2016- Loren Babcock – Preservation of Fossils in the Cambrian of the Great Basin
April 2-3- Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at Hamburg Fairgrounds
May 6, 2016 – Banquet with Chris Amo – Minerals of Tusnab and Installation of New Officers
The Buffalo Geological Society Gem Mineral and Fossil Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds is April 2-3 with the focus on Crinoids. While normally it is in March, the Shrine Circus is coming to town and using the facilities, so it was moved to April this year.
Demonstrations, mini mine, crystal jewelry, rock crystals, fossils, beads, gold panning, flint knapping, sand in bottle making for kids and something for everyone. Free parking.
Adults are $5 and children 12 and under are free as well as scouts in uniform. A two-day pass is $7.
Held in the Market and Grange Building.