Photos from the Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Aecon Marmora Quarry

Photos from the Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Aecon  Quarry in Marmora, Canada on September 19, 2015.  The trip was great because the rain held off  and garnets, epidote, pyrite, quartz chunks were found.

A couple of tips: leave at 11am on Friday so you can to beat the traffic (should be a 4 hr drive). Having left at 1pm – took me to 6pm to get there due to east side of Toronto 401  traffic jam.

Also, consider staying at Limestone B&B at 47 Forsyth St in Marmora -phone 613-472-5449 or email: $63 including tax and breakfast of two eggs, sausages, two pieces of wheat toast, freshly cut fruit, coffee, juice. Awesome – $85 Canadian with exchange rate, $63. And, AC in all rooms, two rooms have private baths/showers, other two rooms share a bath/showers, clean, tasteful, nice owners. Rooms are on the 2nd floor and all the rooms are named about minerals (I stayed in amethyst room – J Barton). And, it is on the same road as the quarry five minutes away.

  • Aecon Quarry - Marmora NY


Buffalo Geological Society Meeting – Penn Dixie- October 2, 2015- Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Geological Society Meeting on October 2 at 7:30pm features Jerry Bastedo who will speak on Penn Dixie at the Parkside Lutheran Church at Depew and Wallace Streets in Buffalo (near the Buffalo Zoo off Parkside). FREE and open to the public.

Jerold C. Bastedo is currently the Executive Director of the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center for the Hamburg Natural History Society and has been involved in the acquisition and development of the Penn Dixie Site since 1990.  He has a B.A. in Earth Sciences from Geneseo and a M.S. in Geosciences from Buffalo State.

Jerry has been previously employed as a geologist for the Buffalo Museum of Science; as an exploration geologist for National Fuel; and as a manager/Chief Geologist with Ecology and Environment.

Upcoming Buffalo Geological Society Field Trips – 2015

Upcoming Buffalo Geological Field Trips. Note that you will need a hard hat, steel toed shoes, protective eye wear, long pants and be a Member ($15 for individuals, $20 for families).

Field Trips for 2015

September 19 -Aecon Quarry, Marmora, Ontario Canada. 6426 Regional Road 14, Marmora. Meet at 8:30am, enter at 9am and dig to 3pm. Must be $18. $10 Canadian. No saws. Must pre-register with Don Lapham.

October 10-11 – Walworth Quarry Fall Open House. Arrival at 6:15AM and safety talk at 7AM. Dig till 3pm on Saturday and 11AM on Sunday. Hard hats, steel toed shoes, etc. required. Gas saws permitted. Fluorite, dolomite, calcite, sphalerite, celestite and Selenite. Quarry is located at corner of Atlantic Avenue and Tiffany Road, Walworth (Macedon), NY.

Buffalo Geological Society Speakers – September 4, 2015 to May 6, 2016

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

March 4, 2016- Loren Babcock – Preservation of Fossils in the Cambrian of the Great Basin

May 6, 2016 – Chris Amo – Minerals of Tusnab