Archive for April, 2015

Fossil Focus of the Month – Edrioasteroids

Having grown up in Cincinnati, on several occasions we found Edrioasteroids which are cool as they look like a starfish on a flat brachiopod. Specifically, it is  Isorophus cincinnatiensis on a Rafinesquina nasuta brachiopod. They generally lived on the bottom of the ocean and attached themselves to a hard object with the Rafinesquina being their favorite. Cincinnati has the Ordovician Layer which is about 450 million years old. Jan Barton

Edrioasteroid - Ohio

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Lockport, NY on April 19, 2015

The Hunt is on and here are some photos of the LaFarge Quarry, David Russell and Don Lapham and the Dolomite and Calcite found. While minerals were scarce, just being outdoors and on the hunt was terrific on this beautiful, but cool and windy day.

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to LaFarge Quarry on  April 19. Arrive at 7:30am, enter quarry at 8am. Members only. No late arrivals. You will need a hard hat, steel toed shoes, eye protection and long pants. Gloves help. Gas saw not allowed. Find Dolomite, Selenite, Calcite. The quarry has begun blasting again in the good area in the old pit along Hinman Ave. Yeah! Questions, call Don Lapham at 438-3794 or 481-6438.

Quarry is at 400 Hinman Ave., Lockport just south of the intersection of Route 90 and 31. Drive into the parking area on the right before the office building.


Sign-Up By April 24th for the Buffalo Geological Society Banquet – May 1, 2015

Sign-Up by April 24th for the Buffalo Geological Banquet which is May 1 at Salvatore’s at 6461 Transit Rd. in Depew. Again the cost for MEMBERS is $15 and the club is subsidizing the rest of the cost of the meal. Dr. Rick Batt is this year’s speaker and will speak on Australia and New Zealand – Down Under Geology which should be both picturesque and informative. Again this year, bring a prize (rock, fossil, wine, etc).

Buffalo Geological Society Poster – Banquet 2015

6:30-Cash Bar

7pm – Dinner

8pm – Dr. Rick Batt – Speaker

8:45pm – Drawing for Prizes

Photos- Buffalo Geological Society Show at Hamburg Fairgrounds- March 2015

The Buffalo Geological Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show was March 21-22 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Kudos to Steve and Trish Birtz who tireless efforts again made the show a success as well as other club members who worked. Here are some photos from the show with members.