Archive for July, 2015

Field Trip to Shelby Crushed Stone Quarry – July 25, 2015 – Medina, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Shelby Crushed Stone Quarry in Medina, NY is July 25 at 7:30am. Must be a member of BGS to attend – $15 for individuals, $20 for families.

The quarry is located at 10830 Blair Road, Medina, NY south of the intersection of Shelby Basin Rd. and Rte 31 to the east of Lockport. Please drive in to the parking area before the office building.

Hard hats, steel toed shoes, eye protection, and long pants are required. Gloves are recommended. Gas powered saws are allowed. Must be 18 years or older.

 Please arrive by 7:30 AM to sign paperwork and attend safety lecture. We will enter the quarry at 8:00 AM. No late arrivals are permitted. You may leave at any time. We must leave before Noon.

Sledge hammers, rock hammers, chisels, pry bars, etc are recommended as this is hard rock breaking. Do not bring carpenter hammers as they can shatter. We will drive into the quarry.

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

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

shelby crushed stone quarry

 

 

Photos from Buffalo Geological Society Fieldtrip to Lockport, NY – July 12, 2015

Photos from the Buffalo Geological Society field trip to Lockport, NY on July 12th, 2015. Dolomite, dogtooth calcite and sphalerite were found.

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Lockport, NY – July 12, 2015

The BGS Field Trip to the LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, NY on Sunday July 12, 2015 has been confirmed.

The quarry is located at 400 Hinman Ave., Lockport, NY just south of the intersection of Rte. 93 and Rte 31. The quarry entrance is west of the intersection of Rte. 93 and the Erie Canal. Please drive in to the parking area before the office building.

Hard hats, steel toed shoes, eye protection, and long pants are required. Gloves are recommended. Gas powered saws are not allowed.

 Please arrive by 7:30 AM to sign paperwork and attend safety lecture. We will enter the quarry at 8:00 AM. No late arrivals are permitted. You may leave at any time.

Sledge hammers, rock hammers, chisels, pry bars, etc are recommended as this is hard rock breaking. Do not bring carpenter hammers as they can shatter. We will drive into the quarry. Food and drinks are recommended.

Expect to find crystals of Calcite, Dolomite, Selenite, Sphalerite and possibly Celestite and Fluorite also few fossils have been found. The quarry continues to blast in the good area in the old pit along Hinman Ave.

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