Archive for May, 2016

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 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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Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip- Shelby Crushed Stone – May 21, 2016

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Shelby Crushed Stone is May 21 at 7:30am. Shelby Crushed Ston eis at 10830 Blair Road, Medina, NY south of ther intersection of Shelby Basin Road and Route 31 to the east of Lockport.

Must be 18. Bring hard hat, steeled toe shoes, eye protection and long pants. Gloves are recommended and gas power saws are allowed.

Expect to find some crystals of Calcite, Dolomite, Selenite, Sphalerite, 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.

Buffalo Geological Society Live Auction – Date Change from June 3 to June 10, 2016- Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Live Auction date has been changed from June 3 to June 10  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!

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

Paleo Joe- Fossil Fish of Wyoming – May 20, 2016- Blasdell, NY

Penn Dixie is featuring Paleo Joe discussing the Fossil Fish of Wyoming on May 20 at 7pm at the Gateway Building Auditorium, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell. $5, free for members.

50 Million Years ago an ancient Lost Lake existed in what is now Southwestern Wyoming. Since it’s discovery in the 1870’s more that one million perfectly preserved fish have been recovered. Preserved with the fish in laminated limestone is a complete aquatic ecosystem including plants, insects, crustaceans (shrimp and crayfish) amphibians (frogs and a primitive salamander).

 

Dig Fossils With Experts at Penn Dixie – May 21, 2016 – Blasdell, NY

Dig Fossils with the Experts at Penn Dixie on May 21 from 9am to 4pm. Members -$25, non-members-$30. It’s fun having done it the last few years.

Register by calling 627-4560 to reserve your spot!

 

 

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.