Archive for October, 2016

Buffalo Geological Society Meeting – November 4, 2016- Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Meeting on November 4 at 7:30 features James Boyle speaking on “the Giant placoderm, Titanichthys, a case of dominant fossils”. Devonian placoderm were about 20 feet long and were armoured prehistoric fish and were among the first jawed fish.

Directions to Meeting

Rochester Gem and Mineral Show – October 22-23, 2016- Rochester, NY

Rochester Gem and Mineral Show is October 22-23 at the Main Street Armory, 900 East Main Street, Rochester. Admission is $6, kids 12 and under are free with an adult and a 2-day pass is $9. Crystals, fossils, jewelry, carvings, beads, demonstrations, kid activities.

Saturday 10am to 6pm

Sunday 10am to 5pm


Buffalo Geological Society – Fossil Prep – October 26, 2016- Eggertsville, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Continuing Ed Group is going to have a presentation on Fossil Prep on October 26 at 8:45Am at the Sweet Home Mason Home, 641 Sweet Home Road, Eggertsville, NY.


BGS Newsletter – October, 2016

The Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter for October, 2016 focused on an October 7 meeting discussing the shutting off of Niagara Falls, Field Trips to Walworth and Marmora.

BGS Newsletter –october-2016

Dinos from the ROM Plus ChiHuly Exhibit and Lawren Harris

More photos from the trip to Toronto with photos of the ROM’s dinosaur exhibit (awesome) and the Chihuly glass sculpture display (on display until January 2, 2017) and the Lawren Harris exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Buffalo Geological Society Meeting – Speaker- October 7, 2016- Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Meeting on October 7 at 7:30pm will featuring “Shutting Off Niagara Falls: How the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Plans to Dewater the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls” by Mark Mistretta, Capital Facility Manager of the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Held at Parkside Lutheran Church at 2 Wallace Street (side entrance)

Field Trip to Open House at Dolomite Quarry – Walworth, NY – October 8-9, 2016

Field Trip to Open House at Dolomite Products Quarry in Walworth, NY on October 8-9.  Open House to community so no club membership is necessary but safety gear is required. Also, bring rain gear based on forecast.

Please arrive by 6:30 AM to sign paperwork and attend safety lecture. We will enter the quarry at 7:00 AM. Late arrivals are permitted. Please stop in at maintenance garage to sign in and hear safety information. We must leave the quarry before 3 PM. Sunday we must leave before 11 AM. 

Hard hats, steel toed shoes, eye protection, and long pants are required. Gloves are recommended. Supervised children with sturdy shoes are permitted. Gas powered saws and drills are allowed.A hydraulic jackhammer is usually provided by the quarry to break large boulders.

Expect to find crystals of Fluorite, Calcite, Dolomite, Selenite, Sphalerite and possibly Celestite, also few fossils have been found.

The quarry is located at 1200 Atlantic Avenue, Walworth, NY just east of Rochester, NY. Take the NYS Thruway (90) East to exit 46 for Rte 390 North. Take exit 15 to merge with Rte 590 North. Take exit 7 for NY-286/Browncroft Blvd. Make Right onto Browncroft and head East. Pass through town of Penfield. Browncroft will become Atlantic.  Make left turn onto Tiffany Rd. The quarry entrance is on the right after the turn. Drive in to the maintenance garage and park.