Archive for December, 2016

2017 Penn Dixie Events – Blasdell, New York

2017 Penn Dixie Events feature talks, fossil and astronomy programs. Penn Dixie site is at 4050 North Street, Blasdell, NY. Penn Dixie offers the opportunity to collect fossils plus there are astronomy, birding, cross country skiing and other events.

Directions

Fossil Collecting– Adults $ 9, Children 3-12 – $7, children 2 and under are free. Open in Spring.

Penn Dixie Talks

Held at Gateway Executive Office Building, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell. $5, FREE for members.

January 18 at 7pm – Controversial Issues in Science presented by Don Duggan-Haas.  Climate change, fracturing.

February 16-7pm – Early Buffalo and the Erie Canal  by Megan MacNeill.

March 15 – 7pm – Buffalo Zoomobile presents Endangered Species-This program defines what threatened, endangered, extirpated and extinct species are.  It also shows a cross-section of animals on the endangered species list, the reasons they are in danger, and preventative measures

May 26 – 7pm -Trilobite Treasures by Paleo Joe Kchodl

Other Programs

April 22 – 10am to 2pm – Earth Day– annual cleanup of Penn Dixie- FREE to those who help. Call 627-4560 to register. Pizza provided.

May 27 – 29 (three days this year- Monday if there is enough interest) – Dig with the Experts – 9am to 4pm. Members 425, non-members $30. Weekend Pass for Saturday and Sunday – members $30, non-members $40. Note Paleo Joe speaks the evening beforehand.

Astronomy Nights- $4, free for members

March 18 – Winter Constellations

April 29- Jupiter and Spring Constellations

Buffalo Geological Society Continuing Ed Forum – January 25, 2017- Eggertsville, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Continuing Ed Forum  is January 25, 2017 at 8:30am at the Sweet Home Masonic Hall at 621 Sweet Home Road in Eggertsville.Breakfast is served at no charge.

Directions:

Route 290

Millersport Hwy South

Right on Sheridan

Right on Sweet Home

621 Sweet Home (just a few places down on the right)

Worldwide Rock, Gem and Mineral Events for 2017

Worldwide Rock, Gem and Mineral Events for 2017 including the Tucson Show, the Springville, MA show and dozens of other shows.

Get the complete list

Rochester NY Gem and Mineral Show – October 28-29, 2017

Rochester Gem and Mineral Show is October 28-29 and is in a NEW LOCATION at 435 WEst Commercial Street, East Rochester, NY. Kids Activities, Educational Displays, Demonstrations, Raffle, Beads, Crystals, Fossils, Minerals, Jewelry, Carvings, Spheres,

Admission is $6 and kids 12 and under are free.  2-day pass for $9

On October 28 from 10am to 6pm and October 29 from 10am to 5pm.

Western Massachusetts Mineral Show – March 25-26, 2017- Hadley, Massachusetts

The Western Massachusetts Mineral Show is  March 25-26 while the East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show in Springfield is August 111-13, 2017.

The Western Massachusetts Mineral Show presented by The Connecticut Valley Mineral Club has moved dates and location versus last year. The Show dates are March 25-26 and is now located at the Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell Street (Route 9) in Hadley, MA.

Admission is $5 and kids 12 and under are free as well as scouts in uniformm. Features minerals, jewelry, fossils, gems, rock and lapidary tools.

Saturday – 9:30-5pm

Sunday – 10am to 4pm.

East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show- August 11-13, 2017- West Springfield, MA

East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show is August 11-13 at the Better Living Center at the Eastern State Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA.

Hours – 10-6pm  on Friday and Saturday and 10 to 5pm on Sunday

Admission is $8 for adults and kids 13 and under are free. Parking $5

What you’ll find at this year’s show:

This event brings together vendors, miners, artisans, and crafters from around the world – including Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Morocco, Madagascar and more – who sell everything from 50-cent tumbled stones to $50,000 museum-quality mineral specimens. About 200 retail and wholesale vendors are on-site who sell mineral specimens, fossils, gemstones, beads, jewelry, meteorites, crystals, geodes, decorator items, and lapidary supplies and equipment.

2017- Niagara Peninsula Geological Society Field Trips and Newsletter

Niagara Peninsula Geological Society Field Trips and Newsletter features a field trip to Hungry Hollow Quarry near Arkona on April 29  and a mineral show on June 10- 11.   June Show is 10am to 5pm at Fireman’s Park, 2275 Dorchester Road in Niagara Falls. Newsletter

Friday, January 20th @ Brock University

Speaker & Topic: Mark Koehler of Yellow Canoe

– The North Shore – A Geological Journey

Friday, February 17th @ Mountainview United Church

Annual General Meeting & Potluck Dinner Please bring a dish to share.

Setup is at 6:00 pm – please volunteer. Meeting starts early @ 6:30 pm (so we can eat!)

Friday, March 17th @ Brock University

Friday, April 28th @ Brock University (Please note that this is the 4th Friday.)

Friday, May 19th @ Brock University

Annual Auction

Please bring any rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, & jewellery that you’d like to auction off.

Please contact, Roman Olszewski, in person or by email, for auction slips & numbers:

Please arrive @ 7:00 pm if you are auctioning items.

Our Auctioneer will be “Starry-Eyed” and the selection will be outstanding!

Saturday & Sunday, June 10th & 11th @ Fireman’s Park in Niagara Falls

51st Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show and Sale, a Geo Venture

From 10 am ’til 5 pm both days @ Fireman’s Park, 2275 Dorchester Rd in Niagara Falls.

As always, we need volunteers on Friday late afternoon/early evening for set up.

As well as Sunday late afternoon/early evening for take down.

Please see both our Show webpage and our Show Facebook page.

 Saturday, June ???? @ ????

Date and location to be confirmed – thanks for your patience.

Annual Picnic Please bring a salad or a dessert to share along with your lawn chair.

Please contact Darlene Sloggett @ 905-354-6612 or email her – so she has numbers – ‘coz we provide hamburgers & hotdogs from the BBQ.

From noon ‘til ???

Buffalo Geological Society – Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show – March 25-26, 2017- Hamburg, NY

The Buffalo Geological Society Gem Mineral and Fossil Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds is March 25-26, 2017 with the focus on Garnets which are the NY State Mineral.

Demonstrations, mini mine, crystal jewelry, rock crystals, fossils, beads, gold panning, flint knapping, sand in bottle making for kids and something for everyone. Free parking.

Adults are $5 and children 12 and under are free as well as scouts in uniform. A two-day pass is $7.

Held in the Market and Grange Building.

 

Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter- January, 2017

The Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter for January 2017 features the Meeting on January 6 featuring the film “Before The Flood” on the impact of climate change, announcement that garnets which are the NY State Mineral will be the featured theme for the 2017 March 25-26 show at Hamburg Fairgrounds, and the BGS Continuing Education Forum is January 25.

January 2017

Story of Mary Anning’s Fossils- Buffalo History Museum – January 25, 2017- Buffalo, NY

Story of Mary Anning’s Fossils at the  Buffalo History Museum on January 25,2017 at 6pm to 7:30pm. Dr. Phil Stokes of Penn Dixie will speak about Mary Anning’s Fossils. First 50 attendees will get a fossil.

FREE with museum admission which is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors 60+ and kids 13-21 are $5 and kids 7-12 are $2.50.

Who is Mary Anning? Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was an English fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England. Her findings contributed to important changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth. (Wikipedia) Learn more.

Ichthyosaurus Fossil on display ay Lyme Regis Museum in the 1960s. Mary Anning a 12 year old girl found this first complete fossil in 1811. The museum is built on the site of her birthplace. The fossil is now homed at The Natural History Museum but has briefly returned to the Lyme Regis Museum in 2011 for the 200th anniversary of its discovery.:

Ichthyosaurus Fossil on display at the Lyme Regis Museum in the 1960s. Mary Anning a 12 year old girl found this first complete fossil in 1811. The museum is built on the site of her birthplace. The fossil is now homed at The Natural History Museum but has briefly returned to the Lyme Regis Museum in 2011 for the 200th anniversary of its discovery.