Archive for February, 2017

Super Digg for Fluorescents -April 29, 2017- Franklin, New Jersey

The Super Digg for fluorescent minerals is April 29, 2017 from 9am to 11pm in Franklin, New Jersey- which is a different location than previously. It is adjacent to the Franklin Mineral Museum at 32 Evans Street, Franklin, NJ.

They have made lots of changes this year so make sure you check out the link above.

The Super Digg in the Mill and Buckwheat area is $50 it is limited to 75 people per session and there will be three 3-hour sessions each day. They are also charging $3 a pound in CASH for this area. If you don’t want to do that you can hunt in the Buckwheat area only which is  $25.

All collectors must carry liability insurance such as the insurance offered by the EFMLS to its affiliate clubs (like BGS). If this applies to you, bring a club newsletter showing the Super Digg as a field trip. You must also show a photo ID at registration.  You can register online through April 25, otherwise you will have to register on site and it will cost you $5 more. You can register online without showing proof of insurance but you MUST be able to show insurance proof when you check in.

Collectors are excited because the Mill Dump material is from the Palmer Mine Mill in Franklin from the famous Parker shaft.  It has not be accessed in 20 years.

 

 

 

 

Buffalo Geological Society Live Auction – March 3, 2017- Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Geological Society Auction is March 3, 2017  and members can bring four items. Set up at 6:30pm, 7pm viewing and 7:30pm Auction Begins. Held at Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Streets in Buffalo. Auction bidding is open to the public.

Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter- March, 2017

The Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter for March, 2017 features the Ballot for New Officers,  the Membership Application, and Exhibit Application for the Upcoming Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds on March 25-26.  If  you can help at the show, please let us know.

March 3, 2017 is the Annual Live Auction which members can bring four items. Set up at 6:30pm, 7pm viewing and 7:30pm Auction Begins. Held at Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Streets in Buffalo.

Additionally, there is a field trip to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on May 13 and a Trip to Cincinnati to Collect Fossils on April 27-30. The cost for the Cleveland Trip is $25 which includes transportation, admission and a continental breakfast.  Please let us know if you have any interest in either of these trips for members.

The Banquet is on May 5th.

March Newsletter-2017

2017-18 Ballot of Officers- Vote

BGS Membership Application

BGS- Enter an Exhibit in March Show

 

Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter- February, 2017

The Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter for February featured the February 3rd meeting with Daniel Schulze discussing Finding and Mining Diamonds, The Continuing Ed Forum on February 22 featuring Trace Fossils, The March 25-26 Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, April 27-30 Field Trip to Cincinnati to collect fossils and a field trip to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on May 13, 2017.

February 2017

Buffalo Geological Society Continuing Ed Forum- February 22, 2017 – Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Continuing Ed Forum is February 22 at 8:30am at the Sweet Home Masonic Hall at 621 Sweet Home Road in Eggertsville.Breakfast is served at no charge.

The topic is TRACE FOSSILS. Bring specimens for discussion and potential ID.

Directions:

Route 290

Millersport Hwy South

Right on Sheridan

Right on Sweet Home

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

Finding and Mining Diamonds – Buffalo Geological Society Meeting – February 3, 2017 – Buffalo, NY

Finding and Mining Diamonds will be the subject of the talk at the Buffalo Geological Society Meeting on February 3 at 7:30pm at Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Streets in Buffalo.

Professor Dan Schulze who is a Professor at the University of Toronto studied at SUNY Brockport, Queen’s University and the University of Texas. His research on kimberlites, diamonds and other materials from the upper mantle has taken him to exotic locales such as South Africa, Venezuela, the Aleutian Islands, the Canadian Arctic and Ithaca, NY.