Archive for May, 2017

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Penfield, NY – May 6, 2017

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Penfield, NY on May 6 at 6:30 am for safety talk, dig from 7am to Noon. Late arrivals are permitted but you must sign in and you can leave at any time.

Open to the public – you do not need to be a member of a rock club to attend. But, you need to drive to the maintenance garage to sign in.

Hard hats, steel toed shoes, long pants, and safety glasses required. Children are permitted to wear bicycle helmets and sturdy shoes (no sneakers). No sneakers for adults who must wear sturdy shoes if steel toed shoes not available.

You can bring gas powered saws, gloves are recommended as well as sledge hammers, rock hammers, chisels and pry bars.

Expect to find calcite, dolomite, selenite, fluorite, sphalerite, celestite and galena.

The quarry is located at 746 Whalen Road, Penfield NY.

Questions, Call Don Lapham at 716-438-3794 or 716-481-6438.

Buffalo Geological Society Banquet – May 5, 2017- Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Geological Society Banquet is  May 5 with appetizers at 6pm, dinner at 7pm and 8pm is the program. For members only and the cost is $20 and is being held at Classics V at 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY.

The speaker is Josh Teeter who will speak on the Geologic Formation of the Finger Lakes  highlighting the unique combination of major geologic events beginning some 400 million years ago up to the present day that have led to the formation of the Finger Lakes Region, its lakes, gorges and waterfalls.

Josh Teeter is an Environmental Educator with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.  He is the Finger Lakes Region FORCES (Friends of Recreation, Conservation and Environmental Stewardship) Program Manager.

For banquet details and form to mail in for your reservation, click here– at end of newsletter.