Archive for September, 2017

Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter- September, 2017

The Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter for September features the announcement of a new meeting location at 100 Lee Street, the Annual Picnic and Swap on September 9, Meeting on October 6 featuring Dr. Nathan Jud speaking about Paleobotany in Patagonia and Field Trip to Walworth on October 7-8.

September 2017– BGS Newsletter

New Meeting Location for Buffalo Geological Society – Fall 2017- 2018

Directions To  The New Location for Buffalo Geological Society Meetings- Fall – 2017

Buffalo Geological Society Meetings are held on the first Friday of the Month at 7:30pm from October through April featuring a speaker on a topic of geological interest. Meetings are held at a NEW LOCATION which is the Heritage Discovery Center, 100 Lee Street, Buffalo, NY 14210.

Map & Directions (interactive)



Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip- October 7-8, 2017- Walworth, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to the Open House at Dolomite Products Quarry in Walworth, NY on October 7-8 at 7am.  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.