Buffalo Geological Society Profile

The Buffalo Geological Society is a club you can join for $15 as an individual or $20 as a family that offers the opportunity to learn more about fossils, minerals and lapidary as well as enjoy field trips, lectures, auctions and the club’s show in March at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. You do not have to have a geology degree…just an interest in crystals, fossils and lapidary.

To Join – Send check for $15 for individual, $20 for family to Buffalo Geological Society, c/o Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211.

While most quarries require kids to be 18, there are some pay to go locations (eg. Herkimer diamonds) and organizations (Penn Dixie for fossils) that younger kids can go.  And, while you are in a quarry pounding a way on a rock to get a crystal out, it is really relaxing such as taking a walk in the woods or sailing.  And, it’s FUN!!

The rock and fossil show is on March 21 and 22, 2015 at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Admission is $5, and children 12 and under are FREE, plus scouts in uniform are free, free parking.  There are lots of  beautiful crystals, fossils, demonstrations including gold panning, mini-mine, flint knapping -arrowheads, jewelry, beads. The focus of the show this year is the mineral, Fluorite.

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Club Activities:

  • Monthly meetings featuring guest speakers (October thru April). Meetings are held at the Parkside Lutheran Church (side entrance) at Depew and Wallace Streets in Buffalo.
  • Club Sponsored field trips to local quarries, and streams. Once you join you will get emails on upcoming field trips (May- Sept).
  • Club Sponsored bus trips to places of interest.
  • Monthly newsletter to keep members up-to-date on our events as well as activities of other clubs.
  • Annual picnic and rock swap.
  • Annual Auction.
  • Holiday Potluck and Silent Auction.
  • Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at the Erie Cty Fairgrounds in Hamburg (generally same weekend as Plantastia)
  • Annual Banquet and installation of Officers.
  • Support of local educational organizations

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