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Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter- October, 2017

Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter for October features the new meeting location at 100 Lee Street, the October 6 meeting featuring as a speaker Dr. Jud of Cornell U. speaking on  paleobotany in Patagonia, field trip to Dolomites Quarry at Walworth, NY and the upcoming Rochester show on October 28-29. There is also a field trip to Flamboro, Canada on October 14th.

October 2017


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 25-26, 2018 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, , jewelry, beads. The focus of the show this year is GOLD.

Tucson Mineral Show- January 28-February 12, 2017 – Tuscon, Arizona

The Tucson Mineral Show which is one of the largest and best in the US is January 28-February 12, 2017. There are more than 40 sites from giant halls to hotels to sprawling camps of roadside tents.

Showcased here are the best gems, minerals, jewelry, lapidary and publication dealers from across the US. Plus items from private collections and renowned museums worldwide, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

The major location is the Tucson Convention Center  which offers free seminars as well and it is February 9-12, 2017 – this it the Tucson  Gem and Mineral Society Show. Thurs-Saturday – 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm. Location – 260 S. Church St.

Here is the 2016 Map.

Buffalo Geological Society Newsletter for May, 2015

The  May BGS Newsletter features the new elected officers, upcoming events, the Banicks sales on May 23-25 and June 12-14, the banquet at Salvatores. BGS May Newsletter 2015