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Eurypterids Hunting at Ridgemont Quarry- May 19, 2017- Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada

Buffalo Geological Society Eurypterids Hunting at Ridgemont Quarry on May 19 at 8am.  Eurypterids are the NY State Fossil and are relatively rare to find. Expect hard digging so bring hammers, chisels, pry bars and saw. And, you must have hard hates, safety glasses, steel toed shoes and reflective vests that most quarries require now.

Remember that Ridgemont Quarry is in Ridgeway Ontario so you will need a passport or enhanced driver’s license to cross the border.

Register by Calling Jerry Bastedo as 716-864-2701 or email at jcbastedo@gmail.com. He will also provide directions.

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Cleveland Museum of Natural History, May 13, 2017

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip via chartered bus to Cleveland Museum of Natural History on May 13 departing at 7am, returning late afternoon. Cost is $25 which includes transportation, museum admission, continental breakfast. Seating is limited to 47 people, so make your reservation soon.

Depart from Apple Street Mall in Cheektowaga – 2875 Union Road. Park near Time Warner.

Contact Craig Posmantur for reservations at: c.posmantur@att.net or call 834-8935

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.

 

Buffalo Geological Society Continuing Ed Forum- April 26, 2017- Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Continuing Ed Forum is April 26 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 cephalopods.

Directions:

Route 290

Millersport Hwy South

Right on Sheridan

Right on Sweet Home

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

Buffalo Geological Society Fossil Hunting Trip to Cincinnati – April 27-30, 2017

The Buffalo Geological Society 2017 Trip to Cincinnati to collect fossils is April 27-30, 2017. Jerry Bastedo is leading the trip so please contact Jerry for information on making the hotel reservations at the Hampton Inn in West Chester, OH, where a group rate has been setup. Jerry may be contacted at (716) 864-2701 or by emailing him at jcbastedo@gmail.com for the hotel information and updates on the weekend’s events.

The Cincinnati Dry Dredgers will be celebrating their 75 Anniversary this weekend and are planning a couple special field trips, for their members.  We may decide to participate in their trips and everyone will have to become a Dry Dredger member to go on their trips, which have not been determined at this time.  Visits to other sites will be scheduled for the BGS trip.  The Dry Dredgers will be holding a special event and/or dinner on Friday night which many of us will plan to attend.

Buffalo Geological Society Continuing Ed Forum – March 29, 2017- Eggertsville, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Continuing Ed Forum is March 29 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 Epifauna. Animals attached to other plants or animals. 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)

Buffalo Geological Society Speaker- Impact of Climate Change in Arctic – April 7, 2017- Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Geological Society Meeting is April 7 at 7:30pm features John Briner, Assoc. Professor at UB who will speak on the “Impact of Climate Change in the Arctic- Tales from Greenland.” Briner has traveled above the Arctic Circle more than 35 times for his research.

Held at the Parkside Lutheran Church at Depew and Wallace Streets in Buffalo (use side entrance down ramp.) Open to the public.

Buffalo Geological Society – Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show – March 25-26, 2017- Hamburg, NY

The Buffalo Geological Society Gem Mineral and Fossil Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds is March 25-26, 2017 with the focus on Garnets which are the NY State Mineral.

Demonstrations, mini mine, crystal jewelry, rock crystals, fossils, beads, gold panning, flint knapping, sand in bottle making for kids and something for everyone. Free parking.

Adults are $5 and children 12 and under are free as well as scouts in uniform. A two-day pass is $7.

March 25- 10am to 6pm * March 26 – 10am to 5pm

Held in the Market and Grange Building.

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.