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East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show- August 7-9, 2015 – Springfield, MA

East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show with over 200 vendors is August 7-9 at the  Better Living Center at 1305 Memorial Avenue in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Admission is $6 and kids 12 and under are free with an adult. $5/day to park.

August 7 and 8 – 10am to 6pm

August 9 – 10am to 5pm

About 200 retail and wholesale vendors are on-site who sell mineral specimens, fossils, gemstones, beads, jewelry, meteorites, crystals, geodes, decorator items, and lapidary supplies and equipment. One of the highlights of the show each year is a special exhibitor showing off his or her finds.

Every child attending the show gets a free mineral specimen, and kids of all ages can select an inexpensive geode and watch as it is cracked open to reveal never-before-seen crystals. For a small fee, kids can pan for gemstones and fossils.

Visitors of all ages can bring their “unknown” minerals for free identification. And for those who want to continue their learning about nature’s geo-treasures, there are free lectures on topics related to rocks and minerals offered every day.

East Coast Gem Mineral and Fossil Show 2015 - Springfield MA

Buffalo Geological Society Picnic – August 1, 2015 -Williamsville, NY

The Buffalo Geological Society Picnic is August 1 at the North Forest Pavilion in Williamsville behind Tops on Main Street. It is a potluck but the club provides hot dogs, rolls and soft drinks.

It starts around 12:30, and we eat around 4pm. Bring a dish to share and your own cups, plates, silverware, table cloth. You can bring minerals and fossils to show, swap or sell and share great stories.

The Tops address is 5274 Main Street and Union in Williamsville- the BGS Picnic 2015 in on Forest just north of Main Street.




Buffalo Geological Society Banquet at Salvatores – May 1, 2015

The Buffalo Geological Society banquet this year had 104 attendees at Salvatores and Dr. Rick Batt did an awesome presentation on the geology and scenery of Australia and New Zealand.

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Lockport, NY on April 19, 2015

The Hunt is on and here are some photos of the LaFarge Quarry, David Russell and Don Lapham and the Dolomite and Calcite found. While minerals were scarce, just being outdoors and on the hunt was terrific on this beautiful, but cool and windy day.

Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to LaFarge Quarry on  April 19. Arrive at 7:30am, enter quarry at 8am. Members only. No late arrivals. You will need a hard hat, steel toed shoes, eye protection and long pants. Gloves help. Gas saw not allowed. Find Dolomite, Selenite, Calcite. The quarry has begun blasting again in the good area in the old pit along Hinman Ave. Yeah! Questions, call Don Lapham at 438-3794 or 481-6438.

Quarry is at 400 Hinman Ave., Lockport just south of the intersection of Route 90 and 31. Drive into the parking area on the right before the office building.


Sign-Up By April 24th for the Buffalo Geological Society Banquet – May 1, 2015

Sign-Up by April 24th for the Buffalo Geological Banquet which is May 1 at Salvatore’s at 6461 Transit Rd. in Depew. Again the cost for MEMBERS is $15 and the club is subsidizing the rest of the cost of the meal. Dr. Rick Batt is this year’s speaker and will speak on Australia and New Zealand – Down Under Geology which should be both picturesque and informative. Again this year, bring a prize (rock, fossil, wine, etc).

Buffalo Geological Society Poster – Banquet 2015

6:30-Cash Bar

7pm – Dinner

8pm – Dr. Rick Batt – Speaker

8:45pm – Drawing for Prizes

Photos- Buffalo Geological Society Show at Hamburg Fairgrounds- March 2015

The Buffalo Geological Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show was March 21-22 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Kudos to Steve and Trish Birtz who tireless efforts again made the show a success as well as other club members who worked. Here are some photos from the show with members.

BGS Meeting on April 3, 2015- Minerals at Selek Road

The Buffalo Geological Society Meeting on April 3 at 7:30pm will feature Fred Haynes talking about the Minerals and Geology at the Selek Road Site. Held at Parkside Lutheran Church at Depew and Wallace Streets in Buffalo. Use side entrance.


Buffalo Geological Society - Fluorescent Minerals

Buffalo Geological Auction – March 6, 2015- Buffalo, NY

The annual Buffalo Geological Society auction is March 6 starting at 7:30pm and is open to the public. There is a great kids table with great deals for kids. Members can submit 4 items and get to keep the proceeds from their auctioned items. 6:30 auction set-up, 7pm viewing of items, 7:30- auction. Held at Parkside Lutheran Church (side entrance), Parkside and Wallace Streets, Buffalo.

Buffalo Geological Society Gem Mineral and Fossil Show- March 21-22, 2015

The Buffalo Geological Society Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show is March 21-22, 2015 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Children 12 and under are FREE plus scouts in uniform. Adults are $5 and for two days $7. The theme for 2015 is Fluorite. There will be demonstrations, minerals and fossils for sale, jewelry, beads plus the mini-mine for kids, gold panning, jewelry wrapping, flint knapping.


New York State Museum Gem and Mineral Show and Sale- February 14-15, 2015

New York State Museum Gem and Mineral Show and Sale is February 14-15 from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $5 and children 12 and under are free. Held at Empire State Plaza, Albany.