First confirmed field trip of the season will be Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Dolomite Products Quarry, Penfield, NY. Supervised children are permitted. Adults must wear hard hats and steel toed boots, children may wear study boots and bicycle helmet if hard hat is not available. You do not need to be a member of a rock club to attend – Open to public. Gasoline powered equipment is permitted. Suggest bright fluorescent colored clothing, gloves and eye protection. Arrival can be as early as 6:30 AM, but late arrivals are permitted. Please check in at the maintenance garage. We must all leave by noon. The quarry is located at 746 Whalen Rd., Penfield, NY. The quarry entrance is through a fence gate to the left just after passing the golf course on the right after turning onto Whalen from Browncroft Blvd.
Sledge hammers, rock hammers, chisels, pry bars, etc are recommended as this is hard rock breaking. Do not bring carpenter hammers as they can shatter. We will drive into the quarry.
Expect to find Calcite, Dolomite, Selenite, Fluorite, Sphalerite, Celestite, Galena.
Questions, please contact Don Lapham at 716-438-3794 or 716-481-6438 24 hours before the dig.