P.O. BOX 4 NEWARK, NY 14513-0004


  Next Meeting: September 8, 2017 

     Park Presbyterian Church, Maple Court, Newark, NY. 

              (please use North entrance to church basement) 


 Program:  Show & Tell and sharing of summer rocks and fossils.

Newsletter:     August 2017   


 Pictures: Picnic 8/5/2017  & Green's Landing Trip 8/6/2017


  Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club Schedule - August through November, 2017


Items listed in bold print are pretty much set, those not in bold print are considered tentative.    


August 12-17: A few of us are joining the Niagara Peninsula Geological Society on their trip to Sudbury and Cobalt, Ontario locations. Trip is still open to anyone interested. (WCGMC Leader – Fred Haynes


August 13 (Sunday)  - Eurypterids and Trilobites in several NY sites  (Leader - Stephen Mayer, flexy50@yahoo.com, 585-943-5058)  Group will meet in Cazenovia in the AM, but please contact Stephen for details. Tentative schedule 


August 25-27 - St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club Annual Show, Canton Pavilion (90 Lincoln St.), (Field Trip Opportunities to Powers and Bush Farm). Visit http://stlawrencecountymineralclub.org/show_1.html for details 


September 8 (Friday evening): Our first fall meeting in Newark (7:00-9:00 PM)


September 9 (Saturday workshop) -- 10:00 AM til mid-afternoon. Time to cut and polish summer finds. 


September 15-17 (Friday-Sunday) –  St. Lawrence County (Benson Mines maybe?, Jayville?, in addition to Rose Road and other favorites). (WCGMC Leader – Fred Haynes)  


September 16-17 – Mid-Hudson Valley Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show – Gold’s Gym and Family Sports Center – 258 Titusville Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY Show Theme is GARNET Visit http://mhvgms.org/ for details including map 


October 13 (Friday evening) – Monthly Meeting in Newark - 


October workshop not yet scheduled. 


October xx – We have not been to Penn-Dixie in 2017. Maybe a weekday trip? (Monday or Tuesday?) 


October xx (Sat. – Sun.) – Walworth Quarry has yet to schedule its annual Open House. 


Oct. 20-22   2017 EFMLS Annual Convention in Bristol, Connecticut.    http://www.amfed.org/efmls/Feb17EFNewsweb.pdf page 9


October 21 (Saturday) - Ace of Diamonds for Herkimers, a final trip before they close for the season 


October 28-29 – Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show and Sale (Rochester Lapidary Society), NEW LOCATION: Total Sports Experience, 435 West Commercial Street, East Rochester, NY Visit http://www.rochesterlapidary.org/show/index.htm for details


November 10 (Friday evening) – Monthly Meeting in Newark - November workshop not yet scheduled.  


November 11-19 – We are looking for interest in a 9 day trip to Arkansas and other southern locations. Arkansas for quartz, maybe wavellite, NC for pegmatites and more, perhaps for geodes? Logistics and sites will be determined by those who have interest. Talk to Linda or Fred. 




We are working to plan a day trip to Seneca Stone Quarry and will also work in a trip to Deep Run and likely other area fossil sites. If you know of a site you would like to visit or cannot make a trip on this list and would like us to schedule a second visit contact any of us. WCGMC is always looking for a place to dig.

  check Events Calendar for Points Out and Around


 Workshop is open  Check dates    Map

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017


Bring your rocks to saw and/or polish. The workshop is

open to all paid club members; we do ask for $5/visit

from each adult to help maintain equipment. We plan

to hold similar workshops once a month through the

winter months. 


When:  10:00 AM til 3:00 PM, 


Where:  The Weiler’s Barn and Workshop            

                 6676 E. Port Bay Rd, Wolcott, NY  Map


Rules:  BYOR (Bring your own rocks, there are many that

            can be purchased) to saw, grind, polish or even facet.  

            Training on equipment is available.  Eye protection is

            highly recommended.   



Reminder: Membership runs from Oct. - Sept.

   (Microsoft Word Fill-in Form)  or   (PDF printable form)


Members for 2016-18 as of 6/27/17:

Allen, Beck, Breese, Brudecki, Chapman, Cordaro, Daniels, Dobbs, Errico, Featherly, Ferris, 

Haynes, Hoch, Jones, Keneston, Klass, Lesniak, Leszczenski, Linderbery, Loyd, Lyons, Millis, Morgenstern, Poorman, Provenzano, Reich, Rhoades, Rowe, Schiltz, Schmidtgall, Stanton, VanNeel, Walker, Weiler, Wirth, Woodworth, Zollweg, Wheaton, Davis


Members for 2016-17 as of 3/17/17:

Aldrich, Armstrong, Baker, Bancroft, Bastedo, Becker, Bigler, Brewster, Bricks, Bruster, Burch, Cappon, Cataldo, Curcio, Diaz, DiGristina, Donahue, Dougenik, Dow, Elias, Fry, Gates, Inzero, Jarvis, Kerr, Kisselburgh, Krisher, Leung, 

McCann, McGrath, Mobley, Murtha, O'Laughlin, Olmstead, Phillips, Retzbach, 

Pitcher, Scherer, Schroeder, Schwartz, Shorey, Smith, St.John, Sutherland, Thomas, Thompson, Tokaya, Valenti, Waddy, Webster, Whitney, Young, Zabarkes, Zeman, 



 New Link: Newsletter editor has his own site. Check it out. http://fredmhaynes.com/ 



Meetings are held the 2nd Friday of the month at 7:00 PM

Location: at the Park Presbyterian Church, Maple Court St., Newark (CLICK for MAP)

         (Please use North side entrance of church to enter basement) 


Mail us at:                                                                   

Wayne County Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 4

Newark, NY 14513-0004 


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