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


  Next Meeting:Friday April 14,2017

at the Park Presbyterian Church, Maple Court, Newark, NY.


 Program:  Everything Tourmaline, bring in your best specimen for a "show and tell". Best color, variety, size, etc.



Newsletter:   April 2017          


Weather & Meeting: An e-mail note will be sent out if the meeting is cancelled. Or call Bill Lesniak (315-483-8061), Fred Haynes (585-203-1733),or Glen Weiler (315-594-8478).

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

Items listed in bold print are pretty much set, those not in bold print are considered tentative.  April , May and June are pretty full if we can make it all work, but we will add other trips after GEMFEST


March 25-26  Che Hanna and Buffalo Shows 


April 1 (Saturday) – Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, NY   Leader – Bill Chapman      Opening day at the Herkimer diamond locale, getting them before others!  $10/person   (Meet at Location at 9 AM)

     Visit  http://www.herkimerdiamonds.com/   


April 14 (Friday) – meeting in Newark:   PROGRAM: Tourmalines


April 15 (workshop Saturday in Wolcott)


April 20-23 (Rochester Mineralogy Symposium), contact Fred Haynes for info.  http://www.rasny.org/minsymp/


April 28-29-30 (Trip to New Jersey (Sterling Hill Super Dig on 29thOgdensburg, NJ  (9 AM-11PM), $25 fee for (Buckwheat only), collecting fee: $1.50/lb (Day) $3.00/lb (night).  :  http://superdiggg.com/  Leader - Linda Schmidtgall  


April 29-30—FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; NJ Earth Science Association, Franklin School; 50 Washington Ave.; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-5; 6.00, under 14 free; Web site: http://www.njesa.org/spring-mineral-show.html   


April 27-April 30 (BGS trip to Cincinnati) (Fred, Stephen and Gary are going)  Leader – Jerry Bastedo



May 5-6-7 (Mt. Pleasant Mills Quarries, Carbondale, etc for coal fossils)   Leader – Bill Chapman


May 6 or May 13 -  Penfield Quarry Open House has not yet been scheduled


May 9 (Tuesday) – Ilion


May 12 (Friday ) meeting in Newark    WORKSHOP SATURDAY NOT YET SET


May 23 (Tuesday) – Hooper Mine for Garnet      Leader – Fred Haynes


May 27-28  Penn Dixie Dig With Experts  https://penndixie.org/dig-with-the-experts/ 


May 31 (Wednesday) – Paradise Falls for Herkimers   Leader – Linda Schmidtgall  [$100/person!]


June 2 (setup)  June 3 & 4 --  THE BIG EVENT --  GEMFEST 2017   info  

     At Greater Canandaigua Civic Center      250 N. Bloomfield Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424


June 9 (Friday) – meeting in Newark   WORKSHOP DATE NOT YET SET


June 10 or June 17 (Sat.)  -- Jaycox Creek (fossils)  (joint with RAS who will pick date)


June 16 (Friday)  -  Ridgemount, Ontario (Eurpyterids)   Leader – Stephen Mayer


June 17 (Sat.) - EFMLS) Region IV Annual Swap and Sale, Picnic & Auction (Charlotte Hall, MD)            
Open to all Rock Club members in the Eastern Federation http://www.smrmc.org/region-iv-rock-swap--sale.html


June 23-25 (Fri-Sun) – St. Lawrence County #1 (Rose Road, Selleck Road, Gardenscape?, etc)



July 15 (Sat.)   Indian Creek followed by Potluck Picnic at Mayer’s home on Seneca Lake


July 17-22  (Monday-Saturday) – CANADA #1 (Bancroft, etc.)   Leaders – Fred and Linda


We will schedule some summer day trips to places like Deep Run, Indian Creek, etc.


August 5th -  picnic at Weiler’s workshop site.   


August 6 (Sunday)-  Green’s Landing fossil site (with RAS) -  Leader – Stephen Mayer


August 12 -20  CANADA #2 (Sudbury, Cobalt, Manitoulin Island, etc.)   Led by Niagara Peninsula Geological Society, St. Catherine’s, Ontario.   for info contact Fred Haynes


August 26-27 St. Lawrence County Show (Field Trip Opportunities to Powers and Bush Farm)



Oct. 20-22017 EFMLS Annual Convention in Bristol, Connecticut.    http://www.amfed.org/efmls/Feb17EFNewsweb.pdf page 9


  check Events Calendar for Points Out and Around


 Workshop is open  Check dates    Map

Saturday, April 15, 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 2016-17 as of 3/17/17:

Aldrich, Allen, Baker, Bancroft, Bastedo, Beck, Becker, Breese, Brewster, Bricks, Brudecki, Bruster, Burch, Cappon, Cataldo, Chapman, Curcio, Daniels, Diaz, DiGristina, Donahue, Dougenik, Dow, Elias, Ferris, Haynes, Hoch, Inzero, Jones, Kerr, Kisselburgh, Krisher, Linderbery, Lesniak, Leung, Lyons, McCann, McGrath, Mobley, Morgenstern, Murtha, O'Laughlin, Olmstead, Phillips, Retzbach, Rowe, Pitcher, Scherer, Schiltz, Schmidtgall, Schwartz, Shorey, Smith, Stanton, St.John, Sutherland, Thomas, Thompson, Tokaya, Valenti, VanNeel, Waddy, Webster, Weiler, Whitney, Young, Zabarkes, Zeman, Zollweg, Wheaton, Davis



Past members from 2015-16 we haven't heard from.


Colyer, Craig, Davey, Doyle, Errico, Fox, Frey, Heinzerlin, Heffernan, Henrie, Hilts, Hrabko, Hubbard, Imel, Jastrzab, McLean, Mills, Stephens, Teachman, Underwood, Walker, Watkins, Wells, Wirth, Woodworth



 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 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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