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


    Next Meeting: Sept.9, 2016



 Newsletter:   July 2016 


Website of the month:   http://www.americangeode.com/ 



  WCGMC 2016 Field Trip/Event Schedule                                               last update 6/30/2016)


April and May were busy collecting months and we have sponsored 9 field trips already this young season.  But we are not stopping here.  


Remember to attend a WCGMC field trip you must be a club member, or a member of an affiliated club if you do not live in our region.



Much more will be planned, particularly into June and July– Watch this space

Fossil Trips proposed include Deep Run, Indian Creek, perhaps Second Creek in Sodus, and more.  Mineral trips to Walworth (October), Benson Mines and Rose Road (September), and more


 July 9 (Sat.) – Rickard Hill - Lower Devonian Fossil Dig – Schoharie, NY roadcut in Helderberg Group

          Joint trip with the Rochester Academy of Science (they lead)   (Details to follow)


July 9-10  GemWorld 2016 in Syracuse  (SRC Arena, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse)     for details & coupon       



July 16-17 Herkimer Diamond Festival and Gem Show (Herkimer High School, 801 W. German St.)     http://www.herkimergemshow.com/


July 23  WCGMC annual picnicand workshop event (note the move from August to July) Email EvaJane (gwexterior@gmail.comif you will be attending so we can plan for enough chicken. Don't forget your dish to pass.


July 29-31  Paleontological Research Institute (PRI) Summer Symposium (seminar and field trips)     Visit the seminar website for details: https://www.priweb.org/events.php?page=summersymp 


August 7th Sunday -  Green’s Landing – Middle Devonian collecting East side of Canandaigua Lake

          Joint trip with Rochester Academy of Science (we lead) (Leader – Stephen Mayer)


August 13-20 -  Niagara Peninsular Geological Society trip to Thunder Bay Area.  Several of us are planning to attend this camping/collecting 

week long trip to the northern shore of Lake Superior.  For some information visit   http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/NPGS/trips.htm  or contact Fred Haynes


August 20-21 – St. Lawrence County Rock and Mineral Club Show  --- NEW LOCATION in Canton, NY      for details  visit:  http://www.stlawrencecountymineralclub.org/Library/2016_show.pdf 


Sept 16-18 (long weekend) – Star Lake for Benson Mines, Rose Road, Powers, Selleck Road and more.

        Please let Fred Haynes know if you plan to attend.  If enough seek overnight accommodation we can try to book a house in Star Lake.


Sept 22-25 (Buffalo Geol. Society) – To attend you must join BGS - 4 day trip to Cincinnati and 3 World Class fossil Locations (Napoleon and St. Paul Quarries in Indiana, Mt. Orab site for Isotelus, etc.) and maybe more


Oct 8-9:  Walworth – Sat. 7-2, Sun. 7-noon – (Details to follow)


October 22-23 – Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show and Sale, sponsored by Rochester Lapidary Society, http://www.rochesterlapidary.org/show/index.htm 


More will be planned in the fall

Trips proposed include Deep Run, Indian Creek, perhaps Second Creek in Sodus.  But don’t be shy.  Let us know where you want to go. 


Saturday, July 23, 2016    Next Club Workshop will be open during picnic, 

Bring your rocks to saw and 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 mid afternoon, 


Where:  The Weiler’s Barn and Workshop

                 6676 E. Port Bay Rd, Wolcott, NY  


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.   



 check Events Calendar for Points Out and Around



Reminder: Membership runs from Oct. - Sept.

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


Members for 2015-16 as of 6/30/16:


Aldrich, Bancroft, Bastedo, Beck, Becker, Breese, Bricks, Brudecki, Cappon, Cataldo, Chapman, Colyer, Craig, Curcio, Daniels, Davey, Diaz, DiGristina, Donahue, Dougenik, Dow, Doyle, Elias, Errico, Fox, Frey, Haynes, Heinzerlin, Heffernan, Henrie, Hilts, Hoch, Hrabko, Hubbard, Imel, Inzero, Jastrzab, Jones, Kerr, Krisher, Linderbery, Lesniak, Leung, Lyons, Mayer, McCann, McGrath, McLean, Mills,Olmstead, Rowe, Scherer, Schiltz, Schmidtgall, Shorey, Smith, Stanton, St.John, Stephens, Sutherland, Teachman, Thomas, Tokaya, Underwood, VanNeel, Walker, Watkins, Webster, Weiler, Wells, Wilson, Wirth, Woodworth, Zollweg, Wheaton, Davis



                          "Gem Fest 2016"    

  Great time was had by all, Show Goers, Members,and Venders   

  Anyone that played the guess the number of rocks in the glass jar.

                    The correct guess was:  156             


           June 4: 10-5   &  June 5: 10-4

             Show Flyer       4 sm Flyers      Map      Vendors (4/1/16)


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


PDF of the slide presentation by our newsletter Editor: Fred Haynes "2015 Review"   Part 1   Part 2       


Link to pdf of Feb. program. "Review of 2014 (Part I) (Part II) by Fred Haynes"  


I'm looking for some one to help me with uploading photos to this site, if anyone is interested in helping, e-mail me. wmlesniak@aol.com  


 Click for Pictures from Tichenor Point 6/18/11 

Click for Picture from Walworth Dig 10/9&10/10

Click for Pictures from Glendon, NC Check out the 8th pic. down

 Click for Pics: (9/18/10) Cameron Dig



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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