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


    Next Meeting: June 10,2016

             6:30 - Social    7:00 meeting  

Location: at the Park Presbyterian Church, Maple Court St., Newark, NY

Program: Show wrap-up, where do we go from here.



                      "Gem Fest 2016" 

    June 4: 10-5   &  June 5: 10-4

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



Newsletter:   May 2016


Website of the month:   



 WCGMC 2016 Field-Trip & Show Schedule                     last update (5/17/2016)



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. 



May 17 (Tues.) Ilion for travertine, etc.   Details to be worked out at the May 13th meeting.   Leader - Bill Chapman


May 21 (Sat.) – Dig with the Experts Day at Penn-Dixie, see http://penndixie.org/dig-with-the-experts/


May 21-22  Southern Vermont Mineral, Rock, and Gem  Show, Grace Christian School, Bennington, VT           WCGMC members free with dues card, others $5


May 25th weekend:  Hickory Hills will likely be open this weekend for Herkimer picking.  



Members, setup starting at 9:00 AM Friday June 3.  


June 24-26 (Fri-Sun) NYPS trip to Ridgemont and James Dick Quarry in Canada This is a New York

Paleontologic Society Trip. Trip is open to WCGMC members. Contact Fred Haynes


June 25-26 Gilsum Rock Show and Swap, Gilsum, NH http://www.gilsum.org/rockswap


July 9-10   GemWorld 2016 in Syracuse  http://www.gmss.us/news/gemworld50-coupon/image/image_view_fullscreen


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 16-17 Herkimer Diamond Festival and Gem Show (Herkimer High School, 801 W. German St.)



July 23  WCGMC annual picnic and workshop event (note the move from August to July)


August 6th or 7th [TBA]-  Green’s Landing – Middle Devonian collecting East side of Canandaigua Lake     Joint trip with Rochester Academy of Science (we lead) (Details to follow) Leader – Stephen Mayer


August 13-20 -  Niagara Peninsular Geological Society trip to Thunder Bay Area.  Currently several of us are planning to attend this week camping/collecting long trip to the northern shore of Lake Superior.  Visit http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/NPGS/trips.htm for some information or contact Fred Haynes



Saturday, May 14, 2016    Next Club Workshop, 

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 4/9/16:


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



 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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