FieldTrip Chair: Bill Chapman firstname.lastname@example.org
We update as changes take place, short notice changes will be on the home page
Please call if you are planning on joining up with any of these field trips so we know who might be oming and if there is any changes you can be notified.
Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club 2014 Field Trip Schedule last update (4/16)
This list is tentative and subject to change. As the spring/summer progresses, updates will be provided in the monthly newsletter, on the website, and at club meetings. You can always contact our leader, Bill Chapman, if you are uncertain whether you have the latest information.
March 22 (Saturday) – Long Pond Road Park (Marina Drive) West Rochester Leader – Stephen Mayer (943-5058) Meet at Marina Drive Circle area at 10 AM
Targeting Dalmanites and Trimerus trilobites in the Silurian Rochester shale alongside the Erie Canal. Results report at April Mtg.
April 1 (Tuesday) – Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, NY Leader – Bill Chapman. Opening day at the Herkimer diamond locale, Great time had by those attending
April 12-13 (Sat-Sun) - Mt. Pleasant Mills, St. Claire, & Jermyn, PA Leader – Bill Chapman - Wavellite, calcite, etc. at National Lms. Quarry, white fern fossils in St. Claire and likely more Weather was great along with the collecting
April 26 (Sat) – Sterling Hill Super Dig, Ogdensburg, NJ (9 AM-11PM), $20 fee for event, collecting fee of $1.50/pound. Contact Linda Schmidtgall - 315-365-2448 or email@example.com for details for WCGMC.
May 3 (Saturday) Penfield Quarry Open House, 7:00 AM to noon. Be there at 6:50 for sign-in/safety review
Hickory Hill together with Che-Hanna Club Leader – Bill Chapman Postpone DTBD Herkimer area dig, small added fee likely for new exposures
May 10 (Saturday) – Alden, NY for pyrite nodules and pyritized fossils Park at the north end of Dollar General's parking lot. We'll be going down to the creek at 9 AM looking for pyritized nodules & ammonites. Expect mud, water and a 1/2 mile walk. It's always a good time. Leader – Bill Chapman
May 17 (Sat.) - Penn-Dixie Fossil Park, Hamburg, NY Leader - Gary Thomas
Dig with the Experts, $30 fee ($25 for members) for details: www.penndixie.org or 716-627-4560
May 31-June 1 - (Sat-Sun) - St. Lawrence Country Trip #1 Leader – Fred Haynes
Rose Road in Pitcairn, Fine area, Benson Mines (exact schedule depends on availability)
June 21-22 (Sat-Sun) – St. Lawrence County Trip #2 Leader – Fred Haynes
Selleck Road (tremolite, fluor-uvite), Powers Farms (dravite), and probably more
June 29 (Sunday) - Alden, NY for pyrite nodules and pyritized fossils, see May 3rd
July 19 (Saturday) – Canandaigua Lake excursion, multiple sites, very kid friendly
WE WON’T STOP HERE, but for now this is what is tentatively slated for 2014
SHOWS and OTHER EVENTS TO KEEP ON YOUR RADAR
April 24-27 Rochester Mineralogical Symposium in Rochester, NY
Check the RMS link (www.rasny.org) for details of the 4 day event
JUNE 7-8 OUR SHOW IN NEWARK, NY
July 12-13 Syracuse Rock and Mineral Club, Syracuse http://www.gmss.us/annual-show
July 31- Aug 1-2 Bancroft Jamboree, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
Aug 8-10 Springfield, MA Gem and Mineral Show
Aug 22-24 St. Lawrence County Club Show, Madrid, NY http://www.stlawrencecountymineralclub.org/
Saturday Field Trip to Bush Farms, Sunday Field Trip to Powers Farm (tourmalines doubled)
Points Out and Around:
http://www.mineralfest.com/calendar.html Mid-Atlantic region (PA, MD, NJ, NY, DE)