Fieldtrips 

FieldTrip Chair: Bill Chapman batnpill@empacc.net   607-868-4649   c585-472-9298 

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 2014-5 Field Trip Schedule last update (5/08/15)

   

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.


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. Time to pay dues! Red dates are fairly firm.

    

May 16 (Sat.) - Penn-Dixie Fossil Park, Hamburg, NY    Dig with the Experts, $30 fee ($25 for members)   see: http://www.penndixie.org or 716-627-4560

  

May 23th(Saturday) Workshop open 10:00 AM til mid afternoon Where: The Weiler’s Barn / WCGMC Workshop 6676 E. Port Bay Rd, Wolcott, NY   Rules: BYOR (Bring your own rocks) to saw, grind, polish, or even facet. Training on equipment is available. Eye protection.   $5/visit for adult club members, children are free

     

May 24thweekend:  Hickory Hills will likely be open this weekend for Herkimer picking.  (Contact them directly).

  

May 30th(Saturday) – Ilion, NY for travertine (and probably an additional fossil stop)Leader – Bill Chapman

  

June 6-7 --  THE BIG EVENT --  GEMFEST 2015 IN CANANDAIGUA    

     

June 12-14 (Friday-Sunday)- Some of us will accompany Dry Dredgers of Cincinnati to Ridgemount Quarry in Ontario on a Eurypterid hunt (10 miles from Buffalo) and then to Penn-Dixie or other Buffalo area sites.  (Contact Stephen Mayer or Fred Haynes if interested)

  

June 19-20 (Friday-Saturday)   Do we call this a dig!  Bill Chapman is having his more or less annual “Rocks by the Pound” extravaganza at his rock pile(s) in Prattsburgh  (Learn more at May mtg.or visit Bill at the show)

 

July 11-12 GemWorld 2015 in Syracuse visit http://www.gmss.us/annual-show/2015-annual-show for details

      

July 19-26 –Bancroft, Ontario (5-6 days in/ around the “Mineral Collecting Capital of Canada”)  We may add Cobalt to the agenda.  Planning will continue but this will be the week   Leader – Fred Haynes.

   

   

Later in the Summer – Watch this space   Fossil Trips proposed include Deep Run, Green’s Landing, Alden, Indian Creek, Syracuse area, Second Creek in Sodus, and more.  Mineral trips to Ilion, Walworth, West Pierrepont+Powers, Rose Road, and more.

 

    

WE WON’T STOP HERE, but for now this is what is tentatively slated for 2015

       

SHOWS & OTHER EVENTS TO KEEP ON YOUR RADAR 


Points Out and Around:

  

http://www.rockngem.com/show-dates-display/?ShowState=ALL

      

http://www.mineralfest.com/calendar.html    Mid-Atlantic region (PA, MD, NJ, NY, DE)

    

 

      

Complete 2014-15 year:  

    

February 7: Club workshop in Wolcott (10:00 AM – mid afternoon) 


February 14-15: Capital District Mineral Show, Albany, NYhttp://www.nysm.nysed.gov/programs/minerals/ Note, this is not the same time as the Flower Show, which is the following weekend.


March 14: Joint workshop with Rochester Lapidary Club (Rochester)   http://www.rochesterlapidary.org/events.htm 


April 1 (Wednesday) – Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, NY Leader – Bill Chapman Opening day at the Herkimer diamond locale, getting them before others! Visit http://www.herkimerdiamonds.com/ 


April 4 (Saturday) – Long Pond Road Park (Marina Drive) in Rochester Leader – Stephen Mayer Targeting Dalmanites and Trimerus trilobites in the Silurian Rochester shale along the Erie Cana

   

April 11Club workshop in Wolcott (10:00 AM – mid afternoon) 

    

 April 18:  Fossil collecting at two sites in the Centerfield Limestone near East Bethany, NY (Leader - Fred Haynes)

    
April 19:  Mineral Sale at Ken. St. John's barn in Mt. Upton, NY, lots of fluorescents (Leader - Bill Chapman or contact Ken at 607-336-4706 )
    
 

April 24-27 Rochester Mineralogical Symposium in Rochester, NYhttp://www.rasny.org/minsymposium/mineralsymp.htm 

    

April 25-26 (Sat.-Sun)- Super Dig Weekend in Sterling Hill, New Jersey (fluorescent minerals) Visitwww.uvworld.org to register or http://www.sterlinghill.org/visitor/schedule.php#events 

      

   April 30-May 1 (Thurs.-Fri.) -  Pennsylvania: Pleasant Mills for wavellite, calcite and fossils, Jermyn and Carbondale for plant fossils (motel in Sunbury)   -- Leader – Bill Chapman

      

May 2 (Sat.)– Penfield Open House, 746 Whalen Road, Penfield.  Arrive 6:30 AM for safety meeting,  Dig until noon.   (Hard hats, steel toed boots, eye protection and long pants required).




Complete 2013-14 year:

   

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. 

 http://www.sterlinghill.org/superdig/index.php  All in attendance came back sore and loaded with minerals. 

   

April 24-27 Rochester Mineralogical Symposium in Rochester, NY

    Check the RMS link (www.rasny.org) for details of the 4 day event. 

    From those that attended "A show not to miss" 

      

May 3  (Sat)  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  (Sat)  – 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 10 AM looking for pyritized nodules & ammonites. Expect mud, water and a 1/4 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 24 (Sat) Club digging at Hickory Hills.  Site open to Public: Thursday(22) - Monday(26) 8:00AM - 5PM.  $8.00/person/day Free camping- no facilities.  Club leader – Bill Chapman.  map

    

May  31-June 1 - (Sat-Sun) - St. Lawrence Country Trip #1 Leader – Fred Haynes    Rose Road in Pitcairn, Fine area, Benson Mines (See May Newsletter p.1 for more details) Will be meeting at 10:00 AM Sat. at the Star Lake IGA. Approx. 1 hour east of Watertown.

   

JUNE 7-8 OUR  SHOW  IN  NEWARK, NY

    

June 21-22 (Sat-Sun) – St. Lawrence County Trip #2 Leader – Fred Haynes

Selleck Road (tremolite, fluor-uvite), Powers Farms (dravite), and probably more

     

July 1 (Tuesday) Ace of Diamonds Middleville, NY  Leader – Bill Chapman. 


July 8 (Tuesday) Alden, NY for pyrite nodules and pyritized fossils, see May 10th.  

July 19 (Saturday) – Canandaigua Lake fossil collectng excursion, multiple sites, very kid friendly (meet 8 AM, dig 'til 9AM at first collecting site, which is south end of parking lot for Finger Lakes Com. College, off County road 18)


July 21-25 -  Bancroft (group plans to camp) - for logistic details if interested, contact Linda Schmidtgall  lees@tds.net , 315-365-2448, c315-651-1741

Found excellent sample material & some slightly hot items.

       

Aug 22-24 St. Lawrence County Club Show, Madrid, NY http://www.stlawrencecountymineralclub.org/  

     Saturday Field Trip to Powers Farm (tourmalines doubled) ,  Sunday Field Trip to Bush Farms, Friday Contact Bill Chapman (See above) for Details for stops & times on the way up.

    

September 13 (Saturday)– Another day at Ace of Diamonds in Middleville, NY    Contact Bill Chapman for details  batnpill@empacc.net  607-868-4649   c585-472-9298 

  
September 20 (Saturday) -  We are invited to join the SUNY-Plattsburg Geology Club Fall trip.  They will visit       Benson Mines in the AM and Rose Road in Pitcairn in the PM.  Two neat sites.      

SUNY Plattsburg Leader – Dr. Mary Roden-Tice,  WCGMC Leader – Fred Haynes  Details contact,  Fred Haynes:  fredmhaynes55@gmail.com   

Great weather day & excellent collecting at all locations. Very informative with the students.

     

September 27 (Saturday) - Fossil dig at "Deep Run", if you plan to go, Contact Stephen Mayer at 585-943-5058 or Flexy50@yahoo.com

Another great venture, 17 members (11 different families). Some beautiful specimens found.

   

October 11 &12 (Sat. & Sun.)  - Walworth Quarry Openhouse (Sat. 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM,  Sun. 7- Noon) Arrive early to sign and Safety Talk. Bring safety gear: glasses, hard hat, boots, & long pants.   Contact Bill Chapman  batnpill@empacc.net 
   
October 25 &26 (Sat. & Sun.)  - ROCHESTER, NEW YORK: Annual show; Rochester Lapidary Society; Main Street Armory; 900 E. Main St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, students $3, children free; "Thinking Outside the Jewelry Box: Rock and Roll" exhibit, more than 23 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, kids' activities, straw draw, gem sluice, mineral bingo, door prizes, lapidary demonstrations, sphere machines, faceting, cabbing; contact James Redden, (585) 303-2695; e-mail: jredden001@rochester.rr.com; Web site: www.rochesterlapidary.org/show 


 

  

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