FieldTrip Chair: Bill Chapman email@example.com 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 Field Trip Schedule last update (4/27/15)
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.
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).
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 24thweekend: Hickory Hills will likely be open this weekend for Herkimer picking. http://www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbnyc/trips/fonda.htm
May 30th(Saturday) – Ilion, NY for travertine (and probably an additional fossil stop) Leader – Bill Chapman
June 12-14 (Friday-Sunday)- Some of us will accompany Dry Dredgers of Cincinnati to Ridgemount Quarry in Ontario on a Eurypterid hunt (NYS Fossil) (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 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.
SHOWS & OTHER EVENTS TO KEEP ON YOUR RADAR
May 5 (Tuesday): Club collection work day to organize and catalog the tons of club material currently stored in Linda Schmidtgall’s garage. Arrive anytime after 9 AM and stay as long as you want. We need to sort and inventory the collection and select material for the show and future workshops. It will be work, but it will be fun.
May 23 (Saturday): Club workshop day in Wolcott (9 - 3).
June 6-7 -- THE BIG EVENT -- GEMFEST 2015 IN CANANDAIGUA
July 11-12 GemWorld 2015 in Syracuse visit http://www.gmss.us/annual-show/2015-annual-show for details
WE WON’T STOP HERE, but for now this is what is tentatively slated for 2015
Points Out and Around:
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 Canal
April 11: Club 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.