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


    Next Meeting: Sept.9, 2016

at the Park Presbyterian Church, Maple Court, Newark, NY.

We meet at 7:00 PM, but folks start arriving early to socialize and share mineral stories.


program: “Rock Potpourri” Presented by: Dave Millis


As it will be the first meeting after a busy collecting season we also hope all of you will bring your summer finds to show and share and maybe trade.

Mark your calendars for each second Friday of the month after September, including the famous Holiday Party on December 9th. That is one event you will not want to miss.


 Newsletter:  August 2016  


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



  WCGMC 2016 Field Trip/Event Schedule                                               last update 7/28/2016)


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.



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 16th (Tuesday) – Herkimer

Tentative trip to Ace of Diamonds if enough express interest. Contact Bill Chapman


August 20th (Saturday) – fossils   Multiple site trip (Canandaigua, Bristol, Honeoye) to collect Devonian fossils. Meet in Canandaigua, see page 7 for details. Contact Bill Chapman


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 


September 15-18 in the Adirondacks:

We are planning a 3-4 day long weekend trip to the southeast Adirondacks (Star Lake area). Details still pending.

        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, ?? 

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 7/28/16:


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, Zeman, Zollweg, 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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