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


    Next Meeting: Oct.14, 2016

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

We meet at 7:00 PM, but folks start arriving around 6:30, to socialize and share mineral stories.




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.


Hematite info: If you picked up a complimentary sample at the Wayne County Fair or from the presentation at the 4H building at the State Fair. Check out the following sites form more info about this mineral ore mined approximately 100 years ago across NY.








 Newsletter:   September 2016  



Link Video Highlight of the Lake Superior Field Trip




  WCGMC 2016 Field Trip/Event Schedule                                               last update 8/25/2016)


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.


September 15-18 (long weekend)–Adirondacks (Thurs – Moose River, Fine roadcut;  Friday-Valentine Mine, Seavey Quarry, Rose Road at night;  Sat. –Benson Mines, Rose Road;  Sunday – Talcville (hexagonite).   

        Please let Fred Haynes know if you plan to attend.  We have accommodations in Star Lake, but first come first serve for beds.  Inform me ASAP as to numbers requiring accommodations and which nights.


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 Dolomite Quarry – Sat. 7-2, Sun. 7-noon – 1200 Atlantic Ave Walworth NY 14568 [entrance on Tiffany Rd. about 1,000 feet north of Atlantic Ave. & Canandaigua RD] http://dolomitegroup.com/ 

What’s to be found Minerals - dolomite, fluorite, selenite, sphalerite, celestine, gypsum Fossils - stromatolite, coral, crinoid and clam Plus- Glacial Polish 

Safety Meeting Mandatory – sign in 6:45 AM PPE [Personal Protective Equipment] Needed – Hard Hat, Bicycle Helmet for young people, steel toed/sturdy shoes, safety glasses, long sleeved shirts & pants. You also need to bring a Bucket, chisel, rock hammer, sunscreen and water bottle. 

Educational Note of the Day: In recent years the geological-powers-that-be ruled that the white Dolomite crystals shall be know as Dolomite and the gray hard abundant matrix material will be called Dolostone. Dolostone or dolomite rock is a sedimentary carbonate rock that contains a high percentage of the mineral dolomite. In old U.S.G.S. publications it was referred to as magnesian limestone. -Wikipedia For more information check Wikipedia’s site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolomite#Properties


 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


Saturday, September 10, 2016

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, Murtha, O'Laughlin, Olmstead, Rowe, Scherer, Schiltz, Schmidtgall, Schwartz, Shorey, Smith, Stanton, St.John, Stephens, Sutherland, Teachman, Thomas, Tokaya, Underwood, VanNeel, Walker, Watkins, Webster, Weiler, Wells, Wilson, Wirth, Woodworth, Zabarkes, 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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