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A non-profit organization for those in Western New York who are interested in minerals, fossils, rockhounding, geosciences, and the lapidary arts.


Established in 1938, we are an affiliate of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences and members of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies and American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

Stay up-to-date on our events

Monthly Meeting - Friday, April 7, 2023

April's monthly meeting will be held at 7:30pm at 100 Lee Street with guest speaker, Dr. Jonathan Hendricks, who is the Associate Director of Science Communication at the Paleontological Research Institution. He will be presenting on the PRI exhibit, “Year of the Devonian." 

West Elementary School's Science Fair - April 21, 2023

The BGS will be at the West Elementary School's Science Fair on April 21, 2023 from 6pm -8pm. Anyone wishing to assist , please contact C. Posmantur at 7168348935

WNY Grand Island Welcome Center - April 22, 2023 

the BGS will have a table at the WNY Welcome Centre on Grand Island from 11am-2pm. as before, contact C. Posmantur at 7168348935

Continuing Education - April  26, 2023

8:35am at Sweet Home Masonic Hall, 641 Sweet Home Road Amherst NY 14226. Will be discussing February 6th earthquakes in Turkey, Buffalo and elsewhere. Mark Castner, retired senior seismologist at Canisius College will give a talk starting at 9:45am.

Annual Banquet - May 5, 2023

BGS Annual Banquet Payment due April 25th. Click here for more information.

The annual Banquet will be on Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY   14228  in the Terrace Room. Guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Amati, the State Paleontologist at the New York State Museum will be presenting the talk, "New York's Finest Fossils."

Annual Family Picnic - September 9, 2023

The annual Family Picnic will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from noon-5pm at the North Forest Pavilion, North Forest Road, Williamsville, NY 14221. The park is behind the TOPS store on Main Street in the Village.


New Publication: 

Heliophyllum - A Study in Survival

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