Here’s a large Hawk’s Nose Herkimer Diamond quartz crystal.  It is named that because the two end terminations point in opposite directions.  These crystals are extremely rare for the Herkimer Diamond District.  As far as I know, they are only found at Paradise Falls and Turtle Clan Ridge herkimer diamond localities.

Video Slideshow:  Highlights from the Herkimer Diamond Gem Show & Festival.

Herkimer Diamond Gem Show & Festival July 18th and 19th, 2020

Herkimer County Fairgrounds

135 Cemetery St, Frankfort, New York

Always the 3rd weekend of July!

Gem, crystal, fossil, and mineral dealers / festival vendors.

 

An exceptional locality specimen , fossil clam with calcite crystals from Ruck’s pit in Okeechobee, FL.  These clams were buried under a tidal wave and are incredibly preserved.  The mine is closed, but the owner stockpiled a bunch of material.  you can make a reservation to dig there, they bring out sand with a Bobcat and dump it in piles.  Hess are provided and the collector merely has to rinse the sand off the rocks to find these amazing fossils. 

 

Golden healer Herkimer Diamonds are double terminated quartz crystals where iron oxides seeped into the actual crystal versus just a coating of iron on the surface.  They are coveted by metaphysical mineral collectors for their healing properties.  This specimen was dug at Paradise Falls in Middleville, New York, U.S.A.  It is a nice, golden gem!

 

 

Patrick Lamberson walking the gulleys/gulches at Paradise Falls looking for Herkimer Diamond quartz crystals.  Paradise Falls is a private Herkimer Diamond locality located in Middleville, NY, U.S.A.  There was flooding days before this video was taken, see what minerals and/or crystals he finds!  

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Digging Herkimer Diamond quartz crystals in Fonda, New York.  Locality: Diamond Acres/Hastings Farm(Area 51 claim).  Nice big Herkimers come from this mine, as well as clear gems and drusy quartz.  The locality is public, but the claim is private.  Claims at this mine are full, there is a waiting list for new ones.