Taking a walk through Jasper Park, in Vera Cruz, Pennsylvania.  This was the site of an OLD Indian jasper dig.  Jasper was a valuable commodity way back then, and was used in weapons, tools, arrowheads, and more.  Collecting or digging is not allowed within the limits of the park, but a couple pieces were collected along the side of the road nearby.

Part 2 of digging fern fossils in St. Clair, PA.  Splitting a couple slabs at home.  Carboniferous, 300+ million years old.  Species include pecopteris, alethopteris, sphenophyllum, and many more.

Some fluorescent calcite/willemite mineral specimens from The Sterling Hill Mining Museum’s 2018 night dig, as well as fluorescent zincite and {?} from the Palmerton, Pennsylvania slag locality.  Shown under the DRK Light shortwave UV lamp.

Here’s a video from Tresckow, Pennsylvania.  Digging quartz crystals and stunning colorful peacock coal, also known as rainbow anthracite.  This mine is no longer accessible.  View many more PA crystal and mineral collecting videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/digdigdig

This video is of Jason roaming the grounds at Paradise Falls in Middleville, NY after a major flood.   He finds a few nice Herkimer Diamonds right on the surface.  Surface finds like these are rare in the Herkimer District, most crystals in the area are encased in hard dolomitic limestone.  Heavy equipment and power tools are usually required to extract these crystals.  Finding them without hard work is a blessing.  View many more Herkimer Diamond mining videos at https://www.YouTube.com/DigDigDig