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.
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!
How to make a pendant with silver wire and crystals. DIY Wire wrapping class given by Eli Shober. This handmade jewelry is stunning, and you can learn how to do it yourself!
Are Bismuth crystals natural or man-made? Bismuth crystals can actually be made at home in the kitchen. Most of what you see for sale is made in a laboratory or twelve in Europe. Many people think they are naturally formed, but they are not.
A bunch of nice Pennsylvania quartz crystals showcased…These are from the McAdoo/Tresckow PA area in Carbon County. At the end of the video there is a strange find related to pyrite crystals. I’ve never seen anything like it!
Some fern plant fossils from the famous Carboniferous fossil locality in Saint Clair, Pennsylvania.
Some rare Herkimer Diamonds with pyrite and marcasite inclusions. There were found collecting years ago at Hanson/Benchmark Quarry in St. Johnsville, New York. Some of the crystals have what looks like a coral reef of pyrite throughout them! Nothing has ever been found before or since that resemble these amazing specimens.
Peacock coal, or Rainbow anthracite, is colorful coal sometimes found in a coal seam by miners. It sometimes has a complete rainbow color effect. These are rare finds for the most part. If left outside to the elements for months or years, Blue seems to be the last color left standing.
Some rare, unique finds from Pennsylvania! Smoky quartz crystals, many skeletal/elestial formations, and some smaller gemmy crystals, too. They resemble skeletal Herkimer Diamonds commonly found in Little Falls, NY. These amazing specimens were discovered in the Susquehanna River basin recently. Collecting is not permitted at these localities, they are private property.