Digging some world class Herkimer Diamond quartz crystal and black druzy specimens at the Area 51 claim in Fonda, NY.  Huge crystals, gems, and black drusy quartz are all found here at this locality.  Here’s some highlights from an incredible collecting season.

Rockhounding a rain gullet after heavy rains at Paradise Falls Herkimer Diamond locality in Middleville, NY, U.S.A.  Many of these crystals are alluvial, and wash out of the dirt after rainy weather.  Not many(if any) Herkimer Diamond localities have such abundant surface finds as Paradise Falls does.

Collecting black drusy quartz crystals and herkimer diamonds at the Area 51 Claim, Diamond Acres/Hastings Farm, Fonda NY.  the Area 51 Claim has produced some incredible specimens in the last couple seasons.