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!

 

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Specimen video showing Herkimer Diamond quartz crystal scepters.  These were found in Little Falls, NY at the Russell Family Mine.  This locality is right next to Treasure Mountain.  Scepters are extremely rare formations in the Herkimer Diamond District.  Although they are not exclusively found in Little Falls, your chances of finding them there are a lot higher than any other herk collecting site.