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.

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.

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.

Doing some light digging for Herkimer Diamonds at Paradise Falls in Middleville, New York, U.S.A..  These are alluvial deposits and crystals are found on the surface, just below the surface, and in the rock ledge in pockets.  Some footage of the waterfalls as well in this video.