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.
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!
Huge Herkimer Diamond quartz crystals pulled from the Earth. They sat in a void in the dolostone for 500 million years. Hastings Farm/Diamond Acres in Fonda, New York. These big ones are known to local miners as “Fonda Footballs”. Vug/pocket crystal collecting at it’s finest. Witness their birth below:
Here’s a Herkimer Diamond quartz crystal that was printed by a 3D printer. No, it’s not actually quartz, but it takes the shape of an original Paradise Falls Herkimer Diamond. 3D printing done by Eli Shober.