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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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.

Here’s a slide show of McAdoo/Tresckow quartz crystal specimens, as well as some shots of crystal collecting the locality.  McAdoo is just south of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and quartz crystals of up to 20+ LBS can be found in the abandoned strippin pit there, which locals nicknamed The Echo.

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.

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.

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:

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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.