A unique name for a beautiful stone… exactly what is a Herkimer diamond, you may be asking. A Herkimer diamond is actually a type of quartz crystal. It’s known for its clarity and its special feature of reaching a point at both ends, also known as being “doubly terminated.” This happens because the crystal grows away from the rock where it originally formed.
My recent finds while hiking in Upstate New York. I a really nice clear small crystal and a small crystal chunk. Not bad for a Saturday hike.
Found this beauty while getting some sunshine ( a rarity in Upstate NY). Not bad for a Saturated afternoon hike. https://www.instagram.com/p/Byvvb66nEe1/?utm_source=ig_web_options_share_sheet
I found this on a hike to a work of Herkimers beautiful secluded location in Herkimer County NY. This stone inspired me to dive back into rock collecting and re-sparked my interest in geology
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