3.5" Herkimer Diamond in Matrix

3.5" Herkimer Diamond in Matrix

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Quick Overview

This specimen has a "twin" herkimer embedded inside the dolomite matrix. The terminations are clean. And the Herkimers appear to be BB grade..

Measurements: ~3" High x 3-1/2" Wide x 1-1/2" Deep.
Location Herkimer, New York

More Information:

A Herkimer “Diamond” is a double terminated quartz (SiO2) crystal in its original form, as faceted by nature. The best crystals (1/4” – 1” in size) with brilliance, clarity, and surface luster approach a real diamond in appearance. Having been originally found in Little Falls, Herkimer County, NY determined the name. Today they can be found over a ten by fifty mile belt covering Herkimer, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties. Fee collecting areas are located in Fonday, St. Johnsville, and Littleville, NY. Specimens are found in pockets of dolomite limestone rock, while loose crystals can be sifted from the topsoil in many areas. Loose crystals in their natural form are readily adaptable to jewelry making, whereas crystals still attached to the rock matrix are the most desired by the pure collector throughout the world.