Herkimer Diamonds: The Rarest Diamond in the World
Herkimer Diamonds are the name given for the doubly terminated quartz crystals which found in Herkimer Country, New York and its surrounding areas. This kind of diamonds is typically hexagonal quartz and doubly terminated, it is because the crystals formed without contact with their host rock. That is why this kind of diamonds is very rare and become popular among the collectors.
How to Find Herkimer Diamonds?
The first founder of Herkimer Diamonds is the Mohawk Indians and the early settlers which found it in the stream sediments and ploughed fields. The best place to find Herkimer Diamonds is along New York State Route 28 in Middleville which have two commercial mines, there are Ace of Diamonds Mine and Herkimer Diamond Mine.
It is a good deal to try to find the Herkimer Diamonds because the diamonds are highly prized and become the object of interest for jewelry collectors in the world. The key to find the diamond is a knowledge that the diamond occur in cavities within the Little Falls Dolostone. If you want to find it you must prepare mining tools before you begin your journey to find the Herkimer Diamonds or you can rent it in the mine with little fee