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Crystal Frost Inclusions
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At the gem festival in Herkimer NY, July, 2016, the discovery of crystal frost in the Herkimer Mining District,  was announced.  Here we will describe its major forms.
As of summer, 2016, we are processing photos and waiting for more public involvement.  The crystal frost is a new discovery and there appears to be a range of forms it can take. The first slide shows its most common form. These have been found most often as inclusions inside quartz that is in contact with hydrocarbon. But they also occur FREE STANDING on a matrix of hydrocarbon and silica. Expect more additions to this page as folks make donations to the science - like the Alaska diamonds and their crystal frost (01/20/2017).
Dr C will present Herkimer Diamond Discoveries at the 2017 Herkimer Diamond Festival