Dr. C’s Blog about Exploring the Herkimer Mining District
The Best Site on the Internet for Herkimer Diamond Information - A Collaborative Project.
Every year something new is discovered within the Herkimer Mining District. You can find these under New Discoveries
The information, and photography, on this website is copyright protected by W. David Hoisington, Ph. D. unless another author/photographer is cited.
Welcome to the New Herkimer Diamond Story!
Return often and follow this developing story. Refresh your browser (right click) to see new changes made weekly.
The blog entries are aimed at presenting non technical discussions of the collaborative work being done on expanding the story of how Herkimer diamonds were made. At the start of each year the blog page will begin fresh and the previous year’s blog entries put on a separate archive webpage.
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Getting Ready for the Annual Herkimer Festival Talk - May, 2017
Dr C will presentHerkimer Diamond Discoveriesat the 2017 Herkimer Diamond Festival
This week the temperatures will be just right for getting out and digging for Herkimer Diamonds. Especially nice after all the rain. I am still moving into a new home, with almost all the Herkimer material in boxes. But the microscope is set up and I have already started on the presentation for the show, which will have new discoveries and a detailed look at a wide range of spheres and domes. There will be photos showing the diversity of these curved features followed by a story to explain these unique quartz occurrences. Understanding how curved features develop in connection to Herkimer Diamonds is a critical part of the “New Story about How Herkimer Diamonds Were Made”. If you have a specimen with curved features that you think should be part of this 2017 talk then send it to:PO box 107, Danbury NH 03230Write on it “Donation” or “Please Return”. I’ll bring return specimens to the talk.The talk is scheduled to happen between 1 and 3 pm on July 22. This year we have set aside 1 hour before the talk, and one hour after, for people to come and talk with Dr. C one-on-one. If you have odd specimens, or questions, I will be there for you.
A collection of spherical quartz from TCR. The largest is 7 mm long. Photo taken in 2011 with permission of the mine owner.