Pictures of Herkimer Diamonds - Many Types - And There Association with Other Minerals
The photography is the largest section on this website, and the reason for that is twofold. First -the public now has access collection of photos showing ALL of the different minerals that occur in the Herkimer mining district (in association with the occurence of Herkimer diamonds). Second, there is now a description of how these minerals relate to making Herkimer diamonds (click next at the bottom to see the photo index).
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Every Photo will Have Identification
A fact know by Herkimer diamond collectors is that each mine is slightly different. In the photos throughout this website we will use abreviations on the photo to designate where the specimen came from. Those abreviations are as follows:
In addition every photo will be high quality and will have as much reference information as we can provide - as shown in the six examples here.
1 cm across
*Photos taken with the use of equpiment at the Albany State Musuem
Mine owner collection
Jeff Scovil Photo - 1999
25 cm long
3 cm tall
Jeff Scovil Photo - 1996
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