Inclusions within Herkimer Diamonds
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The term inclusion simply means anything that is included within the Herkimer diamond. It most commonly refers to minerals,
hydrocarbons and fluids trapped within the crystal during its formation. The study of these inclusions can tell us quite a bit
about what was happening in the home of Herkimer diamonds while they were growing.
Because of the advanced
microscope photo work we
now have a large number of
photos of a wide variety of
inclusions. These different
types of inclusions can be
found within the following web
The central focus of this
page is on minerals (other
than quartz) that are found
inside Herkimer diamonds.
Minerals Trapped Inside Herkimer Diamonds
There are many interesting things that get trapped within Herkimer diamonds, occasional minerals that we can identify can be seen. These trapped minerals have a
story to tell us.
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