Fodor's Expert Review Herkimer Diamond Mines

Herkimer Mine

Try your luck at prospecting: hammer open the right rocks and you'll find double-terminated quartz crystals, aka Herkimer diamonds. Two open pits are easy to reach. The first is adjacent to the gift shop. Upstairs you can watch an explanatory video or stroll through multiple scientific displays, including exhibits about dinosaurs and fluorescent minerals. The mines are just south of Middleville.

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4626 State Route 28
Herkimer, New York  13350, USA

315-891–7355

www.herkimerdiamond.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $13, Closed Nov.–March.

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