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Dark Star

Groton, NY

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Jan 3, 2013
 
Does anyone know of any special places to mine Herkimer Diamonds other than the diamond mines? Your help would be greatly appreciated
Dark Star

Groton, NY

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Jan 3, 2013
 
unemployed alcoholic wrote:
Yes. There is a place near a pond near the intersection of Tower and Newport roads outside of Newport that has real diamonds, not the quartz rocks you find at the Diamond Mines.
This little-known place has made the few people who know about it quite wealthy over the years with diamonds worth as much as $5K and $10K apiece pulled from the ground.
Seriously. I'm just looking for some off the beaten path spots..anyone?
bady

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Jan 4, 2013
 
Try crystal grove in st johnsville or the treasure cove in fonda next year. if you mine on private property or state land you can get in serious trouble or get hurt. I wouldnt do it and don't recommend anyone else try. A few years ago people were sneaking into the quarry in middleville and mining the ditch along the road but the cops and hanson put an end to that. One unlucky guy got a 1000 fine for trespassing and a posession ticket. From what I've heard the quarry is picked clean now since they rarely work there anymore and all the poachers have cleaned it out
Just Wondering

Pittsford, NY

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Jan 4, 2013
 
bady wrote:
Try crystal grove in st johnsville or the treasure cove in fonda next year. if you mine on private property or state land you can get in serious trouble or get hurt. I wouldnt do it and don't recommend anyone else try. A few years ago people were sneaking into the quarry in middleville and mining the ditch along the road but the cops and hanson put an end to that. One unlucky guy got a 1000 fine for trespassing and a posession ticket. From what I've heard the quarry is picked clean now since they rarely work there anymore and all the poachers have cleaned it out
Thanks for the response. I have tried Crystal Grove. Where is Treasure Cove? That's too bad about the poachers. I'm not considering doing anything illegal. Was just wondering if people allowed anyone to mine on their land. Do you know in which town besides Middleville have the largest amounts of crystals found? Curious
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Delmar, NY

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Jan 5, 2013
 
Dark Star wrote:
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Seriously. I'm just looking for some off the beaten path spots..anyone?
Try Newport and Little Falls topix

I know there is a place in the New Port area. A miner I knew from years ago would dig there. I believe he found NO sizeable pockets. I believe he was lifting shelf as he called it. Also ask around Little Falls. There is some public land where you can dig.
miner

Moravia, NY

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Sep 20, 2013
 
Along the West Canada on Rt. 28 from Herkimer to Middleville. The Parking area in between the two "Osbourne Hill Rds" (it's a looped road with two ends). Just pull over and dig at the edge of the dirt road. You will find crystals clear ones and even some druze. Break open the rocks too, the ones with little vugs in them.

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