Middleville, New York: Herkimer Diamond Mines

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4626 Route 28 North, Middleville, NY
I-90 exit 30, about nine miles north on Rte 28, on the west side.
Herkimer Diamond Mine: daily 9 am - 5 pm, Apr 15-Oct 31. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Herkimer Diamond Mines

Herkimer Diamond Mines

Two adjacent diamond (quartz) mines vie for gem crazed tourists. The most fun you'll ever have sitting in a pit with a hammer smashing rocks. A fire in Oct. 2017 destroyed the gift shop, but the mines remained open.

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Herkimer Diamond Mines - Vague Recollections

We had a great day searching for diamonds in 1989. The ground sparkles with diamond dust from the previous finds. Herkimer Diamonds are quartz crystals, You find them by breaking apart of the Mountain (hill) with a hammer. Your eyes light up when you find your first diamond and groups start to yell when they find the BIG ONE. They have a resaurant, souvenir shop and a campground across the road.

[Margaret, 07/01/2001]

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