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Herkimer Diamonds

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Herkimer Diamonds

Imagine driving along a back country road in bucolic New York and seeing a sign, “Diamonds available, stop here.”  Wouldn’t you stop?  Wouldn’t you be curious?  Who wouldn’t!The question is, however, what are diamonds doing along a back-woods road and when is a diamond not a diamond?Herkimers aren’t diamonds like the ones from Cartier or Tiffany’s.  They aren’t carbon.Herkimer diamonds are quartz formations that, because of their brilliance and diamond shape, have been given that name.  As for the Herkimer part, these aren’t from South Africa, or Australia, or Botswana.  Herkimer diamonds are mined only in Herkimer County in Central...

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