We visited the Herkimer Diamond Mines in Herkimer, New York last summer. Herkimer Diamonds are quartz crystals. For $26 ($10 for adults & $8 for kids) we spent hours with our hammers cracking rocks, and we found many “diamonds.” My dusty boys had a lot of fun looking for hidden treasures. There is also a campground, museum, and a restaurant adjacent to the mines. Visiting the mines can be a fun day trip or an add-on to a weekend visit to Cooperstown National Baseball Hall of Fame. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend making the visit. Don’t be surprised if your kids leave saying they want to be a geologist when they grow up!
Digging for Diamonds
May 22, 2011 By Leave a Comment