Digging for Diamonds


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 […]

Exploring the Shenandoah Caverns


In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, you ‘ll find an underground world that will take your breath away.  The Shenandoah Caverns is a must for geology enthusiast!  Here you will find beautiful crystalline formations along the one-mile tour circuit.  One of the formations, “Breakfast Bacon” has appeared in National Geographic magazine. Another […]