Thank you for choosingLumina.We hope you will enjoy this product as much as we have enjoyed creating it for you.The following information is about the Herkimer Diamond“Mine Your Own” Box.
Small Vial with mini alligator clip lanyard
(Vial can be used to create a piece of jewelry, Christmas ornament, key chain, car mirror decoration or any other safe use your imagination may provide.)
CAUTION: Epoxy or glue cork to glass vial before using to ensure cork does not separate from vial.
This bag of mining material may contain:
Herkimer Diamond Druzy
Pieces of Herkimer Diamonds
Fossils (Including tiny shells which are found in the dirt from millions of years ago when the ocean once covered the area.)
Uncommon Varieties of Herkimer Diamonds such as: Golden Healer, Twins, Clusters
Be certain to mine carefully as some of the most amazing and perfect Herkimer Diamonds are only millimeters in size and you are sure to find some within.
Herkimer Diamonds can only be found in one place in the world, Herkimer County, New York, USA.They are very unique in that they come out of the ground double terminated with 18 faces (naturally faceted).
A common diamond must be worked on in order to appear terminated and faceted in this way. Herkimer Diamonds are a quartz crystal. Normal quartz crystals are a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale while Herkimer Diamonds are 7.5. They are actually more rare than a common diamond. They are over 500 million years old.
Many Herkimer Diamonds can be found to have black spots in them. This is called Anthraxolite, black carbon deposits which looks similar to black coal. Some even have bubbles of water found in them or a rare combination of the two. Your Herkimer Diamond can be valued based on color, clarity, and carat weight.
CHOKING HAZARD: Small Parts, Not For Children Under 8