Thank you for choosing Lumina. 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” Bucket.
Here is what our customers are saying about the “Mine Your Own” Herkimer Diamond Buckets:
“Omg!! This is a huge favorite of my littles!!!! They love rocks and gems... and they definitely had so much fun finding their gems in this kit!!”
“I have bought about 3 of these for my kids, they are obsessed”
“This is super cool! I want one for myself Nevermind the kids!! Hahah.”
“So awesome I just ordered mine. Great gift for my 6yr old son”
“Best money I ever spent. The Deluxe Bucket kept on giving!”
Magnification Vial or a 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 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 (natural points at both ends) & 18 faces (naturally faceted). There are quartz crystals that are from other parts of the world that have been called Herkimer Diamond but they are not the same. As an example, they may be a different hardness, different number of facets, different termination(s) and they are not from New York.
A common diamond must be formed by a lapidary 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.
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 called anhydro. Your Herkimer Diamond can be valued based on color, clarity, and carat weight.
CHOKING HAZARD: Small Parts, Not For Children Under 8