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English: Herkimer diamond
Locality: Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, Town of Newport, Herkimer County, New York, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: small cabinet, 9.0 x 8.5 x 3.3 cm
Quartz var. "Herkimer Diamond"
This is a particularly aesthetic cluster of herk's, with real elegance to it instead of the "jumbliness" we so often get in larger chain clusters of these gem crystals. For that matter, the piece has crystals of a uniform gemminess and clarity , not marred by the usual ugly duckling in the midst of most clusters of several crystals or more. Taken together, these qualities make it a very special piece. Ed loved these, and had over 15 examples in the collection, more than any other variety of quartz. All, like this one, were carefully chosen by somebody who's seen literally hundreds over the years, to be extra special. I should say that, as with generally ALL large herkimer clusters, this piece is multiply repaired (by the collectors, usually). Comes with custom base.
Deutsch: Herkimer-Diamant
Fundort: Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, Town of Newport, Herkimer County, New York , Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 9.0 x 8.5 x 3.3 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
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