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"And the DEET goes on...."

Laurie Lynn digging Herks

We visited upstate New York in late July to dig for Herkimer Diamond Quartz crystals. Though we drove through a day of thunderstorms to get there, Jared and I were gifted with two days of beautiful weather for digging.

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Herkimer Diamond Mining at its Best

Another beautiful, invigorating, peaceful, and successful trip to Herkimer! We had a wonderful trip, with gorgeous weather, and lots of amazing finds! Check out my photos from this past weekend's adventures, and a video of Shakedown finding a crystal!

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Mining for Smoky Quartz in New Hampshire

This past weekend we visited a new mining location, a beautiful spot in the woods in New Hampshire where Smoky Quartz can be found. We didn't know what to expect but had high hopes...

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May Mining for Herkimer Diamonds

Mining for Herkimer DiamondsOur first mining trip of the season was to upstate New York to find Herkimer Diamonds! As you may know (since Herkimers are some of my favorite stones), Herkimer Diamonds are a very special type of quartz that's only found in one area of New York...

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Mining in Maine

Maine is chock-full of places to go mining, and we like to go there as often as possible. This trip we visited two mining locations and found a variety of minerals, including beautiful all natural garnet crystals...

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Mining for Herkimer Diamonds

Wow, what a weekend! We just returned from a four-day mining and camping trip in Herkimer County, New York. Herkimer is home to famous Herkimer Diamonds, which are beautifully clear, naturally faceted, double-terminated quartz crystals...

Click to read more and see lots of pics from our mining trip to Herkimer!

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Maine Tourmaline

Just yesterday I finished handcrafting another round of jewelry for the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum (MMGM), which will be opening in Bethel, Maine later this year. The tourmaline that the MMGM sent me to work with is so beautiful! These were all mined at the same quarry, the Dunton Mine in Newry, Maine.

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