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    QUARTZ
    Herkimer Co.
    New York
    USA
    5.51 x 3.93 x 1.65 inches (14 x 10 x 4.2 cm)


    Herkimer Quartz is, undoubtedly, more well-known and appreciated under its other name - Herkimer Diamond. Although there is certainly nothing "generic" about any Herkimer Diamond, it is the generic name for the double-terminated Quartz crystals that are almost exclusively known from the county of the same name in New York State. This sizable specimen of sedimentary Dolostone ("Dolomite Rock") features a radiant Herkimer "Diamond" in a geodic cavity near the center of the matrix. The "Diamond" exhibits fine clarity and disperses light well. There is minor visible nicking to the edging, but the piece is excellent in terms of a representation of the double-terminated Quartz crystals so unique to New York.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    4th-11th Thursday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
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