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Ace Of Diamonds Mine

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Address: 84 Herkimer St, Herkimer, NY 13406
Phone Number: (315) 891-3855
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Brought my family of 7 here to try our luck. I rented a hammer and a chisel for each person and then we split up. I spent about 3 hours pounding hard on rocks and boulders and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Media, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Ace of Diamonds yesterday and had a wonderful yet slightly exhausting day surface collecting and smashing up near unbreakable host rock. :) Yesterday's visit was our 3rd to Ace of Diamonds in the past 2 years. We did not find as many crystals yesterday as we have in the past, but that is the way of rockhounding. We... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I took two preschoolers here because I thought it would be something different and fun to do in the outdoors. They were armed with their little hammers and buckets and had no problem climbing over the dirt and giant rocks and truly enjoyed the experience. One found a little "crystal" aka a "diamond" but that was all the luck we... More 

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place is better for mining than Herkimer. My husband and I always have lots of fun. If your up to cracking rocks and digging in the dirt you are going to love this place, I tell my friends and family it is the place to go. I recommend going up top and in the woods to find the good... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Brought my family of 7 here to try our luck. I rented a hammer and a chisel for each person and then we split up. I spent about 3 hours pounding hard on rocks and boulders and managed to collect about 4 small diamonds. The kids came back with handfuls of diamonds. They told me they found them in the... More 

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Montreal
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We came here as a surprise to our little avid rock and gem collector of 8. In the few short hours we came away with a beautiful collection of Herkimer diamonds and great memories. A shelf in our living room is dedicated to our finds!!! Even though it is 5 hours aways we are definitely coming back!

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Amsterdam NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Took three grandsons to look for "diamonds" had a great time. Staff was very helpful as to were to go to find these beautiful crystals. Stay all day and look werever you think you will get lucky. The grandsons have a bag full of many hours of going over these rocks. Great time had by all.

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

great place, great diamonds! we had a great time collecting diamonds with our 5 year old. It was a great trip and well worth the trip. Thanks for a fun time

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My husband and daughter are avid rock hounds. We had previously visited the Herkimer Diamond Mines which is a next door neighbor to the Ace of Diamonds Mine, and decided to check out the competition on this trip. We were not disappointed. On the day in mid May when we arrived, there were few other hounds, and the pickings were... More 

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Lapeer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Had a great experience here! Very friendly helpers, but this is HARD work. It took my kids and I about half a day to get the hang of it, but then we found some gorgeous pieces. Stopped at the other mine and was not impressed with the commercialism of it! This mine is for the more serious rock hound! There... More 

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Sedona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Just returned from a day at the mine. It was excellent from the time we walked into the office to pay for our time until we left. We found several beautiful Herkimer Diamonds. It was such fun and such a big area to hunt for specimens. Others that were mining were very friendly and very helpful. Will definitely go back... More 

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