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Ace Of Diamonds Mine

Herkimer, NY
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Herkimer
Type: Mines
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Media, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited the Ace of Diamonds mine over Memorial Day weekend 2014. The day was partly cloudy - not the best for crystal hunting, but that's the day we had! We left due to 1. Crazy rain/thunderstorm and 2. Fatigue from breaking rocks. :) The folks @ AoD were super friendly. They have a great shop at the mine where... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you're intent on smashing incredibly hard rocks, this is the place to do it. A few hundred feet down from the Herkimer Diamond Mine, $10 gets you the privilege of searching piles of rock for Herkimer diamonds. Once you know what to look for, you'll probably leave with a handful of beautiful crystals. Quite the selection of people from... More

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Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Probably as hard as diamond mining, Herkimer Diamonds are worth a fraction of real diamonds but the hunt is what it is all about. Good hard work may reward some, take sunscreen, expect nothing and when you do find something feel great. All kinds of folk from everywhere stop by here. Eyes down and careful not to trip, this is... More

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Miller Place, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you have a child who loves Minecraft as much as ours does - or one who just wants to try his/her hand at mining, this is the activity for you. Very reasonably priced to mine for rare Herkimer diamonds. Tough and time consuming but man, when you find a diamond, you feel as though you have won the lottery.... More

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New Florence,PA
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is our second year to visit the Ace of Diamonds mine and I am already looking forward to next year. The time goes so fast and you can find some Herkimer Diamonds if you take the time to crack a few rocks or just look around the piles of dirt and stones. Can't wait to go back!!!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Rain was coming down in buckets.Was going ,my only day off...an hour and a half .Found a couple nice stones.The lady in the store ,couldn't have been nicer.Believe it or not,the best stones where the ones near the car...Thank you to the gentleman from Idaho,You were right.

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Richford, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

There was plenty of space to work in with a large area of new material. they have facilities to clean up in and available camping space also. there is a store for drinks or an ice cream to cool off with.they also rent the right equiptment you will need.

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Howard City, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

best time of my life. if you haven't found anything YOU are not looking, we spent 2 day's . only one then we had to come back, get off your butt & dig, hit & roll around there are treasures to be found, I have a jar full from small to 2 in. in diam. so does my daughter. don't... More

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Clay, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We spent the weekend at the Herkimer Diamond Mine KOA and came to the Ace of Diamond's to try our luck at breaking rocks and finding diamonds. When you enter the parking area there is a huge mound of rocks and dirt and they bring fresh dirt and rocks there often. One man found several beautiful crystals in just one... More

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Westport, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Was talked into going mining with a friend and my husband and what and adventure... We were recommended to go to Ace of Diamond Mine's because you have a better chance of finding crystals. We did find them but it was tough. Using a sledge hammer to break open the stones was a challenge so bring lots of tools.... It... More

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