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Address: 4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone Number: +1 315-717-0175
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On a hot day it was a fun thing to do, and you definitely got out your aggressions by hitting those rocks. Fun to find the diamonds, no matter how small.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
TravelTheWorld12203
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Albany, New York
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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did not want to dig so we bought two bags to sift and we didn't think we would find any diamonds but ,we did.

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Thank Jolene B
Wurtsboro, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All I can say is excellent, wonderful staff, great time.We went with the Mamakating Senior Group.. Many of the seniors went out to the mines.They found some great treasures.

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Albany, New York
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a hot day it was a fun thing to do, and you definitely got out your aggressions by hitting those rocks. Fun to find the diamonds, no matter how small.

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Thank TravelTheWorld12203
Near Seattle
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Didn't find any big crystals, even though there were tons of rocks with veins of quartz. If I go back I'll take 1. an umbrella 2. a chisel type tool for breaking open the sides of the pit with the provided mini-mallet. It was fun breaking rocks, but I really have to wonder about ever finding anything worthwhile. No one... More 

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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review of your recent visit to the mines! We are sorry that you weren't able to find the size of Herkimer Diamonds that you were looking for during your visit. We do have chisels available for purchase, which our located right by the register counter in our museum & gift store. We hope that... More 

Durham
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113 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

maybe it was the ridiculous temperatures, but we didn't have as much fun as we did the first time we came. We also didn't find any where near the amount of diamonds - maybe 10% of what we found our first trip. Still fun. Still recommend.

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Thank SherlockMiles
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent trip to the Herkimer Diamond Mines! We are glad to hear that everyone had a great time even if they didn't find the same amount they did in your visit in 2012. We hope that you all will come mining again sometime. More 

Prattsburgh, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a great time digging around, helpful hint look around on the surface under rocks and dirt for surface diamonds

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Thank lperry70
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had such a wonderful visit to the mines. Thank you for stopping by! More 

Westford, Massachusetts
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219 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Come prepared and enjoy of fun day. Be sure to bring some basic tools to maximize your efforts. A small shovel, bucket and garden trowel will be helpful. Ask the "professionals" for tips on finding the elusive crystals.

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Thank bklyn56
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Herkimer Diamond Mines! We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful day here. We hope that you will come visit us again sometime. More 

Southold, New York
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to get out of town for the hubby's b-day. He loves to go searching for things and breaking stuff. Perfect place for both. $12 per adult (kids are $10) gets you all day (9-5) access to search for pockets of diamonds in the mine walls, break rocks open to find gems inside or just walk around and pick them... More 

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Thank ryokoforlife
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We are so thrilled to hear that you both had a great time mining for your husband's birthday! We will look forward to seeing you both again when you have more time to stay. Take care! More 

Rocky Point, New York
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76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoy going to this mine and breaking rocks. There are several ways to find crystals. You can bring a shovel and dig in the sand, break rocks or work the wall. I have found crystals using these methods. I suggest bringing your own hammer, chisels, eye wear, pop up tent and drinking water. Great way to spend the... More 

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Thank michelle w
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such detailed review of your experience here, Michelle! We are thrilled to hear that you found some great Herkimer Diamonds during your visit. We hope that you will stop by and mine with us again sometime! More 

Torrington, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly reccoommenjoying some rock hounding there anytime. You will get a great history lesson about the mines as well as how to do your own mining. It's fun for all ages! Friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to answer your questions also!

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Thank letsgoflying13
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm recommendation! More 

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