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Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground

161 County Highway 114, Saint Johnsville, NY 13452-2305
+1 518-568-2914
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Nice area to go Mining for Herkimer Diamonds

There were several different sites where we could mine, and parking was easy. There are outdoor... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2016
gmeche
,
Newington, Connecticut
We arrived late, the greeting given was uncalled for ...

After being on the road for 10 hours (took an hour off for sit down dinner) we arrived late, tired... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2016
Sandis415
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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  • Average7%
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“crystals” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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161 County Highway 114, Saint Johnsville, NY 13452-2305
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

There were several different sites where we could mine, and parking was easy. There are outdoor play areas for kids that are close to the mining area. They also have cabins, but we didn't stay overnight. Definitely recommend it if you enjoy banging on rocks.

Thank gmeche
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

After being on the road for 10 hours (took an hour off for sit down dinner) we arrived late, tired, after dark. We didn't anticipate speed limits of 50 & 55 MPH on the NY Turnpike because of contruction. (Highly recommend the turnpikes, yes there...More

2  Thank Sandis415
CrystalDiamondMine, Manager at Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground, responded to this review

Hi there. Just wanted to respond, and let you know that as of February, 2017 - Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground is now under NEW Ownership & Management! We understand your discontentment with your visit before - but please give it another chance! We...More

Reviewed August 8, 2016

We thought we were getting a cabin... we got a bunk house with no sheets, AC, or bathroom. We know how to rough it but the large carpenter ants crawling over you in the middle of the night was just to much... so why four...More

2  Thank Daniel M
Reviewed August 7, 2016

I went here for my birthday on a Thursday. I love gems and minerals and have never gone "digging" for crystals before. What a great spot. The store is lovely with lots of reasonably priced crystals and rocks for sale. Evan, who attended to us...More

1  Thank moonfilm
Reviewed November 20, 2015

sir, what exactly is that stone a diamond or just a mere stone? i do have lots of similar stone and i believe some of which might be a diamond.

1  Thank kemmy718
Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time here. We had been herkimer mining before at another place. Friends had suggested this place so we thought we'd try it out! We had a great time and are hoping to return next year! They have a few cabins for...More

2  Thank 30karinm
Reviewed September 10, 2015

first thing first the mine is so so... we did find alot of crystals but no help from anyone infact most i seen was owner drive by everyone on golf cart just to make sure every one had a wrist band. Because there was no...More

3  Thank Robert D
CrystalDiamondMine, Manager at Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground, responded to this review

Hi there. Just wanted to respond, and let you know that as of February, 2017 - Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground is now under NEW Ownership & Management! We understand your discontentment with your visit before - but please give it another chance! We...More

Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Just spent a weekend at crystal grove figured we wanted to go with a nice quiet environment to mine and not the other very commercialized mine. We camped with our popup from Friday to Sunday . upon arrival we were greeted by the owner she...More

2  Thank Redblur00
Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The cabins looked beautiful I plan on booking one next year many accommodations. 4-6 person cabins and rv and tent sites. The mine experience was a lot of fun. Bring big tool fyi like sledge hammer and chisle and geological hammers and get ready to...More

1  Thank mcourcelle86
Reviewed July 27, 2015

Bottom line is the owner was very rude, disrespectful, curt and obviously angry that the other person (worker or husband) wanted to "leave to go home" leaving her alone to work. Words and tone were exchanged between them that were not pleasant to hear. She...More

4  Thank Dee Dee B
CrystalDiamondMine, Manager at Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground, responded to this review

Hi there. Just wanted to respond, and let you know that as of February, 2017 - Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground is now under NEW Ownership & Management! We understand your discontentment with your visit before - but please give it another chance! We...More

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kemmy718
how much can this type of stone be sold per carat or piece?
November 21, 2015|
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GoeieWitte
Does the camp-site have (good) Wi-Fi? How is AT&T cell phone reception?
September 13, 2015|
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Response from CrystalDiamondMine | Property representative |
Hey there! Hi there. Just wanted to respond, and let you know that as of February, 2017 - Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground is now under NEW Ownership & Management! We are currently working on providing the entire... More
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GoeieWitte
Did you stay in the cabins? What to bring, what not to bring? Dining recommendations (excl. own cooking) Can I get with the car near the mining area? How close (dragging heavy tools ...)? Any recommended cabin Are showers really cold water only?
September 13, 2015|
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Response from Mario F | Reviewed this property |
We didn't stay in the cabins. We just spent the day there. I would recommend bringing your own hammers and wedges. We saw a couple with a sledgehammer so I'm not sure what is off limits to bring besides industrial equipment... More
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