We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Just like the old prospectors.”

Ace Of Diamonds Mine
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Herkimer
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
West Haven, Connecticut
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just like the old prospectors.”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

It's rustic. You can rent tools for $1. There are lots of "diamonds" to find. It's hard work. You get hot and dirty and sore - but its worth it. It's $9 for 9-5. They have a rest room. The pizza place down the street has good pizza.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank moonbeam203
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

105 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    55
    33
    8
    2
    7
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Claremont, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rock Hunting Fun”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had great fun searching for Herkimer diamonds at the Ace of Diamonds mine. We came completely unprepared yet still had success picking small diamonds right off the surface. Tools can be rented, but if you bring anything yourself, make it a shovel for digging through the dirt piled near the parking area.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank RGB872
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
st. catharines
Level Contributor
357 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
“Tons of fun”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

What a nice place, beautiful wooded surroundings with lots of bird life. Helpful staff and plenty of herkimers if you are willing to work for them. I just spent a day and a half and came home with over 70 ranging in size from grains of rice to golf ball. I was suprised at the range of books for sale in the store from basic info to very specific metaphysical books on gemstones.
Next trip will be for at least a week to combine some camping as well.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
4 Thank rodney01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ransomville, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mining for beautiful crystals”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

The Ace of Diamonds is the best place for great Herkimer Diamonds. The store has a lot of great finds and tools.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Chris B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dorset, Vermont
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Diamond hunting lots of fun”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

The Ace Mine is a little rough around the edges (very dark and rudimentary bathrooms), but hunting for Herkimer Diamonds here (keep everything you find for the low daily entrance fee) is much more rewarding than at other nearby mines. Lots of fun for families. Wear sturdy footwear and clothes that can get dirty!

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
5 Thank Elise802
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ace Of Diamonds Mine also viewed

 

Been to Ace Of Diamonds Mine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing