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“A fun day of backbreaking work”

Ace Of Diamonds Mine
Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Herkimer
Certificate of Excellence
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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 all over. Wear protective eyewear.

4  Thank David G
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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 a semi industrial site so best keep your kids where it is safe.

2  Thank WOT_Simon
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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. Staff was incredibly helpful and equipment rental available for very reasonable prices. Highly recommend!

3  Thank maui_pineapple
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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!!!

3  Thank Marcia615
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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.

1  Thank bingjumel
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