minerate

Herkimer Diamond

Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, Town of Newport, Herkimer Co., New York, USA

"One of these two Herkimers has trapped a pocket of orangey mineralized water, in which a bubble clearly moves as you turn the crystal around! Both crystals, in fact, contain inclusions of this liquid, which add pretty color to them, as well as inclusions of black bituminous. They are both complete, uncontacted floater crystals, with glassy luster."