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Quartz (Herkimer Diamond- Black stem scepter)
Treasure Mountain, Little Falls, Herkimer County
New York, United States
3.6 x 1.8 x 1.3 (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $340
Pre Holiday 2017

A Northeastern US mineral legend, the black stemmed scepters of Herkimer are quite rare and despite hundreds of diggers toiling in the hard Dolomite only a few are found every few years. From a recent exceptional pocket this is a perfect example with no damage (extra rare) and doubly terminated (crudely) which is almost unheard of. The black stem is partly deep smoky brown with a few tiny areas of transparency. The top is sharp and glassy and also has dark inclusions some of which are brightly fluorescent. A fine small example of this most uncommon of Herkimer Diamond Quartz!




Quartz (Herkimer Diamond- Black stem scepter)
Treasure Mountain, Little Falls, Herkimer County
New York, United States
3.6 x 1.8 x 1.3 (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $340
Pre Holiday 2017

A Northeastern US mineral legend, the black stemmed scepters of Herkimer are quite rare and despite hundreds of diggers toiling in the hard Dolomite only a few are found every few years. From a recent exceptional pocket this is a perfect example with no damage (extra rare) and doubly terminated (crudely) which is almost unheard of. The black stem is partly deep smoky brown with a few tiny areas of transparency. The top is sharp and glassy and also has dark inclusions some of which are brightly fluorescent. A fine small example of this most uncommon of Herkimer Diamond Quartz!