Herkimer Diamonds, Everywhere! [S-18-31]
|Location:||SUNY: Maxcy 104|
|Classes:||1 Session 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Tue 3:00 PM 04/10|
The striking crystals of quartz called Herkimer diamonds have been proposed to be the New York State mineral. Where are these unique crystals found? What makes them so coveted by collectors of minerals and the general public? This course describes their geologic environments, discusses how to find them, and exposes participants to the diversity of forms and associated minerals.
Michael R. Walter, a retired teacher, has 45 years of experience collecting minerals. He has authored dozens of lay and professional articles on specimen mineralogy and has written the definitive book on the subject of Herkimer diamonds. Michael also owns a mineral specimen and mining business.