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Quartz - Herkemer Diamond
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HERKIMER DIAMONDS is the name given to clear and sparkling quartz crystals, which have sharp points at either end of a hexagonal crystal. They are found in Herkimer County, New York, USA.

They formed in hydrocarbon coated cavities within a dollostone. The presence of tiny amounts of carbon in the quartz seems to be what makes them so diamond like



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