Dims: 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.3" (5.6 x 5.3 x 3.3 cm)
Wt: 3.22 oz. (91.2 g)
Middleville, Herkimer County, New York, U.S.A.
Three small "Herkimer diamond" Quartz crystals rest in a hollow in this small hand specimen. These crystals are generally in good condition, though the largest one is noticeably damaged, and do not exceed 0.4" (1.1 cm) in length. Their hexagonal prismatic form is very good, though one of the crystals is somewhat warped due to intersection with another crystal that was since separated. All are colorless, transparent and very clear, and show a vitreous luster on their extremely clean faces. The host rock in which they rest is a brown limestone that is standard for this locality.