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Herkimer photos

Thanks Bob for cropping the pics I submitted of the Herkimer Diamond (quartz). It helped alot to show the stone. The cut is a scintillator brilliant from Ed Soukup's book "Facet Cutter's Handbook". I believe there are 129 facets. Although he recommends not cutting this in less than 10mm I decided to cut it with what I had to work with and the end result is 8mm. If I would have had a larger piece of Herkimer I certainly would have cut a larger stone. I finally managed to get a chance to look for Herkimers this past spring and found many but only a few worthy of cutting. Maybe next time I will hit the jackpot. To anyone thinking of making the trip to NY I would say, GO FOR IT! I had a great time. The Herkimer Motel gives a 10% discount for anyone going to look for diamonds. One last thing, while attempting to photograph the stone (outside) the wind suddenly decided to gust and took the felt and stone and sent them flying. It took over 20 minutes to find the little bugger in the grass. Lesson learned.

From Ward - October 07, 2010 at 09:21:25

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