Mineral Of The Day #137: Herkimer Diamond
Mohs Hardness Scale: 7
Category: silicate mineral
- Herkimer diamonds are named after their locality in Herkimer County, New York.
- They are clear, doubly-terminated highly lustrous quartz crystals.
- Wiccan and New Age belief systems often ascribe specific occult properties and a wide variety of mystical powers to them.
- Herkimer diamond crystals have 18 facets (6 sides) and two terminations.
- They can be used as gemstones to make unique jewelry!