This piece is from the old vein. The mine no longer produces this quality and clarity so this is a special piece and one you'll want to add to your collection!
The cluster is comprised of 6 crystals and measures 2" x 2" x 1.25". The largest of the crystals measures 2" x 1.10". One of the crystals is water clear with a gem quality not often seen in a Herkimer crystal of this size.
Herkimer Diamonds are double-terminated quartz crystals discovered within exposed outcrops of dolostone in and around Herkimer County, New York and the Mohawk River Valley. Herkimers are called 'diamonds' because they are harder than other quartz (and the diamond is one of the hardest stones in the world) and because they pop out of the rock looking like faceted diamonds, whereas real diamonds must be cut, polished and faceted before they are set in jewelry. Herkimer Diamonds manifest pure Light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy. As perfect conduits of the universal Life Force, they are exceptional healing crystals, great for remembering dreams, and used in meditations, and vision work. Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to not only transmit their own energies, but to receive spiritual energy and to amplify and focus it intently. The Herkimer Diamond is an attunement stone, useful for attuning to another person, group or environment.