Herkimer Diamond Skeletal Crystal
Herkimer diamond skeletal crystal is a rare find. Skeletal Crystal measures 6 cm x 5 cm 4cm. This Treasure Mountain North Herkimer Diamond single skeletal crystal has beautiful patterns on the top termination faces. These patterns are framed by a fully formed edge on each of the three-sided faces of the termination. This is a style of crystal formation that we have seen multiple times from this location and is rarely found elsewhere. This crystal is very aesthetic with glossy surfaces all around and complex internal skeletal structure. To see a video of crystal in natural light please visit https://www.instagram.com/p/BUiMvnJFB3h/?taken-by=greengemcompany
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About Herkimer Diamonds
Herkimer diamonds will give you and yours a lifetime of enjoyment! Crystals found in the Earth require a coincidence of appropriate conditions and as a result are responsible for the growth of our Herkimer Diamonds.
The environment must provide a crucible of some sort for the crystals to form in. The correct elements for the crystal’s formation must be present and in a state known as free dissociation. Like common table salt dissolved in water the constituent elements must be moving freely within a confined area and as a result provide the perfect conditions for these elements to come together in a regular geometric pattern.
The pattern for this geometic design is the result of electrostatic forces at the atomic level. Atoms in this state act like little magnets and like the north and south poles in magnets they attach to each other in ways that are specifically dictated by these forces. These forces that ultimately shape the beautiful geometry of Herkimer Diamonds.
The host rock for Herkimer Diamonds is the Cambrian-age, Little Falls Dolostone. About 500 million years ago Herkimer Diamonds formed in cavities within the Little Falls Dolostone. These cavities contain hydrocarbon which as result form Drusy quartz crystals.
About Skeletal Crystals
Skeletal crystals are a unique kind of crystal. They have several unique characteristics.
When a crystal grows normally it lays down layers of silicon dioxide molecules and as a result builds itself up gradually.
Herkimer diamond crystals are silicon dioxide like other quartz. They can be clear quartz, smokey, amethyst, rose, citrine or a combination of these. Citrine or rose are especially rare whereas amethyst and smoky quartz are the most common varieties.
Elestial crystals are multi-layered or etched quartz with many small terminated crystal formations all over it whereas the name skeletal is due to a layering that results from the crystals environment.
About Treasure Mountain Diamond Mine
We now own three different Herkimer Diamond properties in New York which includes the world famous Treasure Mountain Diamond Mine in Little Falls. We find beautiful scepters and skeletals. These properties have extremely high quality classic Herkimer Diamonds. The Fonda property Finally is producing amazing skeletal crystals in addition to drusy specimens.
We always mine in an ecologically sound manner and all of our United States mines are, of course, conflict free. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
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