Herkimer Diamonds at Crystal Grove, NY - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Herkimer Diamonds at Crystal Grove, NY

On our recent bring-the-trailer-home-the-long-way we went rockhounding for Herkimer "Diamonds"... beautiful doubly-terminated quartz crystals. What's great about this campground is that it's around 300 feet from the diggings!

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They had everything from a spot-on-the-ground to pull-thrus with power and water. They even have a couple of camping cabins. This place is CLEAN! The folks that run it do a great job of keeping it spic'n'span. A site with NO hookups is $25/night. With AC and water it's $32. They've got showers and a dump facility.

Rock collecting is $10 per person per day... a bargain since you get to keep EVERYTHING you collect. Mind you... this is HARD ROCK! I used every one of my tools from the 10 pound sledge hammer to my small rock pick. If you stick to it, you'll find some real beauties... like this one:

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Herkimer is one of the "classic" rock collecting sites in the world. We had a blast there and came home with a lot of wonderful specimens.

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Old 07-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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cool looking Scamp, like the color scheme and the window treatments
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:32 AM   #3
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thats a fun place to go. want to take the grand daughteers there,,to them herkimer or not its a real diamond. and they are just so much fun to find.
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Hmmmm Rock Collecting and a Trailer??? Did you happen to see Lucile Ball's "The Long, Long Trailer"?
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I've never seen that...but I just looked at the "trailer" for it. Six bucks or so at WalMart! I think I may have to get a copy.

Oh... and if we don't come home with at least 300 pounds of rock we're just not doing our job!
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Beautiful trailer. That's a Scamp? What is your tow vehicle? I showed it to my husband and he is sure you are driving an 8 cylinder something!
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We did some rock hounding in North Dakota before we came home "for good" along the Little Missouri and Yellowstone. My husband got me a heavy duty rock polisher for Christmas. A saw would be nice but maybe later.
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Beautiful trailer. That's a Scamp? What is your tow vehicle? I showed it to my husband and he is sure you are driving an 8 cylinder something!
Yup... '98 Scamp. The TV is a V6 2008 Toyota Rav4.
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