Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Herkimer Diamond Digging

We decided to sell our Portsmouth, VA Phish tickets and take a couple days and dig for Herkimer Diamonds at the Ace of Diamonds mine.

This is the main pit here at the Ace. You can mine the wall or break rocks out ofthe rubble piles. The blue tarps are staked claims. No claim jumping is allowed at the mine.

This is a fresh pile of dolostone pulled out of the commercial mine on the other side of the building. I watched Ted the owner dump this after the mine closed for the day. So bright and early tomorrow I know what I am doing.

This is the front of the rubble pile and the main building. These doors lead to showers and restrooms.

We are camping right on-site so we will be ready as soon as they open at 9 am

This is my findings for today at the Herkimer mine. I will find lots more tomorrow with the fresh pile Ted dumped for us.

-- photo blog post from my iPhone

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