Quartz Herkimer Diamond
Large Cabinet, 19.0 x 10.8 x 6.5 cm
Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, New York, USA

A wonderfully elegant daisy-chain of attached crystals, from this classic locale! This was found around 1990, and comes from a private collection assembled over 40 years of highgrading the locality. This is a really beautiful piece, especially for the size, because of the intricacy of the cluster. Now, these are impossible, or nearly so, to get out intact and most chains exhibit many reconnections that are accepted in context, given the nature of the dposit. This one certainly has some repairs, at the natural contact points.