Located just outside of St. Johnsville in the foothills of New York's beautiful Adirondack Mountains is the Crystal Grove Diamond Mine and Campground.
If you want to dig for real Herkimer Diamonds, then crystal grove is the place. You can dig during the day and lodge at the campground at night. Enjoy a peaceful nights sleep in one of the beautiful cabins. Crystal grove has cabins that sleep four and they also have the Matrix Mansion which sleeps six. This campground is very popular for obvious reasons, so be sure to make reservations.
Herkimer Diamonds are double-terminated quartz crystals which are found only in specific locations in New York State. It is their natural beauty that makes them a highly sought after prize for all treasure hunters.
One of the great things about Crystal Grove is you don't have to be an expert to prospect for Herkimer Diamonds. Tools will help and can be rented from the campground staff.
If it is too hot to be out in the sun looking for diamonds, Crystal Grove also offers a Sluicing attraction. The sluice is just like the ones gold miners used to wash away dirt from their mining rough to find a valuable treasure.
Unlike the gold miners, you are guaranteed a find when you buy a bag of mining rough. Each bag is different and will contain various gemstones, minerals, and or fossils. This is a great way to relax and have fun without breaking a sweat.
Want more info about the campground and diamond mine? Visit the Crystal Cove web site.