Best Herkimer Diamond Find

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Joe and I met our friend Eric in Fonda on the morning of May 17th. Weather was not in our corner that morning as the claim, which now is 6 feet underground, was also under water.

While we had power tools, a 9000 volt generator, and a lot of Red Bull driven energy, we did not have a power suction unit or drain machine, or anything to remove this water.
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Geode Hunt in remote Southern Indiana


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Last weekend two-thirds of the American Geode team assembled in Indiana to re-stock the New York City geode inventory. The past 3 visits had proven cold, dreary, and uncomfortable, but this season we struck luck with a bright, beautiful day.  We took the truck out past 2 soybean fields, to the edge of the woods, then about quarter mile hike you arrive to the dried river bottom and the geodes washed out of Indiana limestone millions of years ago at the end of the Ice Age.
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Interior Design Geodes

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On Thursday we spent the day working on an interior design project at a Boston hedge fund who wanted to decorate their lobby with large, natural geodes. So we drove from New York City to Boston with 4 crates in the back of a rental car to fulfill this order.  They had one large amethyst geode on display, but remarked that all the amethyst geodes were the same, and they were aware how often they are heated, and the gray outer shell often looks painted too.
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Orange Garnets in West Redding, Connecticut

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So hunting for orange garnets we were following the varied instructions from the web about an outcrop, located about half-mile from the West Redding, Connecticut train station.  Easy enough to set your GPS to “West Redding Train Station.” First thing we noticed was a cop car idling in the train station parking lot. We had not even begun excavating and they were after us already.
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