Herkimer Diamond Specimens
on Dolostone Matrix


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When mining, many times the Herkimer crystals are still attached to the host rock. They would be damaged if removed, so it's much better to enjoy them as the beautiful crystal matrix specimens they are. For sale on this page are Herkimer Diamonds still attached to their host rock of dolostone matrix. They are exclusive specimens for any crystal or mineral collector.

Dolostone, also referred to as dolomite, is the host rock, or matrix, Herkimer Diamonds are found in. It was formed when the calcite limestone bedrock altered beneath the sea 500 million years ago. Over time, pockets or vugs' formed in the dolostone and the rare quartz crystals grew inside. Dolomite also formed crystals call dog's tooth crystals. Found on some of the matrix specimens for sale, look for small, flat crystals colored whitish to tan to almost pink in the images.

Additionally, many of these vugs' are coated in a micro or sugary crystal, referred to as druse, druze, or 'drusy crystals'. These are tiny crystals that sparkle brilliantly. While it's difficult to get a good image of them, view them through a loop if you have the opportunity. A specimen of just druse is a unique display piece on its own. Used as a 'shelf', they can make a special platform to display one of your favorite mineral specimens.

Herkimer Diamond specimens are not graded, prices are reflective to the quality of the crystals on a particular piece. Please rely on the description notes as well as the images. Note that both inches and mm are used in measurement descriptions.

We are happy to now offer larger matrix specimens for sale. Due to the weight and size of these Herkimer specimens they will be shipped USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail, additional shipping rates apply.

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Images of Herkimer quartz crystal on dolostone.
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Herkimer Quartz Crystal on Dolostone
Length of specimen: 3 inches
Width of specimen: 3 inches
Notes: Images show the piece displayed from several sides.
$42.00 + 13.65 Priority Shipping

Herkimer Diamonds in Dolomite Matrix
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Herkimer Diamonds in Dolomite Matrix
Length of specimen: 4 inches
Width of specimen: 3.5 inches
Notes: Four pockets, or vugs in all. Three with Herkimer crystals, one with dog's tooth crystals.
$86.00 + $13.65 Priority Shipping

Herkimer Crystal Matrix Specimen
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Herkimer Crystal Matrix Specimen
Length of specimen: 41 mm
Width of specimen: 33 mm
Notes: Herkimer Diamonds in a pocket of sparkly dolostone rock.

Herkimer Vug in Dolomite Matrix

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Herkimer Vug in Dolomite Matrix
Length of specimen: 4.5" / 11.5 cm
Width of specimen: 3.75" / 9.5 cm
Notes: A great starter specimen, much more dramatic than the images show.
$35.00 + $13.65 USPS Priority Mail

Images of druse crystals on dolomite rock.
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Two Druse on Dolomite Rock Specimens
Length of specimen: 2.25 & 3 inches
Width of specimen: 2 & 2.5 inches
Notes: Two very different dolomite rock specimens.
SALE 25% Off
$37.00 NOW $27.75 + $13.65 Priority Shipping

Last Modified: June 17, 2019    


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