I sort of have crystal fever and need to take the hammer and chisels out for a run. I have a long held interest in things mineral, especially crystals.
I was wondering if anyone could mention any good sites near them, or if there are any other enthusiasts on the forum here.
Locally, we have Herkimer NY about an hour and a half from here. You can find the clearest quartz crystals on Earth, and they are double terminated! Lots of work to get them though. People can't believe thay are not cut and come out of the rock looking like they do. You have to split 5 feet of hard dolomitic limestone to get to the pockets which rose through the molten magma like bubbles in honey and stopped at that level. The pockets can have thousands of stones rnging from the size of a grapefruit to no bigger than table salt. The larger stones have cracks and inclusions, but 50 cent sized stones can be found that will vanish when dropped into a glass of water!