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Ace Of Diamonds Mine

84 Herkimer St, Herkimer, NY 13406-2713
+1 315-891-3855
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So much fun! We're addicted!

Took my 12 and 9 yo on a long weekend adventure to mine for Herkimer diamonds and fossils. We... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
York, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Excellent Diamond Mine!

This was a birthday trip for our son who just turned 7. We had a great time here and found lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Lockport, New York
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84 Herkimer St, Herkimer, NY 13406-2713
+1 315-891-3855
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Took my 12 and 9 yo on a long weekend adventure to mine for Herkimer diamonds and fossils. We started at Ace of Diamonds. Staff is helpful giving you a lay of the land. Tools are available to rent for a buck a piece. Screen...More

5  Thank Katylua
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was a birthday trip for our son who just turned 7. We had a great time here and found lots of Herkimer Diamonds! Everyone we talked to was very friendly and offered tips and tricks. The owners were very nice and very kind to...More

1  Thank AlwaysTraveling2016
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I stayed here for two nights with my girlfriend and her family and came away not all that impressed. The digging is incredibly fun, and actually more enjoyable than the other mining site down the street. So if you are stopping here for the mining...More

1  Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I love that at this mine you have options. This year they added a sluice to the area that has a dirt pile. I found over 50 crystals in the dirt pile. You can either use a sifter or the water sluice. Either way you...More

4  Thank michelle w
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great time! Owners are very sweet! The people we encountered were all pleasant. It's definitely hard work if you are set on a good haul but worth every bit of it. My boyfriend did great! He is proud of his collection. You will get out...More

1  Thank wretchedcat23
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Ace of Diamonds was recommended over the nearby better known mine. It features a variety of locations on an enormous tract of land. One can easily walk the dirt roads and try cracking stones that are within reach. The more athletically fit can also climb...More

1  Thank JoanneGarland
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My family, including my 90 year old mom and dad, have visited the Ace of Diamonds several times. It's more fun when you find gems than when you don't but ALWAYS a good time!!

1  Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 24 July 2016

it was way too hot the day we were there but we had a great time and found some nice crystals. I'm looking forward to a return trip with the grandkids.

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is the third time we've been to Ace of Diamonds mine in as many years. Every time we've gone we've spent from 4 - 8 hours and come home with a nice supply of beautiful Herkimers. Ace of Diamonds is a real commercial mine...More

1  Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Went Sunday June 26 very hot day. We did not stay long. You are mostly out in direct sunlight. Wear good shoes and pants and eye protection. This was a great experience. Not one I would do again too boring for me just banging on...More

1  Thank Colleen N
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Joe C
16 November 2016|
Response from Lou Ann N | Reviewed this property |
They are closed for this season but open April 1,2017 and hours are 9-5 according to their website. They operate April 1 to October 31. Google it for more information.
21 June 2015|
Response from Elisha-John H |
21 February 2015|
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Response from TanteJaye | Reviewed this property |
On their website, they have crystals for sale. Good luck.