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Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground

161 County Highway 114, Saint Johnsville, NY 13452-2305
+1 518-568-2914
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Great Crystals shabby camp

We thought we were getting a cabin... we got a bunk house with no sheets, AC, or bathroom. We know... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Daniel M
Great fun hammering at rocks!

I went here for my birthday on a Thursday. I love gems and minerals and have never gone "digging... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
moonfilm
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New York City, New York
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This Diamond Mine & Campground is now under new ownership & management, as of February, 2017! We offer camping, including primitive tent sites, other sites (tenting, trailers, RVs) with electric and water, a dump station and showers. Mining for Herkimer Diamond Quartz Crystals is also available at our location. Come try your luck!
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
161 County Highway 114, Saint Johnsville, NY 13452-2305
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+1 518-568-2914
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

We thought we were getting a cabin... we got a bunk house with no sheets, AC, or bathroom. We know how to rough it but the large carpenter ants crawling over you in the middle of the night was just to much... so why four...More

3  Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

I went here for my birthday on a Thursday. I love gems and minerals and have never gone "digging" for crystals before. What a great spot. The store is lovely with lots of reasonably priced crystals and rocks for sale. Evan, who attended to us...More

2  Thank moonfilm
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Reviewed November 20, 2015

sir, what exactly is that stone a diamond or just a mere stone? i do have lots of similar stone and i believe some of which might be a diamond.

1  Thank kemmy718
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Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time here. We had been herkimer mining before at another place. Friends had suggested this place so we thought we'd try it out! We had a great time and are hoping to return next year! They have a few cabins for...More

2  Thank 30karinm
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Reviewed September 10, 2015

first thing first the mine is so so... we did find alot of crystals but no help from anyone infact most i seen was owner drive by everyone on golf cart just to make sure every one had a wrist band. Because there was no...More

3  Thank Robert D
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CrystalDiamondMine, Manager at Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2017

Hi there. Just wanted to respond, and let you know that as of February, 2017 - Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground is now under NEW Ownership & Management! We understand your discontentment with your visit before - but please give it another chance! We...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Just spent a weekend at crystal grove figured we wanted to go with a nice quiet environment to mine and not the other very commercialized mine. We camped with our popup from Friday to Sunday . upon arrival we were greeted by the owner she...More

2  Thank Redblur00
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Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The cabins looked beautiful I plan on booking one next year many accommodations. 4-6 person cabins and rv and tent sites. The mine experience was a lot of fun. Bring big tool fyi like sledge hammer and chisle and geological hammers and get ready to...More

1  Thank mcourcelle86
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Reviewed July 27, 2015

Bottom line is the owner was very rude, disrespectful, curt and obviously angry that the other person (worker or husband) wanted to "leave to go home" leaving her alone to work. Words and tone were exchanged between them that were not pleasant to hear. She...More

4  Thank Dee Dee B
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CrystalDiamondMine, Manager at Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2017

Hi there. Just wanted to respond, and let you know that as of February, 2017 - Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground is now under NEW Ownership & Management! We understand your discontentment with your visit before - but please give it another chance! We...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2015

The mines themselves are open sections of lowered land. The price to mine isn't too expensive and the sights are located in a forest. The forest itself is quite amazing and is just serene.

1  Thank Mario F
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Crystal Grove Diamond Mine + Campground is a pretty site located in St. Johnsville, NY about 40 miles from Cooperstown at 161 County Highway 114; exits 29 + 29A off the New York State Thruway). You can ret tools from them or bring your...More

4  Thank Loretta S
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GoeieWitte
September 13, 2015|
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Response from CrystalDiamondMine | Property representative |
Hey there! Hi there. Just wanted to respond, and let you know that as of February, 2017 - Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground is now under NEW Ownership & Management! We are currently working on providing the entire... More
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GoeieWitte
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Response from Mario F | Reviewed this property |
We didn't stay in the cabins. We just spent the day there. I would recommend bringing your own hammers and wedges. We saw a couple with a sledgehammer so I'm not sure what is off limits to bring besides industrial equipment... More
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