BGS Field Trip -Herkimer Diamond Dig at Hickory Hill – May 21-25, 2015

May 21 through May 25, Hickory Hill Herkimer Diamond Mine in Fonda, NY is open for collecting (only twice a year).Hickory Hill is a fee to collect per day site, children are welcome and no hard hats or steel toed shoes required. Digging in soil or hard rock are available. No power tools allowed. Bring insect repellant and sun screen as the site is in as clearing in the woods.

For those interested some of us are staying at the Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE,  308 North Comrie Ave, Johnstown, NY 12095-1095. Other motels are also located in Johnstown, Amsterdam and Canajoharie, NY.

The site is located south of Hickory Hill Rd. just west of the intersection of Hickory Hill and Barker Rd.

Herkimer Diamond


Ruth and Bruce Banicks Mineral and Fossil Sale – May 23-25, 2015

The Banicks are having a super mineral and fossil sale on May 23, 24 and 25th from 9am to 5pm at 3811 Schintzius Road in East Eden, NY. They have 150 flats of minerals, exhibit cases, 2-3 cup sphere machines and spheres, carving material, rough agate, minerals and fossils.

They are also having a sale on June 12, 13 and 14th.

Call 992-3117 for more info.

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