Minerals & Rock Shop
New York Mineral
Below is our research of rock
locations in our New York local area. Please always get permission prior
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(Heliotrope), along the Hudson River, Blooming Drive
Iron Slag -
Satin Spar (Calcite)
Magnetite, Tahawus Mines
- in limestone in Newcomb
Blue Calcite -
Mineral (road cuts)
Calcite w/Graphite -
Newcomb (Route 28)
fluorapatite, Crown Point, Essex County
Harrietstown (Panther Pond)
Diopside & Garnet,
Speculator (Route 30 road cut)
(Oxbow Road) and Long Lake (Route 30)
Long Lake (Route 30)
Crystals and Smokey,
Herkimer Diamond, Little
Quartzite (& mineral quartz):
Scattered outcrops in Harriman State Park
Sunstone @ Forest of
Dean Magnetite Mine
Jasper, along the
bright orange calcite found in a sulfide vein in Lowvile
Quartz, Fonda (Hickory Hill Diamonds) - fees
Grossularite (Tilly Foster Mine), Brewster
Prase, Staten Island
St. Lawrence County
Tourmaline, De Kalb
(fluorescent of deep reds)
(Over Look Mtn.)
Barton Mines, North
Herkimer Diamond, Lake George
Brant Lake (road cuts)
Slate "best colored
slate in the world" Granville NY
Golden Beryl, North
Castle and Bedford village (Kinkel & Hobby Quarries)
Mineral Data Briefing:
Vesuvianite (Idocrase), Hardness 6 1/2, often mistake for Jade and also called "Californite",
various colors of green yellowish, brownish, translucent with a slightly greasy
look. Make nice cabochons.
Garnet, Hardness 6 1/2 to 7 1/2, call garnet are in a cubic crystal system.
Crystals have multiple of our in faces - 4, 8, 12 etc. Almost any color
except blue. Deep red most highly prized and occur in very tine to quite
large sizes. Beautiful for jewelry.
Jasper, hardness 7. Impure quartz, opaque of various colors. Jasper
feels like chewing gum, smooth yet not slick. Found in seams, edges,
layers, chunks, large masses, veins, boulders, and water-worn pebbles.
Breaks with smooth conchoidal fractures.
Phlogopite, hardness 2 1/2 to 3, a magnesium mica, usually light brown in color,
sometimes buff yellow. Fluorescent.
Chrondrodite/Norbergite (similar in composition, appearance and flourscent).
Often these two occur together in the same localities. Daylight colors
range from white through hyacinth red with the most common color being tan or
honey-yellow. The fluoresces range from golden yellow to yellow orange.
Hardness 6 to 6 1/2, basic flusilicites of magnesium.