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New York Mineral Locations

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Below is our research of rock locations in our New York local area.  Please always get permission prior to your dig!!!!  We have not verified any of this data yet.  Join our club and we can start verifying with you.

 

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Albany County

 

Bloodstone (Heliotrope), along the Hudson River, Blooming Drive

 

Clinton County

 

Iron Slag - Thomasville

 

 

Eric County

 

Satin Spar (Calcite)

 

Essex County

 

Garnet (Alamandite)

Labradorite

Sunstone, Crown Point

Vesuvianite* (Idocrase), Olmstedville

Titaniferous Magnetite, Tahawus Mines

Phlogopite, Newcomb

Chrondrote/Norbergite - in limestone in Newcomb

Wollastonite - Willsboro, Lewis

Blue Calcite - Mineral (road cuts)

Calcite w/Graphite - Newcomb (Route 28)

Botryoidal fluorapatite, Crown Point, Essex County

Albite, Newcomb, Essex County

 

Franklin County

 

Laborite - Harrietstown (Panther Pond)

 

Hamilton County

 

Diopside & Garnet, Speculator (Route 30 road cut)

Calcite, Speculator (Oxbow Road) and Long Lake (Route 30)

Flourite - Long Lake (Route 30)

 

Herkimer County

 

Crystals and Smokey, Middleville

Herkimer Diamond, Little Falls/Middleville

Quartzite (& mineral quartz): Scattered outcrops in Harriman State Park

 

Orange County

 

Sunstone @ Forest of Dean Magnetite Mine

Jasper, along the Hudson River

 

 

Lewis County

 

Laboradorite

Calcite, fluoresce bright orange calcite found in a sulfide vein in Lowvile

 

Orange County

 

Spinel, Amity

 

Otsego County

 

Sapphire, Toddsville

 

Montgomery County

 

Herkimer Diamond Quartz, Fonda (Hickory Hill Diamonds) - fees

 

Putnam County

 

Uvarovite and Grossularite  (Tilly Foster Mine), Brewster

 

Richmond County

 

Amber, Krischerville, Staten Island

Prase, Staten Island

 

St. Lawrence County

 

Chrysoprase, DeKalb

Diamond, Massena

Tourmaline, De Kalb and Governeur

Corundum, Ogdensburg (fluorescent of deep reds)

 

Saratoga County

Chrysoberyl, Greenfield

Microcline, Hadley (Over Look Mtn.)

 

Warren County

 

 

Barton Mines, North River

Hooper Mines, Johnsburg (private)

Herkimer Diamond, Lake George

Serpentine, Johnsburg

Quartz crystals, Brant Lake (road cuts)

 

 

Washington County

 

Slate "best colored slate in the world" Granville NY

 

 

Westchester County

 

Golden Beryl, North Castle and Bedford village (Kinkel & Hobby Quarries)

Sunstone, Chappaqua

Thomsonite, Peekskill

 

 

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.

  • Prase, hardness 7, like Chryosprase, but has more sage-green color.

  • 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.

  • Chrysoprase, hardness 7.  Apple green chalcedony.

  • 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.

  • Corundum, hardness 9, aluminum oxide, red grains and crystals in limestone.

  • Wollastonite, hardness 4 1/2 to 5, Calcium metasilicate

  • Iron Slag, slag is melted silca quartz and other impurities that was removed from the surface of molten iron during the forging process.   Conchoidal surfaces.

 

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