2.52 HERKIMER DIAMOND SPHERE QUARTZ CRYSTAL BALL NEW YORK USA 64.2 mm. Herkimer Diamond Sphere - New York, USA. Here's a rare and exquisite Herkimer Diamond collector's sphere.
There is one vug (cavity) with three Herkimer Diamonds and one smaller with just one. Herkimer Diamonds are very clear double terminated quartz crystals found in Herkimer Co.
As well as several more areas of New York. The sphere is of outstanding workmanship. It is very rare to find a chunk of matrix with Herkimer Diamonds in vugs that survive the cutting and polishing processes of the spheremaking.
The matrix is nondescript although it has a nice polish and several other vugs shallow with sparkly crystals. A couple of sections are rough since Dale, the spheremaker, did not want to further grind the ball and risk loosening the Herkimer Diamonds. The sphere weighs about 12.4 oz, and it measures about 2.52 in diameter (64.3 mm). The photos were taken outdoors in sunlight and from different angles and therefore, color differences from the actual sphere are possible.
A dark circular section at some of the photos is just a shadow. For other beautiful stones, gemstones, eggs, and spheres please check out my other items. The item "HERKIMER DIAMOND SPHERE RARE QUARTZ CRYSTAL BALL NEW YORK USA 2.52 or 64.2 mm" is in sale since Sunday, October 16, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Crystals & Mineral Specimens\Crystals".
The seller is "starburst88z" and is located in Port Orford, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.