About Us

Anne and I have been mining these beautiful quartz crystals since September 1994. Our first introduction to Herkimer Diamonds was at the Bancroft Ontario Gem & Mineral show in August 1994. About a month later, while browsing the showroom of the Dwyer Mine in Wilberforce Ontario, we located an old Lapidary Journal featuring Herkimer Diamonds. This led us to the Ace of Diamonds mine were the hunt for Herkimers was on. The rest is history.

We mine from the 1st of April until the 31st of October and have graduated from claw hammers and 1/2 " chisels to 12 pound sledge hammers and spring steel. Our mining experiences have introduced us to a wide variety of interesting people (some have become good friends), fellow rockhounds & miners, collectors and people from the meta - physical world.

We have now have collected an amazing assortment of crystals including jewelry grade, clusters, and larger single crystals. We display our collection at Gem and Mineral shows for everyone to see and are now venturing into internet sales. Please feel free to contact us with your inquiries regarding these beautiful mesmerizing crystals.

Anne and I look forward to hearing from you and sharing our love and enthusiasm for Herkimer Diamonds.

Bill McIlquham