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Ongoing Research:   The Spheres Project
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Every year we will take on one of the unresolved problems in the Story about Herkimer diamonds. For 2016 it is the spheres project. If you have found any type of curved crystal feature in the Herkimer Mining District, please send us a photo, or a sample donation.
The Spheres and Circular Faces
The spheres and the circular faces have now been found at 3 mines: AD, LF and TCR.  But we still know little about them. So far it looks like they occur in with hydrocarbon and that there may be a connection with the crystal frost. There is variation in form, but to understand this better we need as many donations as possible. To see more sphere and circular face photos go to:
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DrC’s injury recovery is going well. New postings are expected this winter (February) (see What’s New page)