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Margaret Hasting's daughter Linda lives at the site (phone above). The surest way not to get messed up is to exit the NY Turnpike at Fonda. Go West to the bridge and cross the river. Turn left on Rt 5. Go West to the first road out side of Fonda that goes up the hill. This is Hickory Hill Road. It is not a right turn but angles up the hill. Follow Hickory Hill for several miles until you come to Barker Road. Turn right on Barker. This road curves around and comes to Stone Arabia Road. Turn left on Stone Arabia. The second driveway to the left is the entrance to the mine. The alternate route is to go through Palatine Bridge and take Rt 10 North to Stone Arabia Road and turn East for several miles. Look for Barker Road (which becomes England Road on the North side of Stone Arabia) Then go back to the mine. The only sign to the mine is a crossed pickax and shovel painted blue near the entrance. But even that was overgrown last summer, thus the Barker Road directions. Directions taken from link below
Phone: (518) 762-7960
Diamond Acres Mine - Directions
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