September 2020 – Herkimer Diamond Mines

After six months of no campouts due to COVID-19, the Troop travelled to Herkimer Diamond Mines in Herkimer, NY.  Scouts had the opportunity to visit the above ground surface mines and search for the Herkimer Diamond Quartz Crystals.  Using hammers, Scouts broke open rocks to search for the crystals.  At the end of the day, Scouts had the opportunity to ring the school bell at the Miner’s Village Rockhound Academy.   

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