WOW ! This is a huge sharply double terminated Herkimer
Diamond crystal. And if that weren't enough, it was
charged outside during the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
August 21, 2017 saw a once in a lifetime event for many of
us in the United States. A total solar eclipse crossing,
from coast to coast - Only Our Country. While
we, in southeastern Pa. were only in the path of 77%
totality we were not going to miss it. So, from 1-5 pm we
hung outside; soaking in the unusual light and sharing our
viewing lens' with neighbors. We took some pictures and in
general enjoyed the sense of Something Special with
millions of other Americans. We also thought it would be
interesting to place a tray of our Herkimer Diamonds out
to soak up the unusual light and energy. Since Herkimers,
in general, are believed to amplify the energy of most
metaphysical pursuits, charging them during an 'almost'
total eclipse could only be an added bonus, right? The
pictures of them in the light of this awesome event show
they enjoyed the day as much as we did.
This Herkimer Diamond has other interesting attributes as
Areas of excellent clarity combine with clear growth
occurrences spark rainbows from many of the clean, smooth
& large facets (faces).
Dolomite crystals, also called Dog's tooth crystals grew
as well and show in several of the pictures below.
An amazingly huge double terminated quartz crystal like
this is found once or twice in a lifetime. Add to this the
once in a lifetime Solstice Eclipse and you have a truly
unique Herkimer Diamond.