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Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground

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Address: 161 County Highway 114, Saint Johnsville, NY 13452-2305
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+1 518-568-2914
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This Diamond Mine & Campground is now under new ownership &...

This Diamond Mine & Campground is now under new ownership & management, as of February, 2017! We offer camping, including primitive tent sites, other sites (tenting, trailers, RVs) with electric and water, a dump station and showers.

Mining for Herkimer Diamond Quartz Crystals is also available at our location. Come try your luck!

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Had so much fun

We have visited the other two mines previously, but liked this one a lot. It was small and not busy. The owner was not friendly or helpful at all until we paid our money, then she... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2012
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Lakewood, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2015

The mines themselves are open sections of lowered land. The price to mine isn't too expensive and the sights are located in a forest. The forest itself is quite amazing and is just serene.

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1 Thank Mario F
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

The Crystal Grove Diamond Mine + Campground is a pretty site located in St. Johnsville, NY about 40 miles from Cooperstown at 161 County Highway 114; exits 29 + 29A off the New York State Thruway). You can ret tools from them or bring your own to break rocks or dig in the dirt to find Herkimer diamonds. These minerals... More 

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4 Thank Loretta S
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

First time at Crystal Grove and we can not wait to go back . Camp site was quiet and your surrounded by trees so it was cool & comfy. Plus the facilities were extremely clean!! We dug for Herkimer diamonds and found quite a few by breaking rocks or just lying on the ground. We also sluiced fir gems, fossels,... More 

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2 Thank Francine F
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Last year we wanted to try something different for a vacation. We had heard about herkimer diamond mining and thought why not? So we went online and found a campground located across from the famous herkimer diamond mines. We booked the holiday weekend and paid in advance online. When we arrived at this "campground" we were horrified by what we... More 

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10 Thank Tattooamalia
Saranac, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

First time herkimer miners, my family of 4 camped here for the weekend. We had fun but didn't find much more than broken bits and small clusters in chucks of bedrock. We spent all day mining. The owner seemed more interested in doing his chores than helping out new miners. A friendly returning miner helped us out greatly. Without his... More 

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4 Thank triper45
Cheektowaga, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We have been to the mine and campground 4 times now and are planning our 5th this summer. We started going in 2006. We have alway had a great time and the owners are great people. We look forward to going back!

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4 Thank Debbie H
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

My husband, four kids and myself we camping here over the weekend and it was great. The camp sites are very private and not right on top of each other like most campsites are. The kids had a great time digging and found tons of diamonds and nice rocks. The owners are very friendly and, since we had never been... More 

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3 Thank Jessbonicave
Furlong, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

My family and I have been returning to the mine yearly now for 5 years. My children are now 14, 12 and 8. We love this place more each time we are there. Evan and Cecily are both extremely nice and very helpful. The camp and all amenities are always clean. The mine is always digable. It is hardwork but... More 

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2 Thank Vincent M
Pittsburgh
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118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2012

We have visited the other two mines previously, but liked this one a lot. It was small and not busy. The owner was not friendly or helpful at all until we paid our money, then she warmed up and answered our questions. The camp sites and cabins looked nice even though we did not stay there. We found lots of... More 

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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2012

just holes in the ground. The campsite has little in the way of am enities

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