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Filed under: Rockhound Travel — Gary October 12, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

PENNSYLVANIA

Crystal-Point-Diamond-Mines

Crystal-Point-Diamond-Mines

Crystal Point Diamond Mines

1307 Park Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
Ph. (570) 323-6783 Fax (570) 321-7374
Email: rpsmith@csrlink.net

The owner guarantees if you’re not afraid to work, you won’t be disappointed with a 2.5 gallon bucket of quality crystals or clusters. For the lazy man or woman, dig in the tailings for the same results. Open April-October, by appointment only. Kids welcome, with close adult supervision. Ray Smith, owner/operator. $40 adults. $20 kids under 12.

Crystal-Point-Diamond-Mines_map

Crystal-Point-Diamond-Mines_map

Welcome to Crystal Point Diamond Mines, one of the largest quartz deposits ever found on the East coast. Located just outside of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, this fee-dig mine has been visited by people from all over the world. The mine is usually open to collectors from May through October. Rockhound clubs and other groups as well as children are accommodated. The quartz crystal points, resembling diamonds, are very plentiful and easy to dig.  Most of your time is spent deciding which ones to keep.  If you don’t like to dig, there are plenty around to sift out of the dirt or just pick up.

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cluster_crystals

Ray_smith

Ray Smith owner

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crystal_cavities

I have been told that this mine might be closed.  Can anyone comment on this?

UPDATE:

Crystal Point Diamond Mines is Temporarily closed by the PA Department of  Environmental Protection- Bureau of Mines

Watch for further NOTICE!!

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