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Friday, September 17, 2010

Crystal Point Diamond Mine, Williamsport, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania, USA

I was recently asked about quartz collecting in PA.
I have not actually collected at Crystal Point Diamond Mine in Williamsport PA.  Several years ago, I was in Williamsport on business but did not have a chance to visit the mine.

There are plenty of reference to the  Crystal Point Diamond Mine.
The link is broken probably because the content is no longer on
If someone has visited the mine recently, please post a comment or email and tell me when you were last there and how was the collecting experience.

  Thanks Gary K.

Crystal Point Diamond Mine, Williamsport, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Reference on Treasure Hunting Wiki

Crystal Point Diamond Mines
PA's Ultimate Crystal Mine
1307 Park Ave.
Williamsport, PA 17701

Ph. (570) 323-6783


Data exported from DRC 2.0 (c) 2009 Gary Kindel

Crystal Point
City: Mine ID: 340242
County Lycoming Seq Nbr: 1857_4-01593
Country USA Longitude
Alternate Mine Names
Topographic Map
Map Name Map Scale 250' Quad Map
Map Coordinates
Meridian Township Range Section Sub Section
Zone Hemisphere Northing Easting
Geology and Ore Deposit Information
Deposit Model Deposit Type Deposit Size Deposit Age Deposit Form
Deposit Desc:
Local Structure
Non-Ore Minerals
Ore Minerals
Mineral Occurrences
Mineral Species Variety Strunz Frequency
Hematite Not specified 4/C.04-20 Reported
Quartz Not specified 4/D.01-10 Reported


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IS VERY GOOD..............................

Kerry said...

I'm trying desperately to get ahold of someone there to get more info on hours of operation, cost, exact location, nearby hotels, no avail. Neither the phone number, email, or link work. Any info you could forward would be much appreciated!!!

salmonoid said...

I collected there in the mid-90's, when I was in college, and before it was a full-blown pay site. I believe that the state shutdown the operation, perhaps because of lack of permits/licenses for mining. The pieces I did collect were nice enough, but somewhat busted up. They ranged from single points to some pieces that were a foot square coating of crystals, up to an inch in width. Some of them had a nice hematite coating on them.

Gary Kindel said...

Thanks for the update. Too bad the site is closed.

Anonymous said...

State of Pennsylvania, in its infinte wisdom, decided to classify the site as a commercial "mine" which would require anyone that digs there to go through days of professional safety training before being permitted to enter the "mine"(which was a long trough in the ground.
Of course New York State , with the Herkimer site, was thrilled with this decision to send the Pa. tourist money up to them LOL

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