Herkimer Diamonds-Iridescent
                        from Herkimer County, New York                                   
           
Cochise College
Geology Home Page 
Roger Weller, geology instructor  ( wellerr@cochise.edu ) 
Herkimer Diamonds               

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iridescent fractures within Herkimer diamonds
 
 Fractures within Herkimer diamonds are extremely small planar openings that are wedge-shaped. 
Light entering into these fractures produces a rainbow of colors due to a phenomenon known as
"Newton's Rings".






                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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