New York State


Featured Caves/Panning/Mines

Ausable Chasm

Guided activities and tours are available, such as a two-part tour that takes groups on a hike through the upper chasm, and a scenic raft float or tube ride on the Ausable River. 2144 Rte. 9, Ausable Chasm, NY 12911. Tel: 518-834-7454. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Garnet Mine Tours

1126 Barton Mines Rd., North River, NY 12856. 518-251-2706. Tour and learn about one of the world’s largest garnet deposits; students can also collect garnet rocks. Fee.

Herkimer Diamond Mines

800 Mohawk St., Herkimer, NY 13350. 315-717-0175. Herkimer Diamonds are 18-faceted quartz crystals that rival the hardness and appearance of real diamonds. Groups can prospect for their own gems and view exhibits in the museum. Fee.