Customers often want to know how we find these gems. It started with a TV show on the Travel Channel called Cash and Treasures. I wanted to go for Mothers day. We have been hooked ever since. My family and have been going to different mines in the Herkimer region for the past 8 years. We find the stones by digging in the dirt, using various tools to smash rocks and big boulders, and looking and mining for pockets. It is really hard work. We learn something new every tine we go. Hubby says I have too many rocks and I needed to do something with them. So I have been experimenting with how to create something with the stones that can be shared by all in the Western NY and beyond.