Did you know there is a local debate on the name of Herkimer Diamonds? Should we call them Herkimer Diamonds or Little Falls Diamonds?

Herkimer Diamonds were first discovered in Little Falls. This is where the debate for locals in Little Falls begins. Their argument: They were found in Little Falls and not Herkimer. However, Herkimer and Little Falls are both in Herkimer County. To add more fuel to this debate, the majority of the Herkimer Diamond deposits are found within a rock called the "Little Falls Formation."

This rabbit hole gets even deeper with another name for these diamonds.  The first discovery sites were in the village of Middleville, which is inside of the city of Little Falls. some debate they should be called Middleville diamonds.

So, what do you call them? We do know that the rest of the world calls them Herkimer Diamonds.



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