Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant - Day 7 - Central

July 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and that seems to hold true, especially if you mine for them yourself... Today, we headed towards the Herkimer Diamond Mines, which are home to quartz crystals only available here. Renee Shevat, owner of the Herkimer Diamond mines, met us and gave us a warm welcome as well as an introduction into what we were looking for and a history of the world famous, Herkimer Diamond. Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangTracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-7-herkimer-diamond-mines-gems-along-the-mohawk-howe-caverns/

So armed with a sledgehammer and goggles, the girls headed into the open-aired mines. Anything found, the girls got to keep and even could be made into jewelry. So after about an hour out in the mines, the girls headed back to sort through and appraise their take. This was a one of a kind experience for all of us. In addition to being able to keep everything they found, the girls were gifted a wonderful set of earrings made (of-course) with Herkimer Diamonds. Wei Wang, Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice ZhangWei Wang, Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice ZhangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-7-herkimer-diamond-mines-gems-along-the-mohawk-howe-caverns/

Afterwards, we headed to lunch along the Erie Canal. We were treated to some of the juiciest burgers and chicken sandwiches I have ever had. But lunch didn’t last too long as we had to rush over to Howe Caverns. Now this experience was something I never thought I would ever do in a million years. Actually, these caverns are believed to be over 6 million years old. Situated 156 feet below the surface of the earth, this chilly 54-degree cavern houses some of the most geologically interesting formations ever seen by man. Our guide, Sparky led us through 1-mile walk within the cavern. All the while, letting us know interesting facts at every turn.  Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuWei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-7-herkimer-diamond-mines-gems-along-the-mohawk-howe-caverns/

For full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-7-herkimer-diamond-mines-gems-along-the-mohawk-howe-caverns/

Overall, the day was chock full of tours and events. This photographer is just lucky to be a part of it. Tomorrow we are off to the Finger Lakes... Stay tuned everyone. (Back) Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Beekman Boys, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Alice Zhang (Front) Tracy Liu, Yixuan Feng, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng(Back) Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Beekman Boys, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Alice Zhang (Front) Tracy Liu, Yixuan Feng, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Wei Wang, Joyce ShengFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-7-herkimer-diamond-mines-gems-along-the-mohawk-howe-caverns/

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