Diamond in the Rough


Did you know that Arkansas... yes, Arkansas is The Natural State blessed with an abundance of geological wonders? They even have a state park called, "Crater of Diamonds State Park" which is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public. At this rare "gem" of a park, you can explore, enjoy and have a unique adventure hunting for real diamonds!


The "Crater of Diamonds State Park" is over 37 1/2 acres of plowed field, the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic crater that 100 million years ago brought to the surface diamonds and semi-precious stones that lucky visitors can find.


Visitors are invited to experience this unique attraction and enjoy the thrill of digging for diamonds in the rough. The park staff even will identify your finds for you. But that's not the best part... The best part is the park's policy is, "Finders, Keepers!!"Any diamonds, semi precious stones, rocks or minerals you may find regardless of the size or value are yours to keep!


Case in point, a few weeks ago, a woman named Susie Clark found a 3.69-carat white, teardrop-shaped diamond in the plowed field. This diamond is the largest found at the park so far this year and it's the largest one found since April 16, 2014, when a 6.19-carat white diamond, named the Limitless Diamond, was found. To date,I t's the 122nd diamond found at Crater of Diamonds this year!


So, next time you are ready to go ring shopping, perhaps consider digging it yourself!

Previous article:
Next article: