Crater of Diamonds State Park


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Crater of Diamonds State Park


Location:2 miles southeast of Murfreesboro on AR 301.
Facilities:59 campsites with water and electric hookups, showers, restrooms, picnic areas, screened pavilion, aquatic playground, trails, restaurant, laundry, gift shop, visitor center, exhibits.
Activities:Camping, hiking, prospecting for diamonds and other gems, interpretive programs.
Special Features:First discovered here in 1906, the diamonds come from the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic pipe. Visitors can search a 37-acre plowed field to prospect for and keep any gems they find, which may include diamonds, amethyst, garnet, jasper, agate, or quartz. Since Crater of Diamonds became a state park in 1972, more than 25,000 diamonds have been carried home by visitors. Notable diamonds found here include the largest diamond ever unearthed in the US (40.23 carats) and the Strawn-Wagner Diamond, a flawless diamond with the highest grade a diamond can achieve.
Address:209 State Park Rd
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

Phone:870-285-3113
Fax:870-285-4169
Web: www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com
Size: 887 acres.

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Chances are you've probably never dug for gems at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro.
Tana found the diamond last October while hunting for gems with her family at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
93 carats, Thirteen-year-old Nicole Ruhter found a diamond that size while visiting Arkansas's Crater of Diamonds State Park.
NICOLE RUHTER, 13, of Butler, Indianapolis, spent a day hunting for gems in the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas - then found a 2.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- Donald and Brenda Roden of Point, Texas, first visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park several years ago but did not find a diamond that time.
The Crater of Diamonds State Park, in Arkansas's Timberlands region, is the only place in the world where visitors can pan for diamonds and keep what they find.
Don't stay at Helena forever, for there are yet riches to be discovered in the Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro.
Quote: The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is continuing with the additional testing at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Pike County near Murfreesboro.
Department of Interior has granted the permit to carry out a 10,000 ton bulk sampling program of the olivine lamproite located at the Crater of Diamonds State Park (the "Project").
To this day, the Crater of Diamonds State Park offers to all Arkansans and tourists a place to dig for the American Dream.
DEI also has options or a right to lease three properties from private mineral owners which are located outside the Crater of Diamonds State Park.