Crater of Diamonds State Park(redirected from Crater of Diamonds)
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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
Size: 887 acres.
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