I finally made it to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. It is a place I wanted to visit since I'd heard about it.
Dig for diamonds? I'd like to try that!
First impressions of Arkansas...it's a nice looking state & the lady at the visitors center was especially helpful when I told her where I was going. That was a good first impression for the state.
Arkansas was green, the diamond mine was on the far side of the state so I saw a bit of it & I saw the "White" river.
There was camping & motels aplenty in the area. A good sized parking lot and a water park if you're not into digging.
You pay your $10 and head into the diamond mine.
|The path to the fields|
We rented the screen boxes to wet shake for the stones.
It was interesting and a lot of people were into it. Whole families, retired folk & everyone in between.
Those who looked like they did it a lot had chairs with umbrellas, shovels, buckets, wagons and all sorts of screens for filtering out the dirt.
|The diamond field is plowed|
The digging wasn't hard, the sun was not too bad and the wash table (if you're washing for the stones) was at a good height.
|A washing station & directions|
No we didn't find a diamond but we had fun looking. Crater of Diamonds State Park was well worth the trip!
|What we found, no diamonds. They have someone who'll look|
through your booty & tell you what you found.