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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Another day at the diamond mine

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'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
They have videos of how to do it & you can rent equipment if you want.
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.


  1. Been past the park a few times but never stopped in. Looks like it could be a fun time. Thanks for the tour.

  2. I had no idea you could mine for diamonds much less that they even had diamonds in Arkansas. Goes to show that one can learn something new every day.

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun.