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Posted: 09/25/20 08:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You want something to do during the Pandemic? Go to the only place in the free world where you can keep all the diamonds you pick up. Crater of Diamonds State Park in southwestern Arkansas is the place to go. Recently a man found a yellow 9.07 carat diamond, the second largest diamond ever found in the parks' almost 50 year history. Park offers campground, equipment rental, and a 37 acre plowed field to explore. Check it out, makes a nice three or four day trip when you have time on your hands...


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Better bring old clothes that you don't care about...heh. You can also dig for quartz crystals in AR and will certainly find all you want, near Mt Ida.


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How does one spot a diamond amongst all that dirt and other stones?


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rexlion wrote:

How does one spot a diamond amongst all that dirt and other stones?


They have wash stations under roof where you can bring buckets of dirt.





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I did that several years back. It was fun. Didn't find anything, but interesting. The State Park was very nice to stay in. At that time, a beautiful gift shop. I did do good in there.

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Tried my luck there a couple of times. Nice RV spots in the park, but the only diamond I found was a big old diamondback rattler on one of the trails in the park. Didn't want to keep him though.

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rexlion wrote:

How does one spot a diamond amongst all that dirt and other stones?

You wash or walk and pickup anything that shines. They will look them over on the way out and tell you if you have any. They sell small plastic boxes so you don't loose the little ones.


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Did that a few years back! its quit a place and should be on ones bucket list. I will say its hard work but then nothing comes easy. DW and I were there for better part of a day and found nothing.

You can also dig for sand crystals in Oklahoma, now thats a lot of fun!!


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Did it once, in 1965. Mainly we camped on the COE lake a few miles north. Dad like to water ski, and we would be there at time 20 weekends a year.

Took my wife back a couple years ago. But it was in July, and right at 100, with 90% humidity. She found it interesting, but didn't want to did in the dirt.

Is the water park for the youngsters open now?


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