Digging for Diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park

I learned about Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas a few years back and had been wanting to go. We finally made it there this year. After we an overnight stay in Texarkana we drove about 1 1/2 hours to the Crater of Diamonds.

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Before you go out to the field you can take a look at the exhibit inside the visitor’s center. You’ll learn about the Crater of Diamonds as well as how to find diamonds and what they look like.

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Once you’re done inside the visitor’s center you can head outside. There is another exhibit outside as well a place where you can rent tools. The boys had small shovels and we rented a screen but we really didn’t use it.

When searching for diamonds you can either surface search or dig. We did a little bit of both. We didn’t have a lot of time to spend here so we walked along and searched the surface and then the boys would pick a spot to sit and dig.

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We didn’t find any diamonds but the boys had a lot of fun. They also find a lot of cool rocks that they liked as well as some very small quartz. Here are two pictures I took to show the variety of different colored rocks that we saw.

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The boys were sad to leave because they wanted to keep digging but after this we were driving on to Little Rock for lunch and then to Tennessee.

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3 thoughts on “Digging for Diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park

  1. […] The next morning we left Texarkana and headed out to Crater of Diamonds State Park. […]

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