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Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas

Updated on September 4, 2016

Crater of Diamonds State Park Sign

Crater of Diamonds State Park Sign
Crater of Diamonds State Park Sign | Source

Digging for Diamonds in Arkansas

Do you consider yourself to be a lucky person?

Do you win when playing card games?

Do you occasionally win when playing the lottery?

If you knew that with a little bit of effort and luck you could find your own diamonds or other precious stones would you be interested?

Crater of Diamonds

Crater of Diamonds
Crater of Diamonds | Source

Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Near Murfreesboro, Arkansas there is a 37 ½ plowed field where, if fortune is smiling upon you, glittering tokens of your love for that special someone can be found.

It is the Crater of Diamonds State Park which was created as a state park in 1972.

Where to find Murfreesboro, Arkansas

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Diamond earrings

IGI Certified 1/3 cttw Round Cut 14K White Gold Diamond Stud Earrings
IGI Certified 1/3 cttw Round Cut 14K White Gold Diamond Stud Earrings

No digging needed to acquire these beauties for yourself or a loved one.


Finders Keepers

"Finder's Keepers" is the rule of the day.

It is the only place in the United States where diamonds and other minerals can be found and kept by the general public in a state park.

The entire park consists of nine hundred and eleven acres and is a beautiful spot to visit whether lady luck is shining on you regarding the finding of gemstones or not.

Since Arkansas touches Texas on its southwest border, hopefully I will get to spend more time in that state discovering more of its treasures.

Arkansas is a beautiful state! My mother and I spent a vacation in parts of Arkansas one year and came away with many happy memories.

The only national park in Arkansas located in Hot Springs was definitely on our list of places to see.

Eureka Springs is definitely worth a trip destination as we discovered. Just outside of Eureka Springs was the beautiful Thorncrown Chapel.

Those were just a few of the noteworthy sites we enjoyed while traveling by car that year.

According to this video, 2 diamonds a day are discovered in Crater of Diamonds State Park.

Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Addressing the subject of digging for diamonds...

Would you be interested to see if you could unearth a large diamond for yourself or someone you love?

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Did you know?

Most people are aware that former President Bill Clinton was born in Arkansas. Many other famous people came from there as well. Here is a partial list:

  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Glen Campbell
  • John Grisham
  • Johnny Cash
  • Mary Steenburgen
  • Louis Jordan
  • Bear Bryant
  • Sonny Liston
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Al Green
  • Helen Gurley Brown

There are many more!

Take time to view the video below to learn more information about this site and why it will never run out of diamonds.

Crater of Diamonds Story

Have you ever visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park?

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If you did visit the Crater of Diamonds State Park did you unearth a diamond?

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Murfreesboro, Arkansas

If digging for diamonds does not interest visitors to Murfreesboro, perhaps digging for arrowheads might do the trick. There is an Indian village there where visitors can try their hand at doing just that.

Nearby Lake Greeson and the Little Missouri River offers numerous aquatic activities.

If you have never visited Arkansas, you might wish to put it on your bucket list.

Had you ever heard of the Crater of Diamonds State Park prior to reading this? If you have visited Arkansas or are from there, what are your favorite places to visit?

Please leave your comments below. Thanks!

12 Year Old finds a 5.16 Carat Diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds!

© 2016 Peggy Woods


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      Peggy Woods 2 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rajan,

      Yes, the bed is extremely deep there and with earth movement the diamonds may continue to rise closer to the surface over time and be discovered by some lucky individuals. Glad you liked learning about the Crater of Diamonds State Park.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 weeks ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I would love to try my luck even though it fails me most of the time. Nevertheless, it would be a great adventure looking for just one.

      Very interesting to learn the bed holding diamonds is as deep as 120 miles.

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      Peggy Woods 10 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi norlawrence,

      Perhaps someday you will travel further east. If so at least you now know about this place in Arkansas where you can possibly unearth a diamond and get to keep it. :)

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      Norma Lawrence 10 months ago from California

      Nice share. Sounds like a fabulous place to visit. I never get that far east. Maybe some day.

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      Peggy Woods 11 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

      No serious excavating will be done in our garden beds as they are pretty much fully developed. Good warning for others however who are creating new garden beds.

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