Seriously? Diamond Mining in America?
Did you know that the world’s eighth largest diamond bearing deposit on earth is in America? Neither did I.
I figured it was some big corporate secret. Nope, it’s Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
Here’s the Vacation Part
You can bring your family to the park and search for diamonds and keep what you find. Seriously. For a diamond loving girl like me all I can say is, we would so have gone there for vacay when I was a kid!
If I had known about this awesome park, I would have written Santa a long letter about how badly I wanted to go. It’s officially on this Santa Barbara Jeweler’s wish list now!
Are People Finding Diamonds Currently, You Ask?
According to the Inquirer, “More than 500 diamonds were found at the park last year, and, it was a record year for large diamonds, according to Park Superintendent Justin Dorsey.”
“We registered 30 diamonds over one carat,” he said, adding that two of them – the 8.66-carat “Illusion Diamond” (third) and the 6.67-carat “Teamwork Diamond” (ninth) – are among the 10 top diamond finds at the park in the last 40 years.”
To read more about the: Crater of Diamonds State Park.
Maybe Your Vacay Could Pay!
This jewelry lover thinks that could be a pretty fun adventure. And the good news is you can rent the gear you need at the park.
What are we waiting for?