Arkansas Diamonds

There is only one public diamond mine in the US and it is in a very obscure place called Murfreesburo, Arkansas.  We arrived just after 10pm when the Crater of Diamonds State Park closes, so spent the night set up in a pull-off (the only time on our trip we had done this) a few miles from the park entrance and waited ’till morning.  We dug enthusiaticly for a few hours at the mine (which is a huge open field with rows of dirt mounded up for as far as the eye can see) got completely covered with a thick grey-green clay, and left with some neat looking rocks, but no real diamonds.  Oh well.  It was fun, and something we’ve always wanted to do.  I did purchase several plastic souvenir diamonds so if you see them in our gold viles…and hear us tell you we got them at the diamond mine…well, we’re just having some fun.  That’s what it’s all about, after all.  www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com

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