Crater of Diamonds State Park

209 State Park Road
Murfreesboro, AR - 71958

Type: Parks
(870) 285-3113
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Crater of Diamonds State Park, located in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, is a unique and fascinating destination where visitors can search for diamonds and other gemstones in their natural setting. Established in 1972, the park is the only diamond-producing site in the world that is open to the public, making it a popular destination for rockhounds, treasure hunters, and curious adventurers.

One of the main attractions of Crater of Diamonds State Park is its 37-acre plowed field, known as the "Diamond Search Area," where visitors can search for diamonds, as well as other gemstones and minerals, using simple tools such as shovels, buckets, and sifters. The park is situated on the site of an ancient volcanic crater, which once served as a source of heat and pressure that formed diamonds deep within the Earth's crust. Over time, erosion and weathering have brought diamonds to the surface, where they can be found scattered throughout the field.

Visitors to Crater of Diamonds State Park can explore the diamond field at their own pace, digging, sifting, and searching for treasures amidst the dirt and gravel. While finding a diamond is rare and requires patience and persistence, visitors have the opportunity to discover other gemstones such as amethyst, garnet, and quartz, as well as fossils and minerals.

In addition to diamond hunting, Crater of Diamonds State Park offers a variety of amenities and recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. The park features picnic areas, hiking trails, and a visitor center with exhibits on the geology, history, and ecology of the area. The park also offers educational programs, guided tours, and special events throughout the year, providing visitors with opportunities to learn about diamonds, gemstones, and the natural world.

Whether you're a seasoned rockhound, a novice prospector, or simply someone seeking a unique and adventurous experience, Crater of Diamonds State Park offers a memorable and exciting opportunity to explore the wonders of the Earth's crust and the thrill of discovery. With its rich geological history, scenic beauty, and potential for treasure hunting, Crater of Diamonds State Park is a one-of-a-kind destination that celebrates the excitement of exploration and the allure of hidden treasures.

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