Crater of Diamonds State Park is famous for its main feature, the 37 acre plowed field, the only diamond site open to the public.
We had wanted to visit this park for years, and finally got the opportunity.
Crater of Diamonds State Park is another very nice, very quiet, very dark campground (at night).
Spacious camp / RV sites, with picnic table, fire pit with grill grate, charcoal grill and lantern post in a nice wooded area located just a short walk from the diamond field.
We found quartz, glass and rocks but no diamonds or other gems. Someone did find a diamond our first day, sadly it was not either of us. Although we did not find a diamond, we had a lot if fun and plan to return to search again. Diamonds found in the crater.
Situated over an eroded lamproite volcanic pipe, Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond site open to the public.. Rock hounds and visitors can dig for diamonds and other gemstones for $8.
Park visitors find More than 600 diamonds of all colors and grades are found by park visitors each year. Over 29,000 diamonds have been found in the crater since it became a state park. Visitors may keep any gemstone they find regardless of its value.
In addition to diamonds, visitors may find semi-precious gems such as amethyst, agate, and jasper or approximately 40 other minerals such as garnet, phlogopite, quartz, baryte, and calcite.
We had fun at Crater of Diamonds State Park and plan to return again in search of our diamond. It’s out there just waiting for us, and there is one waiting for you too (just leave ours there lol).