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It's finder's keepers at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. The only public diamond mine in the world, Crater of Diamonds offers you a one-of-a-kind adventure - the opportunity to hunt for real diamonds and to keep any you find.
You'll search over a 37-acre plowed field - the eroded surface of an ancient, gem-bearing volcanic pipe. Begin your diamond hunting adventure at the visitor center featuring exhibits and an audio/visual program that explains the area's geology and offers tips on recognizing diamonds in the rough.
Originally posted by buster2010
There's a place out west where you can find fire opals People would be surprised just what kind of treasures you are able to find here in the states.
Originally posted by ronpip
Several 2 plus carat diamonds are found there every year.
This year there has been at least 1 that was larger than 4 carats.
The ground is turned over fairly often to give people a better chance to make a find.
Originally posted by kro32
Yes you use a shovel and screen just like the old days I guess. They rent the whole set-up to you if you want from what I gather.
Sounds like a great way to spend some time with the kids.