Crater of Diamonds State Park

The diamond mine in Arkansas is a unique tourist attraction because it was once an active volcano with lava flows that brought diamonds to the surface.

What is Crater of Diamonds State Park?

Crater of Diamonds is the world’s only publicly open diamond mine where diamonds found may be kept.

First, dress appropriately. The park can be hot and dusty, so wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Tips on Digging for Diamonds

Novice prospectors can rent a shovel, bucket, wagon, and mining screen for the day.

Rent Mining Equipment

Only hand tools are permitted. Once you have your equipment, get ready to dig for diamonds and precious gems and explore like an old-fashioned prospector!

Bring Mining Equipment

How Do You Know if You Found a Diamond?

Take findings to the on-site gemologist to be inspected. Visitors can find the gemologist at the Diamond Discovery Center, where the rental equipment is.

Where is Crater of Diamonds State  Park?

The diamond park is roughly two hours away from Little Rock, the state capital, and Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

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