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Old 03-30-2017, 11:26 AM
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The diamonds in this park are not gem stone grade, they're more like industrial grade. They are yellow to brown in color and not nearly so valuable as gem grade diamonds. That being said, the park is still a neat place to visit. Been there, done that, didn't find a diamond.
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There are some gem quality stones there. The one I found is white and decent clarity. The Kahn Canary diamond is known stone from there. Some of the larger stones have been cut into quality jewelry. Collectors like them due to the rarity of US diamonds. Mine is only 15pt. So maybe $150-200 stone to a collector. But valuble to me in my collection. I'll probbaly donate it to a mineral musuem when I die so people can see one. I tried loaning it to one. The museum was very excited to display a US diamond. Then director out of the blue said we don't take loan items any more, only donated. Needless to say they are not displaying the diamond. Their loss
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The diamonds in this park are not gem stone grade, they're more like industrial grade. They are yellow to brown in color and not nearly so valuable as gem grade diamonds. That being said, the park is still a neat place to visit. Been there, done that, didn't find a diamond.
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:19 PM
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There are some gem quality stones there. The one I found is white and decent clarity. The Kahn Canary diamond is known stone from there. Some of the larger stones have been cut into quality jewelry. Collectors like them due to the rarity of US diamonds. Mine is only 15pt. So maybe $150-200 stone to a collector. But valuble to me in my collection. I'll probbaly donate it to a mineral musuem when I die so people can see one. I tried loaning it to one. The museum was very excited to display a US diamond. Then director out of the blue said we don't take loan items any more, only donated. Needless to say they are not displaying the diamond. Their loss
I sit corrected!
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My wife and I almost went camping near this park last fall. Instead we went to the Eden Falls area near the buffalo river, Northern Arkansas closer to home. Hmm that could of been one of my 4 children scoring that diamond... For sure gonna make a trip there someday only about a 7 hour drive for us. Arkansas is a beautiful state.



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I went to the park a few years ago and spent a week there. It was a lot of fun. But omg was it ever hot.

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Originally Posted by Mg240 View post
That's cool, but I'm surprised they let him keep it, being a state park.

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It is crater of diamonds state park. One pays to hunt for diamonds. There have been quite a few diamonds found in that old crater.
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We've been over yonder twice now, didn't find anything but had fun watching people searching. It looked like the night of the living dead, folks all walking around looking at the ground like a bunch of zombies and there we were right in there with them doing the same...

Up in the mountains north of there is my favorite crystal mine, we drive in, pay the $20 or whatever it is, park, then go dig through piles and piles of diggings from the mine. I bring home gigantic yard crystals from there... I usually load the entire truck bed with rocks since we have no rocks here where I'm at. Well worth the time and effort!

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Old 07-21-2017, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Vermonster View post
They found one perfect stone there, that they say occurs 1 in a billion times......

http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark...ous-finds.aspx
So you are saying theres a chance? Heck Yeah!

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