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Old 03-17-2017, 11:49 AM
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Default Teen finds 7.44 ct diamond in State Park

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Old 03-17-2017, 11:53 AM
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That's cool, but I'm surprised they let him keep it, being a state park.

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Old 03-17-2017, 11:55 AM
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Tragic! Youth is wasted on the Young! I bet he buys himself a gameboy or some damned old shoes...

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Old 03-17-2017, 11:58 AM
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Gonna have to put that park on the bucket list ! That is one happy kid !
We have gone to Herkimer NY diamond hunting , ya have to beat them out of the rock , kids loved it . ,,,,,HH
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:55 PM
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If its the park I'm thinking you can prospect there. The south has several places you can hunt for gems
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Old 03-17-2017, 01:28 PM
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It's a pay to "prospect" State Park. quite a tourist attraction.. there are several locals that search there on a regular basis..

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Old 03-17-2017, 04:37 PM
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Crater of Diamonds state park.... only Diamond mine in the world open to the public where you get to keep what you find. pretty cool thing and they find diamonds fairly regular, including some huge ones, think last year a girl found a 30+ carat rock there, hard work, but looks like fun, plus it is surrounded by tons of quartz crystal mines in the area, great place for a vacation if your into that stuff.

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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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That's the beauty of that park, you can keep what you find


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I just read where a 706-carat was found in Sierra Leone

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That's the beauty of that park, you can keep what you find


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Gotcha, I guess I had heard of parks like that.

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Took my kids there last fall on fall break.. it was fun.. didn't find !!!!.. lol

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Originally Posted by playin4funami View post
Crater of Diamonds state park.... only Diamond mine in the world open to the public where you get to keep what you find. pretty cool thing and they find diamonds fairly regular, including some huge ones, think last year a girl found a 30+ carat rock there, hard work, but looks like fun, plus it is surrounded by tons of quartz crystal mines in the area, great place for a vacation if your into that stuff.
I WOULD LOVE TO GO!!!!!!! That place is one of my bucket list places to go!!!!! Was going this past summer till I got fired. Maybe this year if my wife's health improves.... super cool park.... love to find my own diamond regardless of size or value. I hate to find a huge one (not) since I'm sure I'd sell it...... heck ya........ picture will keep the memory and the clams will pay for future adventures...
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I went there one summer with the kids but it was 100 degreees and we did not last long.
Spent most of the day at the motel pool

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I've never found a diamond but I love going to this park. Heat can be brutal. I went on an overcast drizzly day once, it was nice and cool plus with everything wet th rocks showed up better. My wife and kids love going to the crystal mines in the area too!

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Tragic! Youth is wasted on the Young! I bet he buys himself a gameboy or some damned old shoes...
Or a fancy blue ray player! Unbelievable! Apparently the park rents out digging equipment so visitors can look for diamonds and whatever they find they can keep. Crazy!

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Always wanted to go there. This link is a good read on the finds they have had. They found one perfect stone there, that they say occurs 1 in a billion times......

http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark...ous-finds.aspx

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That's cool, but I'm surprised they let him keep it, being a state park.

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That's the whole point!

It's the world's only open to the public diamond mine. You just pay your entry fee, grab a bucket and shovel and have at it. Did it once but it's a heck of a commute from RI.

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Old 03-28-2017, 11:44 AM
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I remember watching Kirsten Gumm a few years back on her TV show...She interviewed an old guy who goes there nearly everyday just to find diamonds in that muddy mess.....Thats really not a bad way to spend a day or two..digging around at an open pit diamond bearing strata? Yeah..that would be not too bad there...Just read the link Vermonster posted....A guy simply must give this place a go!

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Old 03-29-2017, 04:13 AM
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It's a fun place. I found a diamond there. Small but considering an average of one diamond a day is found I felt great. I can say I have a rare American diamond. Nice state park.
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A good excuse for a grown kid to play in the mud..
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I remember watching Kirsten Gumm a few years back on her TV show...She interviewed an old guy who goes there nearly everyday just to find diamonds in that muddy mess.....Thats really not a bad way to spend a day or two..digging around at an open pit diamond bearing strata? Yeah..that would be not too bad there...Just read the link Vermonster posted....A guy simply must give this place a go!

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