Well, there’s a least one good reason to visit the state of Arkansas. It’s called the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro Arkansas. Diamond hunting has been going on around that small Southern city since 1906. The original owner started to find diamonds on his 243-acre property that year and it was game on. The owner, John Huddleston, sold the property to a group of investors that year. Several attempt to make the site a commercial diamond mine failed before it was turned into a state park reports nature official Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG.
The property became a state park in 1972, and tourist have been searching and finding diamonds ever since then. Susie Clark found this new diamond, and it is the largest diamond find since 2014. That’s when a 6.19-carat diamond was found in the park. Mrs. Clark diamond is the 122nd diamond found this year, according to Waymon Cox, the park’s interpreter.
Waymon told the press that anyone that visits the park and finds a diamond can keep it. The park’s staff identifies and registers each gem. The largest diamond found in the park was a 40.23-carat beauty. That gem was found in 1924, and it is the largest diamond ever mined in this country.