In Arkansas, in the United States, there really is a mine open to everyone. Let’s see specifically its particular history and how it can be accessed.
We are talking about the diamond crater a Murfreesboro, Arkansas in which there is a national park with a large plowed field, already famous for the discovery of a rare brown diamond. The huge fortune is due to its location, as the Crater of Diamonds State Park it is in fact located on a kimberlitic chimney (a particular geological formation) of lamproite, and it is for this reason that the precious gems are found there. But when was it discovered?
The site came into existence in 1906 when John Huddlestone accidentally found two particular crystals on his farm. The suspicion that they could be diamonds was in fact confirmed shortly after. Just from that moment, a real “rush for diamonds” began.
Soon, Mr. Huddleston decided to sell the land which immediately became the current public mine known all over the world. Since that time, this place has brought to light thousands of precious diamonds and gems.
According to officials, visitors find more than 600 diamonds every year and among the most important we cannot fail to mention the immense 40 carat called “Uncle Sam” , which is one of the largest and most important diamonds ever discovered in the entire United States.
So what are you waiting for? Arm yourself with a special sieve and set off in search of precious stones and if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll be able to find stones the size of the largest pink diamond in the last 300 years!