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An Arkansas Diamond is Forever at Crater State Park

by The 100 Companies

A diamond is forever, but especially in Arkansas.

Crater of Diamonds State Park in Pike County is one of the world’s only diamond-bearing sites that’s accessible to the public, and visitors get to keep anything they find. Located on an ancient volcano, more than 75,000 diamonds have been discovered at the park since 1906, when a struggling farmer named John Huddleston found two unusual crystals on the surface of his 243-acre farm in Murfreesboro.

To date, the greatest discovery was the massive Uncle Sam Diamond found in 1924 weighing 40.23 carats – the largest rough diamond ever found in the US.

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