Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro is the only public diamond mine in the world, with a history as rich and colorful as the natural wonders below its surface.
Geologists estimate that what’s now called the “Prairie Creek” volcanic vent rose through the earth’s crust and exploded around 100 million years ago, with the airborne minerals ultimately falling back into the ground, where they would crystallize over time. Fast-forward to 1906, when a local farmer found a “glittering pebble” on his farmland and soon sold the property for $36,000.
The park reopened to the public on Memorial Day weekend.
– Kristie Coggins, The 100 Companies