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Crater of Diamonds Celebrates 50 Years as an Arkansas State Park

April and diamonds seem to go hand-in-hand, as April’s birthstone is the diamond, and this April 22 and 23, you can celebrate the 50th anniversary of Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.

Over the past 50 years, more than 4.5 million people have come from all over the world to search for diamonds here, as this is the only public diamond mine in North America.

During the celebration on April 22-23, visitors will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers and participate in treasure hunts & games. There will be a special exhibit of Crater diamonds and the park will also unveil a new display commemorating the discovery of the 8.52-carat Esperanza Diamond, found there in 2015. Park Interpreter Waymon Cox said, “The Esperanza is the sixth-largest gem discovered at the Crater of Diamonds in the past 50 years and has an exceptional quality and beauty.”

Visitors to the park pay just $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12 years old, and that grants them access to search the 37-acre field for diamonds. If they find one, well, finders keepers!

Diamonds come in a variety of colors, but white, yellow, and brown are the most commonly found diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park. More than 75,000 diamonds have been discovered here, and we hope you are one of the lucky people to unearth a great discovery during your visit.

There will be more details about their 50th Anniversary Celebration released in the coming weeks, so check back here for more details closer to the event.

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