If you’re looking for a fun family activity this Fall, we suggest you check out Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park, a place where you can bond with loved ones and possibly get rich quick.
The park is a rare gem you won’t find elsewhere. It features a 37.5-acre plowed field, the world’s only diamond-bearing site accessible to the public. Tourists and adventurers alike can make the journey to this unique park and dig until they find hidden treasure. Whatever rare gems are found, visitors get to claim for themselves.
Of course, the chances of actually finding a precious stone is quite rare (hence the $16 admission and minor fee for the rental shovel), but some are lucky enough to win big.
Recently, Dan Frederick and his daughter Lauren spent less than an hour sifting through the dirt before they found a 2.03 carat diamond just lying there, staring up at them… an incredible discovery, when you contrast that with the size of the massive park.
“Dan Frederick has proven, once again, that it is possible to find large, beautiful diamonds while surface searching,” said Park official Betty Coors. “This is an example of a diamond that all park visitors dream of taking home.”
Besides leaving everybody green with envy, this father and daughter also left the park with a diamond pearly white in color and bearing a triangle shape. They decided to name the beautiful beast “Lucky Diamond,” and while they don’t have any idea how much it’s worth yet, they’re betting its worth more than its weight in gold. The actual amount is determined by clarity, cut, color and carat (the four 4Cs).
One thing is certain, however. The diamond is definitely worth more than the $16 they spent on park admission. It’s worth a lifetime of memories and bragging rights, too!
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[Featured Image: Arkansas State Parks]