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Old 10-29-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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Its a clay field with nothing to do but dig in the clay and look at stones most don't know what they are looking for. Its OK one time but that was it for me. LOL
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:41 AM
 
Location: United States of America
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Has anyone ever found more than one diamond in the same day?
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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I have a cousin who has, but only one "quality" diamond. I met a man who was local, retired, and spent every day there. One day I was watching him dig when a young Mother and her Son, about 6 years, came up to watch. Of course they were asking questions, especially the boy. The man asked if they had seen a diamond and they said "no". He pulled a pill bottle from his pocket and showed the contents and showed which were diamonds, which were garnet, etc. When the Mother and Son finished looking, the man picked one diamond from the collection and gave the boy and told him he now had a genuine Murfreesboro diamond. The boy was very excited and the Mother was speechless. There really are good, giving people in the world.

Several years later the man died and there was quite a write-up about his life, how long he had been digging there, and all he had found.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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My daddy (a chemical engineer) always wanted to set up a tent there to make it dark where he would be digging and use a blacklight, because he said diamonds would fluoresce under a blacklight. Don't know if it's true or not. He never got to do it.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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My daddy (a chemical engineer) always wanted to set up a tent there to make it dark where he would be digging and use a blacklight, because he said diamonds would fluoresce under a blacklight. Don't know if it's true or not. He never got to do it.
Some do, some don't. In fact the majority of diamonds do not fluoresce. The ones that do may fluoresce either blue or yellow.

I wonder if anyone compiled statistics on what are the odds of finding a diamond? I mean, they know how many visitors the park gets and how many diamonds are found. I wonder, is it one in twenty, one in fifty, or one in two hundred? If the odds are not too bad, it may be more worthwhile to dig at "The Crater" than to play the lottery or go to a casino.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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I went to the mine years ago and it took me 20 minutes to find 1/4 carat diamond. I am very good a seeing arrowheads and i think that helped me. Take two steps and the turn around the circle very slowly and touch every rock you see. I use a Dandelion weeder.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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Several years ago a lady who was a frequent, successful visitor was interviewed. She said that she took her kids, and/or friends, with her and she would sit on a bucket, look over the field looking for a "glitter", then stay put to not loose sight of the glitter then direct one of her group to the glitter. Sounds good to me .
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:55 AM
 
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Another good-sized diamond found.

Woman Uncovers Diamond at a State Park That is ‘8.52 Carats’ | Times Gazette
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Old 06-29-2015, 03:44 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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I may have posted this in the past, but the greatest experience in visiting the park is watching the people. I was there one time when a "car load" of tourist were coming through the area, saw the highway sign, and decided to visit and dig. One woman was wearing white blouse, shorts, shoes, and socks when she started, but by the time they got ready to leave everything she was wearing was gray.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: The Natural State
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Today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette had a great detail story about a find last June. It was oblong with it's length about the diameter of a quarter and was appraised at $20,000. It has now been cut and polished at Stanley's Jewelers in North Little Rock down to a length of about the diameter of a dime, and estimated auction value of $300,000. Not a bad day for a "walk in the park" !
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