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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Diamond Fields

Did you know that Arkansas is the only state in the U.S. to produce diamonds. If you are lucky you will find one. A guy found one last week that was 3 1/2 carats. Crater of Diamonds State park is about a hour south of Hot Springs. It was my boys dream day to be able to spend a couple of hours digging in the dirt. The didn't find any diamonds, but were sure as dirty as a pig who has rolled in the mud.

9 comments:

Rocks In The Wash said...

We saw this on the Travel Channel a couple of months ago. Our boys have said that they'd like to go spend a day there too! Looks like you had a great time.

Dana said...

You are a traveling bug! Thanks for sharing your spring break experience with us.
Will you be in ITaly soon?
Dana

Angie Muresan said...

I really had no idea. A 3 1/2 carat would look awesome on my finger.

Cate said...

getting dirty is always fun, diamond or not. ok, so confession. totally saw an episode of the dugger family visiting this same exact (i think) park. i never watch that stuff, but i was flying jet blue and really enjoyed seeing that family go digging, too.

it looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Cool photos -- thanks for keeping me updated while on the road. Miss you guys-love you. F

Francesca said...

That's fun! Did you dig in the dirt for diamonds too:)?

Ma life à moi said...

It's a kind of adventure for boys!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I didn't know about Arkansas and diamonds !!! A big hug for the treasure hunters !

Bonnie said...

i went right by it a year or so ago but didn't have my kids! I think that sounds like fun!