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Crater of Diamonds Celebrates 42 Years as a State Park

Just this week, a his week, a 2.89-carat diamond has been found by a Louisiana woman.
Photo Courtesy: Crater of Diamonds State Park
Photo Courtesy: Crater of Diamonds State Park
Photo Courtesy: Crater of Diamonds State Park
Photo Courtesy: Crater of Diamonds State Park


MURFREESBORO, AR -- March 15th marks 40 years since the Crater of Diamonds was designated an Arkansas state park.

The latest count of diamonds found at the park is 30,933. 

This week, a white 2.89-carat diamond was found by a Louisiana woman. 

Last year, 115,523 people visited Crater of Diamonds State Park.

The search area at the park is a 37 1/2 acre plowed field on the eroded surface of the eighth largest diamond-bearing deposit in the world (in surface area). 

Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world's only diamond-producing site open to the public.

The park is located two miles southeast of downtown Murfreesboro.
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