Pike County Diamond Mines
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
N 34° 03.746 W 093° 41.392
15S E 436338 N 3769293
Quick Description: The only location in North America where diamonds are found in the rock in which they were formed.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2007 8:02:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM1FC3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:
Two and a half miles southwest of this point is the only locality in North America where diamonds have been found in the rock in which they were formed. They have been found principally in one igneus pipe which, with three small pipes, aggregates about 80 acres. These pipes are the craters of a volcano which erupted under the water of the sea which covered this place. Diamonds were first discovered October 1, 1906. It is estimated that 48,000 stones have been recovered. About eight percent of the diamonds recovered have been gem stones.

The Crater of Diamonds State Park is located at the spot that this marker talks about. You can visit the crater field and maybe find a diamond of your own for a small fee.

History of Marker:
This marker was placed by the Arkansas Centenial Comm. and the Arkansas History Comm.

Link to Marker: Not listed

Additional Parking: Not Listed

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