The day I found out I was COVID-free, we drove from Hot Springs to Crater of Diamonds State Park.
We picked up a couple buckets, cricket cages to use as sifters and hand shovels from Walmart. And we paid $82.50 for tickets to dig. I felt like we needed to find a diamond to recover those costs. Haha!
Did you know that one to two diamonds are found at Crater of Diamonds every single day? Typically small diamonds, less than a karat, are found. Though, a few weeks ago, a man found the second largest diamond ever found there. It was 9 karats.
We dug, and we dug…and we dug. It was hot. I still didn’t feel well. But we were excited to try to find diamonds nonetheless.
After a couple hours of digging, most of us could bare the heat no more. We went to get our finds checked out. We found everything from sandstone to lava rock to jasper to quartz…but no diamonds.
We did enjoy looking! It was like a big treasure hunt. Ryan felt sure our daughter, Treasure, would find a diamond or point one of us in the right direction. We would love to visit Crater of Diamonds again in the future. We’ll add a couple big shovels, go on a cooler day, wear sunscreen and take water next time. I recommend trying this at least once. Who knows – you may be like the guy who was shocked when he was told he found a 9 karat diamond!