Couple Unearths $21,000 Diamond at Arkansas Park

 

By Antoinette Matlins, PG

 

Those of you who have attended my lectures and workshops have often heard me refer to a wonderful ŇdigÓ park in Murfreesboro, AR—the Crater of Diamonds State Park—pointing out that there are gem-quality diamonds to be found there. A couple scavenging at this park in particular recently found a diamond worth $21,000—believed to be the most noteworthy find at the park in more than three years. To read more on this story, click here.

Could you be the next person to make a valuable discovery? American gems compare very favorably with gems from other countries. In fact, fine gemstones found in the US can rival specimens from anywhere else in the world. If you decide to search for your own gems, the helpful series Treasure HunterŐs Gem and Mineral Guide, 5th Edition: Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems & Minerals, offers extensive information about what youŐll need to take with you, as well as site locations for emerald, ruby, tourmaline, gold, jade and other American gems.