Visit the diamond mine in Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Visit the diamond mine in Murfreesboro, Arkansas

The mirny diamond mine in russia is the world’s biggest hole - it’s 525 metres deep and 1.25km wide.The suction above the hole resulted in several helicopter crashes, so all flight above the hole is prohibited now.

The mirny diamond mine in russia is the world’s biggest hole - it’s 525 metres deep and 1.25km wide.The suction above the hole resulted in several helicopter crashes, so all flight above the hole is prohibited now.

Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro, Arkansas (Pike County) is the only diamond mine in the world where visitors can dig for diamonds & keep what they find.  An average of 2 diamonds a day are found, along with 40 other gemstones & minerals including amethyst, jasper, peridot, garnet, & quartz. The Strawn diamond (bottom) found in 1990 weighed 3.09 carats, 1.09 carats when cut - it's rated a perfect 0/0/0 & considered a one-in-a-billion stone. Valued at $34k, it's on display at the…

Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro, Arkansas (Pike County) is the only diamond mine in the world where visitors can dig for diamonds & keep what they find. An average of 2 diamonds a day are found, along with 40 other gemstones & minerals including amethyst, jasper, peridot, garnet, & quartz. The Strawn diamond (bottom) found in 1990 weighed 3.09 carats, 1.09 carats when cut - it's rated a perfect 0/0/0 & considered a one-in-a-billion stone. Valued at $34k, it's on display at the…

Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public. The park allows visitors to dig for diamonds and, unlike most public mining sites, has the policy “finders, keepers.”

Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public. The park allows visitors to dig for diamonds and, unlike most public mining sites, has the policy “finders, keepers.”

Crater of Diamonds State Park - Arkansas - The only diamond mine in the world where you can search and keep what you find.

Crater of Diamonds State Park - Arkansas - The only diamond mine in the world where you can search and keep what you find.

Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas  This is what you need to get started on your hunt for diamonds, plus a lot of patience, sunscreen, and a good imagination - all my rocks looked like diamonds - but turned out to be just rocks!

Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas This is what you need to get started on your hunt for diamonds, plus a lot of patience, sunscreen, and a good imagination - all my rocks looked like diamonds - but turned out to be just rocks!

Loihi Seamount: The New Volcanic Island in the Hawaiian Chain

Loihi Seamount: The New Volcanic Island in the Hawaiian Chain

Mirny Mine is a former open pit diamond mine, now inactive, located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. The mine is 525 meters deep and has a diameter of 1,200m, and is the second largest excavated hole in the world. The airspace above the mine is closed for helicopters because of incidents in which they were sucked in by the downward air flow.    In 2010, A proposal was made to create a city within the crater which houses up to 100,000 people.

Mirny Mine is a former open pit diamond mine, now inactive, located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. The mine is 525 meters deep and has a diameter of 1,200m, and is the second largest excavated hole in the world. The airspace above the mine is closed for helicopters because of incidents in which they were sucked in by the downward air flow. In 2010, A proposal was made to create a city within the crater which houses up to 100,000 people.

Kimberly Diamond Mine is where Cecil Rhodes, the man after which Rhodesia was named (later to become Zimbabwe) made his fortune. It is the biggest hand dug hole in the world, it’s depth being over 1,000 metres.The mine has given up over 3 tonnes of diamonds and finally closed in 1914.

Kimberly Diamond Mine is where Cecil Rhodes, the man after which Rhodesia was named (later to become Zimbabwe) made his fortune. It is the biggest hand dug hole in the world, it’s depth being over 1,000 metres.The mine has given up over 3 tonnes of diamonds and finally closed in 1914.

Unique and Unusual Hotels in Arkansas: Diamond John's Riverside Retreat Teepees * If you're visiting Murfreesboro for the diamond mine, you might consider staying in a teepee. Diamond John's has four teepees along the Little Missouri river. The teepees accommodate up to four people and actually have queen-sized beds. Diamond John's also has cabins, but you can stay in a cabin any day. How often are you going to get to stay in a teepee?

Unique and Unusual Hotels in Arkansas: Diamond John's Riverside Retreat Teepees * If you're visiting Murfreesboro for the diamond mine, you might consider staying in a teepee. Diamond John's has four teepees along the Little Missouri river. The teepees accommodate up to four people and actually have queen-sized beds. Diamond John's also has cabins, but you can stay in a cabin any day. How often are you going to get to stay in a teepee?

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