Crater to Host Prospectors’ Gemboree on June 15

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Searching for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park
Searching for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Greetings from the Crater of Diamonds! Each year, thousands of visitors from all over the world visit Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park. On Saturday, June 15, the park will host a celebration of those who come in search of diamonds during the 9th Annual Prospectors’ Gemboree!

Festivities will include a day of fun games for the whole family, like our egg toss and diamond digging contest. Visitors can also search for prizes hidden throughout the park’s diamond search area during our annual treasure hunt. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can meet Crater diamond finders and collectors from around the region and hear the stories “behind the finds” at our 13th Annual Famous Crater Diamonds Exhibition, a rare display of diamonds found in Arkansas!

A complete schedule of event games and activities can be picked up at the park visitor center on June 15. All games and activities are free with the purchase of admission to search for diamonds ($10.00 for ages 13 and up; $6.00 for ages six through 12; ages five and under are free). For more information, contact Crater of Diamonds State Park at 870-285-3113, or email [email protected]. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate diamond miners in Arkansas during Prospectors’ Gemboree!

 

Search area last plowed: June 3, 2019

Most recent significant rain: June 7, 2019

Diamond finds for the week of May 26, 2019 (100 points = 1 carat):

May 26 – Jovana Resendiz, Mesquite, TX, 44 pt. white; Asa Rose, Hubert, NC, 17 pt. white, 20 pt. white

May 27 – Forest & Brian Page, Joliet, IL, 12 pt. white

May 28 – Ben Newcomber & Nate Paigen, Oregon, IL, 1 pt. yellow; Kristina Westphal, Burnet, TX, 6 pt. white

May 29 – Nathaniel Paigen, Oregon, IL, 2 pt. white; Scot Darling, Duluth, MN, 69 pt. white

May 30 – Scot Darling, Duluth, MN, 8 pt. white; Bobby Jones, Plain Dealing, LA, 6 pt. white; Nathaniel Paigen, Oregon, IL, 9 pt. white

May 31 – Lee Westphal, Burnet, TX, 14 pt. white; Jacob Fritz, Olathe, KS, 39 pt. white, 1.33 ct. white

June 1 – Jason Ivins, Saint Jo, TX, 4 pt. white, 5 pt. white, 6 pt. white, 29 pt. white; Asa Rose, Hubert, NC, 18 pt. white