Digging for Diamonds
What Should I Bring?
Where can diamonds be found within the park? Visitors have found plenty of gems both on top of and in the soil. Tools are not necessary for diamond seeking, and a good way to search is to walk up and down the rows looking for diamonds lying on top of the ground. However, most diamond hunters like to dig in the soil. Therefore, you have the option of bringing your own tools from home.
You may use anything that is not battery or motor operated for transporting equipment in and out of the search area. Park visitors bring anything from small flowerbed trowels to full-size shovels for digging. Some choose to make their own sifting screens and bring them.
Park guests have the option to rent buckets, shovels, screens, and other equipment at the Diamond Discovery Center, located next to the park’s 37.5-acre diamond search area. A refundable deposit will be charged per item, and rental tools must be returned daily. Ladders, battery-operated, and motor-driven mining equipment are not allowed at the park.