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Prospectors’ Gemboree returns to Crater of Diamonds June 17

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The Crater of Diamonds State Park will hold its tenth annual Prospectors’ Gemboree on Saturday, June 17.

The event will feature the popular Famous Crater Diamonds exhibition from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Gemboree, which is the park’s annual keystone event to help celebrate diamond miners in Arkansas will feature fun for all ages — including a treasure hunt and relays.

All activities are free with purchase of mine admission — $13 for adults, $6 for those ages 6-12 and free for those under six years old.

The last Gemboree, held in 2019 before the covid-19 pandemic, saw more than 800 park guests visiting the Crater to search for diamonds and celebrate diamond miners in Arkansas.

“Prospectors’ Gemboree is a day to celebrate our visitors, who come from all over the world to search for diamonds in Arkansas,” said Waymon Cox. “Diamond finders and collectors bring their gems to the event for visitors to see some of the beautiful finds from our park.”

Cox added they typically have about a dozen finders and collectors in their exhibition. “Many visitors enjoy meeting Crater diamond finders and collectors during the annual Famous Crater Diamonds Exhibition,” he said. “It’s a rare public display of Crater diamonds and a chance for visitors to meet some of the finders and hear the stories behind the finds.”

Those interested can pick up a full schedule of activities on the day of the event, or for more information contact the park at (870) 285-3113 or email CraterofDiamonds@arkansas.com.

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