He was searching for about 10 minutes when he found the treasure. His diamond received a name: God’s Glory Diamond. This is the 328th diamond found in 2013. In 1956, the Star of Arkansas 15.33 carat diamond was found at the same place. From the historical beginning of this special site, more than 75,000 diamonds have been found.
The Crater of Diamonds volcanic pipe is part of a 95 million year old eroded volcano. It’s a 911 acre (360 ha) in Pike County, Arkansas. 37.5 acres of this is the world’s only diamonds bearing site accessible to the public, listed in the registry of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
In 1972, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism purchased the site from the Arkansas Diamond Company and Ozark Mines Corporation. The park is opened to the public. For a small fee, they can dig for diamonds and some semi precious gems: amethyst, agate and jasper. The field turns up an average of two diamonds a day.