Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-24-2014, 06:50 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
n5pht's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 412
Blog Entries: 1
Diamonds at Crater of Diamonds SP in AR

Heading to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas on Monday - 28 April for a few days. Anyone find any diamonds there? Sounds like a fun place to spend a few days and people actually do find diamonds from time to time and they are yours to keep I understand. Look for us in the headlines next week
__________________

__________________
Gary and Karen Stone - stick home in Texas
LCMS Church - 2014 Minnie Winnie 31KP, 2014 Jeep Gary is N5PHT, Ham Op, Retired from Fed Gov
n5pht is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-24-2014, 06:57 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Steve N Sal's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,614
Never actually been there but seen a show on the Travel Channel about it. Some people find diamonds and yes if you find them they're yours to keep. Good Luck and have a great time.
__________________

__________________
Steve & Sally / HiTee & Hudson Our Little Poms / Heidi & Houston Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 08:41 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
spritz's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: c above
Posts: 4,954
Good Luck and will keep a eye on the papers...
I thought of the same thing but looking for gold out @ Quartzite, didn't make it this year hop-pen to next year Good Luck and have fun.
Tim
__________________
1982 Pace Arrow 30ft.
KarKaddy SS, Toad: 1999 Deville Concours
Lilly and Rubie Our 4 legged Kids & Tim & Joe
spritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 08:50 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
eddieelk's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: summer-Cuba Mo./winter Weslaco TX.
Posts: 354
Went there several years ago. Campground is perfect, concrete pads and all. When we left, my GPS had me go to the right. The gravel road got narrowe and narrower. Had to cross several creeks. Had the wife notify her son where we were, in case we hit a "Deliverence" scene. Finally made it to civilization, and survived the ordeal. Never found any diamonds. Eddie Elk.
__________________
1998 Pace Arrow Vision 36' w/460, '98 Saturn SW2, FMCA #388823, Gateway Getaways RV Club
eddieelk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 08:59 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
jd956jd956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lake Conroe, Texas
Posts: 664
VERY nice park! They rent shovels and buckets, yet might consider taking your own. After watching their videos in the history/museum area, seems most diamonds are not found out in the open, but in the immediate where rain water run-off causes the most soil erosion. Check out the videos before you start digging. Dress comfortably and be prepared to walk long distances as the diamond field is HUGE.
__________________
Jeff & Sandy on Lake Conroe
2016 Newmar Essex 4519 / 2013 FJ Cruiser 4x4 Toad
1997 American Eagle no more, but was outstanding
jd956jd956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 09:16 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,250
Been there Many years ago,,, before Rv'ing... Was a Beautiful State park... Big pine trees,,,, very clean... They (used to) plow the diamond fields from time to time to unearth things... The visitor center has a nice place to show you what to look for,,, and the history. Diamonds have been found very deep... There used to be a shaft there from commercial diamond mining.. (fenced off) . Try this,,,,
Diamond Mine - Where Diamonds are Found - Crater of Diamonds - Arkansas Diamond Mine
Whatever you find is yours to keep.... Have a great time,,,, Darel
__________________
Monkey, pilot of a Great Dane hauler,
2015 Silverado 2500 Duramax/Alison 4x4 CrewCab 2016 Cougar 28SGS
1ST CAV
monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 09:20 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: texas
Posts: 2,268
Been there found industrial grade diamonds (not see through) have fun
__________________
whem2fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 09:28 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,250
Diamond Mines - Crater of Diamonds State Park
__________________
Monkey, pilot of a Great Dane hauler,
2015 Silverado 2500 Duramax/Alison 4x4 CrewCab 2016 Cougar 28SGS
1ST CAV
monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 10:13 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
spinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Houston, TX, 77069
Posts: 2,087
Adding to the positive reviews. Haven't found any diamonds but lots of interesting stones. The rv park is beautiful with full hook ups and 50 amp service. Sites are beautifully wooded.

One of my favorite places, but as one poster mentioned check the maps for both your egress and ingress plans, you can find some "interesting"roads in the area!
__________________
Steve Pinn
2008 Newmar Essex-4514
2014 Ram Laramie ecodiesel
spinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 11:45 AM   #10
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 7,269
You can hunt for opals at a mine in Nevada, but they charge you $60/day. Arkansas is only $8/day.
__________________
Barb (RVM18), Sena (capuchin monkey, RVM Head Mascot) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie)
2011 Shasta Cynara 230F, 2012 Smart Car toad FMCA #F466348
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011 and loving it.
okmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 08:32 AM   #11
Member
 
goldpan's Avatar
 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Huffman, Texas
Posts: 58
On Thursday (4/17/14)

A man who was hunting for precious stones at Crater of Diamonds State Park found a

"6.19-carat White Diamond"


The stone is about the size of a jelly bean and is the 15th-largest diamond unearthed at the park.

__________________
2005 Montana Mountaineer
Huffman, Texas
goldpan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 11:33 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Janesville, wi
Posts: 633
You have the same chance at winning the lottery, a lot less dirty & sweaty, but a lot less fun. Go for it. We did it when the temps were around 100 degrees.
__________________
Tom3205 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 08:38 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
RangerRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 101
n5pht, how did your trip go? We are planning a trip out west next year and this looks like it might be fun. Did you have to book the campground in advance or where there lots of vacancies?
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2005 Newmar Kountry Star DP
RangerRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 07:26 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
n5pht's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 412
Blog Entries: 1
We enjoyed it. No diamonds but was fun and unusual experience. We booked in advance but if during the week it would prob be easy. Sit 44 was nice and worked for our portable satellite.
__________________

__________________
Gary and Karen Stone - stick home in Texas
LCMS Church - 2014 Minnie Winnie 31KP, 2014 Jeep Gary is N5PHT, Ham Op, Retired from Fed Gov
n5pht is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bend- Crater Lake- Grants Pass- OR --CA Redwoods nomad10th Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 14 04-02-2014 08:42 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.