An Arkansas state park called Crater of Diamonds is the only diamond-producing site in the world that is open to the public. A woman sat down in the shade and noticed a 2.93-carat diamond about the size of a pea just laying there. And she gets to keep it!
A visitor certainly has better odds of finding a diamond than winning the lottery. About 27,000 diamonds, most very small, have been discovered at the 37.5-acre park since it opened in 1972. The largest ever was 16.37 carats – a hefty haul for an afternoon at the park.
Diamond lovers willing to dig a little might consider including a stop at Crater of Diamonds during their next vacation. It might pay for the trip!