Can you find diamonds in your backyard?
You can find diamonds in your backyard, especially if you live in certain areas of the United States where ancient volcanic activity occurred. It’s also possible to find diamonds in stream beds on your property. Even though the chances of finding a diamond in the rough are about 1 in 10 million, it can happen!
Where can I dig for gems in Michigan?
Chlorastrolite, or the Isle Royale greenstone, is the state’s official gemstone since 1973.
|Chlorastrolite||Great Lakes beaches and Isle Royal National Park|
|Agates||Lake Superior shoreline: Grand Marais beach, Muskallonge State Park beach, Woodland Park beach|
Can I mine my own diamond?
The Mine & The Park
The only public diamond mine in the world, Crater of Diamonds offers you a one-of-a-kind adventure – the opportunity to hunt for real diamonds and to keep any mineral you find. … The crater is the only diamond mine in the world where the public can pay a fee to dig and keep any gems they find.
What are the odds of finding a diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park?
From 2016 to 2020, visitors discovered 237 diamonds while surface searching at the park, about ten percent of all diamonds registered during that time. While most diamonds found at the park weigh about one-quarter of a carat, the average diamond found on top of the ground weighs nearly two-thirds of a carat!