Gemstones Found in Arkansas


      Arkansas is known for its high quality Quartz - regarded as some of the world's best. The quartz in the Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas contains very little contaminant.

      One can visit Ron Coleman's Quartz Crystal Mines and dig your own crystals - pay an entrance fee and take everything you find (if you don't find your fees worth - you can select from their yard area).

      Arkansas had the first diamond mine in the US. The two largest diamonds discovered in North America came from Arkansas. Crater of Diamonds State Park, in southwest Arkansas, is the only place where you can find and keep a diamond.

    Less common stones include: Bauxite, Slate, and Agate.

    Visit Rockhounding Arkansas for more information on digging your own gemstones.

Arkansas State Gemstones

    State Gemstone: Diamond
    Diamond was adopted as Arkansas's State Gemstone in 1967.

    State Mineral: Quartz Crystal
    Quartz Crystal was adopted as Arkansas's State Gemstone in 1967.

Useful Books & Bibliography:

  • The Insiders' Guide(r) to Branson & the Ozark Mountains - by Kate Klise, Crystal Payton (Contributor)
    A complete guide to the Ozarks including up-to-date information on accommodations, restaurants, festivals and events, recreation, mountain lore, local history, things of special interest for kids, and much more!

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