The first diamonds were found in ancient times in India. Large diamond deposits were found in Brazil around the 1720's. Huge diamond fields were discovered in Siberia in 1956. In the 1860's, diamonds were found in South Africa. This led to a diamond rush in the Kimberly Fields. Now, most of the world's diamonds come from South Africa.
In 1906, diamonds were found near Murfreesboro, Arkansas. A boomtown called Kimberly was formed along the road to the mine. Today the town of Kimberly is gone and the diamond mine is owned and operated by the state of Arkansas.
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