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We would like to know what you think about our website. If you have any questions, we would be glad to answer them. Also, if you have any experience searching for diamonds or other gems, please tell us your story.
ThinkQuest Editor's note: this site is no longer updated by the students who created it, and the questions listed below will not be answered here. They might, however, provide additional avenues for research to students writing reports or creating presentations on this subject.
I'd like the websight better if it had more info on other jewles.
hey guys, im from Australia!!!!! So send me all your diamonds!!!! So i can pay for my kangaroo's vet bill! your mine looks really cool!!! see ya later mate!!! From Emily
i love dimonds make one on saffires
where do you take the pictures at? I like the picture when you shoulded the diamonds like the uncle sam diamon, and the uncle sam diamond after cut.they are so nice to look at. i hope you like my letter
This place is easy to find and simple to use.
i was in search for good site of Diamonds....i m in MBA Programme..(INDIA)..& i came accross ur site..undoubtly..u have done a really good job..and i ask for your permission..to use the data for presentation purpose..thou i can use it without asking u..but..i hope answer would be positive..actually this wud form a very little part of my project but will make sure that it becomes crucial one.! i m studying the diamond industry as a whole..that of whole world and its related aspects..wud surely appreciate if u can help me into it..
okay then thanks.. takecare bie..
This this site was off the hook lol i just love diamonds! You guys really helped me thanks oodles! Hey Lauren and Kelly B love ya!
This site is awsome y'all I love the little dimonds everywhere. You helped me ssoo much with my homework and I learned ssoo much and guess what I luv dimonds.
This site was a great way for me to learn about diamonds... Thanks BUNCHES!!! ill be sure to come back again! `Kelly~ hey Sarah m
Hey thanks ya'll 4 helpin me wit my homework all the way down hea in Hawaii and may-b i'll come to arkansas and dig diamonds 1 day. lol. Ti'll then PEACE OUT!!! ;p
EXCELLENT WEBSITE!!! You guys and girls have created the best website of diamonds i have found so far. I'm from Australia, our class is doing a mineral report and i choose diamonds. A lot of my information were from your website. They are easy to understand. I was wondering if you could help me with a few of these questions. They are: How is diamonds extracted from the ground?, How are diamonds processed? and How are diamonds located. It would be great if you could help me out with these questions. Thanks Anyway if you have a hotmail e-mail account you could e-mail me with your e-mail and i could add you to my contacts and we could chat. Please e-mail those answers As Soon As Possible. Thank-you.
Hi, I loved your site. We stopped in to the park an the way back from a trip in Virginia. Totally unprepaired for anything. The next time we will be ready!! Right now we are rockhounding in Texas. We found a lot of fossils in my own back yard. We live in Killeen Tx. right now. But have lived all over the world Keep up the good work! Jeri Gallus
Why aren't diamonds found in South America? why aren't some diamonds big and others are small?
Dear sir, My name is Vinay kumar.I am from India.. I have stones resembling Diamonds(they are brought from the valleys where the diamond,s are said to be frequently found)but i dont know whether they are diamonds are crystals.I kindly request you to please give the following information regaring diamonds. 1) The characteristic features of rough diamonds(un polished)
2) How can we notice weather a stone is Diamond or crystal
Please say various simple techniques to conform that the stone is a Diamond.
Thanque. vinay kumar
Thanks for the info! I was helping my daughter do research for her state report (5th grade, RSM, California). Great Job!
I haven't been able to come digging yet, but I hope to soon!!
We were studying about South Africa. We wanted wanted to learn about diamonds. Your site gave us a lot of neat information. Thanks for making this website for kids.
This is a coolweabsite. But it needs more activites and games.
I live in Maryland and this site really helped me with my science project.I just wish I could come down to Arkansas and seee all the diamonds in your park!See ya!
excellent informational site!!! Did you read the March issue of National Geographic's story about diamonds? Murfreesboro was mentioned.
i plan on diamond mining for the first time this summer! what can i expect for weather?
hot,real hot or way hot great web site too!!
I choose DIAMONDS as my first talented and gifted research project. Your information has been very helpful. They make a very interesting topic. I live in Little Rock and hope to come to the Crater of Diamonds with my family soon. Thanks, Stewart F.
I used to sell to the state of ark. some of the small rough commercial gemstones that the shop sells to the public. not diamonds, stuff like amethyst,peridot, Quartz, and other assorted gemstones. I am also a gemstone cutter and master faceter. Every time that I come there I am always welcomed with a smile and a cheery attitude. Every time that I come the place changes, the last time I almost didn't reconized it. I'll be comming probably next week end,so be expecting me I'll be in a 1983 crown victoria with some camping gear( a tent,and maby a small tv ) so please reserve me a camping site with water and electricty. Thank you very Very Much. You folks have a Happy New Year!!! And I look foward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Charles Gary Pace Sr.
What a cool site! My husband and I are planning to ride our motorcycles to the park. And, hey, ignore the bozos and dweebs that say tacky things in your guest book. You rule!
What value do diamonds have that where not cut in today's smooth standards? Early 1900's.
Do they have any value?
a friend of mine and me are going to find diamonds at the crater of diamonds on 11-17-01, wish us good luck. you have a good web site.
I think this is a cool website because I am doing a project on Arkansas and this is one of the fun things people can do in Arkansas. torrie
How much is admission to the park and is it open only seasonal or all year round?
I really like your web site about diamonds. My students will be able to use this information in my Earth Science Class. Good job guys!
I had to do homework about anything that started with the letter d. I chose diamonds but I had no luck until I came to your page. Thanks a million.
My parents took me years ago and we had a blast. We always said we were going to go back when we could spend more time there. Now we are taking my two little girls.lol
I just wanted to let you know I found your sight very informative. We are planing to visit Murfreesburro this summer and are looking forward to searching for diamonds, and learning more about them.
Thanks, Laura Kennemer
I was very impressed with your wedsite. It is easy to use and provides good information. When I was young, our church group went several times to dig for diamonds. It was always fun whether you found anything or not. My kids are on spring break next week and they have never been to the park, so we will be coming over that way. Thanks for the pictures. They were able to get a sneak peek...Good luck in school and Congratulations on your website.
I homeschool and really enjoyed learning about diamonds in a fun way. Thanks for setting up this website. The crossword puzzle was fun and challenging. I'm in 6th grade and love reading and writing.
I was searching the web for some activities to use this summer at the park and just happened across your site by accident. You guys(and gal) have done a great job with this page. There are so many sites about the park out there that have incorrect information it is great to see a well designed site full of useful information. I am going to mention this site to anyone who wants more info on the park via the internet. Great Job!!!!
my grandson told me about this site and i find it very informative. i'm writting to you from Accra, Ghana Africa. I was invited by friends of 30 years to visit once again to help mine the Diamonds they found. I'm a construction consultant...what do i know about Diamonds...so therefore your site...i enjoyed it...and i need to learn alot about this.. thank you...Mr. Vincent Menna Sr. Florida USA.
I like you flashy diamonds, the color changing ones.But you need picturs of real diamonds.
O.K. Hi there!! In my school we are doing things on diamonds and I have 4 questions : 1 How dose mother nature produce diamonds? 2 Where was the biggest diamond found? 3 Where did it come from? 4 And where is it now
Thanks I hope you can tell me about these questions
I live in Germany, but I'm an American. I like rocks and minerals. I went to a mountain backpacking and found garnets once in the Alps. I also went to a rock show Munic and got a diamond.
Thank you so much for taking the time to put together this web site. My 8 year old daughter needed to do a report on minerals and she picked diamonds. Your information was very helpful and saved us so much time since we didn't need to search elsewhere. So for that I thank you very much. Have a very bright New Year!
Hey, I really like your website. I found it searching in www.dogpile.com for the Crater Of Diamonds State Park.
I have a question maybe you can answer. My mother is 82 and in a wheelchair. Is there a way for us to get into the field with the wheelchair and look for diamonds? It's been a dream of hers for years to visit the park to look.
Thank you for your website! It's very interesting!
This sight helped me out a lot and saved me alot of time but I think that you could put a little more into the actual formation of diamonds
I pretty much agree with Erin.
Nice site, even helped me a bit for college : ). Keep up the good work!
I want to know about the histoy of diamonds
1)where do dimonds come from? 2)how many dimonds found in Canada? 3)how many kinds of dimonds are there in the world? 4)what is the most expensive dimond in the world? 5)how many shapes are there? 6)how many reigons in the world are dimonds? well i'd like to have these questions answerd as soon as possile thank you!!!!!!
my family and i are planning a vacation to the crater of diamonds.we were searching for information about the park.your sight was most helpful.i really enjoyed it. thank you very much.
jeff ryan& family
I enjoyed your web page. I lived in Murfreesboro for several years and I have hunted for diamonds a few times. Last year I found my first Murfreesboro Diamond. It was in the parking lot of my school in Fayetteville ,Ar. My son laughted and said that of all the people in the world who could have found the stone, which was still mounted the setting but had been broken off the ring,I was one of only a few people who would have known what it was. You can visit the site where it was found at fayar.net/east
my family and me went here 2 summers ago and it fun and cool.there is tons to do and tons of places to see. i loved it
I love your site. I am a diamond lover from Oklmulgee, Oklahoma. I just discovered your site today. I found it by entering the search words "rough diamonds" in the "iwon" search engine. You have plenty of information on your site to encourage visitors from other places to come and take a try at finding diamonds. I know I am going to plan a dig very soon.
This site is cool . I'm a fifth grader in ohio and our math teacher told us to go to your site . We searched and i liked it so much that when I got home I made this edible diamonds and they were DELICIOUS . My volcano was so NEAT . I'm a fifth grader too . I want to come to Arkansas during Spring Break . FIFTH GRADERS RULE ! I am in the middle of making my own site . You guys ROCK and your site is TOO COOL !
This is a good site. I spent many summers in Murfreesboro as a kid and never went diamond hunting. I was there briefly this week for a funeral and spent 2 hours out at the park and plan to come back and do some serious hunting. I saw Mr. Archer out there.
I was wondering if you could answer a question - I was told that the soil turns a different color when you are getting close to where diamonds might be. Is this true? If so, what color should one look for? You sight could use a diamond hunting tips area where you gather up all the different tips to help the average Joe find diamonds.
I'm very pleased to find your website. Being from Missouri and working alot in Arkansas, I have passed through Murfeesboro several times but did not know that is where the mine is located. I don't know if you want anymore visitors than you have, but it seems like more people would visit if the map were more detailed with hiways marked etc. Just a suggestion! I look forward to visiting soon. Thank you, Sue Tindle
i need to find info on dimonds and the resource that they produce and where they come from and things like that for a report that i have to do. Every web site that i go to is just tring to sell me a dimond and i don't want that. i haven't looked through your info on here yet but i hope it can atleast tell me a little. thanx jackie
I have a hobby of rocks and gems, and I am state director of a teen leadership program for Texas. Since I have a teen group in New Boston, Texas this year and will be doing a training there, I thought I would see how far it would be for me to drive to the diamond mine after that training, and enjoy searching for diamonds.
Your site gives the best information I have found. My sister is a GT teacher and trains other teachers of GT students.
I have found some gold, a lot of silver, peacock copper, galena, rhodochrosite, malachite, azurite, opal, and other interestings in Colorado over the past fifteen years. Last year I went to a ranch outside of Alpine, Texas and found red flame agate (the only place it has been found), and some other agates.
Keep up your good website, and your curiosity of learning new things.
Sincerely, Sue Staggs
Really enjoyed your site. Have two questions--what is the best month to go diamond hunting? What month have most of the diamonds been found? Thanks, have fun hunting.
I'm glad to have found your webpage. I just got promoted to a jewery sale representative. I found your information quiet helpfull. Thanks
I enjoyed your site very much.Thanks for the information and it was nice to meet all 3 of you.
Loved your site. I am a mystery writer and I was looking for any information on diamonds found in the United States. If any one could direct me to information on American Diamonds, it would be greatly appreciated.
I enjoyed your website. i have been looking for pictures about the diamond farm, and i was wondering where you acquired yours from. I am working on an computer courseware reading program, and would like to use some of your pictures for one of our lessons. Do you own the rights to these pictures? is so, could we get permission to use them? your site is one of the best i've seen on the subject, and if you could be of help it would be appreciated. Thank you.
Indivisual Learning, Inc.
My family will be visiting Monticello Arkansas this month 7-00. We would like to visit the diamond mine you have described. How do we get there? Is there a charge or admission to go into the park and look for diamonds? Please respond asap! We are very excited to come. From Illinois, thank you. Mrs. Sharp & family
This was such a treat to find! We are leaving later this afternoon for Mufreesboro for the second time. I was searching for some good diamond mining tips and came across your site. I have bookmarked it to show my 6 year old when she gets home from school. I loved reading about the regulars at the mine. I met Mr. Archer a number of years ago on our first trip. I hope we find a diamond! I will look for you at the mine this weekend!! Good luck hunting!
Great job guys! Me, my husband Tim and our son John, who is 12 years old have been to Crater of Diamonds State Park. We did not find any diamonds, but we sure had a MESSY fun time looking. We did find citrine and amethyst. We live in Texas and plan on coming back soon.
I am a fifth grade teacher at Stuart-Burns Elementary School in Burns, Tennessee. I really like your website, and I am going to have my students use it to help them better understand diamonds. Thanks for all your work!
I am one of the makers of this site. I am glad so many has visited. I am also glad that most of you apprietiate our work. This site took around 4 months to make. Keep sending your comments.
Jonothan :] ;)
What a great site! I am a fifth grade teacher in Kennesaw, GA. I was on the web trying to find information on diamonds. It was not easy. Then I came across your site. It was the first place I found information about the formation and history of diamonds. It is in a form my kids can use. We will be reading the book "The Twenty-One Balloons" and they need to be able to look up diamonds and many other topics. Thank you! There will be a link to your site, and I will encourage them to write to you about it. By the way, one of your links is down as of 12-19-99 @ 3:45 p.m. EST. It's the "All About Diamonds" one, I think. Good luck and read that book I mentioned. You'll like it. Tell your teacher about it too. Miss B
I enjoyed looking at your web site. I thought you would be interested to know that several years ago the Gemmological Institute of America put together a replica set of world famous diamonds and another set that shows the Cullinan diamond as both the raw stone and several of the larger cut stones that are in the Crown Jewels of England. I got both of these sets and sometime, at the invitation of your teacher would be happy to bring them by for you to see at your school. I am a geologist/mineralogist and work for the Arkansas Geological Commission (the State Geological Survey) in Little Rock. My wife and I have the Rockhounding in Arkansas web site you mention in your links page. I visit Murfreesboro several times a year, so if your teacher would like me to come show these some time, just have the teacher contact me by email!
Mike Howard PS: I could take some digital pictures of these stones and give them to you to put on your web site if you would like!
Your web site is done very well. It is eye catching, interactive, informative and flows well. We plan to visit your park briefly this July. My son is very interested in gems. Is there a fee to enter the park? Can any searching supplies be rented/borrowed or do you need to bring your own? (i.e. screens, buckets) What is best to bring? What is the best spot to search if there is more than one area? What are the park hours? Are you open on Sunday? We would like information about camping nearby. Do you have any suggestions? Thnak you!
Hi, I'm Annette and I go to school at Nettleton Intermediate Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas and with the help of our librarian and coach Mrs. Suby we too designed a website for the Thinkquest contest. Ours is about the Dewey Decimal System. I just wanted to let you know you have a very neat website. I know you must have put lots of effort and time into it. Because believe me this isn't easy. Our 6th grade classes are looking at your website and I think they like it too. Do you think if you have a spare moment you could look at our website its: library.thinkquest.org/5002/ and by the time your done when people ask you about The Dewey Decimal System you'll say " Do we" Dewey?" "Boy Do We"
We liked your part about activities and the pictures of the diamonds.Rachel liked the diamonds you can eat project.I liked the volcano.We think the website on diamonds needed more pictures.B-Y-E.
Rachel And Courtney
I'm in 6th grade at NETTLETON MIDDLE SCHOOL in Jonesboro Akansas and I would like to know how many dimonds were found the first time anybody found theme? Laquitta B.
Your website is great! My husband took our daughters down there several years ago and camped. They dug in the hot sun and were so disappointed at never finding a diamond! I have some suggestions for you on how to advertise your site. (You may have already done these.) Our team went to Yahooligans http://www.yahooligans.com/ KidsClick http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/ and Ask Jeeves for Kids http://www.ajkids.com/ and asked them to consider adding our ThinkQuest, Jr. site to their lists. Also, you should send it to ArkLib, an Arkansas librarians' listserv ad this address: email@example.com and Open Forum, with principal, supts., and other educators in Arkansas at: firstname.lastname@example.org Also, have you gone to the Arkansas Home page? http://www.state.ar.us/ There should be lots of email addresses there that you could share it with. Arkansas Land of Opportunity http://www.adventure.com/encyclopedia/america/flagar.html I'll bet you could find an Arkansas gemnologists' society of some kind, and you should also try to find the Arkansas Board of Tourism on that Ark Home Page. There is probably a geologists' society of some kind. And, there ought to be someone in the Department of Education who could help you market it. This is a great site for Arkansas 4th graders to use when they are studying Arkansas History! Isn't there some kind of Arkansas magazine published? Maybe even a magazine about Little Rock? They would love to highlight a kids' group doing a webpage about our state! Congratulations on a great job. I know you worked hard on it, because I know how hard OUR team worked too! It's a great site, and I'm glad you shared the information you learned in such a helpful way. It's exciting to have 2 teams from Arkansas! Good luck!
You can ask Mrs. Diane Carroll how old I am!! Your site looks wonderful!!! Now you need to come to Jessieville and teach us about web page design and maintenance. Ms.Elliot, where did you learn this??? See you at AAIM if not before.