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Murfreesboro in Pike County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pike County Diamond Mines

 
 
Pike County Diamond Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
1. Pike County Diamond Mines Marker
Inscription.  Two and a half miles southeast of this point is the only locality in North America where diamonds have been found in the rock in which they were formed. They have been found principally in one igneous pipe which, with three small pipes, aggregates about 80 acres. These pipes are the craters of a volcano which erupted under the water of the sea which covered this place. Diamonds were first discovered October 1, 1906, it is estimated that 48,000 stones have been recovered. About eight per cent of the diamonds recovered have been gem stones.
 
Erected 1936 by 1836 Arkansas Centennial Comm. - Arkansas History Comm. 1936. (Marker Number B-26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 3.74′ N, 93° 41.395′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Courthouse Square and North Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Courthouse Square. Located on the northeast corner of the Pike County
View of marker looking north on Washington Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
2. View of marker looking north on Washington Avenue.
Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Courthouse Square, Murfreesboro AR 71958, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pike County Court House (a few steps from this marker); Henry Merrell / Royston Factory Mill (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Crater of Diamond State Park. (Submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. History of the Diamond Mine. (Submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Pike County Diamond Mines Marker in on far left of courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
3. Pike County Diamond Mines Marker in on far left of courthouse.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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