Who has not dreamt of finding a diamond? Of finding it, right there, sparkling in the palm of their hand?
In Arkansas, there’s a mine where everyone’s welcome to dream. $13 is all it takes for the Crater of Diamonds to be yours for the day. The site straddles an area of around 15 hectares – roughly equal to 21 football pitches. You’re welcome to sit where you like…and dig. Should you hit upon a diamond, it’s finders keepers.
Dozens of people flock to try their hand, knee-deep in mud, come heatwave, hail or high water.
But as we dig, where do our minds wander? More often than an improbable fortune, it’s ghosts of the past that are unearthed.