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Baxter County Library unveils “Diamonds” exhibit

The Baxter County Library is hosting the exhibit, “Diamonds” from now until Dec. 1.  This exhibit focuses on diamond formation and exploration across the world – and particularly in Arkansas.

“Diamonds” contains 28 interactive exhibits or informational panels that explain how diamonds and other gems form, their properties as well as international and local mining.  Visitors will also see rock and mineral samples, rough-cut diamonds & reproductions.

The exhibit includes information related to diamond formation at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, a history of the mining operations, and major visitor finds at the park, according to Museum of Discovery CEO Kelley Bass.

“Everyone in Arkansas knows that one of the things that makes our great state unique is Crater of Diamonds State Park and the fact park visitors can keep the diamonds and other gems they find, the only place in the world that is the case,” Bass says. “We are proud to illuminate the history of diamonds in Arkansas, and all its many facets. But, we’re also sure our guests will enjoy learning how diamonds are formed, mined, and processed into exquisite gems.”

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