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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Teen Finds Big Diamond On A Walk In The Park

At Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro, Ark., today a 13 year old girl, walking with her parents and other family members came across a rather unusual find, even for that park....a tea-colored, 2.93-carat diamond. She picked it up on a path through the park. The girl calls the spectacular find "Pathfinder Diamond" because when she found it, she picked up what she called a broken pyramid.

According to the teen, not only did the parents and family get excited but so did two of the park rangers. So far this year, visitors have found 332 diamonds, three on Tuesday. Previously, a 4 carat diamond had been found and was appraised at between $15,000 to $60,000. One of the rangers did say that there were imperfections and chips in the girl's diamond.

Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond-producing site which is open to the public. Visitors who find diamonds are allowed to keep them. On average, two diamonds are found each day.

Want to know how big the largest diamond found there was? A 16.37-carat Amarillo Starlight white diamond in 1975 by a visitor from Texas.

Posted by From Arkansas at 11:22 PM
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