“The diamond has a beautiful metallic shine that is very characteristic of Arkansas diamonds,” says Park Interpreter Margi Jenks. The light brown diamond is about the size of a pencil eraser.
It’s the 368th diamond found at the park this year. According to Jenks, it’s also the 14th diamond find this year weighing over one carat, and the fifth diamond this year weighing over two carats, all of which were brown diamonds found on the surface of the park’s 37 ½-acre search area.
"We love it one of our visitors finds a diamond," Jenks says. "We are so happy that his adventure had a happy ending, and in less than two hours during his second visit to the park!”
“It happens!" Jarvis promises future visitors. "And, keep looking, because it’s fun."
Crater of Diamonds State Park is on Ark. 301 in Murfreesboro. It is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.
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