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12-Year-Old Boy Finds 5.16-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds

12-Year-Old Boy Finds 5.16-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds

September 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

While traveling to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to spend some summer vacation time with family there, the Dettlaff family from Apex, North Carolina, decided to drive 100 miles out of their way to have some fun at Crater of Diamonds State Park. They’d experienced gem mining in the mountains of their own state, but had never visited […]

Some Days Are Diamond: Florida Man Finds 1.95 ct. Brown Diamond

Some Days Are Diamond: Florida Man Finds 1.95 ct. Brown Diamond

December 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The second-largest diamond found so far this year at Crater of Diamonds State Park was certified on the afternoon of November 28. The 1.95-carat dark brown gem is about the size of an English pea, with a round shape and a pitted surface. 40-year-old Doug Lay, a certified nursing assistant from Hernando, Florida, discovered the coffee-colored […]

Plowing for Diamonds in Arkansas

Plowing for Diamonds in Arkansas

November 20, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world’s only diamond-producing site open to the public. On average, two diamonds are found each day at the park. The state park’s policy is finder-keepers. What park visitors find is theirs to keep. Diamonds come in all colors of the rainbow. The colors found at the Crater of […]