Boy Scout Finds 5.16 Carat Diamond at Arkansas State Park

Boy Scout Finds 5.16 Carat Diamond at Arkansas State Park

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diamond found in Ark State ParkA 12-year-old North Carolina boy on vacation with his family found a 5.16-carat diamond at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public.

Michael Detlaff didn’t even have to mine for the “honey brown diamond”. He found it simply by searching on the surface of the ground and noticing a pebble that looked different.

“It is thrilling any time a child finds a diamond here at Crater of Diamonds State Park,” said a park employee.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the CNN story at KRTV)

Thanks to Craig Withers for submitting the link!

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