Sunday, April 26, 2015

3.69 carat white diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

An Arkansas woman became a little richer this week after finding a large diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park. Susie Clark, of Evening Shade, found the 3.69-carat white diamond in a 37.5-acre search field on Thursday, her last day of a trip to the park with her husband.

Shortly after praying, Clark said she spotted the diamond sticking out of a ridge of plowed dirt. She named the teardrop-shaped diamond the Hallelujah Diamond, claiming that her prayer helped her find the gem. Clark plans to keep diamond, which is the largest diamond of the 122 found in the park this year.
The stone is the largest one found since April 16, 2014, when a 6.19-carat white diamond, named the Limitless Diamond, was found at the park.

The search area at the Crater of Diamonds is the eroded surface of the eighth largest diamond-bearing deposit in the world, in surface area. It is the world’s only diamond-producing site open to the public. The park’s policy is finder-keepers.

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