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I’ll Be in Arkansas Finding Diamonds if You Need Me

Despite its name, visitors to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas surely can’t expect to find pricey jewels scattered about, right? Not necessarily. A Texas woman visiting the park has come home with a 3.72-carat yellow diamond.
Miranda Hollingshead, who was on vacation from Bogata, said the rare diamond practically fell right into her lap. “I was sitting in the shade, watching a YouTube video on how to find diamonds,” the 27-year-old says. “I looked over at my kid for a second, and when I looked down, I saw it mixed in with other rocks.” While the size of the gem is impressive, it pales in comparison to the record holder: a 40-carat diamond, found at the Crater of Diamonds in 1924.
Park officials say recent rainfall likely played a part in unearthing the diamond found by Hollingshead.
If anyone asks, I’m in Arkansas.


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