Huge brown diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas

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This 3.29-carat brown diamond was discovered at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park on March 4.

A man discovered a 3.29-carat brown diamond at an Arkansas state park earlier this month, park officials said.

David Anderson found the gem in his wet-sifted gravel at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park on March 4, according to a park press release. His diamond is the largest diamond uncovered at the park since September 2021.

“At first I thought it was quartz but wondered why it was so shiny,” Anderson said in the park’s release. “Once I picked it up, I realized it was a diamond!”

According to the Crater of Diamonds State Park website, the Crater of Diamonds is one of the only places in the world where the public can search for diamonds – and keep or sell the ones they find. Sitting outside Murfreesboro, Arkansas, the 37-acre field is an eroded surface of a volcanic crater. In addition to diamonds, minerals like amethyst, quartz and garnet naturally occur. 


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