Crater of Diamonds State Park

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She Found No Diamonds for an Hour. Then She Went to YouTube

Miranda Hollingshead scores big at Crater of Diamonds

(Newser) - A first-time visitor to Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park turned to YouTube for help in finding a gleaming rock and, almost immediately, spotted one. After searching through the dirt for about an hour on a spur-of-the-moment family outing on Aug. 16, Miranda Hollingshead of Bogata, Texas, sat down in... More »

What Did Teacher Do on Vacation? Something Awesome

Nebraska teacher found 2.12-carat diamond at state park

(Newser) - What did you do on your summer vacation? Josh Lanik's class will have a tough time topping his story. The 36-year-old Nebraska teacher managed to find the biggest diamond found in 2019 to-date at Crater of Diamonds State Park during a two-hour visit last week. A press release from... More »

Teen Finds 'Superman's Diamond' in Arkansas Park

The 7.44 carat diamond is 7th largest found at park in nearly 50 years

(Newser) - A teenager has found a 7.44 carat diamond at a state park in southwestern Arkansas, the AP reports. Officials at Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro say the rock found Saturday by 14-year-old Kalel Langford is the seventh largest found since the park was established in 1972. The... More »

Woman Finds 'Esperanza' Diamond in Arkansas Park

It's 8.52 carats

(Newser) - Crater of Diamonds State Park has lived up to its name once again, in a pretty big way. Park officials yesterday announced that the fifth largest diamond ever found by a visitor to the Murfreesboro, Arkansas, park was found on Wednesday. Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colorado, uncovered an 8.52-carat... More »

Woman Finds 'Hallelujah' Diamond in Arkansas Park

Lucky visitor Susie Clark said a little prayer before her find

(Newser) - Usually people go to state parks in search of a trail, vista, or barbecue. Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park has a slightly glitzier reputation, and the latest lucky visitor is a woman who says she asked God last Thursday, "Are you going to bless me and let me... More »

Teen Gets $20K for Huge Diamond She Found

Tana Clymer cashes in for college

(Newser) - An Oklahoma City girl has sold a 3.85-carat diamond she found at an Arkansas park for $20,000. Tana Clymer told television station KWTV that she plans to use the money from the recent sale of the yellow diamond to help pay for college. Tana found the diamond last... More »

Teen Goes Digging, Finds Jellybean-Sized Diamond

Tana Clymer found canary stone at Crater of Diamonds State Park

(Newser) - A teenage girl got quite a souvenir on a recent trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas: a canary diamond that KWTV says is about the size of a jellybean—ie, "huge." Fourteen-year-old Tana Clymer of Oklahoma City was digging in the park with her family... More »

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