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Gem Of A Day: Arkansas Park Visitor Finds 2.95-Carat Champagne Brown Diamond on July 4
It was a gem of a day on the Fourth of July for a Kentucky man who was visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. Quite literally.
According to a news release from the State Parks of Arkansas, Terry Staggs found a 2.95-carat champagne brown diamond while searching at the park on the morning of July 4.
The diamond is the largest of the 304 found at the park by visitors so far this year.
According to the news release from the State Parks of Arkansas:
According to Park Interpreter Waymon Cox, the diamond is stunning in its rough form, just as the forces of nature created it. “Mr. Staggs’ diamond appears to be a complete crystal and is shaped like a shield. It’s about the size of an English Pea and has a golden brown metallic appearance,” said Cox. “The diamond looks similar in shape to the 4.21-carat yellow Okie Dokie Diamond, which was discovered by Oklahoma State Trooper Marvin Culver at the Crater of Diamonds in 2006.”