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Arkansas State Park diamonds dazzle! Young girl unearths a ‘beautiful’ 2.95-carat gem

Arkansas State Park diamonds charm a 7-year-old as she celebrated her birthday at the Park.

Aspen Brown, a seven-year-old girl from Paragould, was celebrating her birthday at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro of Arkansas State Park. 

Brown felt tired and sat down to relax a bit when celebrating her birthday at the park with her father and grandmother, 

She got really lucky when she sat on top of a pile of large rocks above the eroded surface of an ancient volcano she noticed a shiny object.

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As reported in the New York Post, she picked it up and ran to her dad, Luther Brown screaming “I found one!” She had discovered a 2.95-carat golden brown diamond.

Upon inspection by officials at the park’s Diamond Discovery Center, it was confirmed that she had indeed found an “exceptionally rare” gem. 

At under three carats, the diamond is the “second-largest registered by a park guest this year.” 

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Crater of Diamonds State Park

According to research scientist, Aaron Palke from the Gemological Institute of America, in the total park area of 37.5-acre it is very difficult to find a diamond of such size. Even expert researchers can find gems worth .05 to .20 carats, about the size of a rice grain. 

As per reports, the pea-sized diamond “is a complete crystal” with a golden-brown color and has a “sparkling luster”. 

Although the value of the gem, has not been disclosed, Brown has decided to name it after herself, the Aspen Diamond.

Crater of Diamonds State Park is “one of the only places in the world where the public can search for real diamonds in their original volcanic source.”

More than 35,000 diamonds have been located at the park by visitors since 1972. 

The largest ever diamond found in the United States, known as “Uncle Sam” was a 40.23-carat gemstone discovered at the state park in 1924.

Maya Bennett