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I Found a Large Beautiful Diamond in Arkansas

Glenn W. Worthington

Copyright 2012 by Glenn W. Worthington

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This is the true story of how I sought for, and found a flawless, 2.04-carat, intensely yellow diamond at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park. My discovery was awarded “One of the Best Finds of 2009” by the editors of Western and Eastern Treasure Magazine.

I Found a Large Beautiful Diamond in Arkansas

Most city, state, and national parks do not allow you to pick up rocks and take them home with you. But one, unique, state park in Arkansas encourages visitors to collect rocks and gems. And they allow people to keep what they find—even if it is a valuable diamond. The park I am referring to is the Crater of Diamonds State Park in southwest Arkansas, half-way between Hot Springs and Texarkana.

I have been finding diamonds at this park off and on for the past 34 years. I found my first ten diamonds in the summer of 1978. Until 2009 my best diamond and my largest diamond were among those first ten that I found. My best diamond had been a three-quarter carat, yellow beauty. The largest diamond had been a one-and-one-fifth carat brown that was just plain ugly. So, for 31 years I had it hanging over me that my biggest diamond was not a pretty one.

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