Friday, February 03, 2012

Arkansas Park on Verge of 30,000th Diamond Find


The Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark., the only public park where visitors can search for diamonds, is about to mark the 30,000th stone found there.

According to a park release, the latest count of diamonds found at the park is 29,934—just 66 short of 30,000. The park plans some commemoration of the 30,000th discovery.

Last year, 106,524 people visited the park, and a record 500 stones were found. It celebrates its 40th anniversary in March.

In the most recent notable find, a 2.44 ct. stone found last year was recently cut into a 1.06 ct. F VS2 pear-shape diamond, appraised at $21,639.

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