More than 75,000 diamonds have been found here.
Two frequent visitors to Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park have found a 1.73-carat stone, the third-largest diamond discovered at the park this year.
The lucky jewel-hunters were Doug Nelsen of Winneconne, WI, and Jack Pearadin of Murfreesboro, AR, ArkansasMatters.com reports.
The news outlet describes the diamond as "a pea-sized white gemstone, which has a brownish tint."
Nelsen and Pearadin had been searching at the park as a team for close to a year.
More than 75,000 diamonds have been found at the Crater of Diamonds since 1906. On its website, the park explains what visitors can expect:
“You’ll search over a 37 ½-acre plowed field that is the eroded surface of the world's eighth largest diamond-bearing volcanic crater. If you find a diamond, it is yours to keep.”
In October a father and daughter from Washington state found a 2.03-carat white diamond at the park.
(Watch an educational video about the state park below.)
Read more at ArkansasMatters.com.
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