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Miranda Hollingshead from Texas found a 3.72-carat yellow diamond
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Credit: Arkansas State Parks

Miranda Hollingshead, a 27-year-old from Texas, hit the beginners’ jackpot at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park recently (August 16) when she found a 3.72-carat yellow diamond. It is the largest diamond to be found on the site for the last 18 months.


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Credit: Arkansas State Parks


Hollingshead was visiting the park with her family for the first time. “I was sitting in the shade, watching a YouTube video on how to find diamonds”, she told the park’s website, “I looked over at my kid for a second, and when I looked down, I saw it mixed in with other rocks”. Hollingshead immediately understood the stone she was holding was a diamond: “I shook my hand across it to make sure what it was, picked it up, and yelled across the field to my mom, ‘I think I got one!’”.


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Credit: Arkansas State Parks


According to the park’s website, Hollingshead’s find is the largest registered at the Crater of Diamonds since March 2017, when a teenager found a 7.44-carat brown gem. As yellow gems go, it is the largest yellow diamond since a visitor from Oklahoma City found a 3.85-carat jewel there in October 2013.


319 diamonds have been registered at Crater of Diamonds State Park in 2019 with a total weight of 63.49 carats. 13 diamonds registered this year have weighed at least one carat each.

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