1.9 Carat Diamond Found At Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas
Let's say you're from Minnesota and you're headed down to Arkansas for vacation, among all the amazing things there are to do in the great state of Arkansas is an opportunity to dig for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro. Now, imagine if you paid for your whole vacation with just a little digging and a little luck.
Recently, Jessica and Seth Erickson drove to Arkansas all the way from Chatfield, Minnesota, and what better thing to do while celebrating your 10-year wedding anniversary than look for diamonds? Just look at what they found, (pictured above) a 1.9-carat brown diamond.
The Ericksons even named it, using the initials of their children, this little gem is now called HIMO. They used what is commonly called the wet-sifting method to find their literal diamond in the rough.
At this time 581 diamonds have been found at the Park this year, averaging almost two per day.
Tayler Markham is a Geoscientist and employee at Crater of Diamonds State Park. She loves showing hundreds of people every month how to search for diamonds there. Go visit Tayler and everyone at the Park and who knows, we could be sharing your story next time.
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