- A 7-year-old girl, Aspen Brown, discovers a 2.95-carat diamond during her birthday trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.
- The golden-brown diamond is roughly the size of a green pea and is the second-largest find by a visitor this year.
- The park, located in Murfreesboro, was formerly mined by commercial diamond seekers before its designation as a state park in 1972.
When it comes to birthday surprises, few can compare to what Aspen Brown, a 7-year-old from Paragould, Ark., encountered during her celebratory trip.
A visit to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, known for its diamond yield, became an unforgettable experience for Aspen when she stumbled upon a 2.95-carat diamond.
According to Arkansas State Parks, while enjoying the park’s north search area with her family, Aspen’s keen eye caught the glint of this precious stone. The diamond, about the size of a green pea, boasts a golden-brown hue.
Remarkably, it holds the title of the second-largest diamond unearthed by a park visitor this year. The crown for the largest diamond discovery of the year goes to a 3.29-carat brown diamond discovered in March.
Crater of Diamonds State Park, situated in Murfreesboro, has an intriguing history. Before its transformation into a state park in 1972, commercial diamond hunters scoured its depths in search of these sparkling gems.
Today, visitors like Aspen have the opportunity to search for and take home their own unique treasures.
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