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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 06:53 AM

9-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park, 2nd largest in park history

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9-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park, 2nd largest in park history

by KATV

Wednesday, September 23rd 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) After decades of searching, an Arkansas man stumbled on the second-largest diamond ever found at the Crater of Diamonds State Park.

On Labor Day, 33-year-old Kevin Kinard of Maumelle and his friends hauled sifting equipment to the state park in Murfreesboro. Kinard said he has been visiting Crater of Diamonds regularly since he went on a field trip there in the second grade but he had never found a diamond, until Sept. 7.

I only wet sifted for about ten minutes before I started walking up and down the plowed rows," he said. "Anything that looked like a crystal, I picked it up and put it in my bag.

While searching in the southeast portion of the 37.5-acre diamond search area, Kinard picked up a marble-sized crystal that had a rounded, dimpled shape, park staff said.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:26 AM

1. A friend and I went there once with the goal of becoming filthy rich.

We accomplished half of our goal.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:25 AM

3. -- same with me, Sutter's Mill, California.

Alls I remember was putting my hands in the coldest water I had ever experienced.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:36 AM

2. Been there twice,but no diamonds.

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