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Woman unearths close to 4-carat diamond in Arkansas park

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MURFREESBORO, Ark. (WTNH) — A day at an Arkansas state park netted a woman a 3.69-carat diamond Thursday.

Susie Clark says she found the gem in Crater of Diamonds State Park after asking God to let her find a diamond that day. She says stumbled upon the white, teardrop-shaped stone shortly after her prayer.

“This is the largest diamond found so far this year, and it’s the largest one found since April 16, 2014, when a 6.19-carat white diamond, named the Limitless Diamond, was found at the park,” said park interpreter Waymon Cox in a news release. “Mrs. Clark’s diamond is the 122nd diamond found at the park this year.”

Cox says the park’s visitors are free to keep what they find, and staff offer free identification and registration of diamonds. Clark says she plans to keep the diamond for now instead of selling it.

Over 75,000 diamonds have been found at the site, including a 40.23-carat gem found in 1924, the largest diamond ever mined in the country, according to Cox. He says John Huddleston, a farmer who used to own the land, found the first diamonds on the property in 1906.

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