An unforgettable discovery and a one-of-a-kind birthday gift. Aspen Brown found an almost three-carat diamond while celebrating her seventh birthday on a trip with her father and grandmother to the Crater of Diamonds Park in the US state of Arkansas. “This is certainly one of the most beautiful diamonds I have seen in recent years,” said Waymon Cox, deputy director of the park, in a statement.
The birthday trip on September 1 will be an event for seven-year-old Aspen Brown that she will certainly remember for the rest of her life. While exploring Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas (USA) the girl found an object resembling a diamond. Employees of the park, famous for the presence of these precious stones, later confirmed that the find was indeed a diamond.
A seven-year-old girl found a three-carat diamond
According to Aspen’s father, Luther Brown, who was quoted in the release, the girl became hot during the trip and wanted to sit down for a while, “so she went to the large stones near the fence.” “The next thing I knew, she ran up to me and said, ‘Dad, dad, I found one!'” Luther Brown reported.
Crater of Diamonds State Park said in a statement that the September 1 discovery is the second largest diamond found since the beginning of this year. The stone found by seven-year-old Aspen weighed 2.95 carats. The heavier one was discovered earlier in March – it was 3.29 carats.
“Brown picked up a pea-sized gem from a path along the northeastern part of the search area,” park officials said in a statement.
“The Aspen diamond has a golden-brown color and a brilliant shine. It is a complete crystal, without broken facets and with a small gap on one side, created during the formation of the diamond,” said Waymon Cox, deputy manager of the park, quoted in the release. “This is certainly one of the most beautiful diamonds I have seen in recent years,” he added.
75,000 diamonds have already been discovered
According to the release, 563 discovered diamonds were recorded at Crater of Diamonds State Park, weighing a total of over 89 carats. Visitors to the park find an average of one to two diamonds every day.
“Since the first diamonds were discovered by John Huddleston, a farmer who owned the land long before it became a state park in 1972, a total of over 75,000 diamonds have been unearthed at Crater of Diamonds,” the park’s website reads. .
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