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A 7-Year-Old Discovers Discovers 2.95 Carat Diamond While Visiting A State Park In The UK.

A young girl received an extraordinary birthday surprise when she stumbled upon a remarkable 2.95-carat golden-brown diamond during her visit to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. 

Aspen Brown, an aspiring gemologist, made this remarkable discovery on her seventh birthday, as reported in an official park statement.

As of September 1st, Aspen’s find ranks as the second-largest diamond unearthed by a park visitor this year, trailing only a 3.29-carat brown diamond discovered in March, according to the release.

Accompanied by her father and grandmother to celebrate her special day, Brown found a gem roughly the size of a green pea while exploring a pathway along the northeast section of the search area. 

Subsequent examination by park authorities confirmed the gem’s authenticity.

Describing Aspen’s find, Waymon Cox, the assistant park superintendent, noted that the diamond possessed a captivating golden-brown hue and a dazzling luster.

 It was a complete crystal with no visible flaws, save for a minor crevice formed during its creation. Cox expressed, “It’s certainly one of the most beautiful diamonds I’ve seen in recent years.”

Aspen’s discovery is not an isolated incident, as the release highlights that one or two park visitors find diamonds on a daily basis. 

This remarkable state park has yielded over 75,000 diamonds since a farmer first identified them on the land.

The 37-acre field where visitors can prospect for these treasures is, in fact, the eroded surface of a volcanic crater, as explained by the park. 

Aside from diamonds, this unique geological site also boasts other precious gems like amethysts and garnets, making it a true gem enthusiast’s paradise.

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