When people visit the Crater of Diamonds Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, most of them come with an objective in mind: to dig up one of the diamonds hiding under the park’s soil. If they find one at the onetime site of a volcanic crater, it’s theirs to keep.
And when one lucky lady from Colorado went to the park earlier this month, she made the biggest discovery ever found on park grounds. The 71-year-old grandmother, who prefers to remain anonymous, found a 2.63-carat ice white diamond. And she did it in about 10 minutes. After quickly scraping dirt away, she spotted the big gem - it’s about the size of a pinto bean - and then realized it wasn’t glass, it was a real diamond.
Since the park opened in 1972, around 33,000 diamonds have been found by visitors, but this was the most impressive rock so far. Experts who did see it, say it could be worth half a million bucks!