Man finds 2-carat yellow diamond in finders-keepers park


MURFREESBORO, Ark. (CNN) — A man from Louisiana found this 2-carat yellow diamond last week at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. And it’s finders, keepers at the state park’s 37-acre search field. The area, which became a state park in 1972, is the only public site in the world where — for a small fee — you can dig for diamonds and keep them.

A park spokesman said it’s the largest diamond of the 20 found so far this year. It’s not clear how much the finder will get for this diamond, but an Oklahoma woman found a 3.85-carat diamond there in 2013 and sold it last year for $20,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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