A 7-year-old girl makes a rare discovery in an American park: a diamond weighing approximately 3 carats outside

7-year-old Aspen Brown celebrated her birthday with her family on September 1, and suddenly found a very rare birthday gift. The girl discovered a large brown diamond in the Crater of Diamonds State Park in America, weighing about three carats.

It was a special birthday for the seven-year-old girl. Last week, she found a large 2.95-carat brown diamond while visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.

The American girl was visiting the park with her father and grandmother when she found the precious pea-sized diamond. The park contains a 15.2-hectare plowed diamond field that is open to the public. Diamonds have been discovered continuously since 1906.

Her father, Luther Brown, said: “She felt hot and wanted to sit, so she went to some large rocks near the fence.” “She quickly ran to me and said: ‘Daddy!’ My door! I found one!”

Finding a gemstone of this size in such a large diamond field is an “extremely rare” find, says Aaron Balk, a research scientist at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). “Most of what you find is smaller than a grain of rice,” Balke said. Garden diamonds typically weigh between 0.05 to 0.20 carats.

Most diamonds found in the garden are smaller than a grain of rice. © Shutterstock/Bonita R. Cheshire

A park spokesman spoke to the press and said that park visitors can keep the found diamonds. Waymon Cox, a park employee, described Aspen’s discovery as “one of the most beautiful diamonds I have seen in years.”

Visitors who find diamonds in a state park often give them names. Aspen’s father said the diamond his daughter found would be called the “Aspen Diamond.”

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Already this year, 563 diamonds have been recorded at Crater of Diamonds State Park, totaling more than 89 carats.

One to two diamonds every day

Park officials said park visitors find an average of one or two diamonds every day. The Aspen Brown diamond was found near where another large gemstone, a 3.72-carat diamond, was found in 2019.

More than 75,000 diamonds have been found in the state park since the diamonds were first found by John Huddleston, a farmer who owned the land before it became a state park in 1972.

On average, one or two diamonds are found daily by visitors to the park.
On average, one or two diamonds are found daily by visitors to the park. © Shutterstock/Kimberly Boyles

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