34-year-old Steven McCool discovered a 4.49-carat glowing canary yellow diamond concerning the measurement of a jellybean.

MURFREESBORO, Ark. — A Fayetteville man has discovered the third-largest diamond of the yr (4.49-Carat) on the Crater of Diamonds State Park.  

34-year-old Steven McCool found the diamond on Halloween. He stated he was planning on going again to Fayetteville however prolonged his keep in Murfreesboro since there had been good rain, and circumstances have been optimum to discover a diamond.

After sifting via filth, McCool was capable of finding a small glass-like object simply 30 minutes earlier than the park closed. 

“As my eyes have been panning to it, I used to be considering it might be an amber piece of glass like an previous Coke bottle,” McCool stated. “As soon as I targeted on it, although, I knew it was a diamond. I used to be like, ‘No means! No means!’” 

After analysis, it was confirmed that McCool had discovered a 4.49-carat glowing canary yellow diamond concerning the measurement of a jellybean. 

In complete, over 75,000 diamonds have been unearthed on the Crater of Diamonds for the reason that first diamonds have been found in 1906 by John Huddleston, a farmer who owned the land lengthy earlier than it turned an Arkansas State Park in 1972. 

“Arkansas is the one state within the nation that has a diamond mine open to the general public,” stated Division of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst. “Whereas many diamonds are discovered yearly, it by no means ceases to be thrilling! I hope Mr. McCool’s story conjures up much more individuals to go to Crater of Diamonds State Park.”

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