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Boy finds 5-carat diamond at state park

Posted at 10:49 PM, Aug 11, 2013

CRATER OF DIAMONDS STATE PARK, Ark. (WTVR) — A 12-year-old North Carolina boy made an awesome discovery while traveling with his family in Arkansas.

The boy found a 5.16 carat honey-brown diamond in Arkansas’ Crater of the Diamond State Park.

Park officials said the rock is the 27th largest diamond found by a park visitor since the site opened in 1972.

Park officials also said the stone is the 328th diamond found by a visitor this year.

The boy has reportedly named the large gem “God’s Glory Diamond.”