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Teenager finds 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

Posted March 16

— A teenager has found a 7.44 carat diamond at a state park in southwestern Arkansas.

Officials at Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro say the rock found Saturday by 14-year-old Kalel Langford is the seventh largest found since the park was established in 1972. The park hasn't provided an estimate of the diamond's value.

The teen said in a statement Thursday that he spotted the diamond among rocks near a stream. He has named it "Superman's Diamond" and plans to keep it as a souvenir.

Park interpreter Waymon Cox describes the diamond as pinto-bean sized and similar in color to coffee.

The largest diamond ever discovered in the United States, the 40.23 carat "Uncle Sam," was unearthed on the land in 1924.


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  • Joseph Herring Mar 17, 7:30 a.m.
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    You can keep any diamonds found in this state park.

  • Roger Connor Mar 17, 2:48 a.m.
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    In NC it is illegal to take rocks, plants, flowers, etc from State Parks. I know this is true of a number of other states. Is this not true of the one in Arkansas?