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2.10 Carat Diamond Found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

April 08, 2013 2 min read

Andrea Murphy and her family show off the brown diamond that she found at Crater of Diamonds State Park. Photo credit: Crater of Diamonds State Park.

Andrea Murphy of Gentry, Arkansas visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park with her family to celebrate her birthday.  Crater of Diamonds State Park is located in Murfreesboro, Arkansas.  Since the diamond is the birthstone of April, isn’t it fitting that she found a brown 2.10 carat diamond during her visit?

Park Interpreter, Margi Jenks, explains “Andrea and eight of her family members gathered together at the Crater of Diamonds to celebrate a milestone, her 30th birthday. Her mother, Karen, came up with the idea to visit Arkansas’s diamond site and celebrate the occasion here since the diamond is Andrea’s birthstone.”

Murphy found the stone after about two hours.  The park staff inspected her find and registered her birthstone.  She appropriately named the gemstone the ‘Andrew Birthday Diamond.’

This is the 6th diamond that was been discovered in the park since January 1st and the 144th diamond that has been found in the last 365 days.  The first diamond ever discovered on this land was found in 1906 by John Huddleston and over 75,000 loose  diamonds have been unearthed since.  The largest stone that was ever found is called the ‘Uncle Sam.’ That particular white diamond featured a pink cast and weighed 40.23 carats.

“The Crater of Diamonds State Park is very much a family place. Multi-generational families, like Andrea’s relatives, often enjoy the park together. The park staff is thrilled that this family get-together resulted in just what they’d hoped for-a diamond to celebrate Andrea’s birthday,” said Jenks.


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