Vacationing Teacher Finds 2.12-Carat Diamond in Arkansas State Park

July 30, 2019

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A teacher on vacation with his family found a 2.12-carat natural diamond in the Crater of Diamonds State Park on July 24, according to CNN. Josh Lanik of Nebraska happened to be walking in the park with his family collecting things when he picked up the brandy-colored jewel about the size of a jellybean. The Lanik Family Diamond, as he's now calling the gem, is the largest diamond found in the park this year. The state park, located in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, is home to many natural diamonds and more than 75,000 of them have been found over the years. Lanik has no plans to sell the diamond he's found.