Someone got extremely lucky these days! A woman in the US has found a very large diamond hidden in a remote area in Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park. 20 minutes of patience and time resulted in a lucky outcome.
Miracles still happen in real life, as it seems that diamonds are forever hidden not necessarily across the faraway land of Sierra Leone, but rather in a public park in the US.
The freshly discovered diamond is white, icicle shaped and it is the fifth largest diamond ever found by a visitor to the park since 1972, when the site was established.
The last reported finding happened back in 1981, when Shreveport resident Carol Blakenship found an 8.82 carat diamond.
The precious gem stone discovered a few days ago was more resembling to a quartz crystal due to its size and shape but experts later confirmed that it is indeed a diamond.
Hazard sometimes works hand in hand with luck, as the lucky finder, Bobbie Oskarson was simply walking around, along with her boyfriend, admiring the scenery. The wandering resulted in an unintentional, newsworthy treasure hunt.
Pandora’s Box opened in front of the founder’s eyes. Our lucky lady named her find the Esperanza Diamond. The woman plans to keep the gem stone and remember the fortunate days of her youth.
The park seems to be somehow blessed, as more than 30 diamonds have been discovered in the area this year. The heavy rainfall clears the landscape and outlines the scarce bling-blings in the area.
“Rain, plus the regular plowing of the search field by our maintenance staff, increases visitors’ chances of finding diamonds in the search area”, officials declared.
Bobbie Oskarson is a resident of Longmont, Colorado and came up with the fantastic idea to dig around the 37 acre search field inside the park. Spontaneity oftentimes leads to successful results and such is the case with our lucky owner of diamonds.
The search area in the park is the world’s exclusive diamond-producing site open to the public. The park’s policy allows finders to keep their precious discoveries.
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