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Boy Discovers 5-Carat Diamond 10 Minutes Into Dig

Park officials say diamond is the size of a jelly bean


A 12-year old boy made the discovery of a lifetime when digging around in Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park.

USA Today reported on Saturday that Michael Dettlaff found a 5.16-carat diamond only 10 minutes into a dig on July 31. Dettlaff found the diamond while on vacation with his family and named it God’s Glory Diamond.

The rock is about the size of a jelly bean, according to park officials, and is the 27th-largest diamond found by a digger since the park first opened. Additionally, the boy’s discovery has a honey brown hue to it, and is one of the largest brown diamonds ever found in the park.

Nearly 75,000 diamonds have been dug up at Crater of Diamonds since its inception.

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