Crater of Diamonds State Park
By Sam Frizell
April 25, 2015

This was one profitable trip to the park.

Susie Clark visited Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro on Thursday and found a 3.69-carat diamond about the size of a pinto bean.

Clark, who plans to keep her diamond, said she discovered it after saying a prayer—so she’s calling it the “Hallelujah Diamond.”

Clark, of nearby Sharp County, first visited the park 33 years with her mother and grandmother from Germany. Her triumphal return trip yielded the diamond found near South Washing Pavilion of the park’s search field.

Conditions in the park are perfect for diamond hunting, said Park Interpreter Waymon Cox, as it recently rained heavily, washing away some of the soil.

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