MURFREESBORO, Ark. — A California mrs is taking house a 4.38-carat yellow diamond she found at Crater that Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. It"s the largest diamond found at the park this year.
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Noreen Wredberg the Granite Bay, Calif., found the yellow diamond sit on height of the ground within an hour the searching.
Noreen and also her husband Michael have actually been traveling and visiting America"s nationwide Parks. While in hot Springs, Noreen establish she was close to the Crater that Diamonds State Park, a ar she had actually wanted to visit because that a long time.
"I an initial saw the park featured on a TV display several years ago," she said. "When i realized us weren"t too far away, ns knew we had to come!"
Noreen and her husband began their day at the park trying to find diamonds near a shaded area through the mine entrance, however Michael argued they venture farther out.
"It to be cold in the shade that morning," Michael said, "so ns told Noreen that we should go come the center of the field, wherein it to be warmer."
Noreen offered the rock to her husband, that then carried it come the park"s Diamond Discovery facility for identification. After analyzing the stone, the park staff informed Michael that Noreen had uncovered a large yellow diamond.
Park Superintendent Caleb Howell said, "When I very first saw this diamond under the microscope, ns thought, "Wow, what a beautiful shape and also color!" Mrs. Wredberg"s diamond weighs more than 4 carats and is about the size of a jellybean, with a pear shape and a lemonade yellow color."
Park staff says weather problems were perfect for the Wredbergs - a couple of days following rain showers, the soil had actually dried, and also the sun was out.
"It"s together a unique experience and also visitors make lifetime memories, whether or not they discover a diamond. Of course, recognize a diamond adds to the experience," claimed Arkansas room of Parks, Heritage and also Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst.
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