WOMAN FINDS GIANT, 4.3 CARAT DIAMOND JUST WALKING AROUND DIAMOND STATE PARK
So these stories pop up from time to time, involving some lucky schmuck finding a raw diamond in the wild and scoring it big. But this one takes the cake, so to speak. A California woman recently visited the Diamond State Park in Arkansas hoping to find a diamond in the rough, literally. Her name is Noreen Wredberg, and not only did she find one, she found a giant one less than an hour after arriving! And by saying giant, I mean giant. We’re talking about a yellow, 4.3 carat monster piece of compressed carbon.
AS HUSBAND DUG UP THE GROUND, WOMAN WANDERS AROUND TO SCORE GIANT DIAMOND
Known as the only diamond mine in the world “where you can be the miner,” Diamond State Park draws many from all over the world hoping to score big just by walking around looking at the ground. Well, most actually dig. That seems farfetched, and may very well be. But not for Noreen! She and her husband saw the park mentioned on TV a few years ago and didn’t forget to finally visit themselves. Shortly after they arrived, her husband was doing what most to: digging in random places looking pa nub.
PEOPLE FIND 1-2 GEMS EVERY DAY IN DIAMOND STATE PARK, TIME TO VISIT IT YOURSELF?
But not Noreen! She decided to simply walk around and look around her feet as she went. And less than an hour after even arriving at the Diamond State park, she saw something glittering on the ground. And it’s true, all that glitters isn’t gold. Sometimes, it’s a giant 4.3 carat yellow diamond. Noreen’s husband promptly took it to the park’s Diamond Discovery Center to identify it. They assessed the amazing size, about the size of a jellybean. It has a pear shape with a lemonade-yellow color. But Noreen isn’t the first this year to make a diamond find at the park. Hers marks the 258th find so far, totaling 46 carats.
It may be time to visit, myself. People find 1-2 diamonds at the Diamond State Park every single day. And Noreen’s could be worth as much as $75,000.