A recent trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro turned 14-year-old Kalel Langford into a diamond owner!
Namely, young Kalel and his family were visiting town for a baseball tournament when they decided they were going to stop by for a visit of the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.
The diamond that this young man found is a 7.44 carat diamond, making it the seventh largest to be found in the area since 1972.
Kalel’s diamond is only one carat smaller than the one found in the same park in 2015 weighing 8.52 carats. That one was sold just last month for an estimated one million dollars. So you do the math!
”Crater of Diamonds offers park visitors a one-of-a-kind experience—the adventure of hunting for real diamonds,” the official site of Cater of Diamonds State Park states.
“You’ll search over a 37 ½-acre plowed field that is the eroded surface of the world’s eighth largest diamond-bearing volcanic crater. If you find a diamond, it is yours to keep.”
He was in the southern portion of the park’s diamond search area, walking near the East Drain when his glance stopped over at a shiny, dark brown gem.
According to the park’s statement, the boy told them that the diamond was “just a few inches from a stream of water, with a bunch of other rocks that were about the same size.”
As is the protocol, the family took their findings for identification in the Diamond Discovery Center before leaving.
Imagine the surprise when Kalel found out he had found the seventh largest diamond spotted in that area.
He was in shock!
“Superman’s Diamond” is the name Kalel gave to his diamond. He plans on holding to it for the time being.
Waymon Cox of Crater of Diamonds State Park said that the conditions were just right for Kalel to find his diamond.
“About an inch of rain fell on the plowed search area during the week. A heavy rain can uncover larger diamonds near the surface,” said Cox.
“Diamonds have a metallic-looking shine and are often easier to spot on top of the ground”
This news come right after last week’s news of a pastor who discovered a 7,06 carat diamond working in a Sierra Leone mine.
This might be the tenth largest diamond ever found.
US-own largest diamond ever was the Uncle Sam diamond found in 1924. It was a 40.23 carat diamond.
Going back to Crater of Diamonds Park, more than 75,000 diamonds have been unearthed since the first diamonds were found there in 1906.
I know I am booking a flight to Arkansas first thing in the morning!