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12-Year-Old Boy Finds 5.16 Carat Diamond

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FOX News reports that a 12-year-old North Carolina boy has unearthed a 5.16 carat diamond in Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park.

The diamond is about the size of a jellybean and is the 328th diamond found this year. An online search reveals that a diamond of 5.16 carats is worth anywhere from $81,592 to $115,139. It is the 27th largest diamond found by a park visitor since the site became a state park in 1972, according to Park Interpreter Waymon Cox.

According to Michael, he was "absolutely awestruck" when he realized what he found. He discovered the honey black diamond after only 10 minutes of searching. He named the diamond God's Glory Diamond.

More than 75,000 diamonds have been found at the site since the first discovery in 1906 by John Huddleston, the farmer who owned the land at the time.

The largest diamond ever discovered in the United States was unearthed at the site in 1924 and weighed 40.23 carats.

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