MURFREESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A 12-year-old North Carolina boy on
vacation with his family has unearthed a 5.16 carat diamond at Arkansas'
Crater of Diamonds State Park.
officials said Saturday that Michael Dettlaff found the honey brown
diamond on July 31 after searching for less than 10 minutes. He named it
God's Glory Diamond.
Park officials say the diamond is about the size of a jellybean and is the 328th diamond found this year.
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 largest diamond ever discovered in the United States was unearthed at the site in 1924 and weighed 40.23 carats.