(Murfreesboro, AR) A man from Springdale has visited Arkansas's Crater of Diamonds State Park many times over the past 30 years.
Glenn Worthington has been rewarded many times with diamond finds. However, all of his diamonds except for one have weighed under a carat.
Sunday afternoon, Worthington discovered the largest of all his diamond finds, a stunning 2.04-carat canary diamond he named the Easter Sunrise Diamond.
Worthington was washing gravel that he'd dug out of the park's east drain, a low area in the park's diamond search area, when he found the yellow diamond in his screen.
It was in the last bucket he planned to wash before shutting down for the Easter weekend.
The diamond has a smooth, lustrous surface with no cracks or internal spots of graphite. It is an elongated, complete crystal that would yield itself well to a marquise cut, but Glenn and his wife Cindy do not plan to cut or sell the diamond.
Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world's only diamond-producing site open to the public. Diamonds come in all colors of the rainbow. The three most common colors found at the park are white, brown and yellow, in that order.
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