Teen finds 3.85-carat diamond at Arkansas park

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by CBS News & Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 10:56 AM

MURFREESBORO, Ark. -- A 14-year-old girl from Oklahoma City has unearthed a 3.85-carat diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park.

Tana Clymer discovered the canary gem Saturday at the park, which is the only diamond-producing site in the United States open to the public. Tana says she'd been digging in the dirt for about two hours when she discovered the gem on the surface of the search field.

"I thought it was a piece of paper or foil from a candy wrapper," the girl said, according to CBS affiliate KTHV. "Then, when I touched it, I thought it was a marble."

The yellow diamond is teardrop-shaped and about the size of a jellybean. Tana named the diamond "God's Jewel." According to the park, Tana plans to either keep the diamond for a ring — or, if it's worth a lot, sell it and use the money for college.

Her gem is the 396th diamond found so far this year at the park in southern Arkansas.

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