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Texas woman finds 3.72-carat yellow diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

The diamond is the largest found at the state park since March 2017. And yes, she gets to keep it.

MURFREESBORO, Ark. — A Texas-native is the latest person to find a diamond at Arkansas's Crater of Diamonds State Park.

On Friday, August 16, 27-year-old Miranda Hollingshead of Bogata, Texas said she was going to just pick up a transmission that day, "but my siblings were in town and wanted to do something fun together."

When she realized the diamond park was only a couple hours away, the family decided to make the trip.

She searched for about an hour before finding a 3.72-carat yellow diamond. She found it near the northeast side of the park.

"I was sitting in the shade, watching a YouTube video on how to find diamonds," Hollingshead explained. "I looked over at my kid for a second and when I looked down I saw it mixed in with other rocks."

Her diamond is the largest registered at the park since March 2017, when an Arkansan found a 7.44-carat brown gem.

Credit: Arkansas State Parks

She and her son decided to name the diamond Caro Avenger.

"He chose the name Caro, and I am a fan of superheroes, so it seemed like a good fit," she said.

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