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Girl gets $20K for diamond found in park

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 11:22 a.m. HST, Apr 11, 2014



OKLAHOMA CITY >> An Oklahoma City girl has sold a 3.85-carat diamond she found at an Arkansas park for $20,000.

Tana Clymer told television station KWTV that she plans to use the money from the recent sale of the yellow diamond to help pay for college.

Clymer found the diamond last October while hunting for gems with her family at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. She said she couldn't believe her good luck and asked her father if she was dreaming.

The park is the only diamond-producing site in the U.S. that is open to the public. Other gems discovered at the state park include amethyst, garnet, peridot, jasper, agate, calcite, barite, and quartz.

The yellow diamond the teenager found is teardrop-shaped and about the size of a jellybean.







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lokela wrote:
That's all. Thought yellow diamonds were rare. Guess the clarity or whatever now that good.
on April 11,2014 | 06:51AM
HanabataDays wrote:
True. Those diamonds mainly gain their value for being uniquely found in the US. Rarely are they gem quality. However, this one at "jellybean size" may have a section that's good enough to cut and facet.
on April 11,2014 | 09:59AM
silvangold wrote:
oooooh I wonder how much it'll go for when cleaned up, cut and put on view!!?!?!?!?! betcha more than $20K.
on April 11,2014 | 10:21AM
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