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Woman Finds 3.72-Carat Diamond While watching ‘How to Find Diamonds’ on Youtube



Twenty-seven-year-old Miranda Hollingshead from Texas visited Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park, she said discovered a nearly 4-carat yellow diamond, while watching a YouTube video about How to Find Diamonds.

According to a report from the state parks, Miranda Hollingshead, 27, decided to visit the park with her family last week to do something fun. In the park, tens of thousands of individual diamonds have been found during the course of the last century, is situated just a few hours away from where Miranda lives in Bogata.

Photo: Arkansas State Parks

When checking the park’s 38 acres of specified diamond finding area, Hollingshead says “I was sitting in the shade, watching a YouTube to how to find diamonds” when she discovered the yellow diamond 3.72-carat, noting that she “looked over at my kid for a second, and when I looked down, I saw it mixed in with other rocks.” Hollingshead’s diamond is now the largest discovered at the park since March 2017, where a teenager from Arkansas spotted a 7.44-carat brown diamond.

According to park interpreter Waymon Cox, was likely discovered the yellow diamond with the size of a pencil eraser, as the result of recent rainfall.

Photo: Arkansas State Parks

“The ground where Hollingshead saw the diamond is made of unweathered volcanic rock,” Waymon Cox said in a statement. “When it rains, flowing runoff may leave loose gravel, and sometimes diamonds, on the surface on these areas. Diamonds have a shining, adamantine glitter that makes them easy to spotted, and Ms. Hollingshead she gets a chance to be sitting in the right place to see the diamond flash in the sun.”

According to the state parks website, about 320 diamonds have been discovered at Crater of Diamonds State Park in 2019, and 13 of those diamonds weighing at least one carat each. weighing a total of those wonderful diamonds 63.49 carats. Waymon Cox said, “Miranda described her diamonds unique shape mention her of a rounded molar, with a small indentation in one end.”

If you have the time to roam and looking for diamonds across dozens of acres, Crater of Diamonds State Park absolutely seems to be a good place to find them. Last month, a Nebraska teacher “Josh Lanik,” 36, had found a 2.12-carat diamond. In April, park visitor “Glenn Worthington” discovered a brown diamond weighing in at 1.52 carats, in the same park.

Hollingshead and her son giving to their diamonds a suitable name—Caro Avenger. “I chose the name Caro, because I am a fan of superheroes, so it seemed like a good fit.”

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