Staggering find by Boy Scout at Crater of Diamonds


Parents, it looks like we should quit telling the kids, “Don’t play in the dirt.”

12-year-old Michael Dettlaff of North Carolina effortlessly made a discovery that many world adventurers would envy. When his family made a vacation stop at the popular Arkansas attraction – the world’s only public “finders keepers” diamond mine – he emerged from just minutes of searching through the rain-washed clay, holding a diamond over 5 carats in size.


Image: Michael Dettlaff // CNN.com courtesy of Crater of Diamonds State Park

Michael has proudly named his find the “God’s Glory Diamond.” The 5.16-carat honey-brown gem easily ranks in the park’s Top 50 list of largest diamond finds, and has an estimated finished worth of $12,000 to $15,000.

Read more of this story plus video on JCK Online…

It bears a resemblance to an earlier park find, the “Patriot Diamond” unearthed on the 4th of July.

Read more about the State Park’s amazing history and some more fascinating trivia:

10 Things About the the Crater of Diamonds State Park

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