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6.19-carat white diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park
The diamond is named by its finder as The Limitless Diamond
By: Diamond World News Service
Apr 19 2014 6:32PM
Reference: 9049  

While on a diamond hunt in the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, a man had the fortune to find a large white diamond of 6.19-carats, of the size of a jelly bean, reports say. This stone is noted to be the 15th largest stone found in the park since the park was declared a state park, reports say. The man, David Anderson, has named this diamond as "The Limitless Diamond" and plans to donate the sale proceeds of the diamond to the religious charity Speed the Light, reports add.
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The 'Crater of Diamonds State Park' in Arkansas State, USA attracts many visitors every year. There are several places of tourist interst nearby which includes Hot Springs National Park, Little Rock - the State capital, etc. Hope, the birth town of Bill Clinton, one of the famous Presidents of post World War II, is about 70 km south of the Diamond park.
Good to know that a gem variety diamond of more than 6 ct. in weight was found in the Crater of Diamonds State Park.Any visitor can try his luck as the mine is open to public since 1970s. Diamonds are often found in the area, first discovered some time in the beginning of 20th century. The only diamond mine in the USA, developed over lamproite rock which is similar to kimberlite in several respects. The pipe rock is said to of Cretaceous age, emplaced in to sedimentary rocks around 100 million years ago.Largest diamond found from the pipe (also known as "Prairie Creek Pipe") is known as 'Uncle Sam' which weighs a little more than 40 ct. Diamond grade of the mine is poor and was never worked profitably.
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