United States: 48 Year old Kevin Kinard who is a bank manager found a 9.07 carat of Diamond at a state park in southwestern Arkansas. He thought it was a shiny piece of Glass but it later turned to be 9.07 carat of Diamond.
Kevin Said, “I only wet sifted for about ten minutes before I started walking up and down the plowed rows,”. “Anything that looked like a crystal, I picked it up and put it in my bag.”
While searching the 15 hecter of diamond area, kinard picked up a marble sized round crystal.
He further said, “It kind of looked interesting and shiny, so I put it in my bag and kept searching,”.
“I just thought it might’ve been glass.”
48 Year old further added,“I almost didn’t have them check my finds, because I didn’t think I had found anything,”.
“My friend had hers checked, though, so I went ahead and had them check mine, too.”
An employee informed Kevin Kinard that he had discovered a diamond.
“I honestly teared up when they told me,” Kinard said. “I was in complete shock!”, he added.
246 diamonds have been registered this year, weighing a total of 59.25 carats.
On an average, people find one or two diamonds daily.
“Park staff plowed the search area on August 20th, just a few days before Tropical Storm Laura dropped more than two inches of rain in the park,” Assistant Superintendent Dru Edmonds said.
“The sun was out when Mr. Kinard visited, and he walked just the right path to notice the sunlight reflecting off his diamond.”