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Region 8 woman finds diamond on last day at state park

The Hallelujah Diamond (Source: Crater of Diamonds State Park) The Hallelujah Diamond (Source: Crater of Diamonds State Park)
Susie Clark with the diamond she found (Source: Crater of Diamonds State Park) Susie Clark with the diamond she found (Source: Crater of Diamonds State Park)
The diamond beside a quarter (Source: Crater of Diamonds State Park) The diamond beside a quarter (Source: Crater of Diamonds State Park)
MURFREESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Region 8 woman is the new owner of a 3.69-carat white diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park this week.

Susie Clark of Evening Shade first visited the park 33 years ago with her mother and grandmother from Germany.

She made a return visit to Murfeesboro last week with her husband and on the last day of their trip, Thursday, she found her diamond in a 37.5-acre search field.

Clark said she had just prayed, asking God, “Are you going to bless me and let me find a diamond today?”

According to Clark, shortly after her prayer, she saw the diamond sticking out of a furrow ridge in the plowed dirt.

Since Clark found her teardrop-shaped diamond after saying that prayer on her last day at the park, she named the gem the Hallelujah Diamond.

At this time, Clark said she plans to keep her gem.

According to Park Interpreter Waymon Cox, the large diamond is about the size of pinto bean.

“The gem is frosted white with a pearlescent, metallic shine,” Cox said. “This is the largest diamond found so far this year. And it's the largest one found since April 16, 2014.”

Clark's diamond is the 122nd diamond found at the park this year.

Cox noted that the park had experienced a lot of rain recently and the maintenance staff had plowed the search field earlier in the week.

“This regular endeavor loosens the diamond-bearing soil which, along with rain erosion, brings more diamonds to the surface and helps park visitors' chances of finding them,” Cox said. “With all the rain we've been seeing, along with this week's plowing, there's a good chance more diamonds will be found on the surface in the days to come.”

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