Charlie Buttrey

October 12, 2020

Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas advertises itself as “one of the only places in the world where the public can search for real diamonds in their original volcanic source.” 33-year-old Kevin Kinard from nearby Maumelle has been visiting the park since he was in grade school.

Recently, on a visit to the park, he basically picked up “anything that looked like a crystal,” including one that “looked and interesting and shiny.” It was. That “interesting and shiny” crystal turned out to be a 9-carat diamond.

According to, a 9-carat diamond will fetch between $123,201 and $1,804.815.

And the park has a “finders keepers policy.”

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