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Arkansas 7-year-old makes 2.95-carat diamond discovery on her birthday at state park

A 7-year-old Arkansas girl celebrating her birthday on a trip to the state’s Crater of Diamonds State Park took home a big present after she found a nearly 3-carat diamond.

Arkansas State Parks said in a social media post that Aspen Brown of Paragould was visiting the Pike County park with her family to celebrate her birthday, when she spotted a 2.95-carat golden brown diamond in the park’s north search area.

Brown diamond

At only 7 years old, Aspen Brown made the second-largest golden brown diamond discovery of the year at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Pike County, Ark. (Arkansas State Parks)

The park noted Brown’s find is the second-largest brown diamond found this year at the park, and said that someone found a 3.29-carat brown diamond in March of this year.

 

Park officials said that more than 35,000 diamonds have been found at the park since it became a state park.

Sarah Rumpf-Whitten is a writer on the breaking news team for Fox News Digital. You can reach her on Twitter at @s_rumpfwhitten.

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