Nicole Ruhter, 13, was walking along a path taken by thousands of others at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas, when she noticed a 2.93-carat diamond:
"We were walking through the path and I just walked and saw this little shine," said Ruhter, who has just finished the seventh-grade. "We wrapped it up in a little dollar bill and took it back and showed them."
Ruhter said both park rangers and her vacationing family got excited about the diamond, found along a service road. So far this year, visitors to the park have found 332 diamonds, three of them Tuesday alone, said Bill Henderson, assistant park superintendent.
Nicole has named it the "Pathfinder Diamond": Link
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