Kid Found 2.75-carat Diamond in the Crater of Diamonds State Park

We posted about the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas before, where teenager Nicole Ruhter found a 2.93-carat "Pathfinder Diamond."

Well, it turns out that the state park is living up to its moniker as another diamond was found by passer-bys. This time, it's 9-year-old Matthew Smith:

"I was just walking along the path and I saw something shiny, so I picked it up," Matthew said. "I told my mom, 'I think I found something.' And she says, 'Put it in your bucket ... I don't think it's a diamond.' "

His mom, Suzanne Smith, admitted she thought most diamonds were white and almost dismissed the dark, cola-colored stone her son found. "I don't know my rocks very well, so I said, 'Oh, that's a pretty rock,' " she said.

But when Matthew got the stone examined, he learned he had stumbled upon a 2.75-carat diamond.

The Dallas Morning News has the story: (with video) - Thanks Travis Hudson!

Previously on Neatorama: Teenager Stumbled on the "Pathfinder Diamond" | Digging for Diamonds: For $6, it's Finders Keepers

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