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Posted: June 27, 2015

Woman finds 8.52-carat diamond at state park

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MURFREESBORO, AR —

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A visitor to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas found a really neat souvenir.

Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colorado discovered an 8.52-carat diamond at the park, the fifth-largest diamond ever discovered at the site, according to KSLA.

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Oskarson named her big find, “Esperanza Diamond.” Esperanza is the Spanish word for hope.

Oskarson told KSLA that she plans on keeping the diamond for now.

Park officials did not release an estimated value of the diamond.

According to the park’s website, Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public. Visitors can hunt for diamonds on the park’s 37 acres of land.

A visitor to Arkansas's Crater of Diamonds State Park has taken home a nice souvenir!http://shout.lt/6Fgw

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Saturday, June 27, 2015

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