Colorado Woman Finds 8.52-Carat Diamond In Arkansas State Park

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    A woman from Colorado, Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, has discovered an 8.52-carat diamond, which she initially mistook for a quartz crystal due its size and shape, in a state park in Arkansas.

    The gem, which a park staffer confirmed to be a diamond, was discovered in the Pig Pen, a 37-acre search field located within the Crater of Diamonds State Park. The name “Pig Pen” is derived from the terrain within the search field, as it becomes muddy when it rains.

    The white diamond, roughly half the size of a quarter, is the fifth-largest diamond discovered by a visitor of the state park since 1972, Colorado’s Channel 2 News reported.

    Ms. Oskarson, who plans to keep the gem, named it after her niece. She calls it the Esperanza Diamond.


    Park interpreter Waymon Cox was quoted by CNN as having said in a press release that “rain” and “regular plowing of the search field” increases the chances of visitors finding diamonds in the search area.
     
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    Weird shape. Diamonds are usually octahedrons.


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    Keeping it! :wtf:
     
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    Meh... that stone is worthless.. not enough blaek hand and feets blood on it for status
     
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    Now she can afford to get her nails did.
     
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    racist.
     
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    Nice octoroon reference.
     
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    Blood diamonds are worth a whole lot more, especially if they come with the video of the people dying to extract them.
     
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    De beers has a great racket... I thought Leo did a great job in Blood Diamond.


    Really good movie
     
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    "Blood Diamonds" are a fraction of a percent of the diamond trade.

    The truth is that diamonds aren't so rare. I could fill every American, 300,000,000s worth with a SOLO cup full of diamonds.

    It's all marketing.
     
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    the most i ever found was $20. I keep looking for those paper bags of drug money i read about in the papers but so far i've just found someone's lunch.
     
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    De Beers pretty much came up with the whole engagement ring racket as well.
     
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    Diamonds are a girls best friend :cheer:
     
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    I might be in a very small minority. I really don't like diamonds. I like colored stones like emeralds and sapphires instead.
     
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    Or the video of the Jew Jeweler cutting his finger while cutting the diamond. :eek:
     
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    convincing people to not only want a rock, but to pay outrageous amounts of money for them, is the height of salesmanship. the only thing better would be to convince people that a piece of granite is more desirable and sell them chips of stone for diamond prices.
     
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    Colored stones was may nick name because I was a virgin till I was 27. :shitcoffee:
     
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    3 months salary for a rock some Reggie dug up in the mud