Boy Finds Diamond in Arkansas Park; Names 5-Carat Rock 'God's Glory Diamond' (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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By Jon Campbell , Christian Post Contributor
August 13, 2013|9:29 pm

A boy has found a 5-carat diamond just minutes after entering an Arkansas state park last month, and has named the rock, "God's Glory Diamond."

Boy Finds Diamond (Photo: The State Parks of Arkansas)

A 12-year-old boy has found a 5.16 carat diamond in an Arkansas state park.

Michael Dettlaff, 12, from North Carolina has told ABC News, "We were probably there about 10 minutes and I was looking around on the ground and found it on top. It was very glassy. Very smooth."

The discovery took place at the Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park, which according to the park's website, is the only diamond-producing site in the world where anyone can search for diamonds.

Over the decades it is reported that about 75,000 diamonds have been unearthed at the location, with the largest being an extraordinary 40-carat diamond that was found way back in 1924.

Although Dettlaff's find was much smaller, it is still an amazing find and could be worth about $15,000.

Michael Dettlaff (Photo:arkansasstateparks.com)

12-year-old Michael Dettlaff.

According to reports, the find took place so quickly after they arrived in the park that the family did not even realize what the young boy had picked up.

Dettlaff told ABC News, "When I brought this rock out of the bag the guy who's there, he just went bug-eyed and he said, 'Hang on a second. I need to take this to the back room.' So then people start coming from everywhere and they're like, 'Oh yeah. It's a big diamond.'"

Dettlaff has named the rock, "God's Glory Diamond," and has had it estimated at 5.16-carats.

He said, "If it can get cut and it's valuable, I think I'd probably want to have it cut and sell it. If it's not, well, then it's a souvenir."

Here is a video news report into the large diamon find:

 

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