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Visitor Finds 9-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

2nd largest found there since 1972 (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — On Labor Day, Kevin Kinard, a 33-year-old bank branch manager from Maumelle, Ark., visited Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park and found the second-largest diamond found in the park’s history. Kinard has visited the Crater of Diamonds fairly regularly since first going there on a second-grade field trip, despite having never found a diamond. This trip was to turn out differently.Kinard and his friends brought equipment with them to wet sift, but Kinard preferred surface searching. “I only wet sifted for about 10 minutes before I started walking up and down

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Visitor Finds 9-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

2nd largest found there since 1972 (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — On Labor Day, Kevin Kinard, a 33-year-old bank branch manager from Maumelle, Ark., visited Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park and found the second-largest diamond found in the park’s history. Kinard has visited the Crater of Diamonds fairly regularly since first going there on a second-grade field trip, despite having never found a diamond. This trip was to turn out differently.Kinard and his friends brought equipment with them to wet sift, but Kinard preferred surface searching. “I only wet sifted for about 10 minutes before I started walking up and down

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