The US has diamond mines

Thanks to a YouTube tutorial: Woman finds valuable diamonds in US national park

August 22, 2019 - 2:32 pm

Visitors are allowed to keep the treasures found

Rich through Youtube? Not only the Youtubers themselves can do that. In this case, a woman has probably become tens of thousands of euros richer because she has found a 3.72-carat diamond. The place of discovery: a US national park in Arkansas - the eighth largest diamond mine in the world. The good thing: visitors who find gemstones are allowed to keep them!

The last time a teenager found a diamond was in 2017

Miranda Hollingshead from Texas visited the Crater of Diamonds in Arkansas with her family. With her mother, her siblings and her toddler, the 27-year-old took a detour to visit the US National Park. Entry there is $ 10. They are allowed to keep all gemstones that visitors find. However, amateur seekers rarely find diamonds of any significant size. The last time a teenager found a large 7.44 carat brown diamond there in 2017.

And now the Texan's find! She and her family didn't expect to find anything at all. The group had been in the large diamond search area for just an hour when Hollingshead saw the stone.

Hollingshead discovered the diamond thanks to a YouTube video

"I sat in the shade and watched a Youtube video on how to find diamonds. I looked over at my child for a second and when I looked down I saw it mingling with other stones," Hollingshead admitted the park officials. "I stroked it to make sure what it was and picked it up. Then I shouted all over the field to my mother, 'I think I have one!'"

Their find is a yellow diamond. The last time a tourist from Oklahoma City found a 3.85-carat yellow diamond.

And what does she do with the valuable find? If Hollingstead doesn't sell the gem or keep it as a souvenir, she makes a diamond ring out of it.

Yellow diamonds are rated on a number of characteristics, including color saturation, clarity, and shape. Although yellow diamonds are rarer, they are often cheaper than white diamonds. Still, Hollingshead's Fund is likely worth tens of thousands of dollars.