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Oklahoma Teen Tana Clymer Finds 3.85-Carat Diamond In Arkansas

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A family trip to Diamonds State Park in Arkansas is one that a 14-year-old Oklahoma City girl will never forget after a major find.

Tana Clymer and her family reportedly visited the park on Oct. 19 and after digging through the dirt for around two hours, the teen found a 3.85-carat canary diamond, according to News9.com.

"I thought it was a piece of paper or foil from a candy wrapper," Clymer said. "Then, when I touched it, I thought it was a marble. I think God pointed me to it. I was about to sprint to join my family, and God told me to slow down and look. Then, I found the diamond!"

Clymer might keep the diamond, which is about the size of a jellybean, or depending on how much it's worth, use it to pay for college. The value of the diamond hasn’t been determined yet.

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Fox News reports that the park is the only diamond-producing site in the United States that is open to the public.

Many diamonds have reportedly been found close to the surface so far this year, Bill Henderson, assistant park superintendent, said, noting that heavy rainfall pushes dirt away, leaving the diamond exposed.

Clymer’s gem is the 396th diamond found so far this year at the park and more than 75,000 diamonds have been found at the site since the first discovery in 1906.

Sources: Fox News, News9.com