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NZ49er

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Howdy folks,

I found this 14pt yellow yesterday at the Crater of Diamonds in Arkansas. Found while wet sifting in the first few hours of the day. The park only averages around 1 find per day out of hundreds of visitors, so I was pretty stoked. The plan is to have it set in a ring made out of the gold I found earlier this year in AZ.

Thanks for looking,
NZ49er
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Howdy folks,

I found this 14pt yellow yesterday at the Crater of Diamonds in Arkansas. Found while wet sifting in the first few hours of the day. The park only averages around 1 find per day out of hundreds of visitors, so I was pretty stoked. The plan is to have it set in a ring made out of the gold I found earlier this year in AZ.

Thanks for looking,
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that is very cool. bring my new diamond ring when you are in town :)
 

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Love to see it when it's set...looks like there are alot of different colors of stone or gems there? I imagine they must have rules what and how much can be carried out...but it sounds fun...from the picture it looks more clear than yellow but I'm no expert... congratulations 👍
 

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Howdy folks,

I found this 14pt yellow yesterday at the Crater of Diamonds in Arkansas. Found while wet sifting in the first few hours of the day. The park only averages around 1 find per day out of hundreds of visitors, so I was pretty stoked. The plan is to have it set in a ring made out of the gold I found earlier this year in AZ.

Thanks for looking,
NZ49er View attachment 2022267 View attachment 2022268
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

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stopped there for a day a good many years back while on vacation. Me and my daughter dug and sifted while my wife complained that it was boring. Didn't find anything, but had a decent amount of fun
 
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Love to see it when it's set...looks like there are alot of different colors of stone or gems there? I imagine they must have rules what and how much can be carried out...but it sounds fun...from the picture it looks more clear than yellow but I'm no expert... congratulations 👍
They say there are white, brown, and yellow diamonds. Yellow is the rarest color. You are allowed to take one 5 gallon bucket of gravels out per day. I've been hard at it for the last 4 days, but haven't found another one yet! A lady did find a .86 carat yesterday, though.

Thanks for looking,
-Nz49er
 

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Howdy folks,

I found this 14pt yellow yesterday at the Crater of Diamonds in Arkansas. Found while wet sifting in the first few hours of the day. The park only averages around 1 find per day out of hundreds of visitors, so I was pretty stoked. The plan is to have it set in a ring made out of the gold I found earlier this year in AZ.

Thanks for looking,
NZ49er View attachment 2022267 View attachment 2022268
Thats cool and I vote banner....congrats on a very rare American diamond !!
 

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That is a place I wanna visit some day. Thanks for the hope on when and if I ever do go there I just might get lucky.
 

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They say there are white, brown, and yellow diamonds. Yellow is the rarest color. You are allowed to take one 5 gallon bucket of gravels out per day. I've been hard at it for the last 4 days, but haven't found another one yet! A lady did find a .86 carat yesterday, though.

Thanks for looking,
-Nz49er
That sounds fun...do you bring any magnifying glasses for that kind of thing?
 

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