12-Year Old’s Big Diamond Find

A 12-year old named Michael Dettlaff and his family drove 100 miles out of their way to visit Crater of Diamonds State Park – it turns out that the extra drive was well-worth it.
After only 10 minutes digging for the prized gems,Michael unearthed one of the largest diamonds in park history.
Park officials registered the 5.16 carat diamond under Michael’s name of choice – the ‘God’s Glory Diamond’ – Experts say it is the 27th largest diamond found there since the site became a state park in 1972.
‘It is thrilling any time a child finds a diamond here at Crater of Diamonds State park,’ said Park Interpreter Waymon Cox. ‘Michael was very pleased to have found his own diamond, as just about any boy would be, but he was absolutely in awe when he realized the significance of his spectacular find.

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