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Ark. state park visitor claims 2.1-carat diamond

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MURFREESBORO (AP) - A visitor at Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro has found a 2.1-carat brown diamond.

Andrea Murphy of Gentry dug up the diamond on Friday during a family visit to celebrate her 30th birthday.

The park is unique in that patrons can keep any diamonds they find. The diamond found by Murphy is the 144th diamond found this year by a Crater of Diamonds visitor. The park says the stone is also the sixth diamond found in 2103 weighing more than 1 carat.

Murphy found the diamond in the East Drain area of the park, which is in southwest Arkansas.