A couple enjoying a road trip for their 10-year anniversary found something incredible at a park in Arkansas recently.
Jessica and Seth Erickson of Chatfield, Minnesota, knew about Crater of Diamonds State Park and wanted to visit the nation’s only public diamond mine, Arkansas State Parks said on its website.
“On the morning of their visit, the couple found a brown diamond weighing nearly two carats,” the site read and detailed what happened:
The Ericksons arrived at Crater of Diamonds early on a Friday morning. They spent the morning digging dirt and by 11 a.m. were wet sifting at the North Washing Pavilion in the park’s 37.5-acre diamond search area. There they met some of the park’s friendly regular visitors, who helped them learn how to properly sift. Although most diamonds are found after flipping gravel onto a flat surface, Seth first spotted a metallic-looking gem in the bottom of his screen after an hour of wet sifting. He knew right away it was a diamond and excitedly showed Jessica.
Park staff members registered the find as a 1.90-carat brown diamond and the couple later named it HIMO, which are the initials of their children.
A photo showed the Erickson’s holding their treasure,
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