Dad and daughter find 2-carat diamond at Arkansas park

- A dad and daughter from Washington found a 2-carat diamond at an Arkansas state park.

Dan and Lauren Frederick were at Crater of Diamonds State Park for less than an hour on October 3 when they found "The Lucky Diamond."

It was the first trip to the park for the father daughter duo who had traveled to the park after a search online for "places to find gems."

Dan Frederick said he saw the diamond shining on top of the ground a few feet from where they were standing. 

In a press release from the park, the Park Interpreter noted, "Dan Frederick has proven, once again, that it is possible to find large, beautiful diamonds while surface searching. This is an example of a diamond that all park visitors dream of taking home.”

Lauren said that she and her dad have always loved to hunt for gems and they've dug for them on the Washington coast. 

"As much as we have talked about the trip and planned it out, I think we’re still kind of in shock that we found something as big and beautiful as our 'Lucky Diamond,'" she said.

The price of the diamond will depend on its clarity, cut, color and carat-- but it's safe to assume it's worth quite a bit more than the $16 park admission fee.

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