Teen Finds Huge Diamond on the Ground

The largest brown diamond found in almost 40 years

There is a state park in Southern Arkansas where you can go find diamonds. They’re just sitting on the ground.

Last week 14-year-old Kalel Langford discovered the 7th largest diamond ever found at Crater of Diamonds State Park. It’s the largest brown diamond found in almost 40 years and is an impressive 7.77-carats. Langford named it the “Superman Diamond”.

(photos via Arkansas State Park)

From Arkansas State Park‘s Press Release:

“Kalel was walking near the East Drain, in the southern portion of the park’s diamond search area, when he spotted the shiny, dark brown gem. He explained, “It was just a few inches from a stream of water, with a bunch of other rocks that were about the same size.”

He picked up the gem and called to his dad Craig Langford, who was searching nearby. According to Craig Langford, “We had only been at the park for about 30 minutes when he found it. Its color was so dark that we weren’t sure if it was a diamond, but we knew we needed to have it looked at.” The family stopped by the Diamond Discovery Center to have their finds identified before leaving the park, and Kalel was shocked to learn he had found one of the biggest diamonds in the park’s history.”