Louisiana man finds 2.89 carat white diamond at Ark. state site

MURFREESBORO(KATV) - A 2.89 carat white diamond was found at Arkansas' diamond siteThursday by a Louisiana man.

BrandonKalenda visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park while traveling fromLouisiana to Minnesota. While he and his family searched the 37 1/2-acre park, Kalendaunearthed the diamond.

ParkInterpreter Margi Jenks released the following statement:

No two diamonds in the rough are alike. This is a triangular-shaped diamond with ametallic appearance, and it's about the size of an English pea Brandon found hisdiamond after searching for about 20 minutes in the Fugitt's Bank area of thepark's search area. We encourage park visitors to look for pockets or layers onthe surface of gravel, and search there. That's exactly what Brandon was doing.

Henamed his stone the Jax Diamond after his infant son, Jackson.

Kalendatold park staff he plans to keep the diamond.