Mo. man unearths 2-carat diamond at Ark. park
MURFREESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A Missouri man has found a 2.05-carat brown diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.
Steve Vehige was on his fourth visit to the park when he found the marble-shaped diamond on Saturday.
Vehige, of Flint Hill, Mo., named the diamond for his hometown and for the Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs' song "Flint Hill Special."
So far this year, visitors have found a total of 327 diamonds at the park. The Flint Hill Special is the third diamond weighing more than two carats found in 2013.
More than 75,000 diamonds have been unearthed at the diamond site since the first diamonds found in 1906.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.