107. Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas
Denis Tyrell finds 4.42 carat Diamond

Associated Press - MURFREESBORO, Ark.


photo courtesy Glenn Worthington, copyright 2008, All rights Reserved

Denis Tyrrell, of Murfreesboro, searches for diamonds about three or four days a week at the state park and has found several others before, Assistant Superintendent Bill Henderson said. The white diamond Tyrrell found Friday was his largest find so far.


photo courtesy Glenn Worthington, copyright 2008, All rights Reserved

"It is a very nice diamond because of its size," Henderson said. "And it has what they call a silver cape on it. It's about the size of a Chiclet gum. It's rectangular in shape."

Henderson said park officials weren't qualified to evaluate the gem's worth, but said Tyrrell's find would have substantial value on the market.

"We're talking several thousand dollars," he said, adding that he guessed Tyrrell would probably sell the precious stone.

It is uncommon that large stones like this are found and even rarer for them to be sold by the finder. For the diamond enthusiast in your life, look into diamond watches for great gift ideas.

Denis Tyrell was interviewed at the Crater of Diamonds State Park earlier this year, in regards to the Eric Blake "Fake Diamond" Incident.

http://www.katv.com/news/stories/0508/518509.html

Watch the video to the right of the story.
Mr. Tyrell is the man digging/standing in the hole talking to the camera.


photo courtesy Glenn Worthington, copyright 2008, All rights Reserved

Kimberly Diamond - 4.42 Carat White Diamond, named for Mr. Tyrell's Wife

Diamonds in Arkansas

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