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Pay six bucks admission at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, a little more if you want to rent some tools, and you can keep anything you find. Bob Wehle from Wisconsin took home a 5.47 carat canary yellow diamond a couple weeks ago. Originally under private ownership, the park’s property was turned into a tourist attraction after previous diamond mining ventures came to misfortune. Arkansas bought the land in 1972 and since then over 2 million fortune seekers have tried their luck at spotting a sparkly stone. Hundreds are found every year, but only a handful are over a carat. The 37 acres of diamond bearing soil are plowed about once a month, unscheduled.

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