A Florida man vacationing with his father in Arkansas unearthed a brown diamond Tuesday at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro.
Doug Lay, 40, of Hernando, Fla., made the discovery about 1 p.m. while he and his father were wet sifting in the East Drain, the park said.
The 1.95-carat coffee-colored gem — which has a metallic, pitted surface and is about the size of an English pea — is the second-largest diamond to be discovered at the park this year. The largest was a 1.99-carat yellow Stacy Diamond discovered in March by a ninth-grade student from Garland, Texas, the park said.
Lay told park officials he has not yet picked out a name for his diamond but plans to keep it as a memento of the times he has enjoyed outdoors with his father.
The park said nearly 500 diamonds have been found on its 37 1/2-acre site this year.