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Man finds 6-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published April 17, 2014 at 7:21 a.m. Updated April 17, 2014 at 3:23 p.m.

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David Anderson of Murfreesboro holds the 6.19-carat diamond he found at the Crater of Diamonds State Park on Tuesday.

David Anderson of Murfreesboro points to the spot where he found a 6.19-carat diamond Tuesday at the Crater of Diamonds State Park.

MURFREESBORO — A man who moved to the Murfreesboro area because he enjoys hunting for precious stones at Crater of Diamonds State Park has found a 6.19-carat white diamond.

David Anderson found the stone Tuesday and named it the "Limitless Diamond," in honor of a charity.

Anderson says he plans to sell the diamond and donate the proceeds to the Speed of Light charitable organization.

Park Interpreter Waymon Cox said the stone is about the size of a jelly bean and is the 15th-largest diamond unearthed at the park, which was founded in 1972. Cox said the diamond is almost entirely clear and appears to be an unbroken crystal.

The park in southwest Arkansas is unique in that patrons can hunt for diamonds and keep what they find.

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