Teenager finds 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

This Saturday, March 11, 2017, photo, provided by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism shows Kalel Langford holding a 7.44 carat diamond he found at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. Officials at the park said the diamond is the seventh largest found since the park was established in 1972. (Waymon Cox/Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism via AP)

MURFREESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A teenager has found a 7.44 carat diamond at a state park in southwest Arkansas.

Officials at Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro say the rock found Saturday by 14-year-old Kalel Langford is the seventh largest found since the park was established in 1972. The park hasn’t provided an estimate of the diamond’s value.

Langford said in a statement Thursday that he spotted the diamond among rocks near a stream. He has named it “Superman’s Diamond” and plans to keep hang onto it.

Park interpreter Waymon Cox describes the diamond as pinto-bean sized and similar in color to coffee.

The largest diamond ever discovered in the United States, the 40.23 carat “Uncle Sam,” was unearthed on the land in 1924.

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