A Springdale, Ark., man found a 2.04-ct. yellow diamond at a state park, according to media reports.
Glenn Worthington said he was rinsing gravel from the public search area at the park when he spotted the canary-colored diamond atop a screen that lets water and tiny dirt particles through while trapping larger objects, The Associated Press and other media outlets report.
Worthington found what he calls, “Easter Sunrise Diamond,” at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. It is the only source of diamonds in the U.S. and the world’s only diamond-producing site open to the public.
Worthington has been searching for diamonds in the park since 1978, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports. He found 46 last year and has discovered 43 so far this year.
About two diamonds are found each day at the park, the newspaper reports. More than 75,000 diamonds have been unearthed there since the first one was found in 1906.