12-Year-Old Treasure Hunter Unearths Giant 5.16 carat DIAMOND
AUGUST 12, 2013 Michael Dettlaff's family drove 100 miles out of their way to visit Crater of Diamonds State Park - and it was worth it.
After only 10 minutes digging for the prized gems, 12-year-old Michael unearthed one of the largest diamonds in park history.
Park officials registered the 5.16 carat diamond under Michael's name of choice - the 'God's Glory Diamond' - and say it is the 27th largest diamond found there since the site became a state park in 1972.
'It is thrilling any time a child finds a diamond here at Crater of Diamonds State park,' said Park Interpreter Waymon Cox. 'Michael was excited to have found his own diamond, as just about any boy would be, but he was absolutely awestruck when he realized the significance.'Read more: Daily Mail