#1 Tourist on vacation finds huge diamond08-15-2013, 09:06 AM
Why can't this happen to me???
By Frances Cha, CNN
updated 4:19 AM EDT, Thu August 15, 2013
(CNN) -- "Remember the time Mikey found that massive diamond at that park?"
That's how one North Carolina family is going to remember this summer.
Boy Scout Michael Detlaff, 12, was visiting an Arkansas park with his family on July 31 when he found a 5.16-carat "honey brown diamond" in the park's "diamond search area."
The park's response?
"It is thrilling any time a child finds a diamond here."May the FORCE be with you!
08-15-2013, 09:47 AM
I like the park's response, although I question the writing skills of the article's author. Can a park respond to questions? A park's director, or a ranger can respond, though.
08-15-2013, 01:55 PM
- Join Date
- Jun 2008
I wonder what the IRS is going to tax the family for that little find.
08-15-2013, 04:56 PM
If the family is smart, they will put the proceeds from selling the diamond into a college fund for the kid, except for what they need to pay a good tax attorney to help them with it all. I have no idea what something like that is worth, though.
Then again, you know kids. He's going to want to bring it to school and show his friends and teachers.
08-17-2013, 06:01 AM
The park's policy is finders keepers, which means Michael Detlaff went home with his diamond, which he named "God's Glory Diamond."
Mining.com estimated his find to be worth between $12,000 and $15,000 after being cut and polished.
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