UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas, July 25 (UPI) -- A 9-year-old Texas boy said he was simply walking along a path at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas when he found a 2.75 carat diamond.
Matthew Smith of University Park, Texas, was at the park with his family when the shiny stone caught his eye, the Dallas Morning News reported Thursday.
The boy's mother, Suzanne Smith, said she thought the stone was just a rock when her son stumbled across it. She said her son learned the stone was a 2.75 carat diamond when they had it examined.
"We were in shock. His mouth dropped open," Suzanne Smith said.
The lucky fourth-grader said he and his parents haven't agreed on how to handle the finding.
"I'm thinking I'll keep it," he said. "My dad, he's a stockbroker, and he wants me to sell it and get stocks."