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The huge "Star of Murfreesboro" was a publicity stunt. The mine owner bought it overseas and had his son-in-law "find" it. It is not a genuine Arkansas diamond. It is the wrong shape, has the wrong surface texture, and is the wrong color (blue). Of the nearly 100,000 diamonds found in Arkansas, no other diamond has been blue. In my book Genuine Diamonds Found in Arkansas (now in its third edition), pages 64 to 67 tell about the suspicious events concerning the "Star of Murfreesboro."
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Glenn W. Worthington
Murfreesboro, AR