When I was a child, I loved playing in my backyard. Between playing football and searching for worms and snails to adopt as pets, a portion of my garden time involved digging holes in the ground, looking for gold or a fossil of some kind. Of course, I never found anything, but for many children, the idea that there could be hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered is the stuff of dreams, and for one teenager, that dream has just come true.
Last Saturday, 14-year-old Kalel Langford achieved one of his lifelong aspirations when he visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park in his native Arkansas. Kalel only stayed in the Park for about half an hour, but by the time he left, he’d discovered a diamond that could be worth a huge amount of money.