Most People Don’t Know The Largest Diamond In America Was Found In This Small West Virginia Town

What would you do if you found a 34.48-carat diamond in the creek when your horseshoe went a little off target and landed in the water? This is precisely what happened in Peterstown, West Virginia in 1928 when 10-year-old Punch Jones was playing horseshoes with his father Grover Cleveland Jones one afternoon.

 

Did you know there are diamonds in West Virginia? Want to pan for your own rare find in the same spot where Punch Jones discovered the Jones Diamond in 1928? Use the map above and this Google link to find your way to Peterstown and look for the bridge in the above photos to begin your search!