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Watch: Unidentified stones spark diamond rush in South Africa

Published: 16th Jun 2021 2:55 pm

When a shepherd dug up a crystal-like stone in an open field in KwaHlathi village in South Africa, hearing the word of the discovery, thousands of treasure seekers flocked the spot believing that the area could contain diamonds underground.

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As thousands who have come to the village, located in KwaZulu-Natal province, from all over the country, and started digging up the ground, they found stones that some believe may be quartz.

However, the stones haven’t been analysed by geological experts yet, and authorities have asked people on-site to leave so that a proper investigation could be carried out. They also cited the concerns about potential Covid-19 transmission.

Some diamond hunters have started selling their finds. They’re commanding priced of $7.29 per stone.

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