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AFP
June 21, 2021

Quartz,not diamonds!

AFP
June 21, 2021

JOHANNESBURG:Gem stones that sparked a diamond rush to eastern South Africa last week have turned out to be just quartz, according to preliminary findings presented on Sunday.

Thousands of people flocked to a hillside in South Africa´s KwaZulu-Natal province to dig for mysterious stones first unearthed by a cattle herder and believed to be diamonds.

The rush prompted the government to send geo scientists and mining experts to collect samples for testing. The results quashed the dreams of diggers hoping to come up with a fortune.—AFP