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US News South Africa: they thought to dig up diamonds, but it was quartz

08:50  21 june  2021
08:50  21 june  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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People from across South Africa travelled to KwaHlathi in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province where villagers had been digging with picks and shovels since 12 June after a herder discovered the first stone in an open field and put out the word. Fortune-seekers dig for the stones after word spread they could be diamonds . Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters. “The tests conducted conclusively revealed that the stones discovered in the area are not diamonds as some had hoped,” he said. “The value, if any, of the quartz crystals is yet to be established but it must be mentioned that the value of

Gemstones that sparked a diamond rush in eastern South Africa last week have turned out to be just quartz , according to preliminary findings. Key points: Thousands of villagers had been digging since June 12 after word spread when a herder discovered the first stone. The value of quartz crystals, if any, is "The value, if any, of the quartz crystals is yet to be established, but it must be mentioned that the value of quartz crystals is very low compared to that of diamonds ." The report said the site — more than 300 kilometres south -east of Johannesburg — was near a sill of volcanic rock named dolerite

Afrique du Sud : ils pensaient déterrer des diamants, mais c'était du quartz © Pixabay South Africa: they thought to dig up diamonds, but it was quartz thousands of people had flocked last week near the week. Village of Kwahlathi, thinking discovering diamonds, but the analyzes have shown that it was only quartz.

Deep stones in a poor corner of South Africa by thousands of persuaded people that these were diamonds are in fact quartz, according to the preliminary results of analyzes presented on Sunday, June 20. Thousands of people, armed with shovels, picks and sticks, had flipped last week on the side of a Kwahlathi small village hill, located more than 300 km from Johannesburg, in the KwaZulu-Natal (East).

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People from across South Africa travelled to KwaHlathi in the country’s eastern KwaZulu-Natal province where villagers had been digging since June 12 after a herder discovered the first stone in an open field and put out the word. “The value, if any, of the quartz crystals is yet to be established but it must be mentioned that the value of quartz crystals is very low compared to that of diamonds .” The event had highlighted the socio-economic challenges faced by local people, he continued.

South Africa goment say no be Diamonds dem discover for South Africa but Quartz Crystal. Goment give dis informate one week afta some pipo say dem discover diamonds for one village. Dem send di National department of minerals and energy including enforcement and compliance units, plus geoscientists - to inspect di site. Di council for Geoscience go carry out further studies to see if oda minerals dey for di area wey fit create jobs and improve di lives of di plenty pipo wey dey live for dia. Goment don ask pipo to stop dey dig because illegal mining get negative impact for di environment.

The first mysterious stones had been unearthed by a herd guard. Photos on social networks then provoked the runaway. This mad rush reacted the government that sent scientists and mining experts to collect samples for analysis. The results, announced Sunday, broke the dream of those who thought they could be enriched or putting an end to their life of misery.


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"The tests revealed that the stones discovered in the Area are not diamonds, "the local government announced in a statement. "In fact, they are quartz crystals," he continued, noting that the value of these stones, still to be evaluated, would be "very low" with respect to that of the diamonds. According to the analysis report, the area where the stones were discovered is located near a volcanic rock called Dolerite, "which is not an area where the diamonds are present". Quartz crystals are also common within a sedimentary basin known as the Karoo supergroup, which stretches along the site.

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diamonds The influx of South Africans looking for diamonds has "highlighted the socio-economic challenges facing people in the region," said the government. local. He said he wants to respond to the problems raised during their coming, namely the quality of the roads and access to the water. At the same time, the government reiterated its appeal to the public to leave the site, citing coronavirus and environmental degradation risks.

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