Retired geologist Mankova Musimango from Durban says the credibility of recently discovered diamonds cannot be ruled out in the KwaFrathi region, a suburb of Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal.
Last week, people gathered in the area, some mining stones from other states as well.
The state government has expressed concern about this activity and has requested the state’s Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism and Environment to refer the issue to the National Ministry of Minerals and Energy for on-site inspections.
According to Musiman, only a team of geologists can tell if these are actually diamonds.
“It could be a diamond, but probably a quartz. Quartz is another type of rock that is commonly occurring. But it is used for ornaments. [a] Very beautiful quartz. “
“[Quartz] It forms very beautiful crystals, the hardness of which is comparable to the diamond of the first test, but is tested with glass. At this point, I think that’s all until more definitive testing is done. At this point, it’s most likely quartz, “adds Msimang.
Geologist confirms that the stone found in Kwa Hlathi is indeed a diamond-SABC News
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