Diamonds aren't forever: Gems that sparked diamond-rush in South Africa turn out to be quartz

Diamonds aren't forever: Gems that sparked diamond-rush in South Africa turn out to be quartz

Daily Mail·2021-06-22 07:01

Gemstones that sparked a diamond rush in South Africa last week have turned out to be just quartz, preliminary findings show.

Thousands from across the country flocked to a hillside in KwaZulu-Natal province to dig for mysterious stones first unearthed by a cattle herder and believed to be diamonds.

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