KwaHlathi diamond rush ‘misguided’

Authorities urge hundreds of miners to stop

The “precious” stones that attracted thousands of people to KwaHlathi, near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, are not diamonds but quartz crystals and mining them has to stop. 

This was the announcement made by the KwaZulu-Natal  government yesterday when it released its preliminary report on the stones, which were discovered in the village...

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