Stones that sparked ‘diamond rush’ in South Africa turn out to be quartz

The South African government clarified that the stones discovered in a village were not diamonds but quartz. A cattle herder first uncovered the stones in KwaZulu-Natal province. It prompted thousands to rush to KwaHlathi village, some 300km southeast of Johannesburg. After conducting tests, officials have said the stones are quartz crystals, which are far less […]