A team of experts from the Council for Geoscience in partnership with other role players will undertake an investigation to establish if the village of KwaHlathi in KwaZulu-Natal has other potential resources, after a scientific analysis of stones found in the area determined that they were not diamonds.

Last week’s discovery of the stones triggered a so-called diamond rush in the poverty-stricken village as local residents in particular descended on the site, prompting an investigation led by an intergovernmental team in conjunction with mining experts...

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