Diamond Discovery in Nagaland Village?Sun 29 Nov 2020
Information of what was believed to be diamonds being present in Wanching, a village in Mon district of Nagaland, unfold like wildfire after pictures and video clips of villagers digging for the purported treasured stone went viral on varied social media platforms, prompting the state authorities to order an investigation to confirm the claims.
The video clips and images confirmed villagers gathered in giant numbers, digging soil on a hillock and displaying small crystalline finds on their palms.
The division of geology and mining on Friday deputed a group of 4 geologists to the location. “They may examine and submit the standing report on the earliest,” said division director S Manen in an order. The group is predicted to succeed in the village on November 30 or December 1.
When contacted, deputy commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan Ok stated the incident passed off earlier this week after some villagers discovered some crystals whereas working within the forest and knowledgeable others within the village on the presumption that they had been diamonds.
he official stated it was uncertain that they had been diamonds because the stones had been discovered near the floor. However he hoped the stones would carry some form of profit to the villagers even when they had been quartz crystals as quartz has many purposes.
On whether or not an inflow of curious individuals to the district was anticipated by the authorities, the DC replied positively if speculations had been dominated to be true. Nevertheless, he identified that the state of affairs stays unpredictable till consultants examined and declared what the stones had been actually price.
Though the matter has churned debates among the many public, geologists had been unconvinced that the small crystals had been precise diamonds since there have been no information of diamonds being current within the area.
“These are odd quartz crystals. They’re quite common and are discovered in numerous components of Nagaland,” stated Professor GT Thong from Nagaland College’s division of geology. He believes that the ‘poor villagers’ had been misguided by some individuals and expressed hope that the group of geologists deputed to the village to research would formally shed some mild on the matter quickly.
In the meantime, the Wanching village council has issued a discover prohibiting anybody to submit something in social media relating to the stones and restricted anybody from different villages or cities from coming into the village searching for the identical.
An aged from the village knowledgeable that the village council was dismayed over the unfold of unverified info, subsequently within the apprehension of the arrival of many guests following the information of the purported treasured stones being discovered within the village, it has put up an order that anybody wanting to go to the village would require to acquire the council’s permission.
[sourced from agencies]