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Diamond Rush Goes Bust When Stones in South Africa Determined to Be Quartz

A diamond rush quickly went bust. It started when clear stones were found in a small town in South Africa. People rushed to the area with pick axes and a lot of hope. For many hit hard by the economic losses of the coronavirus pandemic, they were simply looking for a quick way to make some money to support their families. Their hopes were dashed when government officials determined the stones people were finding were not diamonds, but quartz. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.

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