The government has ordered an inquiry after reports of diamonds being found in Wanching, a village in Mon district of Nagaland. Photos and videos of villagers who are digging after the news of alleged diamonds being found in the village on social media are increasingly viral. After which, government have ordered an inquiry to know the truth of the claims of the villagers.
In the video and photo which has been viral on social media, a large number of Graminians are shown digging on a hill. The Department of Geology and Mining employed a team of four geologists to visit the site. Department director S Manen said in an order, they will try to investigate the situation as soon as possible and give a report.
The team is expected to hit the spot on 30 November or 1 December. Mone deputy commissioner Thavselanan said the incident occurred a week ago when some villagers found some crystals while working in the forest and estimated others in the village were diamonds. The officer said that it was doubtful that they were diamonds because the stones that were found were found on the surface.
But he hoped that the stones would benefit the villagers. After the photo and video went viral on social media, the matter has been debated among the public. Geologists believe that the stones found are not real. This is because there are no records of diamonds in this area.
Nagaland Geology and Mining Department will be there to study the stones. According to an Indo-German study published in Current Science, Nagaland’s ophiolite rocks, which are part of the Indo-Myanmar Parva, may contain micro diamond mines.