Erhverv

Tusindvis af sydafrikanere gravede efter diamanter. Nu viser undersøgelse, at stenene er kvarts

Tusindvis af sydafrikanere stormede til en mark i håbet om at grave diamanter op. Nu viser en undersøgelse, at skattejagten efter diamanter var forgæves.

En mand viser en af de opgravede sten til kameraet. Over 1.000 mennesker stormede til en landsby i Sydafrika, i håbet om at stenene er diamanter, men myndighedernes undersøgelse af stenene viste, at det i stedet var kvarts. Foto: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters A person uses a pickaxe to dig as fortune seekers flock to the village after pictures and videos were shared on social media showing people celebrating after finding what they believe to be diamonds, in the village of KwaHlathi, outside Ladysmith, in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, June 14, 2021. Picture taken June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TOPSHOT - A man uses a pick axe to dig as others search for what they believe to be diamonds after the discovery of unidentified stones at KwaHlathi village near Ladysmith, South Africa, on June 15, 2021. - Hundreds of people have flocked to the outskirts of KwaHlathi village, near Ladysmith, after a cattle herder last week unearthed a handful of unidentified crystal-like pebbles. News of the finding spread fast, triggering a rush to the site. Some have already started selling their finds to those willing to try to market them. Experts do not rule out the possibility that they are genuine diamonds, although they consider this highly unlikely. The Department of Energy and Mines said it would send a team of experts in the next few days. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) A man rests while others dig in search for what they believe to be diamonds after the discovery of unidentified stones at KwaHlathi village near Ladysmith, South Africa, on June 15, 2021. - Hundreds of people have flocked to the outskirts of KwaHlathi village, near Ladysmith, after a cattle herder last week unearthed a handful of unidentified crystal-like pebbles. News of the finding spread fast, triggering a rush to the site. Some have already started selling their finds to those willing to try to market them. Experts do not rule out the possibility that they are genuine diamonds, although they consider this highly unlikely. The Department of Energy and Mines said it would send a team of experts in the next few days. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) An aerial view shows people digging as they search for what they believe to be diamonds after the discovery of unidentified stones at KwaHlathi village near Ladysmith in KwaZulu Natal on June 15, 2021. - Hundreds of people have flocked to the outskirts of KwaHlathi village, near Ladysmith, after a cattle herder last week unearthed a handful of unidentified crystal-like pebbles. News of the finding spread fast, triggering a rush to the site. Some have already started selling their finds to those willing to try to market them. Experts do not rule out the possibility that they are genuine diamonds, although they consider this highly unlikely. The Department of Energy and Mines said it would send a team of experts in the next few days. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) A boy holds what he believes to be a diamond after the discovery of unidentified stones at KwaHlathi village near Ladysmith, South Africa, on June 15, 2021. - Hundreds of people have flocked to the outskirts of KwaHlathi village, near Ladysmith, after a cattle herder last week unearthed a handful of unidentified crystal-like pebbles. News of the finding spread fast, triggering a rush to the site. Some have already started selling their finds to those willing to try to market them. Experts do not rule out the possibility that they are genuine diamonds, although they consider this highly unlikely. The Department of Energy and Mines said it would send a team of experts in the next few days. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) A boy holds what he believes to be a diamond after the discovery of unidentified stones at KwaHlathi village near Ladysmith, South Africa, on June 15, 2021. - Hundreds of people have flocked to the outskirts of KwaHlathi village, near Ladysmith, after a cattle herder last week unearthed a handful of unidentified crystal-like pebbles. News of the finding spread fast, triggering a rush to the site. Some have already started selling their finds to those willing to try to market them. Experts do not rule out the possibility that they are genuine diamonds, although they consider this highly unlikely. The Department of Energy and Mines said it would send a team of experts in the next few days. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) A woman uses a pick axe to dig as others search for what they believe to be diamonds after the discovery of unidentified stones at KwaHlathi village near Ladysmith, South Africa, on June 15, 2021. - Hundreds of people have flocked to the outskirts of KwaHlathi village, near Ladysmith, after a cattle herder last week unearthed a handful of unidentified crystal-like pebbles. News of the finding spread fast, triggering a rush to the site. Some have already started selling their finds to those willing to try to market them. Experts do not rule out the possibility that they are genuine diamonds, although they consider this highly unlikely. The Department of Energy and Mines said it would send a team of experts in the next few days. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) A woman uses a pickaxe to dig as fortune seekers flock to the village after pictures and videos were shared on social media showing people celebrating after finding what they believe to be diamonds, in the village of KwaHlathi outside Ladysmith, in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Det lød næsten for godt til at være sandt.

En hyrde fandt en håndfuld krystallignende sten, da han gennede kvæg på en mark i den sydafrikanske landsby KwaHlathi. ..

BRANCHENYT
Læs også