Mystery stones spark diamond rush in South African village

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    Armed with shovels, buckets and determination, entire families of fortune seekers have travelled from across South Africa to a small village in the country’s east in search of what they believe to be diamonds.

    It started when a herdsman dug up a huge crystal-like stone in the small village of of KwaHlathi in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    However, geologists have not yet confirmed whether it is a precious diamond.

    Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports.

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