Digging deep: Four-member committee to investigate 'diamonds' found in Nagaland
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Digging deep: Four-member committee to investigate 'diamonds' found in Nagaland

The state's geology and mining department ordered the geologists to submit a status report at the earliest

Kohima: A team of geologists from the state have been assigned to investigate suspected precious materials at Wanching village after videos of its residents searching for crystal-like stones went viral on social media platforms.

As per reports, the residents began digging up for the suspected precious stones after one of its residents found a diamond-like stone in the field.

As videos and pictures of the incident circulated online, the state's geology and mining department, through its director S Manen issued an order appointing four geologists to investigate about the suspected precious minerals found at Wanching area in Mon district.

The geologists are required to submit a status report at the earliest after investigating the matter.

The assigned geologists are Abenthung Lotha, Longrikaba, Kenyelo Rengma, and David Lhoupenyi. The order was issued on Thursday.

Reports of the discovery of the precious stone went viral
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