Reports of the discovery of the precious stone went viral

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.

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