Precious mineral look alike Diamond shape found in Wakching of Mon district in Nagaland

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Left: People digging the field. Right: Stone that found earlier Photo: WhatsApp

Dimapur, 27th Nov: Nagaland user in all social media flooded with the news of diamonds being found at Wangching village in Nagaland’s Mon district like wildfire on November 25, 2020. People widely shares videos and pictures of the supposed precious stone on social media platforms, villagers reportedly started digging the ground in search of it.

The village council Chairman of Wanching, Tonyei Angh, confirmed that a crystal-like stone (cut glass) was found by one of the villagers while farming in the field but ‘it being a diamond was highly unlikely source said.

Nagaland Government sharply reacted on the news and appointed four geologists to investigate into the social media posts about precious minerals being found in Wakching area of Mon district. Director of Geology and Mining, Nagaland, S Manen in an order issued yesterday detailed geologists Abenthung Lotha, Longrikaba, Kenyelo Rengma and David Lhoupenyi to investigate and submit the status report at the earliest. News of precious minerals being found at Wakching area of Mon district has been spreading in various social media posts since Wednesday.