DIAMOND RUSH IN RURAL SOUTH AFRICA A FALSE FLAG, IT’S ONLY CHUNKS OF QUARTZ
So I totally had no idea that there was a massive diamond rush in South Africa this past month. Like, we still have gold rushes? Diamond rushes? Well, yes, when someone gets lucky. Or, at least, that’s how it’s supposed to work. A couple weeks ago, a man working as a cattle herder was in a field and found something amazing. A large diamond! And within days, thousands of people came from practically everywhere with whatever they could use to dig a hole to score their own good fortune. But the problem with this diamond rush? It wasn’t a diamond at all. It was a nice chunk of quartz.
SURE, QUARTZ HAS SOME VALUE, BUT PEOPLE FLOCKED AT THE CHANCE IN DIAMOND RUSH
So sure, quartz has some value. Absolutely. But nobody, and I do mean nobody, is going to rush to the remote village of KwalHlathi in South Africa for hunks of quartz. The cattle herder, who really does whatever odd jobs he can find, thought his life would forever be different. Because he went on to find a number of amazing shiny rocks that helped to start the diamond rush. But then came the news from the labs that worked to identify what the stones really were. Just pieces of quartz! Sure, maybe a few thousand hunks of quartz would help your economic prospects. Well, if you can get them to a crunchy shop in Soho, anyway.
SOME FOLKS WON’T GIVE UP ON DIAMOND RUSH, JUST IN CASE THEY STRIKE IT RICH
But here’s where the situation seems sad and dangerous, besides just insanely disappointing. The prospects of many are so dismal, that many people still continue to search full of hope that they will find diamonds. That’s right, the diamond rush isn’t over. People are that desperate in rural South Africa. Local officials have even said that law enforcement may have to come in to send people away, as their diamond rush “mining” could spike Covid infections. But their hopes aren’t totally unrealistic, as people do find diamonds literally sitting on the ground in some places.
Just not in KwalHlathi, South Africa.