Musi River: a new source of diamonds?

Hyderabad: Researchers have now turned their attention to the less explored Musi basin for diamonds. Prof G Ramadas, emeritus professor, Centre of Exploration Geophysics, Osmania University, Hyderabad and his team have conducted very low frequency (VLF) experiments in the catchment area of the Musi in Nalgonda district. According to Prof G Ramadas using VLF they have come across several areas in Nalgonda district with diamond possibilities.

Earlier researchers had concentrated on the course of river Krishna right from Mahboobnagar district in Telangana to Jaggaiahpet in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh for diamond exploration. But the course of river Musi, which is also part of the Krishna basin, was never been explored.

According to Prof. Ramadas the Musi, which flows eastwards, takes a turn southwards in Nalgonda district. The region between this point and its confluence with Krishna has several diamond-bearing zones. Last year, Prof Ramadas found several diamondiferous points in Nalgonda district. His team came across many new zones that could hold diamonds.