Yellow substance found in Melamchi sent to Dept of Mines for test

Published On: December 3, 2016 06:46 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 3: A bright yellow metal-like substance was found while the workers were demolishing a rocky hill in the source of the Melamchi River.

According to Ghanashyam Bhattarai, Executive Director of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project, the yellow substance studded with bright yellow particles was found in the course of constructing the much-talked multipurpose Melamchi Drinking Water Project on Thursday.

The bright yellow substance found in Melamchi has been sent to the Mines and Geology to determine whether it is gold.

Following the discovery of the substance the hill has been restricted from pulling down further.

A team of Nepal Police and Nepal Army have started guarding the hillock, assuming that the yellow metal-like substance could be gold.

With the discovery of the substance, the construction work has been halted for the last three days. 

“It has not been ascertained yet whether it is gold or some other substance,” Bhattarai told Republica Online. It will be confirmed only after the lab test.

The bright yellow substance has been sent to the Department of Mines and Geology to determine whether it is gold.



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