Kathmandu, December 4, 2016: A bright yellow gold-like substance is found in Melamchi. Workers busy demolishing a rocky hill in the source of the Melamchi River had found the substance.
The material studded with bright yellow particles was found in the course of constructing the multipurpose Melamchi Drinking Water Project on Thursday.
The substance has been sent to the Department of Mines and Geology to determine whether if it is gold.
The hill has now been restricted from pulling down further and construction work has been halted, following the discovery of the substance.
A team of Nepal Police and Nepal Army have started guarding the hillock, assuming that the material could be gold.