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Over 300 gold deposits within Ireland!

category national | sci-tech | other press author Friday May 28, 2010 09:38author by Pierce Farrell Report this post to the editors

More information can be found from the Government publications office

In view of the recent upsurge in gold exploration the Exploration and Mining Division and the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) have collaborated to produce the first ever digital release of data on gold occurrences, a free CD containing information on over 300 gold occurrences within Ireland.

Also available is a seperate CD devoted to Cregganbaun, a ‘Target Area’ with 11 contiguous Prospecting Licence Areas (PLAs) in southern Co. Mayo that covers approximately 400 km2.

The Exploration and Mining Division (EMD) is a line division of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. EMD is the key reference point for the exploration and mining industry, available for advice and assistance from arrival in Ireland through to the opening of a mine. Enquiries from the general public on all matters relating to minerals regulation are also welcome.

Related Link: http://www.mineralsireland.ie/Gold+In+Ireland.htm
author by Serfpublication date Thu Apr 28, 2011 04:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

its not the peoples gold. its FG gold which they will no doubt sell off along with everything else in a firesale to their capitalist friends in return for a payment into an anonymous numbered swiss bank account. Plus ca change.

author by Memepublication date Wed Apr 27, 2011 20:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Its not 300 gold deposits its 300 gold occurrences. These could just be low grade gold in a boulder.

author by Geologist.publication date Sat May 29, 2010 12:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There are more than 300 gold deposits in Ireland.

Don't ask a geologist where they are though.

Ask a banker.

author by non-voterpublication date Fri May 28, 2010 15:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Lots of things are hard to find but their rarity doesn't make them valuable . Expensive perhaps , but price isn't the same thing as value . Gold has value because of the amount of labour expended in its extraction and production . The type of labour needed to produce an ounce of gold has remained fairly consistent over the years .This consistency makes gold a good measure of other values which are also measured by the amount of labour expended in their production.

author by Geologistpublication date Fri May 28, 2010 15:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I am with you there prospecor.
Gold has an annoying tendency not to corrode in oxygen.
Tutehkamun's mask still shines brightly after thousands of years.

author by prospecterpublication date Fri May 28, 2010 15:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

gold is also valued because it is very inert (doesn't corrode) ductile and highly conductive (useful for tiny wires and circuit connectors) and very malleable and pretty (great for making jewellery)

author by Geologist.publication date Fri May 28, 2010 14:57author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Gold is a natural element which can only be created in Supernovae.The Irish landscape is full of gold.Gold is valued only because it is hard to find.

author by V for vendettapublication date Fri May 28, 2010 12:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I wonder which environmentally destructive private companies we are going to hand this particular natural resource over to?

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