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Gold in Britain : past, present and future

By Tim Colman

Abstract

Britain is a country with modest gold deposits. At least six tonnes, possibly up to ten tonnes, of gold have been recovered from numerous localities in Britain. Recent discoveries have revealed another six tonnes in Scotland and over 30 tonnes in Northern Ireland, with the likelihood of more to be found. A new mine in Northern Ireland is producing several thousand ounces of gold per year. These are small figures compared to the current annual new mine production of around 2500 tonnes and the total world tonnage of gold mined to date of around 180,000 tonnes

Topics: Earth Sciences
Publisher: East Midlands Geological Society
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:11831

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