The Yr 11 geology class are looking forward to visiting Galantas Gold Corporation (http://www.galantas.com/) in Omagh on the 25th June 2014. Galantas is a Canadian company who owns and operates a gold producing mine near Omagh Co Tyrone. It is an open cast pit and the company have recently applied for and been granted licence to extend its exploration program due to its recent success in the area.
As part of our visit we will be given a presentation into the formation of the gold deposits, the exploration, mining and mineral processing operations that are carried out on site. We are also invited to try our hand at gold panning in the streams around the area! Gold is such a scarce but valuable commodity used for everything from a means of trading, computers, electronics, jewellery, dentistry, to help remedy medical situations such as Lagophthalmos, glass making, ornamental uses and so much more! An account of our trip will be posted on the 26th June!!