Friday, November 13, 2009

Scotland: "The Golden Country?"

My husband requested I post something about California today, since today marks my return to The Golden State to keep shooting gold prospectors.  But, you're going to hear enough about CA over the next few weeks, so I thought I would give you one last day of rest before it's nonstop 24/7 California coming at you somewhat-live from your favorite online radio station FM "TKTK."

So,  instead, you get an insider's look at the location of my next travel adventure shooting gold prospecting....


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Check out this article in the Telegraph:  "Gold rush in Scottish Highlands"
The Scottish Highlands could be the site of the next gold rush, with the soaring price of the precious metal spurring one local company to start mining...
Scotgold has made several large finds of gold around the small village of Tyndrum, and is reportedly seeking planning permission to start mining, with the aim of producing 200kg of gold a year by 2011 - the equivalent of 30,000 wedding rings a year.

The company will have to meet strict environmental rules to get planning permission to start mining, because Cononish is located inside the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park and close enough to the River Tay to be bound by its water quality rules.
I wonder how long it will be before Scotgold faces its own environmentalist onslaught...

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