Students Go digging for Gold

Students Go digging for Gold
April, 2014
14 construction and civil engineering students from South West College in Omagh were given the rare chance to visit Gortin’s prospective gold mine recently – the Curraghinalt Project.

The group was welcomed by a team of experts working on the project, including a Geologist, an Environmental Engineer and a Civil Engineer, before setting off to explore the Sperrin Mountains to view the gold bearing rocks from underground and to see first-hand how geological deposits in the existing tunnels are tested.