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Gold found in gem beds

Jul 6, 2010 7:41:58 AM - itnnews.lk

A programme is being planned to add to the national economy, gold and valuable minerals found in gem beds in various areas.

Investigations have revealed that there are gold and other valuable minerals in the black sand found in gem beds in the Balangoda, Bagawantalawa and Deniyaya zones. This was pointed out by Chairman of the Gem and Jewellery Authority Anil Koswatta. A programme has been unveiled to educate the persons who are engaged in the gem industry on securing gold from gem ores.