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This is the new place to find gold in France, “several dozen tons” are buried there

“It’s the new place to find gold in France, "several dozen tons" are buried there”

A region could once again become a real gold mine in a few years, as the stocks seem very important.

Are we heading towards a new gold rush in France in 2024 ?! Obtaining the most precious metal is relaunched in France. A site with "significant deposit potential" will be exploited in the years to come to try to extract kilos of golden nuggets. The State has just given the green light. The objective: "contribute greatly   the independence of supply of France and Europe in precious and strategic metals."

While the Côtes d'Armor, Gard and the Pyrenees are the main gold mining areas still known in France, a new one should therefore see the light of day. This one is locatedé in the west of the country, in the heart of Limousin. In an area between Limoges, Brive, Périgueux and Angoulême, a research area was established. determined. It includes the communes of Chalard, Ladignac-le-Long (Haute-Vienne) and Jumilhac-le-Grand (Dordogne).

This site has not been published chosen at random. This is a former mining operation, known as the "Bourneix", closed in 2002  and which has always been in operation. té the theater of gold mining over the centuries. Today, "several dozen tons of gold" would still be buried there. The village of Chalard is also located on the edge of one of the largest French gold districts, with higher grades. later à the international average “, indicated Thomas Poitrenaud, geologist and president of Arémines, in Figaro in 2023 And this, while the kilo of gold sells for around 60,000 euros.

On these 39km², gold will therefore be sought, but not only that. The discovery of silver, tin, copper, zinc, lead or even nickel is also hoped for. But don't think you can come by yourself with your hat and your sieve. The extraction is supervised and reserved for you. the companyé Aurelius Resources, subsidiary of a company Englishwoman of the same name, specialist in mining. For now, the company will explore the soil for at least five years, a period which will determine whether exploitation can then be set up. to extract metals. The companyé has very good hopes of setting up a mine.

Certain voices are trying to speak out to oppose the project, particularly in the face of the risk of pollution that it could cause. In a letter, the Stop Mines 87 association is concerned that the exploited sites are irremediably polluted. eacute;s", recalling that "pollution is not, or too little, taken care of by operators." It also warns of 'considerable' quantities of water. necessary on such an operation. The impact study of the site operator recognizes pollution but affirms that the effects will only be “temporary”.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116