If there's gold in 'them there hills' then
Dr Steve Freeman and Dr Andrew Barnicoat of Rock Deformation
Research are the ones to find it. The two earth scientists
have been working in the Red Lake area of Canada to locate
seams of gold on behalf of two mining companies.
at where gold has already been found, they study the chemistry
of the rocks and geological structure of the area and
use unique modelling techniques to find other folds and
faults where gold should be present. They are now going
out to Canada to supervise exploratory drilling.
Barnicoat is confident. "We’ll definitely find gold,"
he said. "The question is whether we find enough for the
companies to viably exploit."