An Amazing Anomaly
Phil Kerry was looking through an old file from the days when Goldholme operated a gold mine in Snowdonia, Wales known as no 6. An assay reading from two samples from the mine gave the result of .73au(gold) per kilogram. Looking at a similar report from 5 samples taken from the Hooby Lane quarry in Rutland, sample two gave a result of 12.29 au per kilogram. The result showed that the quarry stone had sixteen times more gold content than the stone from the ‘so called’ Dollgellau gold belt in north Wales.
The Rutland gold deposit are believed to be the result of volcanic activity from the Mount-Sorrel area of Leicestershire, 22 miles to the west.