Ireland’s prehistoric gold traced to Mourne mountains

Published on June 18th, 2009 | by Admin

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Scientists have traced Ireland’s copious prehistoric gold to the mountains of Mourne.

They turned out beautiful objects such as the gold collars or lunula similar to the one which turned up recently following a robbery in Co Roscommon.

This led to speculation for centuries about the source of so much easily available gold and a belief there had to be lots of gold available locally to the craftsmen.

Now archaeologists and geologists believe they have found that source, following a 14-year study which used not only the most modern scientific equipment but also involved the teams using primitive gold-mining methods.

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