There has been a surge of interest in commercial gold mining in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands

Operational gold mine

Exploration site

Highland

Boundary

fault

Dalradian supergroup

rock formations

Great Glen

fault

Dalradian

supergroup

Glen Orchy

Cononish

Ardtalnaig

Inverchorachan

Glen Almond

Greencastle

Scotland

Northern

Ireland

England

Operational gold mine

Great Glen

fault

Exploration site

Dalradian supergroup

rock formations

Dalradian

supergroup

Highland

Boundary fault

Glen Orchy

Ardtalnaig

Cononish

operational gold mine

Glen Almond

Inverchorachan

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Greencastle

Gold deposits estimated

at £3bn

Scotland

Northern

Ireland

Belfast

England