in the gneiss, not quarts, Why not here ? As I have said, the gneisi is
far more pyritic than the quartz, and I firmly believe if we were to
look for gold in it we should find it."
(From a Galle Correspondent.)
A. D. Beminioo, who is at present engaged in gem digging in the Matara
district, is of opinion that gold exists in Oeylon. Some years ago
while prospecting for gems in the Western Province, he came across
traces of it in alluvial soil. He also learned that some, native gem
diggers had discovered nuggets which had been converted by them into
jewellery, and was so impressed with the idea that he solicited
Government aid to help him to carry on mining operations for 6 months.
Government however declined to entertain the project, and the scheme
fell through. Mr. Dominico is still very sanguine on the subject.
is simply about the most widely distributed of metals, and is of course
found in many places here; but the question is to get it in paying
quantities, and for that we must go to the matrix in the rock.—This
closes the matter we are able to get into the present edition of "All
About Gold, Gems and Pearls" to which we must now refer all interested,
for full information on the subject of " Gold in Ceylon."—Compilbbs.