About gold prospecting in Yemen [Archives:2005/808/Letters to the Editor]

January 17 2005

Donald G. Strachan

Your January 3rd 2005 news article entitled “Gold Prospecting Resumed” should be encouraging for the residents of Saadah Governorate and for those who live in other parts of Yemen with outcropping Precambrian rock.

I am also hopeful the Geological Survey Authority is not ignoring the prospects for gold in the Waragah and Utmah districts, as well as in the Ad Dhala and Waziiyah-Nabiah-Mawza regions. These latter areas offer some potential for larger disseminated and vein gold deposits in Tertiary volcanic rocks.