Scientists from Dublin are on their way to Donegal to assess a potential gold discovery.

It is understood that all the indications are that a signifcant gold deposit may lay in rocks near Kilmacrennan.

While the valuable metal could lead to a potentially lucrative mining operations, there will also be environmental concerns.

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