Austria is a very mining-friendly country. The Austrian governments plan for mineral resources even served as a blueprint for a notice of the EU to its member states: “In the EU the regulatory framework has to be structured in such a way as to encourage a supply with mineral resources from European sources.”
The Styrian Alps once had been famous for their abundance in gold and silver occurences.
Our gold project is situated in the mineral-rich district of Styria, about 120 km to the south-east of Salzburg and about 85 km to the north-west of Graz. It covers the south-eastern slopes of the Woelzer Tauern, west of the large Poelstal fault zone and comprises 48 granted claims in the gold bearing ore zone near the village of Pusterwald. This area has a well known history of mining - mainly for gold, silver, copper and lead - as far back as to the early Middle Ages. Historical artifacts even date back to the Bronze Age, to the Illyrians, the Celts and the Romans.
Nowadays the exploration of ancient mining areas with modern methods is common practice worldwide in discovering as yet unknown mineralization/ore bodies.