Weeks after the Volcanic eruptions in the Caribbean island of St.Vincent, experts have said that traces of Gold abound in the volcanic ash.
The Islands’ Minister Of Transport and Works Montgomery Daniel told reporters; that UN experts currently on the ground in St Vincent found traces of gold from the ash sample collected.
Daniel said among all the elements that showed up from the ash sampling, traces of gold were among them.
“Is nothing to be alarmed about. It’s a trace of gold; they also found other elements including, Zinc, Copper, Iron, Boron, a wide range of elements they would have found”, Daniel said.
Between 16,000 and 20,000 people have had to find new homes following the eruption of La Soufriere Volcano last month. “The volcano caught us with our pants down, and it’s very devastating,” a retired police officer Paul Smart told The Associated Press at the time. “No water, lots of dust in our home. We thank God we are alive, but we need more help at this moment.”
The volcano had seen a low-level eruption since December. Last month, however, it experienced the first of several major explosions, the AP reports.
St. Vincent and Grenadines has a total population of about 110,000 inhabitants. A country built mainly agriculture and tourism, the volcano’s massive eruptions destroyed farms. Water supplies have not been spared as many water bodies have been contaminated. Also, Parts of the county have been without electricity since the first eruption.