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Gold worth about $3.8bn expected in Northern Ireland mountains

The Sperrin Mountains have drawn the interest of a Canadian mining company, but many people there say they want the metal to stay underground.

The Sperrin Mountains of Northern Ireland are thought to be hiding about $3.8bn worth of gold.

That has drawn the interest of a Canadian mining company.

But many people there say they want the metal to stay underground, despite high gold prices and the prospect of new jobs.

Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports.