The Junta has issued an exploration license to Basti Resources, a mineral company, to hunt for gold reserves in the Abla / Tres Villas areas.
Basti intends to examine a number of the old mineral mines in the area to see if the old mines can be opened up again using modern technology.
Although not permitted to open the mine under this license, if they found anything they would have first shout at the paperwork.
The company has been hunting minerals in the province since 2008 and this is its third license. 30 mineral licenses have been issued in the province recently.