Global Mining Review report the Connemara Mining Company has re-commenced drilling in Wicklow and Wexford at the Mine River Gold Project, totalling 1000 m over 10 drill holes.
The company has prioritised two targets: at Tombreen (where the company recently reported drilling results of 16.1 g/t gold in Hole 17-TB-01 over 2 m from 78 m depth), and 2.5 km to the southwest at Knocknalour.
Both locations lie along a target trend identified through airborne geophysics, soil and rock geochemical surveys, and historic drilling.
Patrick Cullen, Chief Executive Officer of Connemara, commented: “We are pleased to report drilling has re-commenced at our Mine River Gold Project. We had very encouraging results at the Tombreen Prospect and are looking to build on that. Tombreen and Knocknalour lie along the significant 15 km target trend we have identified at Mine River. With this drilling we want to confirm high grade gold mineralisation while expanding strike-length. We look forward to the results.”
The Block currently comprises 11 contiguous Prospecting Licences with a total area of approximately 475 km2, located in the counties of Wicklow and Wexford in southeast Ireland. The area was the focus of the Wicklow Gold Rush of 1795 and gold mining continued on a small scale until the mid-1800s.