Connemara Mining Company plc was established in 2006 by veterans of the Irish zinc industry to exploit zinc opportunities in Ireland and currently holds 38 prospecting licences in central and south-west Ireland. Connemara’s licences are for some or all of the base metals (Bm), barite (b), gold (g), silver (s), and platinum group elements (PGE). The Connemara exploration philosophy is trendology and closeology - follow the mineralised trends and obtain ground as close as possible to existing or former zinc/lead mines.
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Connemara Mining Company plc was established in 2006 by veterans of the Irish zinc industry to exploit zinc opportunities in Ireland and currently holds the following 33 prospecting licences in respect of properties throughout Ireland.
Monaster Block – six contiguous licences in Limerick.
Newcastle West Block – ten contiguous licences in Limerick, close to Monaster.
Lough Sheelin Block – five contiguous licences located in counties Cavan and Meath.
Castlemaine – a single licence located in County Kerry.
Thurles Block – three contiguous licences in County Tipperary.
Nenagh Block - four contiguous licences in County Tipperary.
Mine River Block – four contiguous licences in Counties Waterford and Wicklow.
The Monaster Block comprises six contiguous prospecting licences (PLs) in County Limerick, Ireland. The licence block is located in a highly prospective area for base metal mineralisation and is 5km from the Tobermalug and Caherconlish zinc discoveries at Pallas Green that are currently being evaluated by Xstrata/Minco. [READ MORE]
Newcastle West Block
The Newcastle West block comprises ten contiguous prospecting licences and is located approximately 20km southeast of the Stonepark prospect on the Monaster Block. The area is relatively underexplored when compared to the Pallas Green-Monaster area but is considered to be prospective for base metal mineralisation. [READ MORE]
PL 2029 is located in western Kerry with the village of Castlemaine located at the centre of the licence. The general region, encompassing Castlemaine, Castleisland and Tralee, was considered prospective for Waulsortian Reef hosted Zinc / Lead mineralisation and has not been intensively explored using modern techniques. From the interpretation of regional geophysical data, it is considered to lie on the western extension of the Rathdowney Trend. Historic mining of veins of argentiferous galena had been recorded at Annagh and Meanus townlands approximately 1km north of Castlemaine. The records indicated this mineralisation occurred as steeply dipping lodes of calcite, quartz and galena hosted by Waulsortian Reef. [READ MORE]
Lough Sheelin Block
The Lough Sheelin block consists of five contiguous prospecting licences - 1051, 1053, 1991, 3925 & 3926 - covering an area of approximately 170.76 km2 of Counties Meath and Cavan in north-central Ireland. The block is located approximately 20km west of the giant Navan zinc/lead mine (c.100 million tonnes grading c.8% zinc / 1% lead) that is currently being operated by New Boliden. [READ MORE]
The Thurles Licence Block was recently awarded to Connemara and consists of three contiguous prospecting licences, covering an area of approximately 101.47km2 of County Tipperary.. The block is located approximately 5km south of the Lisheen Mine - a Waulsortian Reef hosted deposit (22.79Mt, 12.04% zinc / 2.05% lead) and 12km southwest of the Galmoy Mine, also hosted by the Waulsortian Reef (9.9Mt, 12.8% zinc / 1.3% lead). [READ MORE]
The Nenagh Licence Block was recently awarded to Connemara and consists of four contiguous prospecting licences covering an area of approximately 138.23 km2 of County Tipperary in south-central Ireland. The block is located approximately 1.2km north of the worked out Silvermines Mine - a Waulsortian Reef hosted deposit - 17.67 million tonnes, 6.43% zinc / 2.53% lead / 23g/t silver, with and additional 5.5 million tonnes of 84% barite at Macobar. [READ MORE]
The Moate Licence Block that has been recently awarded to Connemara consists of four non-contiguous prospecting licences covering an area of approximately 137.72km2 of County Westmeath close to Athlone. The cluster of licences are located approximately 40km northeast of the worked out Tynagh Deposit - a Waulsortian Reef breccia hosted deposit - 9.2 million tonnes, 5.0% Zinc / 6.2% Lead. [READ MORE]
Mine River Block
The Mine River licence block consists of a group of four contiguous prospecting licences covering an area of approximately 130km2 in counties Wicklow and Wexford. The historic Caim Mine, situated on the licence PL 2556 is an epithermal base metal deposit hosted by the Ribband group. The Mine was worked from 1818 to 1836. Although no quantitative estimative of the size of the deposit has been reported, the workings seem to have been extensive with a large open pit and a number of shafts created. [READ MORE]
John Teeling - Chairman
John Teeling founded the Company in 1988. He has been involved in oil and gas and resource projects for more than 30 years. He is the founder and chairman of Petrel Resources, Minco, African Gold, Persian Gold and West African Diamonds all listed in London. He is also the founder and a former director of Kenmare Resources and a former director of Arcon and holds interests in a number of industrial ventures. John Teeling holds degrees in Economics and Business from University College Dublin, an MBA from Wharton and a DBA in Business Administration from Harvard. He lectured for 20 years in business and finance at University College Dublin.
James Finn - Financial Director
James Finn has been the senior financial executive for the group since 1988. Mr. Finn has extensive experience in the administration of oil and gas and minerals companies, and has been responsible for listing several resource sector companies in London. In addition to his duties, Mr Finn is responsible for overseeing Pan Andean’s the US GoM business. He holds a degree in Management and an Accounting qualification.
Edward Vivion Byrne - Non Executive Director
Chairman of CSA Group Limited, 40 years experience of the international minerals industry, former senior executive RTZ European exploration division. Consultant to European and World Bank programmes in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Graham Reid – Technical Director
Graham Reid is a geologist with over 30 years experience including extensive international experience in mineral exploration and site investigation fields. Graham is a founder of B.R.G. (Geotechnics) Ltd, a junior exploration company, to whom the Company has contracted its selection of prospecting licences and its field exploration.
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