Connemara completes drilling at Inishowen project, Ireland

30 October 2017 (Last Updated October 31st, 2017 10:26)

Connemara Mining Company has completed drilling at the Meeneragh gold target and further sampling at new gold targets at its 100%-owned Inishowen project in Donegal, Ireland.

Connemara Mining Company has completed drilling at the Meeneragh gold target and further sampling at new gold targets at its 100%-owned Inishowen project in Donegal, Ireland.

An aggregate of 262m was drilled on five drill holes, while a total of 16m of drill core have been submitted for assay.

The company noted that a total of 21 samples were collected from outcrop and boulders at four new targets across six of the 11 prospecting licences.

Connemara Mining Company chairman John Teeling said: “We have completed the follow-up drilling at the Meeneragh target as planned, we have intersected veins and we look forward to the assay results.

“The information from the new drilling gives us a better understanding on the nature of mineralisation and its context in relation to geological structures observed in the area.”

“Our geologists also report that the extreme flooding that occurred in August has unearthed fresh outcrop in many areas, which they intend to follow up with a mini-drilling programme.”

According to the company, sampling has also been completed at other targets across the project identified by earlier exploration and the Tellus programme.

Teeling further added: “Our geologists also report that the extreme flooding that occurred in August has unearthed fresh outcrop in many areas which they intend to follow up with a mini-drilling programme.”

The company expects results from assays from both drilling and prospecting by the third week of next month.

Gold mineralisation at the project is characterised by zones of quartz veins and other altered zones.

Recently, five holes completed by the company intersected narrow quartz veins, enabling it to have an improved understanding of the geometry.

The company also identified four new targets at the Inishowen project.