Irish firm finds evidence of gold in Wicklow/Wexford area

Irish firm finds evidence of gold in Wicklow/Wexford area

An Irish metal exploring company has stated that it has found evidence of gold in the Wicklow/Wexford area.

Connemara Mining sayid that soil samples from the region show a number of zones with significant gold enrichment.

These zones are located in previously untested areas and close to known occurrences – such as Tombreen and Knocknalour.

Follow-up close-spaced soil sampling will be conducted early in 2013 to refine drill targets.

Hendrick Resources Ireland Ltd, a Canadian gold explorer is spending €1m to earn a 75% interest in Connemara Mining's licences for the south east area.

John Teeling, Connemara Mining chairman, commented: "The second phase of exploration by Hendrick Resources Ltd continues to yield positive results.

"I am very pleased with the discovery of previously unknown gold occurrences on two of the Connemara licences. Follow up close spaced soil sampling will be conducted early in 2013 to refine drill targets.

"The full programme is being carried by Hendrick at no cash cost to Connemara."

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