Connemara Mining, the Irish zinc and lead explorer, has announced a second discovery of high-grade zinc mineralisation at its Monaster operation close to Limerick city.
The findings are suggestive of the presence of a large base metal mineralised system.
John Teeling, Chairman of Connemara Mining, said: "This is another very exciting discovery for Connemara and the Irish zinc industry. The drilling result is what we wanted - high grade, big thickness, 100 metres from the original discovery.
"The grades and thickness in this recent hole, and the earlier hole, compare very well with those in the Lisheen and Galmoy zinc mines to the northeast of Stonepark.
"It is early days, but this second high quality hole increases both the interest and confidence in the licence area."