Zinc-lead discovery made in Leitrim

A new “grassroots zinc-lead discovery” has been made around the Mohill area.

A new “grassroots zinc-lead discovery” has been made around the Mohill area.

Canadian company Lundin Mining Corporation made a “zinc-lead discovery” in the county late last year and have been undertaking exploration drilling around the Mohill area since Easter.

The company are currently exploration drilling at Drumkielvey, Mohill, out the Cloone Road, using the contractors Hy-tech Drilling Ireland Limited.

Following their “discovery” the diversified base metals mining company want to expand their broad-spaced drilling and are waiting on the Exploration and Mining Division to grant 13 new licences for this area of Leitrim shortly.

Lundin Mining reported on their website “A total of 785 metres were drilled in 2011 at the Lakelands Project in County Leitrim. Strongly disseminated zinc-lead sulphide mineralization was encountered in two holes within Navan Bed Equivalent host rocks. These holes followed up on the scout drill hole that discovered zinc-lead mineralization in this area.

“Broad-spaced drilling will continue in 2012 to better understand the geology and to define the extent of the discovered zinc-lead mineralization. An application for an additional area of 377 kilometres of contiguous ground around this property was approved and 13 new licenses are expected to be granted in due course by the Exploration and Mining Division.”

More details in this week’s Leitrim Observer.