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Connemara Mining Begin Drilling Thurles Block

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The board of Connemara Mining  has announced that drilling began yesterday on the Thurles block of three licences which lie about 5kms to the south of the Vedanta owned Lisheen zinc mine.

The target depth is 350 metres. The single hole is focused on a geological target identified in 2010 by an Induced Polarisation survey. The nearest drill hole lies 2kms to the east.

Connemara is a diversified exploration company, with principal assets in base metal zinc/lead exploration licenses as well as shear hosted gold exploration licenses, in Ireland.

The company holds interests in 34 licenses covering an area of approximately 1,250 sq km.

In May last this company completed an airborne survey over a block of five licences in the Wicklow & Wexford areas of Ireland, which may have uncovered previously unknown potential gold targets. Gold in the Wicklow hills is nothing new & has been well known for over 200 years, but finding a commercially viable deposit is far more complicated.

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