Inishowen: Gold 

The Inishowen Project comprises 12 contiguous blocks in on the Inishowen peninsula in north County Donegal, Ireland.  Connemara Mining acquired 5 licences in April 2015 added a further 6 prospecting licences to the block in April 2017.  Work conducted by previous companies and the newly published Tellus Data indicate this area to have significant gold potential. The targets are similar (mesothermal veins) and hosted in similar geology (Dalradian Supergroup) to the deposits at Galantas Mine and at the Curraghinalt Project in Tyrone 40 km away.

Figure 1: Compilation map showing location of gold targets (click on image to enlarge)

Drill targets were selected at the Meeneragh prospect and two phases of intial drilling were completed in 2016, which have identified a series of parallel gold bearing veins. Highlights of drill results are shown in table 1 below. The best intercept was 4.82m at 5.48 g/t gold. Five drill holes were completed in October 2017 (see Table 2 and Figure 2 below) in order to better understand the orientation of the high grade veins intercepted in 2016 and to locate further veins noted in historic exploration, lying to the south. Drilling has identified further narrow quartz veins in the vicinity of the high-grade intersection from last year.  It is clear that the veins pinch and swell, orientation is with the bedding.  Prospecting has identified sulphide in quartz in four new areas, each of which is promising to host  gold mineralisation (see figure 5 below).

Prospecting was completed over targets identified from the compilation work.  21 prospecting samples from four new targets have been sent for analysis.

Hole

From (m)

To (m)

Width (m)

Gold (g/t)

16-MR-03

23.05

26.10

3.05

5.8

16-MR-07

8.13

12.95

4.82

5.48

16-MR-07

8.35

8.48

0.1

74.5

16-MR-07

9.14

3.98

0.24

69.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 1: Intercept grades in 16-MR-03

 

Hole

Easting

Northing

Elevation

Azimuth

Dip

Depth

17-MR-08

649350

933320

118

330

-45

50

17-MR-09

649275

933337

110

140

-45

51

17-MR-10

649349

933318

118

150

-45

51

17-MR-11

649402

933235

143

330

-45

51

17-MR-12

649428

933325

94

330

-45

48.2

Table 2: Drillholes October 2017

Figure 2: Compilation map of drilling (click on image to enlarge)

Section 1: 16-MR-01, 02, 05 and 17-MR-12 (click on image to enlarge)

Section 2: 16-MR-06, 04, 03, 07 and 17-MR-08 (click on image to enlarge)

Figure 3: Drilling 17-MR-08

Figure 4: Site after drilling 17-MR-09

Figure 5: Prospecting compilation (click on image to enlarge)

The targets Garvery, Cleenagh, Cloncha and Mossy Glen were evaluated by Connemara geologists. They represent areas where historic, and now, recent sampling has taken place and are likely to contain gold mineralisation of gold in quartz veins.

 

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 27 OCTOBER 2017

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