Minco Exploration plc



Minco Exploration is focused on the exploration and development of its base metal exploration interests in the Republic of Ireland, both on its own as well as in joint venture with Tara-Boliden Mines. Minco is engaged with discovering the future potential of the Irish Midlands Orefield.




Minco Exploration is an exploration and development company currently engaged in base metal exploration and development in the Republic of Ireland. Minco holds base metal exploration interests in the Republic of Ireland and is pursuing exploration for zinc and lead, both in joint venture with Boliden Tara Mines near Navan and on its own licences at Moate. Minco has also entered into a new exploration agreement with Boliden Tara Mines on twelve Prospecting Licences in County Galway.

Minco operates through wholly-owned, indirect subsidiaries all of which were transferred from Buchans Resources Limited pursuant to an agreement dated as of June 29, 2019 for ordinary shares of Minco. Minco, through its subsidiaries, Minco Ireland Limited and Westland Exploration Limited, is engaged in the exploration for zinc and lead in the Irish Midlands Orefield.

Minco traces its roots in Ireland back to 1966 as Minco Ireland Limited, and from 1997 until 2017, Minco Ireland was an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Minco Plc, a public company incorporated in Ireland with its shares traded on the Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”) of the London Stock Exchange. In August 2017, as part of a transaction whereby all of the shares of Minco plc were acquired by Dalradian Resources Inc., all the remaining assets of Minco plc, except a 2% royalty on the Curraghinalt gold property in Northern Ireland, including Minco Ireland, were “spun-out” to shareholders of Minco plc via a distribution of the shares of Buchans Resources Limited.

In December 2019, Buchans Resources reorganized its mineral assets and investments by way of a plan of arrangement involving Buchans Resources, Canadian Manganese Company Inc. and Minco Exploration Limited whereby the shares of Minco Exploration Limited previously held by Buchans Resources were distributed to the shareholders of Buchans Resources, yielding a more focused company structure with Minco Exploration engaged on the Irish base metal exploration interests.

For more information on the Arrangement among Minco Exploration, Buchans Resources, and Canadian Manganese, please click here.

Recent News


  • Minco Exploration Publishes Annual Report and Accounts 2019

    30 June 2020 | Minco Exploration plc (“Minco” or the “Company”) announces the publication of its Annual Report and Accounts for 2019. Click here to download Minco's Annual Report and Accounts 2019. (PDF) The Annual Report and Accounts is available for inspection and/or download on the Company’s website at https://www.MincoExploration.com and is available for inspection […]

  • Minco Exploration Launches New Website

    January 6, 2020 | Minco Exploration Limited  (“Minco Exploration”, "Minco", or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has launched a new company website intended to keep its shareholders and potential investors well informed and up-to-date on programs and developments of the Company through the newly redesigned website and electronic means of connection. Minco […]