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.



Annual General Meeting 2022


Annual Report & Accounts 2021




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 PLC Publishes Annual Report and Accounts 2021

    29 July 2021 | Minco Exploration plc (“Minco Exploration”, “Minco” or the “Company”) announces the publication of its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2021. Click here to download Minco's Annual Report and Accounts 2021. (PDF)   Minco Exploration PLC (“Minco Exploration”, “Minco” or the “Company”) Annual Report and Accounts 2021 […]

  • Minco Announces €350,000 Insider Financing

    Dublin: December 29, 2021 – Minco Exploration Plc (“MNX”) (“Minco”), announces that it has completed a financing of €350,000 through the placement to certain insiders of 7,000,000 ordinary shares of the Company at a price of €0.05 per ordinary share. John F. Kearney, Chairman, and Peter McParland, Chief Executive, each subscribed for 2,000,000 shares for […]

  • Minco Exploration plc Publishes Interim Report for the six months ended 30 June 2021

    30 September 2021 | Minco Exploration plc (“Minco Exploration”, “Minco” or the “Company”) announces the publication of its Interim Report for the half year ended 30 June 2021. Click here to download Minco's Half-Year Report 2021. (PDF) Minco Exploration PLC Interim Report for the six months ended 30 June 2021   Highlights   -  Two […]

  • Minco Starts Drilling on Moate Prospecting Licence

    31 August 2021 – Minco Exploration plc (“MNX” or “Minco”) is pleased to announce that diamond drilling has started on its wholly-owned Prospecting Licence 1229 in County Westmeath to test a zinc-lead target. The target, located to the east of Athlone, was defined following a detailed review of historic exploration results and more recent drilling […]

  • Annual Meeting of Shareholders
    Update on Exploration Activities

    18 August 2021 | Minco Exploration plc ("MNX") (“Minco” or the “Company”) reports that it held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) in Dublin, Ireland today. All resolutions proposed at the AGM were approved and passed by the required majorities. John Clifford, Garth Earls, Terence McKillen, Peter McParland and Danesh Varma, were re-elected as directors […]