Minco Exploration is an exploration and development company currently engaged in base metal exploration and development in the Irish Midlands Orefield.

Minco holds base metal exploration interests in Counties Galway, Meath, and Westmeath.

Minco Exploration holds interests in three prospecting licence blocks considered to be prospective exploration areas for “Irish Type”, carbonate hosted zinc-lead mineralisation.  Minco has identified a range of quality target areas through field work, review and reinterpretation of historical exploration data and application of sound geological thinking on all three licence blocks.

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Minco, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Minco Ireland Limited, and its indirect subsidiary Westland Exploration Limited, is engaged in the exploration for zinc and lead in Ireland and holds interests in the Navan, Moate, and Slievedart blocks of prospecting licences. 

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Minco’s projects are located within the Irish Midlands Orefield and are near or adjacent to major historic mines or deposits. The Irish Midlands Orefield has been a major source of zinc and lead production since the 1960s and is currently home to some of Europe’s largest zinc projects including the Navan (Tara) Zinc-Lead mine (Boliden), the Pallas Green deposit (Glencore) and the past producing Lisheen mine (Vedanta) and Galmoy mine (Lundin Mining).

Minco Exploration’s projects are located in areas all are considered highly prospective for economic Irish-type zinc-lead deposits.

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