The Galway Project
Erris Resources Plc holds 100% of 18 prospecting licenses in the west of Ireland, a proven Zn-Pb mining jurisdiction. The Galway project area includes the small-scale historic workings located on the coast at Oranmore which are proof of mineralisation in this overlooked district.
The project is in a prospective setting 15-40km from the Tynagh mine which operated from 1965 to 1981. The deposit sits on a basin margin which can be traced NW around Erris’s Galway project. New TELLUS airborne magnetic and EM data released by the GSI reveals several major structures prospective for base metal mineralisation. Conductors coincident with these structures are high-priority targets for exploration. The project is contiguous with Boliden licenses
The new geophysics data set allows for a completely new interpretation of the potential of the westernmost edge of the Central Midlands Basin. Boliden have recently expanded their tenement package which is now contiguous with the northern part of the Erris Galway project. As operator of the Navan mine, the largest deposit in Ireland by far (>120Mt), Boliden’s activity demonstrates industry belief in the potential for giant deposits within the Galway project district.
Work by Erris Resources includes a full data review to incorporate all historic data into a new holistic geological model based on the new geophysics data. This is being followed by field checking and prospecting around the newly identified conductivity targets which are coincident with faults. Soil sampling will be carried across targets to rank them for drilling. Soil sampling has proved effective in defining drill targets in the Erris Resources Abbeytown Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu project in northwest Ireland.