The ~75 km2 Galway Gold property is part of the Dalradian Supergroup metasediments located in the mining friendly jurisdiction of the Republic of Ireland, situated 45 km north-west of the city of Galway and 4 hours driving time from Dublin. The Galway Gold property has been targeted for orogenic and low-sulphidation mineralization based on a number of key features.Click to View Claims Map
- Located within the Caledonian (Lower Paleozoic) orogenic zone
- Favorable lithologies for metal precipitation (chemical traps) within the Dalradian Supergroup metasediments, e.g., graphitic schist, marble
- Fertile source rocks for gold, i.e., arc volcanics
- Numerous large-scale fault zones, shears, and cross-cutting faults
- Evidence for post-collision rifting and volcanism in the Silurian/Devonian in Ireland and neighbouring terranes
- Known gold occurrences related to shear zones as well as late cross-cutting fault structures, some of which are suggestive of near-surface boiling
Two types of potential gold targets lie within the Galway area. Orogenic lode-gold (a subtype of the mesothermal lode-gold class), and epithermal gold. Orogenic lode-gold targets are characterized by cross-cutting quartz-carbonate ± sulphide veins, typically in shear zones, that formed by regional scale fluid flow due to orogenesis and the accompanying metamorphic dewatering (Goldfarb et al., 2001). Epithermal deposits are near-surface Au-Ag deposits almost exclusively associated with volcanic centers relating to arc volcanism.
*PL 2646 & 3101 have been surrendered.
May 2015 - Fieldwork
The Lee occurrence high grade in situ gold values with overlapping soil results with located mineralization (galena, pyrite and minor chalcopyrite).
In Situ Results
The Dooros occurence hosts a 3000' anomalous Au zone with copper gold occurrence with strike lengths of up to 120' averaging 1.1% Cu and 5.6 g/t Au.