Connemara Mining has reported very strong results from the Tombreen hole at its 100%-owned Mine River gold project in Wicklow and Wexford, south-east Ireland.
Three holes were drilled in December, one at the Tombreen target and two at Gibbet Hill.
The group said assay results confirmed 8 metres grading 4.53 g/t gold (Au) at Tombreen, including a 2 metre intersection grading 16.1 g/t Au.
Mineralisation ranging from 0.17 g/t Au to 0.25 g/t Au over several intersections was confirmed in one of the holes at Gibbet Hill.
In addition, prospecting activities have confirmed significant mineralisation in the area around Gibbet Hill, with surface samples reporting grades as high as 5.08 g/t Au.
Chairman John Teeling, Chairman said: 'This is a very strong result from the Tombreen hole.
'An 8 metre intersection at 4.5 g/t gold would be very satisfactory but 2 metres of 16.1 g/t gold within that is truly exciting.
'Tombreen is a known gold area but this is better than anything previously reported.
'The results at Gibbet Hill, 5km to the south are encouraging.
'We knew the vein system extends through the ground, the good rock samples demonstrate the presence of gold, as does the low gold grades discovered in hole 1.
'It suggests more drilling to find the veins.
'We will now focus our work on the Tombreen, Knocknalour, Gibbet Hill area.'