The 160 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.
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Two types of potential gold targets lie within the Galway area. Oregenic 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.
Location of Bohaun and other gold occurrences in relation to the regional geology of South Mayo and Connemara.*CG = Corvock Granite, CP = Croagh Patrick, CR = Cregganbaun, MVF = Maam Valley Fault, OG = Outhgerad Granite, SRT = Salrock thrust
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.