Re-awakening the Crown Jewel of Ireland
The Berehaven Copper Mines of Allihies District
Welcome to European Metals Corp - an exciting new exploration company that brings together Canadian expertise and modern technology to leverage a famous historic mining property in Cork County, Ireland.
Mining in the Allihies Copper District
Ireland is one of the few States in the European Union where significant work is now being undertaken. Prospecting licences are held by a number of Canadian and international companies with interests over large areas of the Republic of Ireland. Ireland has been ranked by the Canadian– based Fraser Institute as a highly attractive jurisdiction for mineral exploration and development.
Permitted lands cover a large area of the Allihies copper district, located in County Cork, southwestern Ireland, centered at latitude 51°40’ N and longitude 9°55’ W. They are contained within a geographic area forming the promontory of the Beara Peninsula which is bounded to north by Kenmare Bay, to the south by Bantry Bay and to the southwest and west by Ballydonegan Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The properties acquired are comprised of permitted areas defined as prospecting licences under the Minerals Development Act 1940, and issued by the Exploration and Mining Division of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Ireland.
EMC retains permits for several significant mines in the Allihies, an area of particular interest. Of these, Mountain, Kealogue and Caminches achieved production of some 90 million lbs of copper throughout much of the 19th Century.
The Mountain Mine was the most productive, being in continuoius operation for a 69-year period. Berehaven mines have produced some 90 mil lbs Cu. The majority of production stemmed from two zones: the North-South zone and the East-West zone. The North-South zone averaged 10-meters in width, 65.5-meters in length and was mined continuously from surface along a 429-meter vertical. The East-West zone averaged 4.0-meters in width, 102-meters in length, and was mined in two separate blocks from surface along a 317-meter vertical.The down dip-plunge components of these zones at the Mountain Mine offer excellent potential for hosting significant mineralization. Learn more
About 'Vein' Copper Deposits
STRUCTURALLY CONTROLLED • HISTORICALLY IMPORANT SOURCES FOR COPPER • VARIABLE DEPOSIT SIZE 0.35 MT TO >10 MT • COPPER GRADES TYPICALLY 1-3%, SOME DEPOSITS >10% • CHALCOPYRITE DOMINANT ORE MINERAL • MAY CONTAIN SIGNIFICANT GOLD, MOLYBDENUM,TIN