Ireland site for next gold rush? Prospectors find “encouraging” quantities in Wexford

Gold found in Wexford and Wicklow by mining company

Could Ireland be the site for next gold rush? Were the leprechauns on to something?

According to RTE, prospectors have found what they called encouraging quantities of gold in County Wexford.

The exploration company IMC said the results of their survey 'show very promising grades, reflecting the polymetallic nature of mineralization in the area.'

'Drilling has also recently commenced in the highly prospective Goldmine River area of south County Wicklow,' said Managing Director Doctor Glenn Millar. 

'This area was the site of historic alluvial gold production, the scene of a gold rush in the late 18th century, where 9,000 ounces of gold were reportedly extracted.'

The Goldmine River area of south County Wicklow was the scene of a gold rush in the late 18th Century.

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