Tatestown Project, Ireland (20% owned)
The Prospecting Licence is located adjacent to the Navan orebody belonging to Tara-Boliden at Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland. This licence is the subject of a joint venture between Minco subsidiary Westland Exploration Ltd. and Tara-Boliden and Tara-Boliden is the operator and manager of the joint venture. Westland's interest is approximately 20%.
Earlier exploration had identified the Tatestown deposit which has an inferred resource of 775,000 tonnes grading 5.42% zinc and 3.83% lead which is separated from the Scanlanstown deposit, owned by Tara-Boliden (888,000 tonnes grading 6.45% zinc and 2.66% lead), by the River Blackwater.
Tara-Boliden has continued exploration of license 1440R in an attempt to identify further mineralised areas that could be developed as satellite deposits for feed to the mill at Tara-Boliden's Navan mine.