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Derryginagh Baryte Mine
Posted: 13/12/2011 01:38:19
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Any news on the current drill? IP: 82.41.198.251
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Posted: 15/12/2011 11:18:18
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I know that Sunrise have been drilling this summer but I haven't heard about results.

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Posted: 15/12/2011 21:03:20
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And the first drill contractor was a disaster so they returned to Priority Drilling who restarted in late October. Will have a word with some drillers and see what the gos is. IP: 190.249.171.195
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Posted: 16/12/2011 17:39:02
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Thanks for the replies guys.

I believe they are saying they need to mine 50,000 tonnes of barite per annum to make this mine worth drilling.

Could either of you inform me how long a feasibility takes and what the rough timescales would be to get this mine into production if Barite is found in the expected quantities.

Minego I do a bit of share dealing are there any mining you consider well run with a good reputation in the mining industry that are looking at going into production or looking at mining for large quantities of gold, silver etc
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Posted: 16/12/2011 17:47:00
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A full feasability study will take at least six months but I dont see the amount of drilling planned at Derryginagh being sufficient to advance whatever resource they have to Measured and Indicated status as Inferred Resources cannot be used towwards a full FS. Hence I think this is a long way away from a result.

Building a small mine and processing plant could be done in six to nine months but permitting is often the bugbear especially for a Tailings Management Facility and this could add more than two years. Hence no earlier than 3 years out and probably more as a great deal of further drlling required initially.
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Posted: 16/12/2011 17:55:10
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The baryte at Derryginagh is high grade and pure white. The plan would be to sell to the paint industry where from what I remember the baryte price is 10 times that of impurer bartye used for oil drilling etc. There is some hematite in the ore which can be removed using a magnetic separator. The main concern would be discolouration due to any secondary iron oxide.

I collected some samples above adit level last year for Sunrise for analysis and can tell you it is fine grained and quite hard to remove even with a sledge hammer. It would be good to see the lower workings if they dewater the place.
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Posted: 16/12/2011 18:04:18
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Again appreciate the response. Would you or anyone else be able to answer any of the questions below

Question 1 -Was considering investing some cash in mining shares. Not a lot just a couple of hundred quid or so and was wondering if there are any good small exploration companies you could suggest looking at.

Question 2 -On another completely different topic I'm looking at getting my partner a ring as a present but would love the opportunity to mine the gold myself with my teenage kids. Would there be anyway this would be possible in Scotland?
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Posted: 15/12/2012 10:06:09
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Q2. I beleive that there used to be a good site in the Ochil hills.
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Posted: 15/12/2012 11:00:48
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Plenty of gold in Scotland:

*GOLD *Au

Aberfoyle NGR NS 513 982 Gold was once worked at the 'Teapot' on the Stronachlachar road.
Jeffreys, Alan 2008 Mines in Scotland 19

Ballimore NGR NR 8783 8489 1” OS 58 Lochgilphead, Argyll
See under star Argyll.

Ben Lui Mine NGR NN 279 274 & NN 282 276 Explorer Allt an Rund, Argyll
See under star Ayrshire.

Cononish Gold Mine NGR NN 292 287 Explorer Tyndrum, Argyll
See under star Argyll.

Crawford Moor NGR NS 911 177 Explorer 329 Long Cleugh, Leadhills Lanarkshire
See under star Lanarkshire.

Glendowran Mine NGR NS 883 205 Explorer Leadhills, Lanarkshire
See under star Lanarkshire.

Glengaber Burn NGR NT 214 238 Explorer St Mary’s Loch, Pebbles
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Inverness
Callender, R M 2009 The Inverness Gold. British Mining (88) 51-58 illus. In the river Nairn at Daviot.

Kildonan Burn NGR NC 92 22 Explorer 444 Caithness
See under star Caithness.

Loch Duich Trials NGR 896 244 Explorer Loch Duich, Ross-shire
See under star Ross-shire.

Stronchullin Burn NGR NR 843 791 Explorer Lochgilphead, Argyll
See under star Argyll.



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General Gold references:

Adamson, G F S [1st ed 1988, 2nd ed 1991] At the end of the rainbow / The occurrence of gold in Scotland. 101 pp, SB. Beaconsfield, Goldspear (UK) Ltd. Lists all the sites for alluvial gold in Scotland – I guess about a hundred. Most appear on the fourth parallel. Over 2 pages of references. An important reference book.

Anon Statistical Account of the City of Dunkeld, and the Parish of Dowally [in] Sinclair, Sir John 1977 The Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799 12 North and West Perthshire with a new introduction by Bruce Lenman. EP Publishing, Wakefield. 395 gold found in river.

Anon 2007 Perthshire Gold. [in] Scenes / Scottish Environmental News in Febraury 2007.[March 2007] 6 “Fynegold is to cease operations at the Cononish mine near Tyndrum in Perthshire. A gold vein was discovered in the 1990’s. The Crown Estate is to terminate the right to mine in July, and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park has refused planning permission to extend the site”.

Birlinn 1998 112 gold at Leadhills

Birlinn 1998 741-744 Appendix X. Of the Gold-Mines of Scotland. From MS of Col. Borthwick of Scotland and others.

Callender, R M 1990 Gold in Britain 64 pp illus. Covers, Scotland, Wales, Devon and Cornwall etc. Interesting theory - all gold is found on the 4o West of longitude meridian. [p xiii]. pub Goldspear (UK) Ltd, Box 203, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire HP9 2TQ

Gilchrist, Jim 2007 Saturday 9 June. There’s gold in them thar [sic] hills. The Scotman 26-27. Plans to reopen Cononish Gold Mine.



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Posted: 15/12/2012 12:20:51
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I can't see them getting the amount of barytes that is quoted.

West Cork is high grade barytesed out. Plenty of lesser quality rubbish there though.
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Posted: 15/12/2012 15:13:59
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More here:

http://www.sunriseresourcesplc.com/derryginagh_project.html

from a November 2009 report

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Posted: 17/12/2012 11:08:48
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I read very recently that the grades and reserves are not as good as at first thought and that Sunrise is currently re-evaluating the whole project. IP: 31.200.170.127
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Posted: 17/12/2012 13:51:35
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Back in the '70's someone used to rent out a gold mine in Scotland for people to try their hand on gold mining holidays. IP: 86.158.39.249
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