Tara Mines start 3D seismic surveys

Boliden Tara Mines is continuing its search for further ore deposits and will be undertaking a 3D seismic survey in Meath over the next few weeks.

The survey is primarily designed to locate additional resources with a view to extending the life of the mine at Navan.

The 3D Seismic Survey is being carried out over the next few weeks and follows earlier surveys, the most recent being in 2015. The survey utilises truck-mounted Vibroseis units and is accompanied by crews placing small measuring devices in the ground.

The area being surveyed is centred on Dunderry and extends from Greetiagh to Robinstown and Balreask Old to Kilbride. The survey is intended to produce information on the geology at depths of 1 to 2.5 kilometres with a view to extending the life of the mine.