Leinster - Ireland
The south Leinster test site is located in the traditional province of Leinster in southeastern Ireland. South Leinster has a mining history stretching back at least to the 18th century. Geologically, south Leinster consists mainly of Ordovician and Silurian metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks intruded by the Ordovician to Devonian Leinster Granite Batholith. Copper was mined from metavolcanic rocks at Avoca and lead from veins related to granite. Spodumene pegmatites, which are the focus of GREENPEG’s study, were intruded along the eastern contact between granite and metasedimentary rocks. The early stage exploration programme is currently part of the long term lithium supply chain for a Chinese chemical manufacturer. BLL has focused on one-to-one communication with locals in areas of activity and have generally received neutral to positive response.