Rathdowney is a mineral exploration company focused on finding and developing the next generation of zinc deposits.
Rathdowney has acquired 150 square kilometres of exploration permits in the Upper Silesian Mining District, an area of world-class Mississippi Valley-Type (MVT) zinc-lead deposits. Project Olza hosts extensive MVT deposits with areas of known high-grade mineralization, located along strike from the Pomorzany-Olkusz-Boleslaw mines, long-term producers that are expected to end production over the next few years.
In September 2012, Rathdowney announced an initial estimate of the mineral resources at Project Olza, which comprise 21.2 million tonnes in the inferred category grading 5.88% zinc and 1.54% lead (7.42% combined) containing 2.75 billion lb of zinc and 720 million lb of lead (at a 2% zinc cut-off)1. As the footprint of this resource covers only a portion of the large mineralizing system on the Olza property, there is excellent potential to substantially increase the mineral resources.
Rathdowney's property portfolio also includes interests in highly prospective districts located in Alaska and Ireland that present significant potential for development.
Given its geological potential and excellent location, Rathdowney's Project Olza presents a compelling investment opportunity among a small peer-group of zinc-focused juniors.