news and events

N056 DECEMBER 2021

SOS take campaign to London!

Representatives of the Sperrins anti-goldmining campaign visited London this week to raise awareness of the threat to the Sperrins from Gold mining.  Highlights of the trip included a meeting with the Crown Estate, visiting Orion Mine Finance, The Critical Minerals Association and the Mines and Money Conference.
Well done to all involved!

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N055 DECEMBER 2021

Gold miners must justify environmental impacts, veteran investor says

Article from the Financial Times on 2nd December by Neil Hume, where he describes how a veteran investor, BlackRock’s Evy Hambro said that people could more easily see the need to dig giant holes in the ground to mine energy transition metals such as copper and nickel — but that the case is less clear for gold.  Hambro was speaking at the recent Mines and Money conference in central London.
This is indeed the case, gold is a barbarous relic of the past- with over 500 years of industrial supply in the vaults of the worlds banks- much of it there for over 100 years.
‘Gold cannot justify the environmental impact of its activities, according to one of the sector’s most influential fund managers’.

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N054 NOVEMBER 2021

Increased water inflow halts production at Tara Boliden, Navan

Production has been stopped at Tara Boliden’s zinc mine near Navan, Co.Meath due to  increased water flow into the mine.
Tara Boliden, Navan is Europe’s largest zinc mine.
Water began flooding the underground mine as a crew was drilling a pilot raise bore hole for a ventilation shaft.
Inflow volumes are exceeding the capacity of the dewatering infrastructure, the company said, adding it was unclear for how long production will be stopped.

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N053 NOVEMBER 2021

Potential mining at Baronscourt, Newtownstewart?

It has been discovered that an application to prospect for barite at Baronscourt, near Newtownstewart was made to Derry and Strabane District council last year. (October 13th 2020)

MCT were planning to take a sample programme within this area with the view to investigate and evaluate the extent and commercial potential of it’s barite deposits within its mineral prospecting licences. 
The plan was to conduct a series of mini-sample boreholes across eight areas to obtain further geological information within the area.

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The Baronscourt Estate, near Newtownstewart
N052 NOVEMBER 2021

CAMIO COP26 Protest

The 12th November marked the final day of the CAMIO COP26 protest held at Fermanagh and Omagh Council’s Grange park offices.  
Each session featured a themed meditation session, the protests were held daily at 9am and 9pm and were attended by people from across the Sperrins region, led by CAMIO’s Marella Fyffe.

 

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N051 OCTOBER 2021

Spooked by mining in the Sperrins

The Omagh based group- CAMIO held their very successful ‘Spooked by mining in the Sperrins’ event on Saturday 30th October.
Women and children from across the province assembled in the Grange Park and walked the short distance to the Dalradian Gold offices on Killybrack Road for a peaceful protest.

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N051 OCTOBER 20210

BBC Spotlight- War in the Sperrins

A gold mine, the promise of jobs and a community divided. As a planning decision on a Tyrone gold mine draws nearer, Lyndsey Telford investigates the potential economic benefits, the environmental risks and the growing rift between supporters and objectors in a rural community.
This documentary was first shown on 26th October 2021.
Use the link below to access the programme on BBC I-Player.

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N051 NOVEMBER 2021

Day 1350 - Occupying the Land (trailer) New Ireland TV

The Greencastle People’s office is a occupation protest against a Canadian gold mine in county Tyrone, Ireland. They have been present at the site for over three years, and have been subjected to a prolonged intimidation campaign by the corporation. The full program will be available on New Ireland TV soon, along with over 100 other items coveing all walks of life in 21st century Ireland.This documentary was first shown on 26th October 2021.
Use the link below to access the programme on BBC I-Player.

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N052 OCTOBER 2020

GPO - Celebrating 1000 days of resistance!

Doing a vital job for the communities of Greencastle, Gortin and the Sperrins area. This represents the strong community feeling against the plans for gold mining in the area and the determination to prevent it from happening.
Dalradian need to realise, the harder they push- the stronger the people will resist. This simply wont ‘disappear’.

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