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Viability of mine to be assessed by exploration digs at famous estate in Co Tyrone

Initial tests reveal traces of valuable mineral at Baronscourt

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Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon. Picture by Liam McBurney

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon. Picture by Liam McBurney

Baronscourt Estate in Co Tyrone

Baronscourt Estate in Co Tyrone

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Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon. Picture by Liam McBurney

Tests are to be carried out to explore the viability of setting up a mining operation on one of Northern Ireland’s largest private estates.

Recent exploration work has uncovered traces of a mineral called barite on land at Baronscourt Estate in Co Tyrone. As a result, several observation pits are to be dug on the land to find just how big the barite deposit is.


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