Silver mining to begin in Armagh

Published: 13 August 1913

A rich seam of silver ore has been discovered on the farm of Mr E. Conlon, Clea, near Keady, Co Armagh. A company has been surveying the land of late, and a number of large trenches were opened that produced a yield of 25% silver ore. It is envisaged that the commercial exploitation of the site will begin soon, and the close proximity of the potential mine to the newly built Craiganroe railway station means that the cost of transporting the ore can be kept to a minimum. The mining rights to the land are held by Trinity College, and any successful mining in the future will benefit them.

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