Conroy Gold and Natural Resources has announced positive results from an independent structural study at its Slieve Glah target in Co Cavan.

The exploration company said the study showed that gold mineralisation at Slieve Glah is associated with a major geological structure which is known as the Orlock Bridge Fault.

The study highlighted the potential for a concentration of gold mineralised faults and of gold target zones.

Slieve Glah is located about 40km from the company's proposed gold mine at Clontibret in Co Monaghan.

"The positive results of this independent structural study add further evidence of the gold potential in the Slieve Glah area and the entire 30 mile gold district in Ireland that the company has discovered," commented the company's chairman Professor Richard Conroy

"Slieve Glah is a very large target area and, although exploration is at an early stage, the potential and size of the gold anomalies there is exciting," the chairman added.