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Ormonde Mining plc is a natural resource focused company with interests in Spain.

Following the completion of a recent disposal and receipt of €6 million in cash consideration, Ormonde is set to grow its business through project generation, joint ventures and / or acquisitions of resource projects that align with its strategy and is currently considering a number of initiatives it believes can deliver value to stakeholders.
In addition, Ormonde holds a number of Spanish assets including: a joint venture participation in a portfolio of exploration licences in western Spain, prospective for gold; new gold permit applications in another area of western Spain; and its interests related to the La Zarza copper-gold project in the Iberian Pyrite Belt. The Company is assessing options to maximise value for shareholders from these assets over the medium term.
Ormonde is committed to the responsible development of resource projects and the creation of value for our shareholders, employees and host communities.
Ormonde’s shares are traded on the Alternative Investment Market in London and Euronext Growth market in Dublin. The Company’s headquarters are in the Republic of Ireland.

Salamanca & Zamora Gold

Ormonde holds investigation permits in the Salamanca and Zamora Provinces of western Spain, which are in joint venture with Shearwater Group plc. Exploration work to-date has shown these permits are prospective for gold, including several promising drill targets.

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La Zarza

La Zarza is a large “massive sulphide”, polymetallic deposit containing significant copper, gold and zinc resources. It is located in the prolific Iberian Pyrite Belt, the home to well-known large-scale mining operations including Rio Tinto and Neves Corvo.

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New projects

Ormonde has applied for new investigation permits with gold exploration potential elsewhere in western Spain. These applications cover a significant surface area which includes several known prospects featuring gold-bearing, quartz vein systems.

Business Development

Following the receipt of €6 million in cash consideration from a disposal completed in February 2020, Ormonde is well-positioned to grow its business through project generation, joint ventures and / or acquisitions of resource projects that align with its strategy, which is to primarily target quality natural resource projects in commodities with a positive market outlook.

On 16 September 2020, Ormonde reported that, following an extensive review of a wide range of resource projects, the Company has entered into an exclusivity agreement in relation to a potential acquisition of a resource project with due diligence ongoing.

Our Management Team

Jonathan Henry

Temporary Managing Director

Jonathan has over 25 years of experience as a mining executive, including leadership of public companies involved in exploration, feasibility studies, mine development, mine asset acquisitions and disposals. He is currently the non-executive chairman of TSX Venture Exchange listed Giyani Metals Corp, and previous roles include President and Chief Executive Officer of Gabriel Resources Ltd and Finance Director and Chief Executive Officer of Avocet Mining PLC.

Paul Carroll

CFO and Company Secretary

Paul is an experienced Chartered Certified Accountant with 10 years of experience in the mining sector in the areas of corporate development, finance and investor relations. In his initial role as Ormonde’s Corporate Development Manager, Paul played a lead role in discussions and negotiations in relation to the USD100 million financing of the Barruecopardo Project and was subsequently appointed to the role of CFO in 2015. Prior to joining Ormonde, Paul gained wide ranging corporate experience in CFO/Financial Controller roles including within the digital media, food & beverage and financial services sectors.

Fraser Gardiner


Fraser is a geologist with 23 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. After starting his career on gold discovery programmes and resource delineation projects in Bulgaria, Fraser worked for Ormonde from 2002-2010 and was a director of the Company from 2005-2010. Fraser then spent three years as Exploration Manager in Saudi Arabia for Barrick Gold Corporation and two years as Exploration Manager in Laos for a private mining business, prior to re-joining Ormonde as Chief Operating Officer in August 2017.

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