- Alba Mineral Resources said drilling had commenced at its Limerick base metals project in Ireland.

The milestone meant that the company had hit all of its principal objective for the second quarter, Chairman George Frangeskides said.

The company had also announced a maiden resource estimate for its Thule Black Sands project and completed the first phase of an exploration campaign at Clogau in Wales.

At 1:16pm: [LON:ALBA] Alba Mineral Resources PLC share price was +0.02p at 0.27p

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