Monthly Archives: January 2017


Professor Andy Wheeler meets the President at Irish in South America Expo.

iCRAG co-PI, Professor Andy Wheeler, met with the President of Ireland and showed him UCC’s historic Daniel O’Leary Emerald as part of the opening of an exhibition on the Irish in South America. The emerald tells a story of a revered Irishman who helped liberate Venezuela, Bolivia, Columbia and Peru with Simon Bolívar and returned […]

iCRAG industry partner Boliden announces investment in Tara mine

Congratulations to iCRAG industry partner Boliden, where exploration at the Tara zinc mine has identified a new mineralisation with an inferred mineral resource of 10 Mtonnes.

Tara mine, which is one of the larger zinc mines in the world, accounts for half of Boliden’s production of zinc concentrate and employs 550 staff, not including contractors. Successful […]

iCRAG 2017 – Register Now!

Registration is now open for iCRAG 2017! 

iCRAG 2017 is a research showcase of all current research projects within the Centre, together with insights into future directions for Irish geoscience research. Hosted in Dublin’s iconic Aviva Stadium, the Centre looks forward to bringing all members of the geoscience community together for this inaugural event, encouraging attendance across academia, […]