About Us

Great Western Mining Corporation PLC is a mineral exploration and development company, incorporated in Ireland with operations in the USA. Its shares are traded on AIM (GWMO) and Euronext Growth (8GW).

We have a large tract of acreage in Mineral County, Nevada, hosted by the regional Walker Lane Structural Belt, the largest structural and metallogenic belt in Nevada, yet one of the least explored in recent times.

Great Western has eight claim groups which offer the potential for exploiting (1) short term gold and silver deposits and (2) long-term, world-class copper deposits.

Seven of our properties are in the west of Mineral County and are 100% owned and operated. We have an option to acquire an eighth property, the Olympic Gold Project, in the east of the county.

Our small exploration team is supported by locally based consultants and contractors.


  • Exploration for gold and silver (on existing licensed acreage) to establish a commercial resource
  • Exploitation of previously mined material to achieve early gold and silver sales
  • Expanding the search for precious metals into new areas (e.g. the Olympic Gold Project)
  • Aiming to develop substantial copper potential with a large industry partner

Gold & Silver Potential

There are numerous gold and silver prospects on our acreage, including extensive historic mine workings which offer the opportunity for secondary recovery.

In 2020 we signed an option purchase agreement to acquire the rights to exploit Olympic Gold in Mineral County, approximately 50 miles from the existing claims.  This claim group has multiple gold and silver prospects.

Take a look at our projects & claims section to explore each group or visit our news section to see the latest updates.

Copper Potential

Through extensive drilling over a five year period, Great Western has established a JORC compliant Indicated and Inferred Resource of 4.3 million tonnes at 0.45% copper where we are actively seeking a development partner.

We are in touch with a number of companies known to be interested in copper deposits in Nevada.

Mineral County, Nevada

Read more about Mineral County and the active mines, companies and deposits neighbouring Great Western’s claim groups.

Mineral County

Our Team

Find out more about our exploration team and company directors.

Our Team