Zinc of Ireland NL changed its name from Global Metals Exploration NL in July 2016 following the acquisition of Zinc Mines of Ireland Limited, an unlisted public company. The company engages in the exploration and evaluation of various mineral properties in Australia. The company explores for gold, nickel, PGE, and copper properties. Its principal property includes Jutson Rocks Greenstone Belt located to the northeast of Laverton in the eastern goldfields of Western Australia.
The company was formerly known as Global Nickel Investments NL and changed its name to Global Metals Exploration NL in November 2011.