Aya Gold & Silver, a precious metals mining company, has announced that it has identified a new mineralized zone, which stretches over four kilometers in length, at the level of the silver deposit of Imiter bis in Morocco.
Imiter bis silver deposit is located 150 kilometers from Ouarzazate and five kilometers from Managem’s Imiter Mine, which is an epithermal silver deposit, which produces silver bars with a purity of 99.5%, the company said in a recent press release.
The results of the sampling also identified five priority targets. Three of these targets (intermediate zone, south zone and copper-rich zone) will be drilled from October 2021, with a diamond drilling program of approximately 4,000 meters.
“Today’s grab and channel sampling results confirm the potential for a large polymetallic structure that could extend over four kilometers at surface at Imiter bis. These initial high-grade values confirm the prospectivity of Imiter bis and represent a parallel growth opportunity to Zgounder, which continues to expand. We are mobilizing to realize this value for all stakeholders,” said Benoit La Salle, President and CEO.
Following compilation of historical surface results earlier in the year, a fieldwork program for Imiter bis, involving mapping, grab sampling and channel sampling was carried out between June and July 2021. Results to date, combined with field observations, point to the potential for a high-grade epithermal Au-Ag occurrence as well as porphyry or an IOCG copper-rich deposit.
Aya Gold & Silver is a publicly traded Canadian company focused on the exploitation, exploration, acquisition and development of silver and gold deposits. It currently operates mining and processing facilities at its Zgounder silver mine. Besides Imiter bis, Aya’s mining portfolio also includes the polymetallic deposit of Boumadine, Amizmiz, and Azegour.