Maya Gold & Silver Inc. (TSX: MYA) is pleased to announce the preliminary results from its on-going reverse circulation drilling program and trenching program at Zgounder property.
Reverse circulation drilling results
The current reverse circulation drilling program consists of 28 drill-holes, totalling 3035 meters drilled from the surface at the eastern zone of the Zgounder property. The RC drilling campaign aims to provide a better understanding of the distribution of the mineralized structures (orientation and thickness) and to explore the vertical extensions of the exposed mineralized structures.
The preliminary results confirm the good continuity of the known mineralized envelopes and new occurrences hosted in the same major E-W structures.
The full RC drilling results of this campaign are pending, they will be disclosed once received, compiled and verified. This should allow the company to integrate the whole data and to refine the quality of the in-pit constrained mineral resource estimate.
With these encouraging preliminary results at the surface, Maya Gold and Silver expects to be in the position to initiate an underground diamond drilling program to explore the vertical extensions of the mineralization the western and the central part of the Zgounder silver mine.
The following table presents additional information on intersections of interest:
Table 1 : The important intervals from the 2018/2019 RC drilling program.
|Hole Name||From (m)||To (m)||length||Ag ppm||Pb %||Zn %||Cu %|
The assay results for an interval of 1 meter. The sample lengths reported are between 60% and 70% of true widths. The grades herein are reported as uncapped values.
A total of 894 m RC samples (not including Blank and Standards) were submitted to the independent laboratory Afrilab based in Marrakech (Morocco) for preparation and assaying.
The maps present drill hole locations and the position of the intersections of interest :
Figure 1 : Plan view showing the RC drillholes location with assays:
The Maya’s geologists, started the trenching program at Zgounder in June 2019 and to date focused only on the eastern zone of the Zgounder mine.
The current sampling program consists on trench sampling (with saw) and cross-cutting the exposed mineralized structures oriented E-W, NNW-SSE filled by quartz/carbonate cements and traces of malachite and pyrite. Samples length is one meter and their location was determined using a hand GPS.
The table below show the trenching highlights.
Table 2 : The important intervals from the trenches samples.
|Trench||Samples||From (m)||To (m)||Length (m)||Ag g/t|
Figure 2 : Plan view with trenches location:
Quality Control / Quality Assurance
The direction and inclination of the RC drillholes were oriented in a way to target perpendicular to mineralization. The RC samples were prepared at the mine site. After drying, each sample was divided in two using the Jones riffle separator. One part was placed in a tightly sealed plastic bag with a laboratory identification number and grouped in sealed plastic buckets which were sent to Afrilab laboratory. The remaining material was kept for archive in the core shack.
The RC samples were crushed to have d80 passing 2mm and afterward riffle split to have 100 grams which was pulverized to have a pulp d80 of 75 microns Multi acid digestion and Atomic Absorption reading. Fire assay was used for Ag, Cu, Pb and Zn grade determination. The standards and blanks used were in line with expected results
The technical content of this news release has been prepared and reviewed by Merouane Rachidi, P.Geo., Ph.D., and Claude Duplessis Eng., from GoldMinds Geoservices Inc, independent Qualified Persons under NI 43-101 standards, based on the information’s received from Maya Gold and Silver (ZMSM subsidiary).
Maya Gold & Silver Inc. is a publicly-traded Canadian company focused on the operation, exploration and development of gold and silver deposits in Morocco. Maya is currently operating mining and milling operations at its Zgounder Mine, an 85%-15% split ownership between its subsidiary, ZMSM, and the ONHYM of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Its portfolio also considers the Boumadine polymetallic deposit located in the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Eastern Morocco. The property is a joint venture with ONHYM whereby Maya retains an 85% ownership.
Additionally, the Corporation’s portfolio includes the Amizmiz and Azegour properties, both being 100% owned, with gold, tungsten, molybdenum and copper deposits covering over 100 square kilometres in a historical mining district
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