Maya Gold & Silver Updates Diamond Drilling and Surface Works Activity on TRNA Zone

Montreal, Quebec, June 17, 2010 – MAYA GOLD & SILVER (TSX-V: MYA) (“Maya” or the “Company”) (TSX: MYA) “) is pleased to provide the following update on its diamond drilling activities and surface works recently completed on TRNA Zone.

Previous works on the TRNA can be summarized as follow:

    • 17 channels samples were collected over a length of 34 metres and returned an average grade of 26.16 g/t Au on an average width of 0.98m (refer to press release of August 18, 2009);
    • First diamond drill hole SCRT1 implemented on TRNA returned 25.16 g/t Au over 1.5 m (oxides & sulfides) including 45.92 g/t Au /0.8 m (sulfides only) (refer to press release of November 24, 2009);

Subsequently, 6 holes totalling 821 metres were performed on TRNA and intersections of interests are as follows:

 Drill Hole*  

 Intersection 

 Results 

 Remark  

 

SCTR1

 25.47-26.97 

 25.16 g/t Au over 1.5m

   

 

SCTR2

 32.6-34.1 

 ?1/1.5m 

 No recovery 

 

SCTR3

 Nil 

 Missed 

 Strong hole deviation 

 

SCTR4

 54.26-56.5 

 Low grade/2.24m 

    

 

SCTR5

 69.94-73.31 

 0.59 g/t Au over 2.47m

 Mixed  zone

 

SCTR6

 28.10-29.7 

 21.99 g/t Au over 1.7m

 25%  recovery

 

 

During the last two months the TR zone, possibly the TRNA extension, approximately situated at 250m to the south has been stripped and channel sampled, 80 channels samples were collected over a length of 80m and returned grade up to 22.8 g/t Au over a width of 0.3 to 3.3m.

A second zone was also uncovered 5m east of the TR. From this zone, 72 channels samples were collected over a length of 60m and returned grade up to 13.3 g/t Au over a width of 0.3 to 1.3m.

Since diamond drilling and surface works have shown continuity both in width and in grade, the company plans to proceed with metallurgical testing on the TRNA structure.

Samples were prepared and assayed at Laboratoire Reminex (ISO 2000) at Guemassa, Morocco. All the above analysis reported was obtained by standard fire assaying-AA and gravimetric finish. Systematic assaying of standards and blanks was performed for precision and accuracy.

Mr. Luc Lamarche, P. Geo, is the Company’s Qualified Person for the Amizmiz project and has reviewed the content of this release.

ABOUT MAYA
Maya Gold & Silver Inc. is a Canadian Mining Company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange that focuses on the exploration and development of gold and silver deposits. The Company is committed to developing and adding value to its primary property, Amizmiz gold and silver project in Morocco.

For further information on Maya visit www.mayagoldsilver.com or contact:

Maya Gold & Silver Inc.:

Guy Goulet
President & Chief Executive Officer
T: 450-435-0700 ext. 204

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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