Maya Provides Drill Results at Zgounder: Drilling Intersections Include 1098g/t Ag Over 10-meters, 348g/t Ag Over 19-meters & 431g/t Ag Over 20-meters

BLAINVILLE, QUÉBEC, July 29, 2015 -Maya Gold & Silver Inc. (“Maya” or the “Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:MYA) is p

Blainville, Québec- July 29, 2015 – Maya Gold & Silver Inc. (“Maya” or the “Corporation”) (TSXV: MYA) is pleased to announce a progress update from the 2015 spring diamond drill program at its Zgounder Silver Mine in Morocco.  Overall, the drill program has successfully extended high-grade silver mineralization to the east and to depth for both the parallel Main and North Zones.

The Corporation has completed a 17-hole drill campaign totaling 5,864 meters. With better than expected contractor and cost performance, Maya was able to expand the scope of the program to include four addition drill holes from the initial plan. Sulfide mineralization consisting of sphalerite, galena and pyrite was encountered in an altered sandstone unit along with quartz, sericite and chlorite and, in eight holes, native silver mineralization was also observed.  Analytical work is in progress at ALS Laboratory in Seville (Spain) and, to date, 2,021 of 3,168 samples have been sent to the laboratory.  Significant results received to date are highlighted below in Table 1.

Table 1: Initial Assay Results from the Zgounder Exploration Program

Hole Name From (m) To (m) Length (m)* Ag (g/t) Objective
ZG-EXT-12**

31.3

41.3

10

1098

East & Northern
ZG-EXT-06

0

31.5

31.5

229

East
Including

0

19

19

348

East
Also

77

81

4

946

East
Also

174

177.5

3.5

189

East
ZG-EXT-17

294

327.5

33.5

283

Main Depth
Including

295.5

315.5

20

431

Main Depth
ZG-TEST-02

225

233.5

8.5

259

Main & Central
Also

272.5

277.5

5

302

Main & Central

*Lengths are core lengths and additional work is required to determine true widths.
**Previously announced on June 11th, 2015

“Hole ZG-EXT-06, drilled 150 meters east from the previously understood limits of the Main Zone has importantly extended the known mineralization,” said Noureddine Mokaddem, President of Maya.  “Also, the uppermost section of this same hole returned significant silver mineralization and we believe that this mineralized structure to be thicker in dimension than initially interpreted.” 

 Hole ZG-EXT-12 tested the eastern portion of the Northern Zone at depth. As reported on June 11th 2015, this hole intersected 1,098g/t Ag over 10-meters* on a pre-selected portion of the core. Additional analysis completed since that time has extended the length of the zone by 1.2 meters*.

Hole ZG-EXT-06 targeted the eastern portion of the Main Zone. Highlights are as follows:

  •  348g/t Ag over 19m* (from surface to 19m) within an overall intersection of 228g/t Ag over 31.5m* (from surface to 31.5m)
  •   946g/t Ag over 4m* (from 77m to 81m)
  • 189g/t Ag over 3.5m* (from174m to 177,5m)
  • 172g/t Ag over 5m* (from 200.5m to 205.5m)

Hole ZG-EXT-17, was designed  to test the extension of the Main Zone at depth  and intersected 283g/t Ag over 33.5-meters* (from 294m to 327.5m).  Within this interval, a 20-meter section graded 431g/t Ag from 295.5m to 315.5m. Additional assays are pending from this hole.

Hole ZG-TEST-02, aimed to explore for disseminated mineralization in the Main and Central Zones, returned 259g/t Ag from 225m to 233.5m (8.5 meters*) and 302 g/t Ag from 272.5 to 277.5m (5 meters*).

QA/QC.  The QA/QC programs includes blanks at every 15 samples, standards were inserted at every 20 samples and duplicates on pulps at every 30 samples. The results were in line with expected values and allow the disclosure of this press release. ALS Laboratory carried ICPMS on 41 elements as well as analysis of silver by 30 grams fire assay with gravimetric finish.

The technical content of this news release has been prepared and reviewed based on information received from the ZMSM (lab at site) & ALS Laboratory (Spain) by Claude Duplessis Eng. Geological Engineer from GoldMinds Geoservices Inc, independent Qualified Person under NI 43-101 standards.

ABOUT MAYA

Maya Gold & Silver Inc. is a Canadian listed mining corporation focused on the exploration and development of gold and silver deposits in Morocco. Maya is initiating mining and milling operations at its Zgounder Mine. Zgounder Millenium Silver Mining (“ZMSM”), the 85% owned joint venture with l’Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (“ONHYM”) of the Kingdom of Morocco (15%)

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

Maya Gold & Silver Inc.:

Guy Goulet
Chief Executive Officer
T: 450-435-0700 ext. 204
ggoulet@mayagoldsilver.com

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