Maya Gold & Silver Inc.: Reports high-grade gold results at its Amizmiz (Morocco)

Montréal, Québec August 18, 2009 – MAYA GOLD & SILVER (TSX-V: MYA) is pleased to announce high-grade gold results from surface channel sampling program on the Amizmiz project in Morocco.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Previous works on Amizmiz project have highlighted more than fifty gold and silver occurrences and four types of precious metals mineralization have been recognized by Société d’Exploration Géologique des Métaux (the former owner of the property):
  • Recent mapping (approximately 750 metres from AZ and T zones where low grade-bulk tonnage and high grade vein type deposits have been identified) has led to the discovery of two new mineralized zones.

As part of the 2009 exploration program, two new zones, TRNA and TRNB have been partly stripped and channel sampling completed. The mineralized areas appear to be long stratabound layers whom might be a deposition of black smoker ashes on a carbonated sea floor.

On the TRNA zone, 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 0.98 metres.

On the TRNB zone, 4 channels samples were collected over a length of 32 metres and returned low value in gold.

These results are presented in the following table:

Samples were prepared and assayed at Laboratoire Reminex (ISO 9000) at Guemassa, Morocco. All analysis reported above were obtained by standard fire assaying-AA and gravimetric finish. Systematic assaying of standards and blanks was performed for precision and accuracy.

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

The 2009 exploration program includes more channel sampling and a 7500 metres drilling program to begin at the end of the month of September 2009.

ABOUT MAYA

Maya Gold & Silver Inc. is a Canadian mining company newly listed on the TSX Venture Exchange which focuses on the research of gold and silver deposits.

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

Rejean Gosselin
Maya Gold & Silver Inc.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
514-868-9595
rgosselin@mayagoldsilver.com

Guy Goulet
Maya Gold & Silver Inc.
President
514-294-7000
ggoulet@mayagoldsilver.com




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