Montreal, Québec- March 13, 2020 – Maya Gold & Silver Inc. (“Maya” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: MYA) is pleased to announce significant diamond drill and reverse circulation drill holes results of its 2020 ongoing drilling program at its Zgounder silver mine in the kingdom of Morocco.
The Corporation reports assay results from three diamond holes (ZG-19-01, -04 and -06) totaling 833.8m out of seven drill holes (ZG-19-01 to -07) totaling 1774.1m and four Reverse Circulation (RC) holes (ZG-RC-19-27 to -30 totaling 516m) drilled from the surface out of 32 RC holes totaling now 3551m.
Other results of the Diamond drill (ZG-19-02, -03, -05 and -07) and RC program (ZG-RC-19-29 and -30) are pending and will be disclosed once the results are received, compiled and verified.
The assay results reported herein are provided in Tables 2 and 3 below include the following highlights:
- 6 m at 3,547.33 g/t Ag in the RC hole ZG-RC-19-27 from 113 m to 119 m.
- 14 m at 915.46 g/t Ag in the diamond hole ZG-19-04 from 109 m to 123 m.
- 7 m at 1,278.80 g/t Ag in the diamond hole ZG-19-04 from 165.5 m to 172.5 m.
- 2.5 m at 1,178.1 g/t Ag in the diamond hole ZG-19-01 from 213 m to 215.5 m.
- 11 m at 341.46 g/t Ag in the RC hole ZG-RC-19-28 from 41 m to 52 m.
All the RC 2019 program results is in the link below for consultation:
The silver mineralization (Figure 2; Figure 3) occurs in veinlets filled by quartz cement and sulphide mineralization consisting of sphalerite, galena and pyrite encountered in an altered sandstone and at the contact with the rhyolite unit.
The ongoing drilling program focused on the eastern zone which correspond to a virgin zone (without underground workings). This zone cover an area of 200m x 150m (Figure 1) that includes several mineralized envelopes mostly oriented E-W with a vertical extent mineralization at 185m below the surface intersected recently by hole ZG-19-01.
“We are more than satisfied with these positive results of the ongoing drilling program on the eastern zone never exploited before. The presence of the mineralization near the surface confirmed by the trenches results (Trench02 11m at 130.9 g/t Ag) and mineralization at depth for at least 185m below the surface convince us to do more works to get the full extent of this virgin zone”. Said Noureddine Mokaddem, Chairman & CEO of Maya Gold & Silver.
Figure 1: The drill holes location (diamond drill and RC holes) at the eastern zone, Zgounder mine.
|Hole Name||Easting||Northing||Elevation||Azimuth||Dip||Length||Hole Type||State|
|ZG-RC-19-27||276 563||420 443||2 224||160||-55||150||RC||Analyzed|
|ZG-RC-19-28||276 564||420 442||2 224||125||-55||90||RC||Analyzed|
|ZG-RC-19-29||276 568||420 448||2 224||80||-55||138||RC||In the lab|
|ZG-RC-19-30||276 565||420 453||2 224||340||-55||138||RC||In the lab|
|ZG-19-01||276 501||420 285||2 201||340||-60||293||DDH||Analyzed|
|ZG-19-02||276 479||420 288||2 197||340||-55||150||DDH||In the lab|
|ZG-19-03||276 448||420 286||2 196||340||-60||180,9||DDH||In the lab|
|ZG-19-04||276 457||420 308||2 201||340||-55||239||DDH||Analyzed|
|ZG-19-05||276 409||420 311||2 211||340||-55||321||DDH||In the lab|
|ZG-19-06||276 539||420 302||2 216||340||-55||301,8||DDH||Analyzed|
|ZG-19-07||276 555||420 310||2 223||340||-55||288,4||DDH||In the lab|
Figure 2: Native silver within microfractures hole ZG-19-04.
Figure 3: Core showing visible native silver within brecciated zone.
The ongoing diamond drill program designed to get more details on the continuity of the mineralized envelopes that should increase the quality and the confidence on the mineral resources estimate.
The following tables presents additional information on intersections on interest.
Table 2: The important intervals from diamond drill assay results.
|Hole Name||From||To||Length||Ag g/t||Cu %||Pb %||Zn %|
Table 3: The important intervals from RC assay results.
|Hole Name||From||To||Length||Ag g/t||Cu %||Pb %||Zn %|
The assay results are for an interval of 0.5 and 1 meter sample. The sample lengths reported here are between 70% and 75% of true horizontal widths. The grades herein are reported as uncapped values. Minimum interval length is 3 meters over 50 g/t.
Quality Control / Quality Assurance (QA/QC)
The direction and inclination of the DDH and RC drill holes were oriented in a way to target perpendicular to mineralization. The RC samples were split at the mine site. After drying, each sample was divided in two parts 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 the Afrilab laboratory. The remaining material is kept for archive in the core shack.
The drill core was sawn with one half of the sawn core placed in a plastic bag with the sample tag and sealed, while the second half was returned to the core box for storage on site.
At Afrilab the RC and the ½ core samples were crushed to have d80 passing 2mm and afterward separated with a Jones riffle splitter to have 100 grams which is pulverized to have a pulp d80 of 75 microns Multi acid digestion and Atomic Absorption reading for Cu, Pb and Zn grade determination. Fire assay is used for Ag. The standards and blanks used are in line with expected results.
The technical content of this news release has been 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 the Kingdom of Morocco. Maya is currently operating mining and milling facilities at its Zgounder Mine, an 85%-15% joint venture between its subsidiary, ZMSM, and the ONHYM of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Its mining portfolio also includes the Boumadine polymetallic deposit located in the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Eastern Morocco. The property is also a joint venture with ONHYM wherein Maya retains a 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 of the Kingdom of Morocco.
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On behalf of the Board:
Founder, Chairman & CEO