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Boumadine (Au, Ag, Zn, Pb, Ge)

Access

The Boumadine mine is located in the region of Drâa-Tafilalet, in the Anti-Atlas mountains, and is accessible from Ouarzazate city at approximately 241 km. There are numerous dirt roads and paths that lead to former shafts, adits and other remains of the mining installations.

Boumadine Polymetallic Deposit

 

Technical report

Mining Installations

Remains of the mining installations are still visible at the mine site. They were probably dismantled shortly after the mine closure in 1992. Two dry stacked tailings are exposed on the site totaling approximately 240,000 t of material. These residues were generated upon the underground exploitation of the Boumadine deposit from 1988 to 1992. There are existing surface and underground mine workings which include at least 6 excavated shafts (638 m) and 6,036 m of underground adits, raises and stopes distributed in 5 main areas: Central Zone, Northern Zone, Southern Zone, Tizi Zone and Imariren Zone. Numerous pits and trenches are visible throughout the property. These can be small, a few square meters in area, but others extend for over 1,000m2.

Mineralization

 

The polymetallic mineralization at Boumadine extends at least for 4 km on the surface. The mineralized zones consist of 1 to 4 m-wide N160°E-oriented lenses/veins dipping sharply (> 70°) to depths of 350 m and spatially associated with the TTF.The veins contain massive pyrite, sphalerite, arsenopyrite, and galena with subordinate amounts of chalcopyrite, cassiterite, silver-rich sulfosalts, stannite, enargite, bismuthinite, native silver, tin, copper and bismuth. The upper 40 m are affected by supergene alteration (Fe-hydroxyde-rich ‘‘mantos’’), that were near completely mined by artisanal workers.The felsic volcanic hosts display a silicic-argillic alteration halo, 40-100 m wide, which overprints the pervasive propylitised rocks and confers a bleached aspect to the halo. This alteration zone contains an assemblage of quartz-sericite-pyrite with pyrite decreasing away from the veins. The Boumadine deposit is interpreted as low-intermediate sulphidation epithermal silver-gold base metal deposit, with the potential of discovering Cu±Au porphyry-type mineralization at depth.

There are two principal mineralizing stages controlled by the strain applied to the TTF volcanosedimentary assemblage. The first mineralizing event involved the deposition of massive pyrite, occasionally banded, succeeded by the injection of parallel veinlets of arsenopyrite in the first stage pyrite. These veins were formed under a N160°E shortening strain. The second stage of mineralization first involved crystallization of sphalerite and galena cementing the first stage sulphides or occurring as vein filling material forming banded ore. The latest mineralization stage started with the deposition of quartz in dissolution cavities and as crosscutting veinlets, followed by crystallization in decreasing abundance of: grey copper, argentopyrite, schapbachite, pyrargyrite, polybasite and native antimony-silver-bismuth. Emplacement of polymetallic and precious metal veins is consistent with a N30°E shortening direction.

History

2019

MAYA VALIDATES THAT HISTORICAL MINERALIZED PANELS ARE STILL IN PLACE AND EXTENDS MINERALIZATION AT DEPTH -Discovers Germanium 497 g/t over 1.5m in core samples -Finds Gold at surface 48g/t over 2m at Boumadine.

Maya Gold & Silver Reports Positive NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment Results at the Boumadine Polymetallic Mine in Morocco. Project Indicates Pre-tax IRR of 56% with an NPV of US$574.8 Million. And After-tax(*) IRR of 53% with an NPV of US$497.6 Million (NPV discounted at 6.5%).

Maya Gold & Silver Files Technical Reports on Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) at the Boumadine Polymetallic (Au, Ag, Zn, Pb, Ge) Mine in the Kingdom of Morocco.

2018

Maya Announces Drilling Program on Boumadine Its Polymetallic Property. Maya will be testing historical intersections in three sectors through a diamond drilling program.

Maya intersects 28 m at 4.91g/t Au, 140 g/t Ag, 0.18 Cu, 0.41% Pb and 1.70% Zn at Boumadine at shallow depth of 153m including 6m at 11.02g/t Au, 219 g/t Ag, 0.39% Cu, 0.12% Pb and 0.55% Zn at 175m.

METALLURGY ISSUES RESOLVED AT BOUMADINE 96.37% GOLD RECOVERY ACHIEVED.

2017

Maya Gold & Silver retains GoldMinds Geoservices Inc. to prepare a Preliminary Economic Assessment on his Boumadine polymetallic deposit in Morocco by the end of the year 2017.

Performing pressure roasting and lixiviation tests conducted in China by CINF.

Topography surface survey using drone at Boumadine site.

2016

Surface sampling, data compilation and the begining of the preparation of the life base at Boumadine site

2015

Maya Gold & Silver announces the finalization of a USD6M loan with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

The realisation of the access road to Boumadine site.

2013

Maya Gold & Silver Acquires the Boumadine Polymetalic Mine (Zn, Pb, Ag, Au) in Morocco.
Joint venture between Maya Gold and Silver Inc (85%) and ONHYM (15%) to explore and develop the Boumadine property.

Maya Gold & Silver Files NI43-101 on Historical Resources at Boumadine.