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Subsidiary:Aterian Resources Ltd
Deposit Style:Epithermal in metavolcanics
Key Attributes:Multiple parallel structures
Asset Stage:Reconaissance trenching
Results:Trench 14m @ 0.65% Cu
Next Phase of Work:Systematic trenching
Joint Venture Partner:Available
Deal Terms:TBC

Project Overview

The 59.7km2 Agdz Project is comprised of four licence blocks situated in the Anti-Atlas Mountains, approximately 350km south of the capital Rabat. The Company's 100% owned subsidiary, Aterian Resources has identified two main prospects to date at Makarn and Amzwaro. Rock chip samples from these prospects have returned assay results up to 8.00% Cu and 448 g/t Ag and an initial rock chip channel sample returned 1.25% Cu and 96 g/t Ag over 9.3m, with grades up to 2.26% Cu and 223 g/t Ag.

The Agdz Project is located approximately 13km southwest of the Bouskour copper mine which is operated by Moroccan state mining group Managem.

  • Key metallogenic provinces
    Key metallogenic provinces
  • Active mining district
    Active mining district
  • Multiple prospects across Agdz
    Multiple prospects across Agdz

Exploration Programme

A ground magnetics survey has been completed by the Company across the northern portion of the Agdz Project. The data defines a number of very clear NE/SW and N/S trending structures, including dykes and faults, which are coincident with mineralisation mapped at surface. When combined with mapping results, the ground magnetics survey has identified at least 7 high priority prospects to target in the next phase of trenching.

During 2016, a reconnaissance trenching programme was carried out with 13 trenches excavated to a depth of 1m below weathered surface material for a total length of 300m. The trenches were designed to test the continuity of mineralisation beneath areas where oxide copper and silver have been identified in weathered surface rocks. Assay results have been received from 5 of the 13 trenches and results include 14.12m @ 0.65% Cu & 36.54 g/t Ag, and 13.70m @ 0.36% Cu & 13.26 g/t Ag. Detailed logging of the trenches will aim to further define the relationship between observed structures and mineralisation.

The next phase of work at Agdz will include systematic trenching in order to define initial drill targets.

  • View north across Agdz licence
    View north across Agdz licence
  • Artisanal copper workings
    Artisanal copper workings
  • Trenching to bedrock
    Trenching to bedrock

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