Embracing the cyclical nature of the mining sector
Aterian Resources Ltd
3km from operating Hajjar VMS mine
Next Phase of Work:
Sampling & mapping
Joint Venture Partner:
The 31.75km2 Ammas Project is comprised of two licence blocks situated in central Morocco, approximately 30km south of Marrakech. The Company's 100% owned subsidiary, Aterian Resources Ltd, holds a 100% interest in the project. Aterian is undertaking preliminary exploration for copper and zinc targeting Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) type mineralisation. The project is accessible via asphalt roads and a network of tracks.
Ammas is geologically located in the Guemassa Massif, and is comprised of a series of Visean aged meta-sediments, and meta-volcanics, including felsic and mafic lavas, discordantly overlain by Palaeogene and Neogene sediments. The Hajjar Zn-Pb-Cu VMS mine which is operated by Managem (the Moroccan state mining group) is located 3km southeast of Ammas. Hajjar is formed of a number of folded massive sulphide lenses which strike generally northwest /southeast.
The Guemassa Massif, along with the Jebilet Centrale located 40kms to the north, form a major VMS province in Morocco and are host to numerous active and former VMS mines, deposits and exploration projects. These include the active Hajjar and Draa Sfaar mines operated by Managem the historic Bramram, Kettara and Koudiat Aicha mines and the Khwadra project (under development by Managem).
Aterian’s’ technical team are undertaking first phase reconnaissance exploration at Ammas, including mapping, rock chip sampling and grab sampling.