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Takzim and Takzim Est

Project: Takzim
Commodity: Zinc
Subsidiary: Aterian Resources Ltd
Location: Morocco
Deposit Style: Skarn & epithermal (Hercynian base-metal province)
Key Attributes: Quartz-carbonate veins; hard-rock workings
Asset Stage: Reconnaissance exploration
Results: 4.5 % Zn; 9.2 % Cu (rock-chips)
Next Phase of Work: Geological mapping and sampling
Deal Partner: Available
Deal Terms: -

Project Overview

The 71.8 km2 Takzim & Takzim Est project is comprised of four licence blocks situated in north-central Morocco, approximately 200 km south of the capital Rabat, 35 km northeast of Marrakech, and approximately 6.5 km east of the historic Bir n Hass copper mine. The project is accessible via asphalt roads and a network of smaller tracks. The company holds a 100 % interest in the project and is exploring for zinc and copper, specifically targetting a quartz-carbonate vein system.

  • Takzim Reconnaissance Soil Grid
    Takzim Reconnaissance Soil Grid

Exploration Programme

The Takzim project comprises Palaeozoic metamudstones and quartzites proximal to a Hercynian-age granite and mafic intrusives. The company has completed a series of initial reconnaissance programmes across Takzim and Takzim Est which involved the verification of targets generated by remote sensing and sampling of prospected outcrops. Multiple parallel quartz-carbonate veins with a ENE orientation have been observed across the licences with the largest vein, up to 15 m wide, striking discontinuously for over 3 km. Assays from rock-chips collected along these veins have yielded results including 4.68 % Zn, 0.69 % Zn, 9.18 % Cu and 4.53 % Cu. A number of artisanal workings have also been discovered including small exploratory pits, where anomalous zinc has been recorded, through to a large 3 m diameter adit excavated into the side of a cliff face which is estimated to be c. 30-40 m long, narrowing with depth.

The company's technical team has undertaken a detailed soil survey across a number of the target areas which yielded anomalous zinc and copper mineralisation in rock-chip samples. Future work programmes at the Takzim project may include further geological mapping, detailed soil surveys and a ground magnetic survey.

  • Artisanal zinc working
    Artisanal zinc working
  • Quartz-hosted copper sulphides
    Quartz-hosted copper sulphides
  • Large artisanal working
    Large artisanal working

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