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Aterian Resources Ltd
Intrusion-related base metal mineralisation
Historic lead and copper-lead occurrences, >11km to El Karit tin and Zguit tungsten mines
Target definition and prospectivity mapping
Next Phase of Work:
Reconnaissance mapping and sampling
The 64km2 Tiddas project is comprised of four license blocks located in northern Morocco, approximately 75km southeast of Morocco’s capital, Rabat and 7km northwest of the El Karit tin mine. The company holds a 100% interest in the project which is accessible via a number of asphalt roads and a main highway that runs north to west through the license.
Tiddas is situated in the highly prospective Central Moroccan Hercynides, which is host to numerous active and historic mines and development projects including the El Hamam fluorite mine operated by the state mining group Managem. The Central Moroccan Hercynides are dominated by numerous large granitic plutons that intruded into a sequence of Ordovician to Devonian aged sediments and is considered highly prospective for copper, tin, tungsten, lead, zinc, and fluorite mineralisation associated with Hercynian age intrusives.
Altus selected Tiddas based upon an extensive process of desk-based prospectivity mapping. This work comprised a review of available datasets, including historical mineral occurrences, geological maps, regional magnetics and satellite borne remote sensing data. The project encompasses a structurally complex area between the Zaer and Oulmes granites, comprised of strongly foliated metasedimentary rocks, including quartzites, phyllites, and schists. At the intersection of historically mapped northeast and north striking structures, with six historically mapped lead and copper-lead occurrences proximal to a Hercynian age granite, which will form initial priority targets.
A first phase reconnaissance exploration programme is due to commence shortly. It will include an assessment of priority targets identified that include historically mapped base metal occurrences and potentially favourable structural intersections.