Aya Gold & Silver announced the extension of its 2023 exploration program across all its operations in Morocco, including at the Boumadine polymetallic project, the Zgounder silver deposit, the Zgounder regional properties, and the recently acquired Tirzzit copper-silver property.
The Canadian-based precious metals mining company added 40.000 meters of diamond drilling to its 2023 program at Boumadine, aimed at extending longitudinal mineralization to the south, testing a new drill zone in the northwest where massive sulfides are associated with a large breccia zone that currently extends over 1.5 kilometers, as well as full infill drilling. Six drill rigs are currently active at Boumadine, with the program totaling 76,000 meters.
An additional diamond drill hole of 7.300 meters, located in the eastern foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, has been added to the regional Zgounder project.
The Canadian company aims to explore the probable extension of the Zgounder deposit to the east of the granophyre and test the southern contact of rhyolite with volcanic sediments and a new zone in the Tourchkal region.
An additional 3.000 meters was also added to the Zgounder silver deposit to support the 2023 drilling results east of Zgounder and in the southern part of the open pit.
On the Tirzzit property, a copper mine located approximately 25 kilometers from the Zgounder property, Aya Gold & Silver will carry out an initial fluvial sediment and mapping campaign, in addition to a high-resolution hyperspectral survey. Aya acquired the mine in June 2023 from an undisclosed company for approximately $5 million.
In a similar context, Aya Gold and Silver is scheduled to conduct an initial fluvial sediment and mapping campaign, as well as a high-resolution hyperspectral survey.
Aya Gold & Silver is a Canadian-based precious metals mining company focused on the exploration, development, production, and acquisition of precious metals mining projects.
On this occasion, Aya Gold & Silver’s President and CEO, Benoit La Salle stated that his company is “very encouraged with Boumadine exploration results over the past 12 months and are more than doubling our 2023 drill exploration program for this project to 76.000 meters,” adding that they will “continue to grow the strike, which now extends 3.8 kilometers remaining open in all directions.”
“This holds tremendous potential and requires additional drilling to ensure that we add tonnage and maximize value for all stakeholders,” concluded La Salle.