Aya Gold & Silver has reported promising new assay results from its 2021 drill exploration programme at the Zgounder Silver Mine in Morocco.
Results from 54 holes continue to extend high-grade silver mineralisation along strike to the east and at depth below the current resource.
The 2021 initial drilling programme at the Zgounder mine has been expanded from 35 000 m to 42 000 m into year-end with the aim of testing new target areas, including within the newly discovered eastern zone. Some 39 000 m of combined surface and underground drilling have already been completed to date.
- Extension of the strike and ongoing definition of the new Zgounder East Zone with ZG-21-36, which intersected 1,298 g/t Ag over 9.5 m, including
- 10,753 g/t Ag over 0.5m
- 2,963 g/t Ag over 0.5m
- 2,794 g/t Ag over 0.5m
- Expansion of the eastern mineralised strike with ZG-21-30bis, which returned 1,863 g/t Ag over 1m and 162 g/t Ag over 15.5m
- Extension of the mineralisation at depth to the granite contact within the exploration target with ZG-SF-21-25, which intersected 1,230 g/t Ag over 2.5m
- Extension of on-strike underground mineralisation with T28-21-1975-21E, which intersected 3,065 g/t Ag over 7.2m including
- 12,640 g/t Ag over 1.2m
- 4,000 g/t Ag over 1.2m
And, with T28-21-1975-21Ebis, which intersected 4,801 g/t Ag over 3.6m including
- 12,638 g/t Ag over 1.2m
- Continuation of high-grade mineralization below current mine workings with T28-21-1975-26E, which intersected 1,300 g/t Ag over 4.8m, including 4,873 g/t Ag over 1.2m
“The positive results continue to expand known mineralised systems, such as hole ZG-21-36 which confirms the up-dip and on-strike continuity east of the newly discovered eastern zone. The latest results also advance the understanding and mineral potential of the on-strike underground mineralisation, particularly at depth to the granite contact.
These extensions of mineralised intersections underscore the potential for expanding the mineralised footprint. As a result, we have extended our Zgounder drilling programme by 20% to 42 000 m into year-end,” added Benoit La Salle, president and CEO.