The ZAER Project


THE ZAER Project


  • The Zaer Project comprises six 16 km2 permits totalling 96 km2 located approximately 70km south of the capital city of Rabat and 80 km east of the commercial and port city of Casablanca. The project is accessible via two asphalt roads and contains a network of tracks.
  • Zaer is located in the Central Moroccan Hercynian Massif of the Central Meseta, which contains several large granitic plutons that intruded into a sequence of Ordovician to Devonian-aged sediments.
  • The region hosts numerous active and historic mines and development projects for copper, tin, tungsten, lead, zinc and fluorite.
  • Nearby operations include ONHYM’s Rhouirat N’Has tungsten-copper project and the Sokhret Allal tin-tungsten deposit, with active projects elsewhere in the region, including Managem’s El Hamman fluorite mine and Atlantic Tin’s tin development projects at Achmmach (22.2 Mt grading 0.70 % SnO2) and Bou El Jaj, where the mineralisation is reportedly hosted in veins, stockworks, skarns and greisens within granites and the surrounding metamorphic aureoles.
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The ZAER Project - Morocco - Aterian plc

ZAER : Reported Highlights

The ZAER Project

  • Sampling reports up to 2.34 % Cu and 33.3 g/t Ag.
  • Project hosts several historically mapped copper occurrences.
  • Situated on the margins of the Hercynian-age granitic Zaer intrusive complex.
  • Reconnaissance rock chip and stream sediment sampling completed.
  • Several stream sediment geochemical anomalies for follow-up work.
  • Project located close to good infrastructure.
  • Future work programmes at the Zaer Project will include further geological mapping on the northern licences, prospecting over the geochemical anomalies identified on the western licences and reconnaissance over the eastern licence.

Prospective green metal portfolio

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Primarily targeting Copper – Silver, in addition to Au, Sn, Zn & Pb

  • Projects are located mainly in the Anti-Atlas Mountains, as well as the High Atlas and Central Morocco.
  • The Anti-Atlas is highly prospective for sedimentary-hosted copper.
  • Tata Project: up to 2.05 % Cu from sediments, over 25 km of mineralised strike
  • Jebilet Est Project: up to 4.43 % Cu from quartz-carbonate vein swarm
  • Izougza Project: initial assay grades up to 8.37 % Cu in breccia
  • Azrar Project: initial assay grades up to 3.41 % Cu and 56 g/t Ag in breccia and 1 % Cu and 16 g/t Ag from ferruginous stratiform sample.
  • Jafra Project: up to 170 g/t Ag and 22.2 % Pb from quartz veins and fault beccias

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