The WEST TAZALAGHT Project

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WEST TAZALAGHT Project

WEST TAZALAGHT Project

  • This consists of 2 licences covering 27.4 km2 located 13 km northeast of Tafraoute in the Taroudant Province of the Souss-Massa Region and lies 100 km southeast of the port city of Agadir.
  • The Tazalaght Copper Mine, operated by Managem Group, lies 7 km east of the Project.
  • The Project occurs in the western Anti-Atlas Mountains and is underlain by folded sedimentary units of the Adoudou and Taliwine Formations, lying to the northeastern of the Kerdous Palaeoproterozoic inlier and west of the d’Ait Abdallha inlier.
  • Sedimentary-hosted copper is the primary exploration target metal (note that mineralisation hosted at the Tazalaght mine is not necessarily indicative of mineralisation at our West Tazalaght Project).
ATN Aug 2023 Anti Atlas Cu low res
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West Tazalaght : Reported Highlights

The WEST TAZALAGHT Project

  • A total of 1 outcrop and four float samples were collected from an initial site visit. 
  • The maximum reported copper value was 0.25 % Cu from an epidote-rich mafic boulder observed within a river in the north part of the licence. (See RNS, 20th February 2024).
  • Isolated samples of smelter slag, with malachite lining some of the vesicles, were observed within a river channel in the southern part of the Project.
  • This suggests ancient (of unknown age) copper mining in the region, although the source of the material was not identified during the site visit.
  • Limited disseminated copper oxide mineralisation was observed in the sedimentary units.
  • Work Plan for the West Tazalaght Project: Future work programmes will focus on exploring and mapping the Adoudou Formation to determine the sedimentary-hosted copper opportunity. A stream sediment sampling programme is also planned to cover the licence.

Prospective green metal portfolio

Morocco Portfolio

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 7.02 % 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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