United Kingdom-based mining company Altus Strategies Plc has been granted three new copper and silver exploration projects with an area totaling 252sq.km in the western Anti-Atlas region of Morocco, the company said in a statement.
The projects located in central Morocco have been given to the company’s 100pc-owned subsidiary Aterian Resources Limited after a competitive tender process. The three projects are considered highly prospective for sediment-hosted copper-silver mineralization.
Izougza Copper-Silver Project (24sqkm area)
- – Prospective for vein hosted silver and copper mineralization.
- – Along strike of historical mapped copper, silver, cobalt, and gold occurrences.
- – Located about 20km from the Zgounder silver mine.
Azrar Copper Project (85sqkm area):
- – Hosts several mapped historical copper occurrences.
- – Sedimentary copper potential in Neoproterozoic to Ediacaran sediments.
- – Located about 45km east of the Tizert copper mine.
Tata Copper Project (143sqkm area):
- – Hosts a mapped historical copper-gold and gold occurrence
- – Sedimentary copper potential in Adoudounian sediments on the flank of an inlier.
- – About 50km southeast of the Tizert copper mine.
With these three new projects, the company now has seven base and precious metals projects in Morocco. It will begin exploration shortly, focusing on a number of priority targets defined from its remote sensing programs. The company informed that it has also applied for several further projects across Morocco and awaits the results of these submissions.