BLAINVILLE, QUÉBEC- August 28, 2014 – Maya Gold & Silver Inc. (“Maya” or the “Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:MYA) is pleased to announce its successful first silver pour at the Zgounder Silver Mine. Zgounder Millenium Silver Mining (“ZMSM”), the 85% owned joint venture with l’Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (“ONHYM”) of the Kingdom of Morocco (15%) produced 234.5 kilos of silver from 20 ingots grading between 90-97% Ag. The ingots were poured on August 25 at the Zgounder Silver Mine in Morocco during the ramp-up period.
• The pouring is the result of 17 days of operation of which 10 days were dedicated to mechanical testing with low grade mineralized material averaging approximately 50 g/T Ag and 7 days of operation with mineralized material from “ancient stockpiles” on hand.
• 2,876 tonnes were processed with an overall average grade of 105.5 g/t Ag recalculated head grade from metallurgical balance at the mill.
• Mill silver metal recovery achieved: 86%
• Silver grade of the 20 ingots from the on-site laboratory ranges from 90 to 97% Ag
Mr Guy Goulet, CEO, commenting on this major milestone said: “We are extremely pleased to achieve our first silver pouring following site and mill rehabilitation that started in September 2013. This is a significant achievement for Maya and is a direct result of the outstanding efforts from all stakeholders led by our President, Mr Noureddine Mokaddem with the support of the local residents and thanks to the assistance of the relevant departments of the Moroccan Government. We also express our gratitude to our shareholders, bankers and lenders for their belief in us over the past years. Commissioning has gone smoothly and ZMSM is well on track to achieve commercial production in a nearest future”.
The technical content of this news release has been provided by Zgounder Millenium Silver Mining and has been reviewed by Claude Duplessis from Goldminds Geoservices: independent Qualified Person under NI 43-101 standards.
Maya Gold & Silver Inc. is a Canadian listed mining corporation focused on the exploration and development of gold and silver deposits in Morocco. Maya is initiating mining and milling operations at its Zgounder Mine.
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Zgounder Silver Mine
The decision to commence production at the Zgounder Silver Mine was not based on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability, but rather on a pre-feasibility study. Accordingly, there is increased uncertainty and economic and technical risks of failure associated with this production decision. Production and economic variables may vary considerably, due to the absence of a complete and detailed site analysis according to and in accordance with NI 43-101.
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