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Imiter bis (Ag, Au, Cu, Pb, Zn)

About Imiter bis

Imiter bis, formerly known as 233263 Permit, is an exploration property located on Morocco’s sub-Atlas range, about 150 kilometers from Ouarzazate and just five kilometers south of the world-class Imiter Mine. A 10,000m core drill program is scheduled for 2022 to follow up on 2021 scout drilling results.

 

Highlights


 

  • Ownership: 100%
  • One exploration permit covering 16 km²
  • Initial fieldwork: identification of a potential 4-km at-surface polymetallic structure (see left figure)
  • 2021 scout drilling on 4 zones confirmed presence of gold and silver in several discovery holes
    • Vein system of 4km structure located close to major contact between granodiorite and main mafic dyke
    • Program confirmed continuity at depth with increasing widths in Middle Zone
  • 2022: 10,000m drill program planned to follow up 2021 drill results
    • Focus on north extension of Middle Zone & to find the “boiling zone” with richer mineralisation
  • Q2-Q3- 2022 Airborne survey and heliborne VTEM geophysical survey planned

 

Location

The property is located in the Proterozoic Saghro “boutonnière” of Morocco’s Sub-Atlas range, about 150 kilometers from Ouarzazate and five kilometers south of the world-class Imiter Mine. Roads from Imiter village lead to the northern and southern ends of the property.


 

Geology

Imiter bis is underlain by a complex bi-modal volcanic sequence of the Ourzazate Supergroup overlying the Precambrian pelitic sequence of the Anti-Atlas Supergroup that hosts the Imiter silver deposit. The host bi-modal volcanic sequence consists of flow-banded rhyolite, felsic volcanic conglomerates, porphyritic dacite and andesite, and basalt. The host sequence is intruded by multiple syn-volcanic granitic and granodioritic intrusions and mafic dykes.

The property is cut by two major structures filled by low-sulphidation epithermal vein systems, oriented in a N-S and NE-SW orientation, associated with the regional fault system. Additionally, multiple syn-to-late-volcanic faults associated with caldera collapse cut the sequence, most of which are strongly mineralized.

Exploration

The 10,000m diamond drill program scheduled in 2022 will test new prospective areas defined by the airborne survey and follow up on the Q4-2021 drill results (see left figure). Starting in Q2-2022, the drill program will focus on the northern extension of the Middle Zone in addition to untested targets (Northwest Zone, Dilatation Zone and Daoud Zone).

Geophysics

In addition to the drilling program, a high-resolution magnetic ground survey consisting of 109 km of grid lines at 50m x 5m spacing has been conducted on the central portion of the permit covering the five priority targets. An airborne survey commenced in Q1-2022.

History

2011

In 2011, trenches, small shafts and adits were discovered in several areas of the property. The excavations mainly investigated hematized-quartz-carbonate veins containing malachite, azurite, galena and sphalerite. There is no record of past exploration.

2012

In 2012, an IP/resistivity survey consisting of 62 gridlines was carried out on the central part of the permit, revealing 2 main geophysical domains.

2021

A fieldwork program involving mapping, grab sampling, channel sampling and trenching was carried out on the property between June and October 2021. A detailed ground MAG survey was completed.