The Tirzzit historical copper mine is a collection of seven permits located in the anti-Atlas mountains, 25 kilometers SSW of Zgounder. The mine was operated between 2000 and 2012 on a semi-industrial basis.
Q4-2023 fieldwork program:
Stream sediment and mapping program
High-resolution hyperspectral survey
Historical copper mine offering near-surface silver and copper mineralization potential
Historical drilling intercepts of up to 3.5% Cu
Seven permits: 5 exploration and 2 mining permits
Mineralization of historical deposit remains open in three directions
Previous exploration programs were not systematic and did not use modern methods
The Tirzzit mine is located at an altitude of 1,525 meters in the Occidental range of the Anti-Atlas mountains, 80 kilometers south-southwest of Marrakech. The permits lie 25 kilometers south of our Zgounder property and 10 kilometers east of Taliouine.
The Tirzzit properties are located some 225 km from Agadir and can be reached on two well-maintained paved highways, N10 and P1706, that run east for 205 km to Taliouine in the Taroudant province. Most of the remaining 12 km to the property are traveled on a paved road to the village of Tassousfi. The seven permits are located almost contiguously, within 25 km of Zgounder.
The property consists of seven permits that cover 67.7 km².
The Tirzzit deposit lies within the western segment of the Tazoult inlier. The geology of the properties is composed by Precambrian and Infra-Cambrian formations, so-called “Série de Base” overlain by dolomites and limestones. The copper mineralization is mainly hosted within calcareous siltstones and sandstones to sandy dolomites in the upper portion of the “Série de Base” Formation.
A fieldwork program informed by historical drill data and geophysics is currently being prepared on the property. A first drill program is planned in 2024.
The scientific and technical information contained on this page have been reviewed by David Lalonde, B. Sc, Head of Exploration, Qualified Person, for accuracy and compliance with National Instrument 43-101.