Trigon Metals holds a 100% interest in the Silver Hill project, a highly prospective copper and silver exploration project in Morocco. Silver Hill is a 16km2 property located in the Anti-Atlas region, already home to Africa’s major silver mines (Imiter, Zgounder).
The presence of historical mine shafts at Silver Hill measuring less than 20 metres in depth demonstrates that historical activity only concerned superficial mineralization. Evidently, the potential mineralization at depth remains high.
New Discovery in Ancient Workings
The company continues to explore the property with ongoing drilling campaigns.
Geology and Mineralization
Locally referred to as Aourir N’kort (Silver Hill in the Berber language), early basic surface exploration reveals mineralization at high grades distributed over a wide surface area. Ancient slags grading 2.5% Cu are distributed widely across one-third of the concession surface, indicating a history of very ancient mining and primitive metal recovery.
In addition, old workings were also found on the licence and the presence of numerous slags indicates that some smelting activity was taking place on the south-western area of the property. Old underground entrances or adits are present and the workings can be accessed via small tunnelling systems. It is believed that the workings and smelting activities are ancient in nature and it is not known if the ancient people who worked the property were targeting the silver or the copper, or perhaps both.
The presence of historical mine shafts measuring less than 20 metres in depth demonstrates that historical activity only concerned the superficial part of the mineralization and that the potential at depth remains high. Trigon is optimistic that this project and its accompanying team will emerge as a new source of growth, excitement for the company, and value for its shareholders.
The local partners had previously made use of a small under-powered drill and were unable to drill through all of the mineralized sequence at the time, however, intercepts high in copper and silver were recorded in the shallow holes (1m at 9.35% Cu and 623g/t Ag or 4m at 3.67% Cu and 263 g/t Ag at 35m depth).
Tamadoult is a high-grade silver, lead, copper, zinc and cobalt property owned by Trigon located in the Anti-Atlas region of Morocco.
- Grass roots exploration
- Identified by extensive slag piles at surface
- Polymetallic high-grade silver, lead, copper, zinc and cobalt