Stellar AfricaGold Inc., is pleased to announce the discovery of a third gold mineralized structure with over one kilometer of strike length and trenches assaying as high as 5.81 g/t Au over 4 meters in the fourth trenching program at the Tichka Est Gold Project in Morocco.
The Tichka Est gold project, comprising seven permits aggregating 82 square kilometres, is in the High Atlas Mountain region of Morocco approximately 80 kilometres south-southwest of Marrakech, a region accessible year-round via national and regional roads to the village of Analghi located near the mineralized gold zones. Exploration following up on some strong stream sediment anomalies reported by ONHYM lead Stellar to the discovery of 3 extensive gold mineralized structures designated Zone A, B and C.
“I am delighted to see that the potential of the Tichka Project is blossoming with the discovery of another new structure within the Tichka Est permits. This third structure, designated as Zone C, is located to the East of Zone B and shows similar mineralogy, gold grades and structure width consistent with that found in Zones B and A previously reported. The Zone C structure is adding 1,000 strike meters of gold mineralization to the already announced 1,200 strike meters of Structures A and B for a combined total of 2,200 strike meters. This important new structure remains open to the East and at depth. Stellar has a permanent geological team in Morocco and exploration of Zone C is ongoing. Results will be released as assays are received and analysed,” Maurice Giroux, V-P Exploration and COO of Stellar declared.
Zone C Trenching Program
The Zone C trenching program consisted of a surface program of six hand dug 1-meter-deep trenches across an EW striking quartz-Ankerite-sulphides structure with apparent sulfides, pyrite, arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite and iron oxide hosted in a very broken and deformed schist unit discovered during the initial stream sediments sampling program on the new Permit 3738989.
This first phase of the Zone C Structure trenching program confirmed significant gold mineralization over greater than one kilometer of strike length with widths of up to 7 meters. Stellar is continuing to explore the Zone C structure by adding additional in-fill trenches to the eastern extension and between Trench C1 and Trench C2.
Stellar plans to include drilling of this new Zone C in the planning of the initial drill programs for Zones A and B structures. Moreover, and important to note here, that the gold anomalies located by the stream sediments program and identified as Zone 5 appear closely associated to the Zone C gold structure which indicates that the analysis of stream sediments is an effective tool for locating mineralization in the Tichka Est region. Overall the stream sediments program results identified 6 gold anomalies, 5 of which have not yet been investigated but will be explored in forthcoming exploration programs.