Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd, a Canadian mineral exploration company, reports that it has an option to acquire Moroccan Explorer Tadine Plus, developing exploration prospects such as Taznakt Ouarzazate and Bas Draa.
The Bas Draa prospect is the main focus. It comprises three exploration permits and three mining permits. The area of interest is located in the southwestern part of the Anti-Atlas, which is known to be a WSW-ENE trending chain of mountains and hills.
This chain is made up of a Paleo-proterozoic basement overlain by late Neoproterozoic to mid-Paleozoic strata, which have been faulted and folded at the time of the Hercynian Orogeny in the extreme south of Morocco proper.
The property is situated in the area denoted as the gateway to the desert, next to the town of Tan Tan, and hosts enormous quartz intrusions that could be followed at the surface for more than 6 km.
Preliminary work was done by British explorers between 2007 and 2009. Gold grades varying from 147 g/t and 3.5 to 56 g/t have been recorded on the primary area, respectively on AK1 and AK4 structures. Great Quest gathered four grab samples from the structures determined at the surface and finished a multi-element analysis. Listed below are the recorded gold grades:
- F1–0.61 g/t
- F2–0.50 g/t
- F3–8.52 g/t
- F4–12.73 g/t
Furthermore, the samples contained abnormal levels of zinc and copper.
The Taznakt Ouarzazate exploration project has been awarded five exploration permits, also in the Anti-Atlas but further north in the Errachidia region.
The arrangement with Tadine Plus is a new strategic move for Great Quest, giving the company and our investors exposure to new projects, also diversifying our risk exposure away from Mali. We continue our work in Mali on the Sanoukou Gold project, while we are seeking strategic alternatives for the Tilemsi Phosphate project.
Jed Richardson, President and CEO, Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd
Samples were examined at Analyze Developpement Minier in Marrakech, Morocco. Gold was investigated with the help of fire assays and spectral analysis.