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Altus Strategies commences IP survey at Adgz Copper-Silver project

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Altus Strategies Plc has announced the commencement of a 135 line km induced polarisation (IP) and gradient array geophysical survey at the company's 100% owned Agdz copper (Cu) and silver (Ag) project, located 14 km southwest of the Bou Skour copper and silver mine in the eastern Anti-Atlas of the Kingdom of Morocco.


  • Geophysical IP survey underway at Agdz Cu-Ag project in central Morocco.
  • Survey is designed to identify and prioritise targets for follow up trenching and drilling.
  • Agdz hosts four significant Cu-Ag prospects covering an area of approximately 8 km2.
  • The 2.80 km long Makarn prospect, with results up to 8% Cu and 448 g/t Ag.
    • The 2 km long Amzwaro prospect, with results up to 4.82% Cu and 189 g/t Ag.
    • The 0.15 km long Minière prospect, with results up to 13.05% Cu and 12 g/t Ag.
    • The 0.70km long Daoud prospect, with results up to 2.71% Cu, 152 g/t Ag.
  • Further recent positive copper and silver exploration results from the Makarn prospect.
  • Agdz is located 14k m southwest of the Bou Skour copper and silver mine.
  • Survey undertaken by specialist contractor and expected to complete in September 2021.

Steven Poulton, Chief Executive of Altus, commented: “The commencement of this high resolution, IP geophysical survey is a notable milestone for our 100% owned Agdz copper-silver project in the Eastern Anti-Atlas of Morocco. The survey will be used to define, as well as prioritise, targets for trenching and drilling within the four key prospects discovered to date. These prospects have a combined mapped strike length of 5.6 km and have returned numerous encouraging rock chip results, including 8% Cu and 448 g/t Ag. Terratec Geophysical Services of Germany is undertaking the survey, which should be completed in September. In parallel to the IP survey, our field team is undertaking further mapping and sampling across the key prospects.

“Recent rock chip sampling at the Makarn prospect has returned further positive results, including 2.86% Cu and 136 g/t Ag. Agdz is located just 14 km southwest of the Bou Skour copper and silver mine, which is operated by Moroccan state mining group Managem. While mineralisation hosted at Bou Skour is not necessarily indicative of that at Agdz, the Project is clearly exceptionally well located in an established and highly prospective mining district. We look forward to updating shareholders with our progress at Agdz in due course.”

Agdz Project: Key prospects

  • The Makarn Prospect: A swarm of mineralised dykes, shears and veins which predominantly strike NNE over a distance of 2.8 km. Historical results include rock chip grades of 8% Cu and 448 g/t Ag. This most recent exploration programme has discovered two new trends of 200 m and 400 m length respectively, as defined by alteration (silica, chlorite, K-feldspar and epidote) in discontinuous outcrops with grades up to 2.86% Cu and 136 g/t Ag.
  • The Amzwaro Prospect: Multiple NNE and NNW trending structures within a zone up to 2 km in length and 200 m wide, bound by extensional structures. Individual alteration zones are up to 33 m wide. Alteration comprises predominantly chlorite and silica in breccia and veins. Historical results include rock chip grades of 4.82% Cu, 189 g/t Ag and 1.91 g/t gold (Au).
  • The Minière Prospect: A 150 m long and 90 m wide area of historical underground artisanal mining, exploiting multiple sub-parallel copper-bearing zones of alteration. Historical results include rock chip and spoil sample grades of 13.05% Cu, 12.90 g/t Ag and 0.49 g/t Au.
  • The Daoud Prospect: A series of NNW striking quartz veins and pervasive silicification, mapped discontinuously over a 700 m strike length transected by ENE striking chlorite rich alteration zones. Historical results include rock chip grades of 2.71% Cu, 152 g/t Ag and 2.96 g/t Au.

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