MONTREAL, March 17, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - Aya Gold & Silver Inc. (TSX: AYA) ("Aya" or the "Corporation") is pleased to report 25 additional high-grade silver assay results from the drill exploration program at the Zgounder Silver Mine in the Kingdom of Morocco.

Key Highlights (all intersections are in core lengths)

  • Extension of the eastern strike by DZG-21-25, which intercepted 1,187 grams per tonne ("g/t") silver ("Ag") over 9m including 2,989 g/t Ag over 2.5m

  • Definition of high-grade mineralization below the 1,950m level by DZG-SF-22-07, which intercepted 1,748 g/t Ag over 8.5m

  • Extension of the vertical depth of the eastern mineralization by DZF-21-27, which intercepted 1,149 g/t Ag over 11.5m including 904 g/t Ag over 5m

  • Continuity of the central-eastern mineralization at the 2,050 level by DZF-SF-22-12, which intercepted 1,794 g/t Ag over 5m

"Today's high-grade silver results open up the eastern zone laterally and down dip beyond the previously drilled intersections. Notably, hole DZG-SF-25 opens up near-surface mineralization 50 meters beyond the last section drilled on strike to the east.  Additionally, today's results define a cluster of holes below the mine workings in zones previously not well defined, outlining a new area below the 1,950 level.  A total of four rigs are now turning at Zgounder to add ounces and deliver value for shareholders," said Benoit La Salle, President & CEO.

Included in this release are results for 25 diamond drill holes ("DDH"), which include five DDH from surface and 20 underground holes.  For a full summary of today's results from the 2021 and 2022 drill programs, refer to Appendix 1 for surface results and Appendix 2 for underground results.

Table 1 – Significant Intercepts from Drilling at Zgounder (core lengths)

Hole No.

From (m)

To (m)

Length1 (m)

Ag2 (g/t)

Surface

DZG-21-25

 

18.0

27.0

9.0

1,187

81.0

83.5

2.5

2,989

122.0

122.5

0.5

332

198.5

201.5

3.0

1,232

DZG-21-27

 

157.5

171.5

14.0

113

186.0

197.5

11.5

1,149

206.0

211.0

5.0

904

DZG-22-05

 

15.0

21.0

6.0

196

52.5

54.0

1.5

1,004

85.4

87.0

1.7

76

Underground

DZG-SF-21-17

 

25.0

29.5

4.5

1,180

38.0

39.0

1.0

176

83.0

84.5

1.5

100

DZG-SF-22-07

24.0

32.5

8.5

1,748

DZG-SF-22-12

19.5

23.0

3.5

529

68.0

73.0

5.0

1,794

1Holes were drilled at various angles; true widths are not known at this time.

2All assay results are above the cut-off grade of 75 g/t Ag.

Figure 1: Location of DDH Results at Zgounder from Surface and Underground Drilling as per Appendixes 1 & 2 (CNW Group/Aya Gold & Silver Inc)

Quality Assurance

For core drilling, all individual samples represent approximately one meter in length of core, which is halved. Half of the core is kept on site for reference, and its counterpart is sent for preparation and assaying to African Laboratory for Mining and Environment in Marrakech, Morocco. All samples are analysed for silver, copper, iron, lead, and zinc using Aqua regia and finished by atomic absorption spectroscopy ("AAS"). Samples grading above 200 g/t Ag are reanalysed using fire assaying.

Marc-Antoine Audet, Ph.D. P. Geo, Geological Consultant, is Aya Gold & Silver's Qualified Person and has reviewed this press release for accuracy and compliance with National Instrument 43-101.

About Aya Gold & Silver Inc.

Aya Gold & Silver Inc. is a rapidly growing, Canada-based silver producer with operations in the Kingdom of Morocco.

The only TSX-listed pure silver mining company, Aya operates the high-grade Zgounder Silver Mine and is exploring its properties along the prospective South-Atlas Fault, several of which have hosted past-producing mines and historical resources. Aya's Moroccan mining assets are complemented by its Tijirit Gold Project in Mauritania, which is being advanced to feasibility.

Aya's management team has been focused on maximising shareholder value by anchoring sustainability at the heart of its operations, governance, and financial growth plans.

For additional information, please visit Aya's website at www.ayagoldsilver.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain statements that constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements"), which reflects management's expectations regarding Aya's future growth and business prospects (including the timing and development of new deposits and the success of exploration activities) and other opportunities. Wherever possible, words such as "confirm", "demonstrate", "continuity", "potential", "continue", "expand", "seems", and similar expressions or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", "will", or are "likely" to be taken, occur or be achieved, have been used to identify such forward-looking information. Specific forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements and information with respect to the exploration and development potential of Zgounder, the conversion of Inferred Mineral Resources into Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources and future opportunities for enhancing development at Zgounder. Although the forward-looking information contained in this press release reflect management's current beliefs based upon information currently available to management and based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, Aya cannot be certain that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions, opinions and analysis made by management in light of its experience, current conditions, and its expectations of future developments that management believe to be reasonable and relevant but that may prove to be incorrect. These assumptions include, among other things, the ability to obtain any requisite governmental approvals, the presence of artisanal miners, obtaining regulatory permits for on site work, importing goods and machinery and employment permits, the accuracy of Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Estimates (including, but not limited to, ore tonnage and ore grade estimates), the price of silver, the price of gold, exchange rates, fuel and energy costs, future economic conditions, anticipated future estimates of free cash flow, and courses of action. Aya cautions you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements.

The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, among others: the inherent risks involved in exploration and development of mineral properties, including government approvals and permitting, changes in economic conditions, changes in the worldwide price of silver gold and other key inputs, changes in mine plans (including, but not limited to, throughput and recoveries being affected by metallurgical characteristics) and other factors, such as project execution delays, many of which are beyond the control of Aya, as well as other risks and uncertainties which are more fully described in Aya's 2020 Annual Information Form dated March 31, 2021, and in other filings of Aya with securities and regulatory authorities which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Aya does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs, and opinions change. Nothing in this document should be construed as either an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy or sell Aya securities. All references to Aya include its subsidiaries unless the context requires otherwise. 

Appendix 1 – Mineral Intercepts from Surface Drilling at Zgounder (core lengths)

Hole No.

From
(m)

To 
(m)

Length1
 (m)

Ag2
 (g/t)

DZG-21-23

162.5

165.5

3.0

387

DZG-21-25

 

18.0

27.0

9.0

1,187

81.0

83.5

2.5

2,989

122.0

122.5

0.5

332

198.5

201.5

3.0

1,232

DZG-21-26

 

186.0

187.5

1.5

221

201.0

202.5

1.5

89

DZG-21-27

 

157.5

171.5

14.0

113

186.0

197.5

11.5

1,149

206.0

211.0

5.0

904

DZG-22-05

 

15.0

21.0

6.0

196

52.5

54.0

1.5

1,004

85.4

87.0

1.7

76

1Holes were drilled at various angles, true widths are not known at this time.

2All assay results are above the cut-off grade of 75 g/t Ag.

Appendix 2 - Mineral Intercepts from Underground Drilling at Zgounder (core lengths)

Hole No.

From
 (m)

To
 (m)

Length1
 (m)

Ag2
 (g/t)

DZG-SF-21-17

25

29.5

4.5

1,180

38

39

1.0

176

83

84.5

1.5

100

DZG-SF-21-17bis

 

23.5

29

5.5

75

59.5

60

0.5

192

67

71

4.0

165

DZG-SF-21-18

 

61

62

1.0

81

68.5

72.5

4.0

115

DZG-SF-21-18bis

27

32.5

5.5

351


65

68

3.0

166

DZG-SF-21-19

52.5

54

1.5

92

DZG-SF-21-20

63

66

3.0

77

DZG-SF-21-21

7

12

5.0

994

18.5

20

1.5

93

DZG-SF-21-22bis

25

25.5

0.5

110

57

58.5

1.5

121

61.5

63

1.5

185

DZG-SF-21-24

86.5

88

1.5

372

DZG-SF-21-25

7

8.5

1.5

420

28

28.5

0.5

116

34

35.5

1.5

88

DZG-SF-21-26

 

47.5

49

1.5

76

72

73

1.0

124

103

105

2.0

146

DZG-SF-22-03

 

38.5

40

1.5

187

65

66.5

1.5

132

DZG-SF-22-04

 

38.5

40

1.5

187

65

66.5

1.5

132

DZG-SF-22-05

41.5

55.5

14

202

DZG-SF-22-07

24

32.5

8.5

1,748

DZG-SF-22-09

35

38.5

3.5

270

DZG-SF-22-12

19.5

23

3.5

529

68

73

5.0

1,794

DZG-SF-22-14

4.5

9.5

5.0

504

DZG-SF-22-15

12

19.5

7.5

668

25

26

1.0

364

DZG-SF-22-17

21.5

23

1.5

192

35

39.5

4.5

340

57

58.5

1.5

79

59

60

1.0

76

1Holes were drilled at various angles, true widths are not known at this time.

2All assay results are above the cut-off grade of 75 g/t Ag.



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