Element Commodities

Moroccan Concessions Summary Sheet

Name - Aoufour

Concession numbers - 2339129

Concession size

  1. 4 km (North / South)
  2. 4 km (East / West)
  3. Total area = 16 sq km

 

Mineralisation

  1. Manganese
  2. Lead and Barite (minor)

 

Location

  1. in Google (Maps / Satellite / Earth)
  2. Topographical Map name - Tizi n Test (1: 100,000)
  3. Coordinates for Concession No 2339129
    1. Lambert Maroc Sud (X) : (Y) = 249483.40 : 419801.80 / 249483.40 : 415801.80 / 245483.40 : 415801.80 / 245483.40 : 419801.80
    2. Latitude (North) : Longitude (West) = 30.755521 : 8.017145 / 30.719441 : 8.016200 / 30.718618 : 8.057958 / 30.754698 : 8.058918

 

Reports provided by the ONHYM

  1. Le gisement de Tasdremt (Haut Sous) : Un gite sedimentaire de manganese plombifere dans la Mesocretace transgressif J. Bouladon et M. Meune
  2. Gisement de manganese de Tasdremt - Aufour, 1974 , S.A.C.E.M. ref 630124
  3. Note sur le gisement de Tasdremt et les gisements annexes, Mars 1954, C. Colson, ref 630206
  4. Notes + M Serv geol Maroc no 276 (1) Chapitre 3, p 122-124, Manganese, 1980, G. Pouit
  5. V/O Technoexport - Resultats de l'etude geologique et recommandation sur l'orientation des travaux de rechercheres sur les possibilities en Manganese du Maroc, 1977, r 5-18, V. Rakhmanov, V. Chenguelia

 

Current Status of area

 

Reconnaisance

  1. Date visited - 25th October 2011 Paul Barty, Gerry Vega and Zardane Abdul Aziz
  2. Ranking - [11 /30]
    1. Open-pit potential (0 / 10)
    2. Mineralisation (2 / 10)
    3. Road Access (9 / 10)

 

Detailed Follow-up

  1. Date visited - February to May 2012 Paul Barty / Gerry Vega, and Said Kabba
  2. Ground truthing data seen in ONHYM reports
  3. Field mapping to search for extentions to mineralisation
  4. Assessed current geological model (Mn mineralisation at boundary of unconformity with dolomite)
  5. Trenched to re-open old trenches with JCB digger, cut new exposures into old abandoned road side cuttings
  6. Drilled shallow holes into areas of hard ground that could be trenched, using Jack Hammer
  7. Sampled vertical and horizontal cross-sections exposed in trenches and drill holes

 

Future Work Planned

 

ONHYM summary of Manganese potential (2011)

 

ONHYM summary of Manganese resource and grade for Tasdremt / Aoufour

  1. Manganese : 43%
  2. Silica : 3.4-26.3%
  3. Alumina : 1.47%
  4. Ferrous Iron : 0.44-1.59%
  5. Phosphorous : 0.035-0.105%
  6. Historical resource - 270,000 tonnes

 

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