Element Commodities

Moroccan Concessions Summary Sheet

Name - Bourdine

Concession numbers - 220459

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 - Ain Bni Mathar (1: 100,000)
  3. Coordinates for Concession No 220459
    1. Lambert Maroc Nord (X) : (Y) = 780502.72 : 436996.84 / 780502.72 : 432996.84 / 776502.72 : 432996.84 / 776502.72 : 436996.84
    2. Latitude (North) : Longitude (West) = 34.498483 : 2.344996 / 34.4624325 : 2.346271 / 34.463480 : 2.389793 / 34.499531 : 2.388537

 

Reports provided by the ONHYM

  1. Geologie des gites et indices de manganese dans le Maroc oriental (pays des Horsts), Notes Serv geol Maroc t 27 no 198, 1966 Ch Bauchau, G Jouravsky, G Pouit, J-P Snoep
  2. SAGEM - Les Gisements de Manganese de la region de Taourirt-El Aioun (Maroc Oriental) , 1977 Abdellatif Belmezouar, ref 630032
  3. Notes + M Serv geol Maroc no 276 (1) Chapitre 3, p 122-124, Manganese, 1980, G. Pouit
  4. 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
  5. Bureau de Recherches et de Participations Minieres, Etude Geologique de la mine de Manganese de Bourdine, 1961 J-P Snoep
  6. Geologie et Paragenese des Gisements de Manganese de Bourdine, 1955 D, Den Baars
  7. Notes sur les Gites de Manganese du Maroc N.E., 1960 B.R.P.M

 

Current Status of area

 

Reconnaisance

  1. Date visited - 28th October 2011 Paul Barty, Gerry Vega and Zardane Abdul Aziz
  2. Ranking - [23 /30]
    1. Open-pit potential (8 / 10)
    2. Mineralisation (6 / 10)
    3. Road Access (9 / 10)

 

Future Work Planned

  1. Ground truthing data seen in ONHYM reports
  2. Field mapping to search for extentions to mineralisation
  3. Assessing geological model

 

ONHYM summary of Manganese potential (2011)

 

ONHYM summary of Manganese resource and grade

  1. Manganese : 52%
  2. Silica : 8.9%
  3. Ferrous Iron : 2.1%
  4. Historical resource - 7,000 tonnes

 

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