Launch of the silver mine Zgounder

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Launch of the silver mine Zgounder

Launch of the silver mine Zgounder

The Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Abdelkader Amara opened on Saturday September 20, 2014, the silver mine Zgounder, situated in the rural town Askaoun (about 140 km north of Taroudant).

This mine was subject to exploitation by BRPM (now National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines-ONHYM) and Mining Company Touissit during the period 1982-2002. At this time, the mine is operated under a partnership agreement in January 2012 between Canadian society Maya Gold & Silver (85 pc) and ONHYM (15 pc).

The project required an investment of 193 million dirhams has allowed the reopening and upgrading of the mine and the creation of 170 direct jobs and who will reach 200 in June 2015.

Mohamed Dekkak