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MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 6, 2013) - Maya Gold & Silver Inc. ("Maya" or the "Company") (News - Market indicators) is pleased to announce that the Moroccan Ministère des mines et de l'Énergie selected and recently signed an agreement with the Company to acquire 100% of the Touchkal property (permit no: 232314) located in the Taroudant Province in Kingdom of Morocco. The research mining permit covers 16 km2 (4 x 4 km) and sits within the Proterozoic Siroua "window" just 5 km WSW from Maya's Zgounder silver mine. The permit area straddles the contact between the Askaoun granitoid pluton and the volcanosedimentary rocks of the Sahro Group (700 Ma) in a geological context similar to that occurring at the Zgounder mine. The southern part of the Touchkal property is accessible via a gravel road reaching the village of Askaoun, about 5 km to the SE. There are numerous secondary dirt roads and paths linking small dwellings throughout the property.
This acquisition strengthened Maya's land position around its Zgounder silver mine and is seen as an opportunity to discover new silver and other metals mineralization in this largely unexplored segment of the metal-rich Siroua "window", said Noureddine Mokaddem, President of Maya.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed by Michel Boily, PhD., P.Geo from Geon Ltd, and François Goulet, Msc., P.Geo from Goulex Inc., both independent Qualified Persons (QP) under NI 43-101 standards.
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Maya Gold & Silver Inc. is a Canadian listed mining corporation focused on the exploration and development of gold and silver deposits in Morocco. The Corporation's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "MYA".
For further information on Maya visit www.mayagoldsilver.com.
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