Aya Gold & Silver Inc. announced that it has completed the inaugural silver pour at its expanded Zgounder Silver Mine in the Kingdom of Morocco. On July 2, the first silver pour was achieved: First silver bars were poured with silver cement from the existing cyanidation plant. First pour was an important step for the ongoing hot commissioning of the foundry and retort sub system.

Commissioning activities are progressing to plan: Low-speed testing of the ball mill is complete. Hydrostatic tests have been performed on most water tanks, reactors and thickeners. Preparation for wet commissioning is ongoing with some of the water circuit already tested.

Commissioning remains on schedule with ore feed to the mill expected in Q3-2024 and commercial production in Q4-2024.