Zeida

Producer in Meknes, Morocco with commodities Lead, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10232158
MAS/MILS ID 7140210001
Record type Site
Current site name Zeida

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -4.83161, 32.74949 (WGS84)
Elevation 3700
Location accuracy 5000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
Morocco Meknes

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Silver Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Anglesite Unknown
Cerussite Unknown
Chalcopyrite Unknown
Galena Unknown
Pyrite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -4.83161, 32.74949

Ore body information

  • Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 1
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 MASS SULFIDE
    Shape of Orebody #1 UNKNOWN
    Primary mode of Origin UNKNOWN
    Primary Ore Control FAULTING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. UNKNOWN
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Date of Last Modification 830812

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Year of first production 1972

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Sodim
    Interest 100
    Home office Morocco
    Year 1983
  • Type Owner
    Owner Zellidja S. A.
    Interest 50
    Year 1983
  • Type Owner
    Owner Bureau De Recherches Et De Participations Minieres (BRPM)
    Interest 50
    Home office Morocco
    Year 1983

Comments on the production information

  • MILL CAPACITY 2,720 MTPD, 1973: 907,000 MT ORE MILLED AT 3.75% PB. NOT SURE OF LOCATION, CO-ORDINATES ARE OF TOWN OF SAIDA, E OF MEDELT.
  • PA=177MT LEAD/DAY; 8.16G LEAD/MT/DAY.

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1977
    Total resources 8,199,999mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Lead Pb 3.2 wt-pct Lead Major 1977

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • 90% MINE RECOVERY. 5% DILUTION.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method PROPOSED
    Mining Method BENCH (BERM)
    Hardness of Ore M-HARD ROCKS
    Capacity 4000
    Capacity Units MT ORE/DAY
    Unit Production Cost 6.9
    Units of Production $/MT ORE
    Operating Days per Year 300
    Year of Information 1983

Comments on other economic factors

  • TRANSPORTATION COSTS MILL TO SMELTER: $71.00/MT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 7140210001

Bibliographic references

  • Reserve-Resource

    LEAD MINING AT ZEIDA IN MOROCCO, MINING MAGAZINE, DECEMBER

  • Reserve-Resource

    1977, PP. 608-617.

  • Deposit

    PRIVATE REPORT,1973.

  • Deposit

    DMA SERIES P502 MAP, SHEET NI-30-14, SCALE 1:250,000

  • Deposit

    MINING PROJECTS PRESENTED BY BRPM, JANUARY 1981, PP. 7-8.

  • Deposit

    MOROCCO, MINING ANNUAL REVIEW-1981, P. 517.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 27-FEB-1984 Rfb U.S. Bureau of Mines