Cobalt Power Group Inc. is pleased to announce positive results from the follow-up sampling program conducted on its Smith Cobalt property near Cobalt, Ontario.
Six samples were taken from a muck pile (loose ore that has been fragmented as a result of drifting along the veins) originating from historic underground workings. The muck pile covers an area approximately 50 x 20 m, with a thickness of 3 - 4 m and is estimated to contain 5,000 - 10,000 tonnes of crushed rock. The samples were gathered using a semi-regular grid pattern by digging into the pile to a depth of roughly 30 cm and are considered to be representative of the bulk of the material within the pile. As well, two rock samples were collected from a vein uncovered while clearing vegetation around the historic Smith Cobalt shaft. All samples were analyzed at SGS Canada Inc. (Burnaby, British Columbia) using 4-acid digestion with an atomic emission spectroscopy finish.
Results are summarized below: (Including four muck pile samples previously reported- news release November 17, 2016.)
Note: * previously reported sample (news release - November 17, 2016)
Dr. Andreas Rompel, President & CEO comments, "We are pleased by these results which show high cobalt content in our recent sampling. The ~0.5% Co average detected in the muck pile confirms the concentration found during our 2016 phase one sampling program. The extraordinarily high grade results from the vein samples are also very encouraging. This information, combined with increasing global cobalt prices, compels us to pursue our exploration targets for 2017 with even greater vigour."
Cobalt Power Group has completed the first round of airborne magnetics and awaits the final report. As well, line cutting began on the Smith Cobalt property in December (see news release dated December 16, 2016) in preparation for an Induced Polarization (IP) survey, to be undertaken in Q1 2017.
About the Smith Cobalt Project
The Smith Cobalt project is underlain by a sequence of Archaean volcanics which are uncomfortably overlain by Huronian sediments. These formations have been intruded by the Proterozoic-age Nipissing diabase sill. Faulting, on both a regional and local scale, has been found by surface mapping and in drill cores. Polymetallic veining, and especially pinkish-white carbonate veins, has also been reported. Thus, all the necessary geological components of accepted mineralization models for cobalt-silver have been identified on the properties.