COQUITLAM, BC, Aug. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada Cobalt Works Inc. (TSXV: CCW) (OTC: CCWOF) (Frankfurt: 4T9B) (the "Company" or "Canada Cobalt") is pleased to announce that ongoing underground drilling has intersected visual cobalt mineralization in most of the 40 drill holes completed to date, covering a distance of 200 meters, while surface drilling of high value targets has commenced approximately 1.5 km east of the Castle mine near Gowganda in the Northern Ontario Cobalt Camp.
- - Underground drilling supports Canada Cobalt´s geological model that vein structures untouched by first level mining in the 1980´s are enriched with cobalt-nickel arsenides and cobalt arsenides, two favoured assemblages for the targeted cobalt mineralized system (assay results will be reported as they become available);
- - Surface drilling will test multiple targets in a broad potential new discovery area east of the Castle mine and two other significant past producers - Phase 1 drilling will consist of a minimum of 2,000 meters;
- - Results from stripping of outcrop, trenching and MMI soil sampling within a large circular Nipissingdiabase basin east and east-southeast of the mine are supported by strong induced polarization (IP) conductivity and chargeability anomalies including a 725-meter-long IP anomaly with an associated chargeability halo;
- - High-grade cobalt and silver are primary targets of surface drill program, but potential nickel/PGE´s in ultramafic gabbro and high-grade gold potential in Archean volcanics underscore the robust and diverse nature of the Gowganda system.
Jacques Monette, mine supervisor and Canada Cobalt director, commented: "Activity remains intense. In addition to continuing to intersect promising vein structures underground, with the latest drilling occurring near the #3 Shaft where there is an impressive network of veins, the pilot plant is operating smoothly while we´ve also launched a cost-effective program to dewater the second level of the mine. Surface drilling more than a kilometer east of the mine has crews excited about the prospect of a potential new discovery.
"Canada Cobalt has also been approached by various stakeholders in the district and elsewhere with respect to our Re-2OX process that has produced a premium grade cobalt sulphate product sourced from mineralized material from the Castle mine. Our plan, as the battery sector continues to grow, is to leverage Re-2OX to capture the greatest value possible for shareholders," Monette concluded.
The technical information in this news release was prepared under the supervision of Frank J. Basa, P.Eng., Canada Cobalt´s President and Chief Executive Officer, who is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario and a qualified person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101.
About Canada Cobalt Works Inc.
Canada Cobalt is a pure play cobalt company focused on its past producing Castle mine in the Northern Ontario Cobalt Camp, Canada´s most prolific cobalt district. With underground access at Castle, a recently installed pilot plant to produce cobalt-rich gravity concentrates on site, and a proprietary hydrometallurgical process known as Re-2OX for the creation of technical grade cobalt sulphate as well as nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) formulations, Canada Cobalt is strategically positioned to become a vertically integrated North American leader in cobalt extraction and recovery.
"Frank J. Basa"
Frank J. Basa, P. Eng.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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