COBALT POWER GROUP EXTENDS MINERALIZED VEINS SYSTEMS TO OVER 400 M FROM SUCCESSFUL DRILL PROGRAM AT SMITH COBALT PROJECT, ONTARIO
May 3, 2018 Toronto, Ontario – Cobalt Power Group Inc. (“Cobalt Power” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: CPO, OTC Pink: CBBWF) is pleased to report positive results from the Phase 2, 16-hole, 2,345 m (6,220 ft.) drill program at its Smith Cobalt project in Cobalt, Ontario.
- The mineralized Smith Cobalt veins systems have been extended to over 400 m in strike length, from the western property boundary to the south-east towards the Smith Cobalt East surface.
- Significant concentrations of Co and Ag were encountered.
- Thick, highly anomalous zones of battery-related component metals (Cu, Ni, Zn) were intersected in multiple holes.
- Multiple mineralized veins were intersected in most holes.
- Confirmed and characterized vein systems mapped from historical mine workings.
- Confirmed that the Smith Cobalt property lies in the same stratigraphic and structural setting as the nearby Deer Horn Mine.
Assay Highlights Include:
- 371.0 g/t Ag and 0.10% Co over 1.0m in hole 17-23
- 0.20% Co over 4.0m in hole 17-23
- 1.15 g/t Ag over 64.0m in hole 17-22
- 5.73 g/t Ag, 0.17% Cu, 0.29% Pb and 0.43% Zn over 6.0m in hole 17-24
- 3.08 g/t Ag over 49.2m in hole 17-25
- 211.0 g/t Ag and 0.193 g/t Au over 0.20m in hole 17-25
- 22.7 g/t Ag, 0.27% Co, 0.52% Cu and 0.439 g/t Au over 1.0m in hole 17-25
Holes 17-21 to 17-25 were drilled to extend the known vein systems extending to the south-east from the Smith Cobalt shaft. These holes were successful in extending the mineralized strike length to over 400 m from the western property boundary. This includes silver concentrations up to 371 g/t over 1.0m in hole 17- 23, and cobalt concentrations up to 0.20% over 4.0 m in hole 17-22. Holes 17-23 and 17-24 ended short of the planned target, having intersected what is probably old mine workings, or at least intense fracturing around those workings.
Holes 17-10 to 17-19 were short holes drilled under the Smith Cobalt East outcrop (see July 17, 2017 news release, 12.5% Co, 82.2 g/t Ag and 5.0 g.t Au in a 10cm wide vein). All the holes intersected quartz-calcite veining with occasional significant values. It appears that the main mineralization may be offset by a major NE-SW fault cutting across the outcrop.
Hole 17-20 was drilled at a steep angle to test the thickness of the diabase. The hole was stopped at 321.0 m, still in diabase. The variable textures and mineral content of the diabase suggests that this may be a feeder dyke for the sill. Of particular note is the very long intersection of highly anomalous nickel (0.03% Ni over 71.0 m).
“We are very excited to have traced the strike length of the mineralized veins systems to such a significant extent,” Chris M. Healey, P. Geo and VP Exploration, comments. “This drill program has added significantly to our knowledge of the mineralization in the Smith cobalt area and will allow us to plan more focused drilling for the next phase.”
A full table of significant intersections is shown below:
AGAT Laboratories of Mississauga, Ontario, provided all analytical services. Samples were prepared in AGAT’s Timmins facility. Drill core samples were analyzed in Mississauga, using a 4-acid digest, with an ICP/ICP-MS finish, except for Au, which was analyzed by fire assay. Upper limits for reporting were 100 ppm for Ag and 10,000 for each of Co, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn. Over limits were analyzed with a sodium peroxide fusion and ICP-OES/ICP-MS finish. Standard procedures included the insertion of standard reference material at pre-determined intervals, as well as running duplicate analyses on sample reject material. All samples passed QA/QC review performed by the company’s qualified person.
The drill contractor was G4 Drilling, Val d’Or.
Collar details are shown in the tables below.
About Cobalt Power Group Inc
Cobalt Power Group Inc. is a publicly traded Canadian exploration company listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange and U.S. Pink Sheets (TSX-V: CPO, OTC Pink: CBBWF) focused on cobalt exploration and development.
The Company has made a series of strategic property acquisitions over the past year, seeking cobalt mineralization near Cobalt, Ontario – a region with a long history of silver and associated cobalt production. Property holdings including the Canadian Cobalt Project and the Coleman Township properties total approximately 11,680 hectares (28,861 acres) in contiguous and strategic claim blocks. There are several historic mining operations on the properties that are potentially accessible, including the Smith Cobalt shaft and its underground workings.
The Company recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Western Cobalt Corp., a privately held mineral exploration company that holds nine strategically located mineral claims totalling 8,146 hectares (20,130 acres) in the eastern Athabasca basin of Saskatchewan, Canada.
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