Finding cobalt is good, finding silver is great, but finding gold is the best. One Company has managed to find all three valuable metals on their Castle Property in Canada.
The Company is Canada Silver Cobalt Works Inc. (TSXV: CCW | OTCQB: CCWOF) (‘Canada Silver Cobalt’). Canada Silver Cobalt 100% owns the past producing Castle Mine and the 78 sq. km Castle Property in the Northern Ontario Silver-Cobalt Camp in Canada.
Source: Company presentation
Canada Silver Cobalt finds new gold, cobalt, and silver
On December 17, 2020, Canada Silver Cobalt announced that they had intersected high-grade gold mineralisation with cobalt within the high-grade silver-cobalt mineralized vein structures at the Castle property. This really is good news with gold (Au) trading at US$1,920/oz, cobalt (Co) at US$15.42/lb, and silver (Ag) at US$27.05/oz.
Clearly Canada Silver Cobalt is excited as drilling continues around the clock, seven days a week with 2 drills. A 50,000-meter drill program is in place of which 18,000 meters have been completed. Below are some of the results, the highlight being the 24.95 g/t gold finding over 0.3m.
Canada Silver Cobalt Works finds gold
Matt Halliday, P.Geo., Canada Silver Cobalt’s President, commented:
“Hole CS-20-25 is confirming the working hypothesis regarding the potential correlation between the gold mineralization in the Robinson Zone and that previously identified in the gold zone immediately west of the Robinson where substantial Archean alteration typically associated with gold mineralisation has been recorded. Significantly, in hole CS-20-31, a gold structure within the Robinson Zone, that is associated with the silver-cobalt veins of the diabase, has been identified. Given the reports from this historic Camp of silver bars containing recoverable amounts of gold, this newly identified gold mineralization is extremely exciting. Additionally, CS-20-31 has visible gold near surface. This, and identifying further gold mineralization near surface, will dramatically impact the economics of the Robinson Zone vein system.”
Canada Silver Cobalt also stated : “If the gold in the cobalt-silver veins comes from reactivated Archean structures, this could also indicate gold at depth below the diabase.”
Note: Bold emphasis done by the author.
In another recent announcement (Dec. 29, 2020) Canada Silver Cobalt reported the intersection of a new, additional, high-grade silver vein within 60 metres of the Robinson Zone Discovery hole CA-1108. Assays are still pending however the Company stated: “Visually, mineralization in the new vein rivals the discovery intersection of hole CA-11-08 (40,944 g/t silver (1,194 oz/ton) over a core length of 0.45 meters…..”
Canada Silver Cobalt has a maiden Inferred Resource of 7,560,200 oz of silver@ 8,582 g/t (250.2 oz/ton) at the Castle Property (Castle East). Anything over 50 g/t silver is considered high grade, so clearly Canada Silver Cobalt’s average grade is exceptional.
Canada Silver Cobalt is also currently advancing the permitting process for an underground ramp construction in 2021 for the Robinson Zone on the Castle Property. This includes project advancement in environmental studies, site development, and community engagement (noting First Nations Agreement is in place). Initially the ramp construction will act to provide underground exploration platforms to greatly enhance new discovery opportunities.
Canada Silver Cobalt has already acquired a facility for metals processing in the town of Cobalt and in Q4 2019 successfully poured 3 silver bars from Castle Mine waste material.
Source: Company presentation
If Canada Silver Cobalt continues to find more gold they may need a name change to Canada Silver Cobalt ‘Gold’ Works. I would think investors would not mind.
Canada Silver Cobalt’s market cap is C$69 million and the Company already has a maiden Inferred Resource of 7.5 million oz of silver at exceptional grades, boosted by excellent grade cobalt, and now some gold and potential for more. Added to this the Company is well funded after a recent C$4.9 million flow though financing, owns their own nearby processing facility, and has several catalysts in 2021 as the ongoing drill campaign reports results.
2021 could possibly be a breakout year for Canada Silver Cobalt Works. Stay tuned.