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Cobalt Power Group (TSX-V: CPO) Reports 1.7% Cobalt, with Significant Additional Battery Component Metals, From Successful Drill Program at Smith Cobalt Project Ontario

By November 14, 2017No Comments


Cobalt Power Group Inc. has released positive results from the phase 1, nine-hole, 1,896-metre/6,220-foot drill program at its Smith cobalt project in Cobalt, Ontario.


  • Several zones with high-grade cobalt and silver were intersected.
  • 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 swarms 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, owned and formerly operated by Agnico Eagle.

Assay Highlights Include:

  • 1.71% Co and 42.5 g/t Ag over 0.10 m in hole 17-03.
  • 1.85 g/t Ag over 56.0 m in hole 17-03
  • 1.39 g/t Ag over 72.5 m in hole 17-04
  • 0.22% Cu over 14.0 m in hole 17-04
  • 0.13% Zn over 33.0 m in hole 17-04
  • 0.11% Ni over 30.66 m in hole 17-06
  • 0.17% Pb over 17.49 m in hole 17-04

“We have attained our primary objective for the drill program: to verify the trace of the vein swarms mapped from historical mine workings. From the old mine data, we know that cobalt and silver grades within the veins are highly variable and contain an extreme nugget effect. This has been verified by extensive outcrop sampling,” Chris M. Healey, P.Geo and VP Exploration, comments. “We intersected several zones with high-grade cobalt and silver. Adding even more potential for this property is the fact that we encountered zones of base metal mineralization (Cu, Ni, Zn) as well.”

A full table of significant intersections is shown below:

Smith Cobalt – Phase 1 Drill Results

Hole #           From          To      Length       Grade     Element

42752           122.7       123.2         0.5      0.0012          Co

245         247           2    2.09 g/t          Ag

244         249           5   0.128 g/t          Au

240         245           5       0.001          Cu

228.87         249       20.13       0.001          Ni

226.36      234.85        8.49      0.0012          Ni

42783            NSV

42811              113      115.15        2.15      0.0007          Co

182       182.1         0.1      0.0171          Co

185.25      185.36        0.11      0.0023          Co

148         204          56    1.85 g/t          Ag

Including         182       182.1         0.1    42.5 g/t          Ag

184.39      184.49         0.1    15.6 g/t          Ag

186.25      186.35         0.1    38.2 g/t          Ag

190.43      190.53         0.1    16.0 g/t          Ag

148         166          18      0.0009          Zn

169       181.6        12.6       0.001          Zn

189         200          11      0.0008          Zn

42842      138.25         139        0.75      0.0013          Co

144.78         147        2.22      0.0003          Co

193.76       195.7        1.94       0.001          Co

194.34      194.63        0.29      0.0057          Co

117       189.5        72.5    1.39 g/t          Ag

134         152          18    2.70 g/t          Ag

Including  138.25      147.66        9.41    3.58 g/t          Ag

192      199.44        7.44    2.52 g/t          Ag

Including  193.76      194.34        0.58    13.0 g/t          Ag

210.83         216        5.17    1.01 g/t          Ag

136         150          14      0.0022          Cu

120         136          16      0.0025          Zn

147         180          33      0.0013          Zn

Including      119      136.49       17.49      0.0017          Pb

144.78      150.85        6.07      0.0025          Pb

42872           118         120           2       0.001          Cu

42903      114.72      116.37        1.65      0.0005          Co

180      187.66        7.66    1.21 g/t          Ag

197.1         200         2.9    3.16 g/t          Ag

157      187.66       30.66      0.0011          Ni

42933      106.2       106.4         0.2    1.74 g/t          Ag

119         125           6      0.0007          Cu

42964         146       147.1         1.1    1.92 g/t          Ag

163         164           1    6.10 g/t          Ag

174      175.85        1.85    2.98 g/t          Ag

197         199           2    1.05 g/t          Ag

138.66       147.1        8.44       0.001          Ni

42995         145       145.3         0.3      0.0005          Co

and    13.7 g/t          Ag

and       >1.0%          Cu


The drill contractor was G4 Drilling, Val d’Or. SGS Cochrane provided analytical services for gold (fire assay), and SGS Burnaby (ICP) for all other elements.

“The results of this first round of drilling are encouraging. Not only have we confirmed the presence and trend of the veins indicated on historic maps of Smith Cobalt, but we’ve also established that they are mineralized,” comments Dr. Andreas Rompel, President & CEO. “We have intersected significant cobalt grades as well as base metal grades in copper, nickel and zinc. For confirmation of grade and strike extent of the veins intersected around the Smith Cobalt shaft, we are looking forward to Phase 2 drill results. These combined results will assist us with the interpretation process needed for the next steps in the exploration of the Smith Cobalt project and environs.”

Phase 1 drill results were significantly delayed because of anomalous cobalt analyses from one of the commercial assay standards used, as determined during the QA/QC process. Certified commercial standards, called Certified Reference Material (CRM), are sample materials with certified assay values from an independent, accredited laboratory. These standards are inserted into the chain of samples at irregular intervals to check the accuracy of the assaying technique at the laboratory being used. After a review by the Company’s Qualified Person, 55 samples, each with significant Co values in the initial testing, were sent to a second laboratory (AGAT) for check assays. These results show that, although the cobalt assays for the standards were incorrect, the results from the core from the two laboratories were comparable. The Company’s QP is now satisfied that the initial results reported for the core analyses are acceptable, and are therefore reported in this release.

Also, the Phase 2 drill program has recently concluded, with 16 holes drilled for a total of 2,306 m (7,556 ft.). Assay results will be reported when received, accepted and reviewed by the Company.

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 8,544 hectares (21,100 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.

Chris M. Healey, P. Geo, a Director of Cobalt Power Group is the qualified person responsible for the technical content of this release, and consents to its dissemination.

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