A Technical Report with respect to the present mineral resource estimate disclosed today will be filed within 45 days in accordance with NI 43-101.
Canada Silver Cobalt Works Inc. (TSXV: CCW) (OTC: CCWOF) (Frankfurt: 4T9B) (the “Company” or “Canada Silver Cobalt”) is pleased to announce the results of its first NI 43-101 Mineral Resource estimate for the early stage Castle East Robinson Zone discovery in the heart of the past producing Gowganda Silver Camp, 75 kilometers southwest of Kirkland Lake.
Castle East is part of Canada Silver Cobalt’s 100%-owned, 78 sq. km Castle Property also featuring the Castle mine. Late last year the company initiated a follow-up program to a 2011 discovery hole approximately two km southeast of the mine, and within two km of two other past producers, that returned a high-grade intercept of 40,944 g/t silver (1,194 oz/ton) over a core length of 0.45 meters (refer to August 25, 2011, Gold Bullion Development news release). Four holes (CS-19-08W1, CS-19-08W2, CS-19-08W3 and CS-19-W4) were wedged off the 2011 hole followed by four holes (CS-19-20, CS-19-21, CS-20-22 and 23) drilled to intersect the vein zone from a different angle. The latest hole was drilled parallel to and collared 45 meters from the historic hole. CCW’s program aimed to delineate the extent of the high-grade mineralization within the Robinson Zone that shows very high grades in the form of native silver.
The mineral resource estimate used the four wedge holes and the four holes drilled from surface (CS-19-08W1 to W4; CS-19-20, CS-19-21; CS-20-22 and CS-20-23) and one historical drill hole (CA1108).
This resource estimate was independently prepared by GoldMinds Geoservices Inc. in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and is dated May 28, 2020.
Notably, Zones 1A and 1B have an average silver grade of 8,582 g/t (250.2 oz/ton) in a combined 27,400 tonnes of material for a total of 7,560,200 Inferred ounces using a cut-off grade of 258 g/t AgEq (mineral resources which are not mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability).
(Using a Cut-Off Grade of 258 AgEq g/t)
Ag gt × 15UoSzD+ Co gt × 0.03USD + Cug × 0.00515USD + Nig × 0.012USD + Pbg × 0.016USD + Zng × 0.00192USD ( 31.103ogz g t g t g t g t g )
AgEq = 15USD = 31.103g
As part of the resource estimation process, the company and GoldMinds compiled, verified and modelled all technical information available from the Castle East Project. The 3D geological models were built for sub- vertical structures. The mineralized envelopes were created using the last diamond drill holes (CS-19-08W1 to W4; CS-19-20, CS-19-21; CS-20-22 and CS-20-23) and the historical hole CA1108. A total of four mineralized envelopes were created by connecting the defined mineralized prisms on the sections with a minimum horizontal width of 1.3m. A fixed density of 3.4 t/m3 was used. This density reflects the typical mineralized interval composed mainly of diabase. The geological and mineralization wireframes were constructed using Genesis©, a modelling and mineral estimation software.
The maximum depth of the mineralized envelopes is around Z = -73 m (around 490 metres from the surface). The envelopes are extended from around 350m to 490m from the surface. A total of four block models were created. The block size (1mE × 1mN × 1mZ) has been defined to respect the geometry of the envelopes.
Search ellipsoids were used for the grade estimation and follow the geological interpretation trends. Block grades were interpolated from the composites (0.5m length) within the envelopes in two passes using the inverse distance to the square methodology and the assays results are not capped.
For the first pass, the number of composites was limited to twelve (12) with a minimum of three (3) with a maximum of two (2) composites from the same hole. For the second pass, the number of composites was limited to twelve (12) with a minimum of two (2).
A cut-off grade of $125 USD (258 g/t AgEq) was applied for these underground mineral resources.
A Technical Report with respect to the present mineral resource estimate disclosed today will be filed within 45 days in accordance with NI 43-101. The report will also present more details on the project and findings. The company will continue to advance, explore and de-risk the project with further engineering (metallurgical, mining) and environmental study & social community relations with locals and First Nations.
|CCW Castle East Robinson Zone Significant Drill Intercepts (Core Intervals)|
|Hole Name||Easting||Northing||Elevation||Azimuth||Dip||Start Depth||End Depth||Length|
During the 2019 and early 2020 drilling program, assay samples were taken from the NQ core. Samples were collected using a 0.3-metre minimum length, one-meter maximum length. Drill core recovery averaged 95%. A strict QA/QC program was applied to all samples, which includes insertion of mineralized standards and blank samples for each batch of 20 samples. The drill core was split with one half of the core placed in a plastic bag with the sample tag and sealed, while the second half was returned to the core box for storage on site. Core samples were sent for assaying to Swastika Laboratories Ltd. in Swastika, Ontario, and ALS laboratory at Rouyn-Noranda, QC. For the high-grade intercepts, only ¼ of the core has been sent to laboratory for assaying.**
The technical information in this news release was prepared under the supervision of Mr. Merouane Rachidi, Ph.D., P.Geo., (PGO, OGQ, APEGNB and AIPG) of GoldMinds Geoservices, independent qualified person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101.
About Canada Silver Cobalt Works Inc.
Canada Silver Cobalt has 100% ownership of the Castle mine and the 78 sq. km Castle Property with strong exploration upside in the prolific past producing Gowganda high-grade Silver Camp of Northern Ontario. With underground access at Castle, a 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 Silver Cobalt is strategically positioned to become a vertically integrated North American leader in cobalt extraction and recovery while it also exploits a powerful new silver-gold market cycle.
“Frank J. Basa”
Frank J. Basa, P. Eng.
President and Chief Executive Officer
For further information, contact:
Frank J. Basa, P.Eng., Marc Bamber,
President and CEO Director
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