Canadian Mining Journal


COBALT: Castle drilling yields high grades for Canada Cobalt

Mineralization as it appears in the first level adit at the former Castle mine. (Image: Canada Cobalt Works)

ONTARIO – Canada Cobalt Works of Vancouver says it is making good progress at the former Castle cobalt-silver mine near the town of Cobalt. The first underground level has been rehabilitated so that underground drilling can be done on cobalt-rich veins in a prospective area of the mine.

The first level of the mine is being converted to trackless operation from the historic tracked  arrangement. It is developed on 11 levels with 18 km of underground workings. The mine was a high grade source of silver in the 1980s.

Canada Cobalt has also begun removing broken mineralized material from the stopes above the first level. Samples of the material appear well mineralized with cobalt, and they been sent to an assay lab. After that, the cobalt will be recovered using the company’s proprietary Re-2OX process to create cobalt sulphate.

The Re-2OX process recovers cobalt battery metals without the need for expensive smelting.

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