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Brixton Metals 2022 Drill Results from Langis Project Show Promising Levels of Silver and Cobalt

Mar 22, 2023

Brixton Metals Corporation released the final drill results from its 2022 drill campaign at its wholly owned Langis Project. The project is in the Cobalt Camp of Ontario, about 500km north from Toronto. 

The Langis Project sits at the northern end of Lake Temiskaming, 20km north of Electra’s Cobalt Refinery, which should be operational in 2023.

The 2022 program started in early November and was completed late December with 35 drill holes totaling 7114.90m. Highlights of Brixton Metals drill results found 9 metres of 1037 gram/tonne of silver including 4 metres of 2043 g/t Ag from Hole-283 and drills of 7 metres of 0.37% cobalt including 4 metre of 0.60% cobalt from hole-265 at its Langis Project.

 “We are excited to have completed another round of highly successful drilling at the Langis Project, “stated Christina Anstey Vice President of Exploration. “Drilling at Langis continues to generate impressive silver and cobalt intercepts.”

“While the Brixton Metals currently does not have a 2023 budget for this project, it does warrant further exploration drilling,” Anstey added.

According to Brixton Metals, Cobalt and silver mineralization at Langis appear to be derived from separate mineralizing events, although the host veins commonly share structures with one another and the two can occur together frequently. 

West-northwest, northwest and east-west trends have been identified for these cobalt- and silver-hosting structures. Cobalt mineralization appears to favor the Coleman Member conglomerates of the Gowganda Formation, immediately above the Keewatin mafic volcanic rocks, although mineralized veins are observed within the mafic volcanics, as well as within the Nipissing diabase. Cobalt occurs as cobaltite and other Ni-Co-arsenides and sulpharsenides, hosted within quartz-calcite veins. The veins commonly contain pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena and trace native bismuth.

Brixton has completed four previous drill campaigns on the Langis Project, all of which have predominantly targeted high-grade silver around the historic workings. Through these programs, several high-grade cobalt intercepts have been observed, including 3.5m of 1.89% Co in LM-22-254, 0.98m of 3.55% Co in LM-18-23, and 1.0m of 1.965% Co and 20,995 g/t Ag in LM-18-42. 

For this fifth season, targeting is focussed on cobalt specific structures, testing their continuity and grade. Drill planning involved the use of geology and geochemistry from previous drilling, geophysical surveys and historic underground mapping completed by Agnico in the 1980’s. Prior to 2022, Brixton had drilled over 35,100 meters on the Langis Project. 

The 2022 drilling season at the Langis Project started in early November and was completed late December with 35 drill holes totaling 7114.90m. Overall, the results from the 2022 drilling campaign were successful in identifying new zones of cobalt, nickel and silver mineralization and further drilling is required to test the extents and potential of these zones. Additionally, a total of 78 targets across 8 anomalous zones were identified from the 2022 Alpha Induced Polarization survey with 50 high priority targets that remain to be tested with drilling.

The silver mineralization at Langis occurs as native silver and within steeply to moderately and in some cases shallow dipping veins, veinlets and as disseminations, rosettes and fracture infill and can be associated with calcite, hematite, pyrite, cobaltite, chalcopyrite, niccolite and gold.  Mineralization is hosted within any of the three main rock types: Archean Keewatin volcanic and metasedimentary rocks, Proterozoic Coleman Member sedimentary rocks of the Huronian Supergroup and Proterozoic Nipissing diabase.

 The historic Langis Mine produced 10.6Moz of silver at 25 opt Ag and 358,340 pounds of cobalt from 1908 to 1989. Historically, the combined mines in the Cobalt Camp produced over 550 million ounces of silver with 30-50 million pounds of cobalt as a by-product.

In addition to the Langis Project, Brixton Metals owns three other exploration projects. The Thorn copper-gold-silver-molybdenum project and the Atlin Goldfields projects are in northwest British Columbia. The Hog Heaven copper-silver-gold project is in northwest Montana.   

For more information, please contact:
Gary R. Thompson, Chairman and CEO
Tel: 604-630-9707 or email: info@brixtonmetals.com


Image Map of Langis Project in Cobalt Mining Camp

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