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Canada Silver Cobalt Begins Commissioning Secondary Crushing Circuit at Its Temiskaming Testing Labs

Aug 17, 2021

Canada Silver Cobalt Works Inc. has announced that it will begin commissioning the secondary crushing circuit at its TTL bulk processing facility located in Cobalt. 

"Since acquiring the TTL facility, we have rebuilt the secondary crushing circuit and completed other upgrades. We are now able to proceed with commissioning and optimization. This puts the Company in an excellent position to proceed with its plans to produce concentrates and silver dore bars in a fast-track development model," commented Frank J. Basa, P.Eng.

Canada Silver Cobalt recently acquired the TTL assay laboratory and bulk sampling/processing facility, which was a government-run facility for several decades serving many of the area's silver mining companies. The facility is a complete high-grade processing plant that can take mineralized material from the mine to produce high-grade concentrates and dore bars. The processing facility is closed loop and does not produce any waste by-products. All slags and mineral rejects are further reprocessed offsite for residual metal recovery. The facility can process and pour over 1 million ounces of silver into dore bars on an annual basis. 

The Company has engaged a contract lab operator to operate the assay lab independently of the Company. At the same time, it has proceeded in the other part of the facility to upgrade the bulk processing equipment and bullion furnace. The secondary crushing and screening circuit has been rebuilt with a processing capacity rated at 18-20 tonnes per hour. In addition, the bullion furnace has been relined and has been used to pour the first silver dore bars in the Cobalt Camp from the high-grade silver waste pile rejects at the Castle Mine. 

The bulk processing facility will be used initially to produce concentrates for the Re-2Ox pilot plant and to pour final silver dore bars from the mineralized material that will be recovered from the former underground Castle Mine and from the potential ramp at the Castle East Robinson Zone where a 60,000-meter drill program is currently underway. For the commissioning, the Company plans to use mineralized material it expects to receive from the nearby Granada Gold Mine.

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