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Canada Silver Cobalt expands airborne survey for AI drill targeting at St. Denis and Sangster Lithium Project

Jul 11, 2023

Canada Silver Cobalt Works Inc. which is developing several precious metal and battery metals properties in Ontario and Quebec, is pleased to announce the expansion of its airborne geophysical survey program to also include the St. Denis and Sangster Lithium Project located in the Cochrane District in northern Ontario. 

The Company completed a helicopter Multi-Parameter Airborne Survey System (M-PASS) at the silver-cobalt Castle Property in the week of June 25, 2023 (see news release June 28, 2023) and then proceeded to also complete the survey at the prospective lithium Sangster Block. The St. Denis Block is on hold for now due to forest fires and will be flown as soon as it is safe to return to the site. 

"We're excited to have the airborne survey completed at Castle and Sangster since it will provide important geophysical data that we need for the ALS GoldSpot's AI and machine learning drill targeting aimed at unlocking the extensive mineralization potential of these properties," stated Matt Halliday, P.Geo., President and COO. "We're also looking forward to completing the airborne survey at St. Denis as soon as conditions allow. The pegmatite-rich properties are in a region that has typically been underexplored and represent attractive greenfield projects with significant lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) exploration potential."

St. Denis and Sangster Lithium Project

"Since we acquired the property earlier this year, we have been compiling as much data as possible from various sources for the St. Denis and Sangster blocks. The M-PASS survey will give us valuable new data to use for our planned field season this summer and to begin using machine-learning targeting techniques to hone in on potential areas for pegmatites that contain significant LCT mineralogy," said Mr. Halliday.

"This is a really exciting area. Our neighbours have had some great success (see below), and we think we have an excellent land package and are keen to deliver the same results. We're particularly interested in examining the Sangster Block area containing multiple pegmatites mapped by Noranda in 1995 that includes a 130m wide by 1 km long zone interpreted by Noranda as pegmatite."

The 26,373-hectare St. Denis and Sangster project (including 24,036 hectares in the St-Denis Block and 2,337 hectares in the Sangster Block) is one of the largest land holdings in the emerging Case Lake LCT pegmatite district of Northeastern Ontario. The property is strategically positioned over an ideal geological environment for pegmatite mineralization, as demonstrated by a number of observations of pegmatite in outcrop and drill core in the historic assessment work files and government mapping. The project is supported by year-round ease of access, proximity to services and suppliers in the mining communities of Timmins and Cochrane, and location along strike to a known LCT (lithium-cesium-tantalum) pegmatite occurrence (Case Lake LCT pegmatite swarm). 

The St. Denis Block is adjacent to, and the Sangster Block is located 62 kilometers northwest of, the Case Lake lithium-cesium pegmatite swarm (claims currently held by Power Metals Corp., "Power Metals"). Power Metals has identified significant lithium and cesium grades in spodumene and pollucite rich pegmatites at the West Joe Dyke and Main Dyke areas, including 1.58 % Li2O (lithium oxide) over 15.0 m in drill hole PWM-22-134 (see Power Metals Corp News Release September 8, 2022) and 6.74% Cs2O over 5.0 m, 11.0 to 16.0 m in drill hole PWM-18-126. 

Canada Silver Cobalt's Sangster Block covers a similar geological environment to that of Power Metals' Case Lake lithium-cesium property, and the St-Denis Main block covers ground west along strike of the Case Lake property. 

Canada Silver Cobalt remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of exploration and unlocking the full value of its mineral assets. The Company looks forward to the upcoming ground exploration activities in the St. Denis and Sangster blocks, which hold great promise for further discoveries.

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