Cobalt junior miner preps for summer drill program – Staff (Northern Ontario Business – May 18, 2017)

A Toronto-based cobalt junior miner is combining old mining data with modern technology to assess if an historic mining property can be put back into operation using bulk mining techniques.

First Cobalt announced it has started fieldwork on its 2,100-hectare Keeley-Frontier Mine property and surrounding exploration claims at Silver Centre, 25 kilometres south of the historic mining town of Cobalt.

The company’s stated objective is to assess the property for its potential as a large-scale, bulk mining operation, “something which has not been considered previously for this historic mining district,” according to a May 18 new release.

A total of 7000 metres of diamond drilling will start this summer once a field team completes detailed structural mapping and sampling in July.

The company is compiling a full 3D geological model by scanning and digitizing of all available historic data combined with the latest structural mapping from its current work to identify exploration drill targets to evaluate the extent of cobalt mineralization beyond the high-grade silver-cobalt veins.

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