VANCOUVER, April 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Cobalt Power Group Inc. (the "Company") (TSX.V: CPO) is pleased to announce that plans for its Phase 1 drill program on the Smith Cobalt project have been finalized. Ground and airborne geophysics, along with historical mapping data and 3D modeling, were used to delineate the targets that will be tested during the 4 to 6 week program. The approximately 1800 meter (5900 ft.) campaign, focusing on the northwestern section of the property, will be carried out by G4 Drilling, based out of Val-d'Or, Quebec.
The objectives of the drill program are to expand the Company's knowledge of the geological setting of the known veins that extend from the nearby Deer Horn Mine onto the Smith Cobalt property, to extend the strike length of those veins from the historic Smith Cobalt underground workings toward the southeast, and to confirm the values deduced from the muck pile sampling (see news release dated January 9th, 2017) and make initial determinations of grade and thickness.
This phase of drilling will be carried out entirely on patented land. The Company is also initiating the permitting process for exploration work on its unpatented claims.
Dr. Andreas Rompel, President & CEO, states, "We are excited to be moving forward into this next stage of development on the Smith Cobalt asset with the assistance of a well-renowned drilling company. Our objective is to maintain our exploration momentum and be the first exploration company in the Cobalt, Ontario region to begin drilling in 2017."
In late April, management will be on the Smith Cobalt property to complete preliminary preparations for the program. The campaign will begin once weather conditions permit.
About the Smith Cobalt Project
The Smith Cobalt project is underlain by a sequence of Archaean volcanics which are uncomformably overlain by Huronian sediments. These formations have been intruded by the Proterozoic-age Nipissing diabase sill. Faulting, on both a regional and local scale, has been found by surface mapping and in drill cores. Polymetallic veining, and especially pinkish-white carbonate veins, has also been reported. Thus, all the necessary geological components of accepted mineralization models for cobalt-silver have been identified on the properties.
About Cobalt Power Group Inc.
Cobalt Power Group Inc. is a publicly traded Canadian exploration company listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange (TSX-V: CPO) focused on cobalt exploration and development.
The Company has made a series of strategic property acquisitions over the past year, seeking cobalt mineralization near Cobalt, Ontario - a region with a long history of silver and associated cobalt production. Property holdings total 826.4 hectares (2042 acres) in contiguous and strategic claim blocks. There are several historic mining operations on the properties that are potentially accessible, including the Smith Cobalt shaft and its underground workings.
Chris M. Healey, P. Geo, VP Exploration and Director of Cobalt Power Group is the qualified person responsible for the technical content of this release, and consents to its dissemination.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Dr. Andreas Rompel, President and CEO
Cobalt Power Group Inc.
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