Burlington, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – January 9, 2018) – CBLT Inc. (TSXV: CBLT) (“CBLT“) is pleased to report on exploration activities completed by the Ontario Geological Survey (“OGS”) on CBLT’s 100%-owned Copper Prince and Otto Lake Properties.
In 2016 and 2017 CBLT carried out extensive work at Copper Prince near Ed’s Watering Hole, including surface sampling, mapping, excavation, an IP survey and a diamond drill program. During the 2017 field season, the Sudbury District Geologist visited Copper Prince and collected 8 grab samples. The results of those samples were made available to CBLT, and are provided in Table 1 below.
Highlights include 3.43, 3.57, 6.58, and 27.84 g/t Au, and 11.53% Cu.
Three of the eight samples returned values that exceeded the upper detection limit for cobalt and copper. Two of these were from outcrop at Ed’s Watering Hole. This area is known to CBLT to have cobalt mineralization, based on CBLT’s own surface sampling and 2016 diamond drill program. These three over-limit samples are currently being re-analyzed by the OGS using a different analytical method, and the results for them will be provided once received from the OGS.
Samples 17-0287-0001 through to 17-0287-0004 were collected from blast rock at the Copper Prince Showing, and samples 17-0287-0005 through to 17-0287-0008 were collected from outcrop at Ed’s Watering Hole.
Table 1: Copper Prince Grab Samples
CBLT acquired 100% of the Otto Lake Property in February, 2017. It consists of 33 claim units over four claim blocks roughly 8 kilometres southwest of Kirkland Lake and close to the former producing Swastika Gold Mine.
Historic work by third parties included prospecting, line cutting, VLF and magnetic surveys, mapping, trenching and soil sampling. A 2012 soil chemistry report (available at http://cbltinc.com/otto-lake.html) showed anomalies that in CBLT’s opinion are highly prospective for gold, palladium, copper, zinc, nickel and lead.
In 2017 the Kirkland Lake District Geologist’s Office collected 11 samples from Otto Lake. The results of those samples were made available to CBLT, and are provided in Table 2 below.
Particularly exciting to CBLT is the new discovery evidenced from a sample collected from a sulphide-bearing metasediment which returned 2.31 g/t gold, in an area with no known historical work having been completed. CBLT plans to carry out a follow-up work program as soon as possible to evaluate this new discovery.
Table 2: Otto Lake Grab Samples
All grab samples collected by the OGS were selective in nature, and the reported mineralization may not be representative. These analyses were conducted by the Geoscience Laboratories, an ISO 9001 certified laboratory. This press release was drafted under the supervision of Joerg Kleinboeck, P.Geo, who is the Qualified Person in accordance with NI43-101.
“CBLT, like all mining companies in Ontario, is deeply grateful for the consistent high quality of work provided by OGS and its geologists,” said Peter M. Clausi, CBLT’s CEO. “We all benefit from their dedication, willingness to help, and innovation of thought. The OGS is a perfect example of a government program working the way it was designed.”
“With respect to Otto Lake, historic work by third parties has shown this to be a polymetallic property. The OGS’s work has found a new discovery. This reduces our future expenditures and helps to de-risk our planned 2018 exploration.”
“Finally, concerning our flagship Copper Prince in Sudbury, the strong cobalt, gold and copper values follow on our drill program and the IP survey carried out earlier in 2017. We are extremely eager to receive the re-analyzed results from the three over-limit samples.”
CBLT acquired Copper Prince in mid-2016 due to its belief that the world would experience a cobalt deficit, causing cobalt prices to increase and making cobalt properties more valuable. Both of those events have taken place. Cobalt has run from its low of USD$21,750 per tonne in February, 2015 to its recent high of $75,500 per tonne, and management expects these price increases to continue as the world consumes more cobalt in the cathode of lithium-ion batteries.
CBLT is a Canadian mineral exploration company with a proven leadership team, targeting cobalt in reliable mining jurisdictions. CBLT continues to be a project generator and an efficient steward of its shareholders’ capital.
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