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Junior miner invites partner for Temiskaming cobalt project

Brixton Metals hits high-grade cobalt at former Langis silver mine
(Brixton investor presentation map)

Brixton Metals is pumping the tires of its Temiskaming cobalt and silver project in looking to land a development partner in northeastern Ontario.

The Vancouver exploration company reported a high-grade hit of cobalt mineralization in releasing a batch of drill results from its Langis Project, situated at the top end of Lake Temiskaming where Brixton is finishing up a 7,000-metre program.

Brixton claims one drill hole produced the best cobalt intercept to date, yielding 0.35 per cent cobalt over 30.50 metres and 9.01 per cent over 0.5 metres.

“This program is set out to target cobalt-nickel mineralization specifically, as the demand for battery metals increases,” said Christina Anstey, Brixton’s vice president of exploration in a news release.

“We are very excited that our first hole in 2022 has confirmed high-grade of cobalt mineralization at the Langis Project.”

Brixton has held the property since 2016. It features the former Langis underground silver mine and is located 15 kilometres north of Temiskaming Shores, close to the Quebec border. Between 1908 and 1989, Langis produced 10.6 million ounces of silver and 358,340 pounds of cobalt.

With further drilling, Brixton Chairman-CEO Gary Thompson believes Langis can be a “stand-alone cornerstone asset.”

But with Brixton’s attention focused on B.C., Thompson said they would “welcome potential joint venture partners to reach out regarding this unique opportunity.”

Brixton’s flagship asset is in the Golden Triangle area of northwestern B.C. where its Thorn Copper-Gold Prophyry Project is situated. BHP, the world’s biggest miner, bought into Brixton last month as a major shareholder, taking a 19.9 per cent stake.

This is the fifth round of drilling at Langis since 2016. Previous efforts have focused on targeting silver in and around the former mine. Those programs produced several high-grade cobalt intercepts. This fall’s program was aimed at testing the grade and continuity of the geological structure of the cobalt and nickel.

With great road and power infrastructure in the area, the company made mention in the release that Langis is 20 kilometres north of where Electra Battery Materials is building a cobalt refinery and future battery materials industry park.