Cobalt, famed for its 1903 silver rush, is regarded as the birthplace of Canadian hard rock mining. But it’s all new territory for Gary Thompson of Brixton Metals who’s hoping to rekindle some of that magic with an exploration program to the north of that historic mining camp.
The CEO of the Vancouver junior miner is on the hunt for high-grade silver around the former Langis underground mine, 15 kilometres north of Temiskaming Shores.
“We’ve been busy getting up to speed on what’s happening with the whole camp,” said Thompson. “I’m just amazed at the amount of history there.” Brixton finalized the acquisition of Langis Mine from Canagco Mining Corp in early February for $55,000 cash and 3.2 million in common shares.
Thompson believes the 3,300-hectare land package contains plenty of open-ended potential in the silver veins at depth.
His company is meticulously gathering historical and past geophysical data of past mining and exploration work to build a 3-D model as they methodically work toward a preliminary economic assessment (PEA).
“We’re in the process of building our database, taking as much of that paper data into digital format.”
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