2016 and prior Images

Cut surface of a quartz-carbonate vein with high-grade silver and cobalt mineralization. The darker grey (matte) are the cobalt minerals and the more reflective metal is silver shown here with dendritic growth.

Cut surface through a high-grade silver vein. The native silver is very reflective.

Sample of a quartz-carbonate vein with cobalt rosette. Cobalt rosette typically have cores of silver. It should be noted that due to the elements occurring naturally in the Cobalt-Gowganda Mining Camps, the mineral assemblage is quite varied. The cobalt minerals are often referred to as cobalt sulphides and cobalt arsenides and include minerals such as skutterudite, safflorite, gersdorfite, cobaltite, arsenopyrite and many others. Metallic elements occur in their pure (or native) forms such as silver, and bismuth. 

Vein of cobalt-rich material near adit entrance. Pink colouration is the oxidization of the cobalt mineralization. The resulting oxide mineral is Erythrite – commonly known as Cobalt Bloom. This distinctive colour was used by early prospectors – and current rock collectors – as an indicator of cobalt mineralization.

Shows high grade silver intersection in core from diamond drill hole CA11-08.

Frank Basa, President and CEO of Castle Silver Resources discusses drilling with Douglas Robinson, Project Geologist with decades of experience in the Cobalt-Gowganda area.

Diamond drill core from hole CA11-08, sample 45183. This 45cm length sample assayed 40,944 g/t Ag (1193.70 g/t Ag); 0.91 % Co; 0.12 % Ni.

Voluntary Rehabilitation work: Screening waste rock in preparation for back-filling Castle No.1 Shaft.

Fenced compound housing drill core racks, logging facility and core cutting facility. Powered by diesel generator.

Securing the adit entrance with locked fencing.

Voluntary rehabilitation: work in preparation for back-filling Castle #1 Shaft.

Voluntary rehabilitation – screening waste rock and re-sloping surfaces for safe usage of recreational users of the property.