This Electric Market Needs a Recharge

The demand outlook for battery metals has significant upside potential. A lithium-ion battery comprises 15% graphite, 6% cobalt, and 2% lithium by weight.

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Small Cap Power Article on CCW April 24, 2018

Canada Cobalt Works Inc. (TSXV:CCW) is quickly advancing its cobalt-silver property in Ontario with a proprietary separation technology

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Castle Silver Resources (TSXV:CSR) Exploration Approach is Leading it to High-Grade Cobalt

Five hundred kilometres due north of Toronto, the sleepy town of Cobalt, Ontario, is living up to its namesake. Ever since cobalt (the metal) became the darling of the commodity markets, companies are flocking into Cobalt (the town) to examine new and historic deposits that are suddenly very attractive thanks to higher metal prices and surging demand.

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Rockstone Research Site Visit: Going Underground and Flying over the Castle Silver-Cobalt Mine in Ontario

In September 2017, Stephan Bogner from Rockstone Research took a flight to Montreal and then to Rouyn-Noranda in Ontario to visit the properties of Castle Silver Resources Inc. (“CSR”). CEO Frank Basa hosted the site visit and gave some valuable insights. Today’s report covers the Castle Mine property and a future report will present the Beaver Mine property also with a drone video coverage.

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Northern Miner, June 9th 2017 Castle Silver markets cobalt potential in Asia

A junior with properties in northern Ontario containing past-producing silver and cobalt mines says metal traders and carmakers in Japan and battery manufacturers in China are eager to lockup supply.
“Everyone is just scrambling to get cobalt,” Frank Basa, CEO of Castle Silver Resources (TSXV: CSR; US-OTC: TAKRF), says in a telephone interview from Beijing. “They are extremely aggressive and want to sign agreements with us.”

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Castle Silver's Got Grade

Castle Silver Resources Inc (TSX-V: CSR OTC:TAKRF FRANKFURT:4T9B) is a silver-cobalt company aiming to resume mining at the Castle Silver and Beaver properties in Ontario Canada. The company is run by Mr. Frank Basa, a Metallurgical Engineer who worked for Agnico Eagle back in the 80’s when they were actively mining the properties in Castle Silver’s portfolio. Castle Silver (CSR) is a spinout of three properties from Basa’s other company, Granada Gold Mine Inc., a development company with a high grade gold mine close to production near RouynNoranda, Quebec. CSR’s silver and cobalt projects warranted a new vehicle to take them to the next level. The market cap for this Venture microcap is currently only $7.5 million.

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Castle CEO Frank Basa Interviewed by Isabel Belger of Zimtu Capital Corporation

Mr. Basa is a distinguished metallurgist and milling expert who has over 28 years of global mining experience with expertise in milling, gravity concentration, flotation, leaching and refining of precious and base metals. He is an expert in cobalt metallurgy, having worked in Ontario’s Cobalt Camp early in his career, when he designed, in conjunction with Canada’s National Research Council, a unique hydrometallurgical process known as Re-2OX for the recovery of multiple metals and elements from all feeds with varying chemistries. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and a graduate of McGill University. Mr. Frank J. Basa, P.Eng., has been the CEO and President of Castle Silver Resources Inc. since September 15, 2015 .

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