Toronto, Ontario – November 1, 2022 – C3 Metals Inc. (TSXV: CCCM) (OTCQB: CUAUF) (“C3 Metals” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has intersected 63.9m at 1.19% copper from 58.8m below surface at its Jasperoide project in Peru. The Company has now received assays from the final six drill holes of the Phase 2 drilling program. The Phase 1 and 2 programs successfully defined a cohesive mineralized 650m long skarn body at the Montaña de Cobre Zone that is strongly oxidized from surface to over 250m in depth.
Results and Update:
- Montaña de Cobre Zone – Copper and gold oxide skarn body measures up to 650m by 600m, with a variable true thickness of 50m to 250m
- Drilling 2021/22 – Comprehensive 73-hole, 20,070 metre drill program completed in 2 phases
- Results – Multiple high-grade copper-gold intercepts reported on most section lines, including
- JAS2650-05 reported 53.2m at 3.11% Cu and 0.46 g/t Au from 92.6m (press release May 25, 2021)
- JAS2700-03 reported 118.7m at 1.15% Cu and 0.37 g/t Au from 87.3m (press release July 27, 2021)
- JAS2750-05 reported 229.5m at 0.99% Cu and 0.43 g/t Au from surface (press release September 30, 2021)
- JAS2800-07 reported 63.9m at 1.19% Cu from 58.8m
- JAS2900-02 reported 81.6m at 0.89% Cu, 0.25g/t Au from 21.0m (press release September 9, 2022)
- JAS3000-05 reported 35.7m at 0.62% Cu, 0.37g/t Au from 30.3m (press release May 17, 2022)
- Sighter Metallurgical Test Work – Completed domaining of different material types to evaluate metallurgical response and assess various processing options for the near surface oxide copper and gold mineralization
- Geological Modeling of Jasperoide Block – a 3D geological block model is being finalized, using both the historical and recent drill data and available surface mapping
- Property-Wide Evaluation and Drill Targeting – Evaluating numerous copper-gold porphyry, skarn and epithermal prospects at Jasperoide Project and within the land package of approximately 27,000 hectares
- Drill Permitting – Continue the permitting process required to drill test recently acquired mineral tenements, including two targets where Peruvian informal miners are active
Dan Symons, President and CEO, stated, “We now have the final assays from the phase 2 drill program at Jasperoide. The Montaña de Cobre Zone has been drilled at roughly 50m spacing over approximately 90% of the skarn target. The phase 2 drill program has confirmed that the copper grades increase significantly at depths below 50m to 75m. In several instances we have encountered over 5% copper along the base of the zone. With all assay results now in hand, we are now focused on updating the block model, commencing metallurgical test work and continuing our community relations and drill permit programs. We believe there is potential for multiple skarn and porphyry targets within the recently expanded land position that now sits at approximately 27,000 hectares. Once drill permits are in hand on these newly acquired mineral concessions, it is our intention to commence initial drill programs on multiple copper-gold prospects.”
Table 1. Significant drilled intercepts at the Montaña de Cobre Zone
- Significant intercepts reported as length-weighted averages exceeding 0.15% Cu and 0.10g/t Au, with <5m of consecutive internal dilution.
- Copper and Gold are uncut.
- True width of down-hole intersections reported are estimated to be approximately 60-90% of the down-hole lengths.
Assay results have been received for the 73-hole, 20,070m two-phase drill program at the Montaña de Cobre Zone on the Jasperoide Project . Drilling defined a strongly oxidized copper-gold skarn body that measures up to 600m in north-south dimension by 650m in east-west dimensions. The upper skarn is an intensely leached cap with low to moderate grade copper-gold mineralization. The grade of mineralization increases significantly below the oxidized cap, including bonanza grades such as 20.1m at 5.83% Cu, 0.87 g/t Au from 96.3m in JAS2700-09 (press release February 23, 2022). Important lithological and structural controls are now being modeled in 3D to define fluid pathways and generate additional skarn and porphyry targets within the drill permitted area.
To the northwest of the Montaña de Cobre Zone, C3 Metals has located another skarn target, the Cresta Verde Zone on the other side of the Benoni fault, which is known to be an important structural break in this region. The Cresta Verde Zone will be evaluated further, after modeling of the lithology and structure are completed.
The Company is undertaking sighter metallurgy test work on the different material types within the oxide skarn body at the Montaña de Cobre Zone to evaluate recoveries, acid consumption and characteristics of the copper and gold mineralization. Material types are differentiated based on geochemical, geotechnical, geological and mineralogical characteristics and these tests will provide important information with respect to the metallurgical response, which is an important de-risking milestone for the Company.
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ABOUT C3 METALS INC.
C3 Metals Inc. is a junior minerals exploration company focused on creating substantive value through the discovery and development of large copper and gold deposits. The Company holds the 27,200 hectare Jasperoide project in the prolific high-grade Andahuaylas-Yauri Porphyry-Skarn belt of Southern Peru. Mineralization at Jasperoide is hosted in a similar geological setting to the nearby major mining operations at Las Bambas (MMG), Constancia (Hudbay) and Antapaccay (Glencore). C3 Metals also holds a 100% interest in five licenses covering 20,700 hectares of highly prospective copper-gold terrain of Jamaica. Mining dates to the 1500’s and 1800’s when Spanish and British mining companies targeted high grade copper in veins. The Company also holds a 2% royalty in Tocvan’s Rogers Creek project.
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Stephen Hughes, P.Geo. is Vice President Exploration and a Director for C3 Metals and is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Hughes has reviewed the technical information in this news release and approves the written disclosure contained herein.
C3 Metals adheres to a strict QA/QC protocol for core handling, sampling, sample transportation and analyses. Chain-of-custody protocols are designed to ensure security of samples until their delivery at the laboratory.
Half core samples are analysed by 4-Acid digest ICP-MS finish for 60 elements, including pathfinder REE elements with pulps from samples reporting greater than 1.0% copper being re-assayed by the ore grade method. Gold is analysed by 30g Fire Assay AAS finish, with pulps from samples reporting greater than 5ppm re-assayed by 1kg Screen Fire Assay. The Company inserts blanks and certified reference standards in the sample sequence for quality control.
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