C3 Metals Inc. controls 100% in five mineral exploration licenses covering 207 square kilometres of highly prospective copper-gold terrain in Jamaica. C3 Metals has identified seven porphyry systems at the flagship Bellas Gate Project where recent drilling has discovered a new zone with the initial drill hole intersecting 339m of 0.34% CuEq, including 10m of 1.79% CuEq. New mineral exploration and development is welcome and encouraged by the Jamaican Government. The country has a long history of mining, beginning with the Spanish in the 16th Century, continuing with the British in the 19th Century, and today the modern bauxite industry is still thriving. Mineral extraction in Jamaica is a very large contributor to the country’s GDP. British based law, Canadian banking institutions, good infrastructure, and ready access to deep water shipping ports all contribute to a beneficial mining environment.
The mining industry is well developed in Jamaica due to a thriving bauxite industry and along with tourism is one of the two largest contributors to the Jamaican tax base. Mining regulations are well developed and administered under the authority of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mines (MSTEM). Special Exclusive Prospecting Licenses (SEPLs) are granted for mineral exploration and development activities. This includes but is not limited to, drilling, geophysical and geochemical surveys, water rights, and access roads. Surface access notification to local land owners with compensation for disturbance is set forth in the SEPL rules. No Environmental Impact Study (EIS) is required for exploration or development activities; however archaeological sites, including old mining sites must get approval before disturbance or removal.
A strong history of Canadian based expertise in the industry is based on over four decades of work in Jamaica by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC).