Jamaica

Bellas Gate

 

SUMMARY

The Bellas Gate Project (BGP) consists of two wholly owned Special Exclusive Prospecting Licenses (SEPLs) covering 84km2. The licenses are located within highly deformed, altered and mineralized Cretaceous rocks within the Central Inlier of Jamaica. Spanish explorers mined placer gold in the 16th Century and high-grade copper veins were mined by British mining companies at several sites on the project in the mid 1800s. No significant exploration or development was undertaken subsequently until the 20th century. C3 Metals began exploration in 2011 and attracted the interest of several major companies shortly thereafter. OZ Minerals of Australia became a partner on the project in January 2014 and spent $12.5M over three years.  OZ Minerals elected to withdraw from the joint venture in 2017 and C3 Metals now retains 100% interest in the project. C3 Metals has identified 8 copper gold porphyries on the project and has identified more than 30 significant copper showings.

Bellas Gate Project Location in Jamaica

GEOLOGY

The BGP is located within the Cretaceous Central Inlier of Jamaica which has a geologic history of subduction, crustal thickening and tectonism that produced extensive mineralization throughout the Caribbean such as the Pueblo Viejo deposit containing more than 23 million ounces gold (Barrick Website as of Dec 31, 2021). The Cretaceous rocks in the Caribbean are host to copper porphyries in Panama, Puerto Rico and Haiti, VMS copper, gold and silver in the Dominican Republic and epithermal gold systems in the Dominican Republic.

Significant Deposits within the Eastern Caribbean Plate

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Location of Jamaica within the Caribbean Plate showing significant gold and copper deposits.

TARGET CONCEPT

Copper Gold Porphyry systems with associated high-grade copper, gold and silver epithermal veining are the targets at Bellas Gate.  Multi-element geochemistry, high resolution magnetics and induced polarization surveys have helped develop and verify the model at Bellas Gate.

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Porphyry Ore Deposit Model for the Bellas Gate Project

TARGETS

The eight porphyry targets at Bellas Gate include: Connors, Camel Hill, Epidote Ridge, Coffee, Geo Hill,  Provost, Hendley, Ginger Ridge and Lucky Valley.

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Copper in soil colour contour showing location of the eight porphyries at Bellas Gate

The high priority epithermal veins include Charing Cross, Congo Hill, McNeish and Stamford Hill.

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Geology of the Bellas Gate Project showing Epithermal Vein Prospects in blue and Porphyry Prospects in black. Line A – A’ indicates the section being viewed in the following maps.

Cross sections through Geo Hill – Epidote Ridge – Connors porphyry prospects, Analytical Signal (top) and IP Chargeability (bottom). Showing existing and proposed hole through Epidote Ridge Anomaly

Past Results

Drilling results have been returned excellent grade over significant lengths at numerous target areas at the BGP. A summary can be seen in the table below. See Press Releases for further information. The BGP has an incredible amount of copper in soil anomalies with several walk-up drill targets, many without any previous drilling.

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Press Releases for the Bellas Gate Project

C3 Metals to Commence Drilling Copper-Gold Porphyry Targets in Jamaica

Toronto, Ontario (May 27, 2022) -  C3 Metals Inc. (TSXV: CCCM) ("C3 Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the 5,000 metre drilling program at the Company's 100% owned Bellas Gate copper-gold porphyry project in Jamaica will commence this weekend....