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
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 36 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
Location of Jamaica within the Caribbean Plate showing significant gold and copper deposits.
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.
Porphyry Ore Deposit Model for the Bellas Gate Project
The eight porphyry targets at Bellas Gate include: Connors, Camel Hill, Epidote Ridge, Coffee, Geo Hill, Provost, Hendley, Ginger Ridge and Lucky Valley.
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.
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
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.
Press Releases for the Bellas Gate Project
Rock Chips Assayed up to 14.2 g/t Gold and 5.2% Copper Toronto, Ontario--(September 13, 2022) - C3 Metals Inc. (TSXV: CCCM) (OTCQB: CUAUF) ("C3 Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to report the discovery of a large-scale, intermediate sulfidation epithermal gold and...
C3 Metals Intersects 309.0 Metres at 0.44% Copper and 0.33 g/t Gold in First Assays from Bellas Gate Project, Jamaica
Toronto, Ontario--(September 12, 2022) - C3 Metals Inc. (TSXV: CCCM) (OTCQB: CUAUF) ("C3 Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has intersected 309 metres at 0.44% Cu and 0.33 g/t Au beginning 15 metres down hole. This result is from 330 metres of a 703...
Toronto, Ontario -- (June 2, 2022) - C3 Metals Inc. (TSXV: CCCM) ("C3 Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to report surface reconnaissance results from mapping and sampling at the Arthurs Seat Project in Jamaica (Figure 1). Arthurs Seat is one of four Jamaican...
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....
Toronto, Ontario - March 24, 2022 - C3 Metals Inc. (TSXV: CCCM) (OTCQB: CUAUF) ("C3 Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to advise that concurrently with drilling at its flagship Jasperoide project in Peru, the Company has secured a rig to undertake a 5,000 metre core...
C3 Metals Identifies Significant Porphyry and Epithermal Copper-Gold Potential at the Bellas Gate Project, Jamaica
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - August 30, 2021) - C3 Metals Inc. (TSXV: CCCM) ("C3 Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has completed a comprehensive review of exploration data and associated follow up field assessment for the Company's 100%...