| May 3, 2023

C3 Metals gets drill permit for Gold Project in Jamaica

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Figure 1: C3 Metals’ concessions in Jamaica with Total Magnetic Intensity (TMI), showing 16 porphyry and over 40 epithermal prospects over a 30km trend from Bellas Gate through to Arthurs Seat and Main Ridge. Historical adits and shafts located to the south of several of the porphyry targets.

Durrant Pate/Contributor

Ontario based, C3 Metals Inc. has announced that it has been given the green light by the Jamaican government to commence exploration drilling at its 100% owned Main Ridge Project in Jamaica.

The project covers 3,000-hectares and is located immediately adjacent to the past producing Pennants Gold Mine and to the west of the C3 Metals Arthurs Seat Project. The Main Ridge drill permit is valid through April 2028.

C3 Metals President and CEO, Dan Symons commented, “with the Main Ridge Project drill permit in hand, we now have valid drill permits through at least mid-2027 along a 30km of strike extent where we have identified 16 porphyry and 40 epithermal targets. At Main Ridge, we have identified two separate mineralized structures over 4km either along trend or in close proximity to the past producing Pennants Gold Mine.”

The Pennants Gold Mine was an open pit mine that operated from 2002 to 2004. The Main Ridge Project surrounds the Pennants pit to the west, north and east. C3 Metals has identified nine epithermal and two porphyry targets at Main Ridge that warrant further exploration.

Main Ridge Project highlights

Rock chip and soil sampling along the Bennett Fault defined a coherent gold anomaly extending 4km southeast and northwest of the former Pennants Gold Mine (Figure 2):

Figure 2: Main Ridge radiometric image (potassium) showing a zone of strong gold mineralization northwest of the past producing Pennants Gold Mine with numerous rock chip assays above 1.0 g/t gold and up to 35.8 g/t gold and three zones of strong copper mineralization, including both rock chip assays above 1% copper and channel sampling results.
  • Rock chip sample collected 300m west of historical drill hole MD28 (3.1m at 17.0 g/t Gold1) assayed 35.8 g/t gold
  •  Rio Minho Fault host to strong copper-silver mineralization, defined over a 4km strike length. Channel sample results include (Figure 2):
  • 16.0m at 1.22% copper and 7.8 g/t silver
  • 2.0m at 6.07% copper and 19.4 g/t silver

The Pennants Gold Mine was operated as an open pit mine from 2002 to 2004 on a reported non-compliant NI 43-101 historical mineral resource of 75,500 tonnes at 20.4 g/t gold. The operator reported historical high-grade drill intersections of 1.7m at 430.0 g/t gold and 4.6m at 25.6 g/t gold from the mine property (drill results are historical in nature and have not been independently confirmed).


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