Latest Rock Chip Samples Assayed up to 29.8 g/t Gold and 5.7% Copper
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - November 7, 2022) - C3 Metals Inc. (TSXV: CCCM) (OTCQB: CUAUF) ("C3 Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to report that exploration continues to expand the recently discovered epithermal gold-copper vein swarm and overall copper-gold-silver mineralization at its' 100% owned Arthurs Seat Project in Jamaica. C3 Metals also reports its highest grade rock chip gold assay to date at 29.8 g/t gold in epithermal style mineralization.
Epithermal style quartz veining has now been mapped and sampled over a 5.0 km by 3.0 km area, occurring within a much broader 8.0 km by 4.5 km footprint of copper-gold-silver mineralization. Geologists have recently discovered epithermal-style sheeted quartz veins south of the Crawle River-Rio Minho Fault Zone ("CRFZ").
An initial 5,000 m drill program comprised of 25 holes from 10 drill pad locations has been designed to test the vertical and lateral continuity of gold-copper mineralization. A drilling application has been submitted for Arthurs Seat, and C3 Metals intends to commence drilling immediately once permits are received.
Arthurs Seat Exploration Highlights:
- Copper-gold-silver mineralized zone expanded to 8.0 km by 4.5 km, including 113 rock chip assays grading greater than 1% copper (see Figure 1)
- Epithermal quartz vein and breccia zone expanded to 5.0 km by 3.0 km, including 28 rock chip samples grading greater than 1 g/t gold (see Figure 2)
- Latest batch of rock chip samples assayed up to 29.8 g/t gold and 5.7% copper
- Epithermal quartz veins confirmed south of the important CRFZ
- Multiple, discrete zones of high-grade copper-silver expanded in the northwest project area
- Copper-gold mineralization confirmed over 30 km between Bellas Gate - Arthurs Seat - Main Ridge
Dan Symons, President and CEO stated, "When we first announced the grassroots discovery of an outcropping epithermal vein swarm at Arthurs Seat less than two months ago, we had mapped veins to a 3.0 km by 2.0 km area within a much broader 7.0 km by 4.0 km copper-gold-silver footprint. In a very short period of time, the vein swarm has now been expanded to a 5.0 km by 3.0 km area within an 8.0 km by 4.5 km footprint. Furthermore, the discovery of veins south of the CRFZ opens up the possibility for the epithermal system to continue on to our Bellas Gate and Main Ridge Projects. Incidentally, our search for historical records indicates C3 Metals is the first company to discover and evaluate this district scale mineralized system."
Geological mapping, supported by spectral interpretation and radiometric survey data, expanded the zone of epithermal gold-copper veining to 5.0km by 3.0km. Assays from epithermal style quartz veins reported up to 29.8 g/t gold, which also contain significant secondary copper species (see Figure 3). Multiple, discrete zones of high-grade copper mineralization occur to the northwest of the epithermal gold-copper vein swarm, returning up to 5.66% copper and 14.4 g/t silver in the latest batch of rock chip assays.
Figure 1: Geology map showing footprint of copper-gold-silver mineralization extending 8.0 km by 4.5 km. Location of new high-grade copper in rock chip samples are highlighted in dashed outlines. All rock chip samples assaying greater than 1% copper are shown as magenta triangles.
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Figure 2: Map showing 5.0 km by 3.0 km area of high-density, low-intermediate sulphidation epithermal vein swarm. Location of new vein discoveries are highlighted in dashed yellow. Rock chip samples assaying greater than 2.0 g/t gold are shown as magenta triangles.
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Figure 3: Rock chip samples from epithermal vein swarm at Arthurs Seat (Left) Volcanic rock cut by quartz veins and with abundant secondary copper species; sample assayed 29.8 g/t gold. (Right) Basalt flooded with secondary copper species, malachite and brochantite; sample assayed 5.66% copper.
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The recent discovery of epithermal quartz veins to the west and south of the important CRFZ suggests the potential to expand the epithermal mineralization further. C3 Metals has now expanded its successful mapping and sampling program to cover the entire 6,000-hectare area of the Arthurs Seat concession and the northern area of the Bellas Gate concession.
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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 26,800 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 1500s and 1800s 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 handling, sampling, sample transportation and analyses. Chain-of-custody protocols are designed to ensure security of samples until their delivery at the laboratory.
Samples are analysed by 4-Acid digest ICP-MS finish for 63 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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