Camel Hill (Geo Hill, Mab Hill)
The Camel Hill zone, located within the southern alteration zone, was discovered by soil geochemistry in the 1950’s and has been tested by 23 core holes aggregating 12,637 ft
(Figure 12). A coincident Cu-Au soil anomaly at the 50 ppb Au—500 ppm Cu level is about 1,000 ft by 1,000 ft in extent. A central magnetic high is related to hydrothermal magnetite
and the better Cu mineralization in a phyllic to potassic alteration center. A large pyrite-chlorite-epidote propylitic zone surrounds the deposit. While most of the holes decrease in
value with depth, hole CAM92-6 was still in material grading about 0.3% Cu at a depth of 1122 ft. A north-northeast trending structure defines the southwest limits of the deposit
which may have been dropped down several hundred feet to the southeast. A resource calculation by the author using the 1992 drill data resulted in an inferred resource of
13,177,000 tonnes grading 0.35 % Cu, 0.17 g/t Au. The details of the calculation are described in a later section of this report.
The best area to increase the mineralization is to expand upon the Geo Hill drilling to the northwest which returned 399 ft of 0.35 % Cu in hole GEO92-1. The geochemistry of this
area is shown on the next two figures (Figures 13 and 14) which outline the Cu and Au anomalies between Camel Hill and Geo Hill. It should be noted that the Cu-Au anomalies at
Camel Hill are overlapping, whereas at Geo Hill the elements diverge. This divergence could very well be an effect of weathering and topography. In tropical environments Au is less
mobile in the surficial environment than is Cu, therefore depending on local conditions the distinctive Au anomaly northeast of Geo Hill could be close to a mineralizing center,
whereas the Cu anomaly could be some distance away from the main area of interest. In any case 399 ft of 0.35% Cu in a drill hole requires follow-up drilling.
MINERAL RESOURCE AND MINERAL RESERVE ESTIMATES
The current classification of mineral resources was enacted in Canada in 1988. National Instrument 43-101 and technical report requirements 43-101F1 were put in-place as of
February 1, 2001. The mineral resource definitions are based on the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s (CIM) definitions which were adopted on August 20,
2000. Under these definitions:
A Mineral Resource is a concentration or occurrence of natural, solid, inorganic or fossilized organic material in or on the Earth’s crust in such form and quantity and of such a grade
or quality that it has reasonable prospects for economic extraction. The location, quantity, grade, geological characteristics and continuity of a Mineral Resource are known,
estimated or interpreted from specific geological evidence and knowledge
The term Mineral Resource covers mineralization and natural material of intrinsic economic interest which has been identified and estimated through exploration and sampling and
within which Mineral Reserves may subsequently be defined by the consideration and application of technical, economic, legal, environmental, socio-economic and governmental
factors. The phrase ‘reasonable prospects for economic extraction’ implies a judgement by the Qualified Person in respect of the technical and economic factors likely to influence
the prospect of economic extraction. A Mineral Resource is an inventory of mineralization that under realistically assumed and justifiable technical and economic conditions, might
become economically extractable. These assumptions must be presented explicitly in both public and technical reports.
(43-101CP, CIM, 2001)
There are three subdivisions within the mineral resource category which are based on decreasing geological confidence (Measured, Indicated and Inferred). At present the author
feels that the Bellas Gate—Camel Hill mineral resource belongs in the inferred category.
An ‘Inferred Mineral Resource’ is that part of a Mineral Resource for which quantity and grade or quality can be estimated on the basis of geological evidence and limited sampling
and reasonably assumed, but not verified, geological and grade continuity. The estimate is based on limited information and sampling gathered through appropriate techniques from
locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes. Due to the uncertainty which may attach to Inferred Mineral Resources, it cannot be assumed that all or any part
of an Inferred Mineral Resource will be upgraded to an Indicated or Measured Mineral Resource as a result of continued exploration. Confidence in the estimate is insufficient to
allow the meaningful application of technical and economic parameters or to enable an evaluation of economic viability worthy of public disclosure. Inferred Mineral Resources must
be excluded from estimates forming the basis of feasibility or other economic studies (43-101CP, CIM, 2001). Camel Hill Resource Calculation.
Using the data generated by Prime Explorations in 1992 the author, an independent professional engineer, calculated an inferred resource at the Camel Hill deposit. By definition an
inferred resource is not of sufficient quality to allow for any kind of economic analysis. In the case of the Camel Hill mineralization, it is likely that economic viability would ultimately
depend, amongst other factors, on expanding the scale of the mineralization with future exploration. The results of the polygonal calculations using cross sections are as follows:
Cut Off Grade Tonnes Cu % Au g/t
0.2 % Cu 13,177,000 0.35 0.17
0.4 % Cu 4,193,000 0.51 0.24
The calculation used a specific gravity of 2.65 and projected values a maximum of 100 ft (30.5 m) from the drill hole both along and parallel to the sections. A 0.2% cut-off grade
would be considered to be the minimum grade ultimately mineable under most metal price—mining cost scenarios. Drill sections showing average Cu grades are appended. Although
the data used was taken from prior operators, the author, having verified the data by examining the drill core and taking check samples, has established a good degree of
confidence in the data. The author does not believe that any environmental, permitting, legal, taxation, socio-economic, marketing, mining, metallurgical, infrastructure or other factors
will materially affect the resource estimate. The main factors which could affect the calculations are:
• The specific gravity used, although an average figure based on experience in porphyry deposits, has not been determined by testing.
• The metallurgical characteristics of the mineralization have not been considered, neither has the mineralization been separated into oxide and sulfide portions.
• Surface land title has not been researched. There are a few houses and a small church on the site.
Although references to Mo content can be found in the literature, and one core sample assayed 92 pp Mo, there is little evidence in the drilling database for a content of Mo with
economic consequences. Likewise, Ag is found only in trace amounts in the drill database. The statistical behavior of the Cu content within the 1992 diamond drilling database is
shown in Figures 16 and 17 below.
INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSIONS
Copper occurrences, known deposits, and geochemical anomalies are distributed over a large area within the Central Inlier and the Bellas Gate property. The regional setting
contains examples of porphyry copper deposits, for example in Puerto Rico, and there are enough indications present to suggest the possibility of significant porphyry copper
deposits in Jamaica.
The database used in this report is, as far as can be ascertained, reliable and there is a sufficient density of samples to calculate an inferred resource at Camel Hill although
uncertainties, primarily regarding specific gravity, topography, and drill hole locations, do exist. An “inferred resource” 13,177,000 tonnes grading 0.35% Cu, 0.17 g/t Au using a
0.2% Cu cut-off grade or 4,193,000 tonnes grading 0.51% Cu, 0.24 g/t Au using a 0.4% Cu cut-off grade has been calculated by the author using diamond drill results generated by
Drilling to expand the resource in the Camel Hill area is warranted especially to the northwest in the vicinity of Geo Hill. A single hole at Geo hill grading 0.35% Cu over a core length
of 399 ft is an intercept worthy of follow-up drilling. There is also potential to go deeper. In addition the property has both local and regional exploration potential which requires
further attention. Peter FOLK
Copper Gold Porphyry
Much more than a geochemical anomaly
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