Charing Cross Exploration Report 1991Brewster
Charing Cross Adit and Vein Diagram (Historical)
2005 Location Map by Sample Number
2005 Assay Results by Sample Number
Bagging Sample 63707 Charing Cross Cu 9.067 %
Ag 2.4 opt, Au  0.30 opt
Sample # 63709 Surface outcrop Charing Cross
Vein 10.126% Cu 1.72 opt Ag 1,475 ft elev.
Visible Gold and Copper Reported to be 9.16% Cu
.22 Oz/T Gold level 5.
In-situ sample taken from Charing Cross vein at  
surface 1.75 oz/t Gold, 4 oz/t Ag 21.4% Cu
Sample number 63708
Adit level 5 Charing Cross
Bulk sampling high grade Vein section in level 5
Charing Cross

                 MINE HISTORY

    The Charing Cross Prospect is one of the many showings that was
    explored during the 1850's.   During this period of activity lasting
    from 1854 until 1859, the six levels were excavated and shaft was
    sunk through a distance of 150 feet from the No.2 adit level to the 65
    fathom cross cut. Sawkins J.G. (1869) reports that the company
    shipped 207 tons of copper - ore to Liverpool which assayed 14.3%
    copper and over 2 ounces gold per ton; the range of copper values
    appears to have been from 14 to 23%.

    In April if 1858, Captain , (M.Eng., C.Eng.), visited Jamaica and
    inspected all the operating "mines" in the country. His
    recommendations at Charing Cross were to sink an engine shaft
    from surface to depth to investigate the mineralized vein. The
    company "Wheal Jamaica Copper Company" carried out this
    recommendation and such a shaft from the No.2 adit level to the 65
    fathom crosscut level as this was drained by the existing workings
    and required no machinery. Following the completion of the shaft
    and faced with the necessity to subscribe additional funds to purchase
    the required machinery for an engine shaft, the Company suspended
    operations due to an inability to raise additional funds.

    There is no record of any further work being carried out at the
    Charing Cross mine, although during the early 1900's, the area was
    again looked at by mining interests from the U.S. In the 1950's, two
    adits were reopened by the Jamaica Copper & Iron Company Ltd.,
    for a total length of over 2000 feet. During 1954 - 1955, Base Metal
    Mining Corp. held an exploration license over an area which included
    the Charing Cross Prospect although only reconnaissance exploration
    was carried out. During that period, Geophysical Engineering
    Services acted as contractor to Jamaica Copper Iron Ltd., the
    Charing Cross adits were cleaned out and investigated.

    While the deposit was considered to be mineable at the right price for
    copper (Bergy 1957), no such work was initiated at the time. During
    1958, Bergy reports that certain high grade sections of the Charing
    Cross vein contain good gold values with one nine inch section
    reportedly assaying 0.67 oz. gold per ton. During 1989-1990, Trevcorp
    carried out a program of rehabilitation on the No. 5 adit followed by
    an underground sampling program on the mineralized shear zone
    exposed through a distance of 300 feet.

    The sampled section of the vein was channel sampled and results
    obtained showed an average grade of 9.16% copper and 0.22 oz. of
    gold per ton over an average width of 1.5 feet. A program of surface
    geophysical surveying was also carried out to identify additional
    structures. Trevcorp has also completed a surface soil geochemical
    program which investigated, in part, extensions of the Charing Cross
    mineralized system.

    MINERALIZATION

    At the Charing Cross Prospect and immediate area, mineralization
    consists of various copper minerals. Sawkins in his report on Charing
    Cross remarked, "The character of the ores is in many particulars as
    those of Cuba - the carbonates overlying the oxides, and the oxides
    the sulphurets, the two latter being separated by quartz and iron
    pyrites..."

    The principal carbonates that have been identified in hand specimen
    are malachite, azurite and calcite; oxides include cuprite and
    chalcocite; sulfides include chalcopyrite, bornite and covellite; other
    copper bearing minerals include turquoise and chrysocolla.

    On surface outcrops all minerals, except for the sulfides, are present
    in gossans, generally accompanied by orange and yellow and rusty
    iron staining. Little quartz or other gangue minerals are present in
    outcrop. Gossans are reported to carry over 2 ounce gold per ton.
Sample from Charing Cross Adit 5
Clarendon
Consolidated Minerals Ltd.
Jamaica West Indies  
N18 02.470 W77 10.686
Fully permitted for all aspects of mineral exploration.
The Charing Cross Mine

Developed in 1854

5th Level 165,000 tons grading
.22 ounces gold per ton (31,680 ounces gold)
9.16% Cu (13,190 tons Copper)
Non-43101
No Previous Production, No Modern Exploration, No Problem
Mining Proposal and budget for Charing Cross 1990JSRedpath
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Charing Cross Vein Outcrop
Charing Cross Press Release May 27, 1854 New
York Daily Times 2 ounce Gold per ton
Charing Cross Press Release August 1854 New York Daily Times
Charing Cross Press Release Dec 6, 1854 New York Daily Times
Historical Press Releases 1854
Geology of Jamaica Copper and Gold Sawkins 1869 (excerpt Word)
Maps and assay results from field recon
by General Minerals 2005.
Charing Cross sample #'s 63707-708-709
Maps and results are below.
Clarendon Consolidated Minerals Ltd. a Private Illinois Corporation. 2009 All Rights Reserved.
High Grade Copper, Gold and Silver 15 miles from Port
Geology of Jamaica by J.G. Sawkins 1869
The current cycle of demand for minerals, combined with concerns
regarding the environment and land use which are now an integral
part of open-pit mine development, have resulted in an economic
situation where vein deposits exploitable by underground mining
methods are increasingly viable exploration targets. Both the
Charing Cross and the Stamford Hill mines have been inaccessible
for years. Old information for the Charing Cross mine contains
references to potentially economic Au-Cu grades which warrant
evaluation.
 From Folk NI 43101Technical Report
Historical Underground Mines
Charing Cross mine with proposed drill hole diagram
(mouse over)
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