Maalinao-Caigutan-Biyog (MCB Project)
The Maalinao-Caigutan-Biyog (MCB Project) is Celsius Resources’ world-class copper-gold project situated in the Philippines on the country’s main island of Luzon - about 320 km north of Manila.
The MCB Project, which is held by CLA’s Philippine subsidiary, Makilala Mining Company, Inc., contains a JORC Mineral Resource estimate comprising 313.8Mt @ 0.48% copper, and 0.15g/t gold, at a cut-off grade of 0.2% copper of which:
290.3Mt @ 0.48% copper is in the Indicated category; and
23.5Mt @ 0.48% copper is in the Inferred category.
Within the above mentioned JORC Resource is a high-grade core of 93.7Mt @ 0.80% copper and 0.28g/t gold, at a cut-off grade of 0.5% copper.
The advanced MCB Project was owned by Freeport-McMoRan – the world’s third largest copper producer, who invested in excess of $14.5m in Country on this asset. Historical exploration conducted by Freeport delivered some incredible drill intersections, including:
- 384.00 m @ 1.25% copper & 0.46 g/t gold, within 767.00 m @ 0.77% copper & 0.27 g/t gold
- 177.00 m @ 1.98% copper & 0.95 g/t gold, within 630.50 m @ 0.81% copper & 0.32 g/t gold
- 186.85 m @ 1.84% copper & 0.86 g/t gold, within 612.00 m @ 0.82% copper & 0.31 g/t gold
- 243.30 m @ 1.38% copper & 0.75 g/t gold, within 505.00 m @ 0.87% copper & 0.38 g/t gold
- 92.00 m @ 1.80% copper & 1.12 g/t gold, within 680.00 m @ 0.54% copper & 0.20 g/t gold
For more information, please read our Scoping Study (released 1/12/21).
Makilala is currently undertaking a 4,000 metre drilling program, comprising 6 diamond holes:
|FIRST HOLE RESULTS: (MCB-033)||
|SECOND HOLE RESULTS: (MCB-034)||
|THIRD HOLE RESULTS: (MCB-036)||
|FOURTH HOLE RESULTS: (MCB-037)||
|FIFTH HOLE RESULTS: (MCB-038)||
Significant historical and current drilling results are shown in Figure 1, with MCB-033 being the first hole in the current 6 hole drilling program;
Figure: Cross-section of drill holes relative to the interpreted geology and significant assay results at MCB
Sagay Project (Nabiga-a Hill Prospect)
Is owned and operated by Celsius Resources’ Philippine subsidiary, Tambuli Mining Company, Inc. (“Tambuli”) and is located in the centre of the Philippines archipelago in the northern part of Negros Island. Historical drilling highlights a very large-scale porphyry copper mineralisation at depth, as defined by the numerous thick drill hole intersections.
Tambuli completed its technical due-diligence and evaluation resulting in the CLA Board deciding to pursue further exploration of its second asset in the Philippines.
Drilling operations have now commenced:
- Drilling contractor has been appointed for 7 diamond drill holes totalling approximately 4,400 metres.
- The current exploration program is planned for three broad priority targets and upon completion, should facilitate the declaration of a maiden JORC Mineral Resource Estimate.
- Planning for the implementation of the mandatory Environmental and Community Development Programs is well underway.
Results from historical drilling conducted by Freeport-McMoRan include:
- 77.22m @ 0.69% copper & 0.19 g/t gold, within 521.37m @ 0.47% copper & 0.13g/t gold,
- 113.96m @ 0.68% copper & 0.20 g/t gold, within 461.38m @ 0.49% copper & 0.14 g/t gold,
- 23.93m @ 1.03% copper & 0.51 g/t gold, within 207.48m @ 0.44% copper & 0.12g/t gold,
- 26.74m @ 0.89% copper & 0.02 g/t gold, within 80.28m @ 0.64% copper & 0.03g/t gold,
- 25.79m @ 0.98% copper & 0.01g/t gold, within 56.86m @ 0.58% copper & 0.02g/t gold,
- 390.09m @ 0.46% copper & 0.11 g/t gold
Cross-section of hole SGY-036 relative to the interpreted geology and earlier significant assay results which exist beneath hole SGY-036
|FIRST HOLE RESULTS: (SGY-031)||
|THREE SHALLOW HOLES RESULTS: (SGY-035, SGY-036-SGY-038)||
Owned and operated by Celsius Resources’ Philippine subsidiary, PDEP, Inc., Malangsa is located in Southern Leyte and is an early stage copper-gold prospect with possible economic porphyry and epithermal mineralisation.
A rapid survey was conducted in 2009 and determined presence of Cu-Au in stream samples.
Situated in the middle of two known productive small-scale gold mine camps where samples were collected from veins with reported values of up to 6.81% Cu, 7.66ppm Au and 148ppm Ag.