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  • High‐Grade Gold │ Low‐Cost │ Low‐Risk  │ Development │ Europe │ January 29, 2014 A preliminary short form prospectus containing important information relating to the securities of the Company described in this document has not yet been filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada, other than Québec. A copy of the short form preliminary prospectus is required to be delivered to any investor that received this document and expressed an interest in acquiring the securities. There will be no sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy securities of the Company until a receipt for the final short form prospectus has been issued. This document does not provide full disclosure of all material facts relating to the securities offered. Investors should read the preliminary short form prospectus, final short form prospectus and any amendment, for disclosure of those facts, especially risk factors relating to the securities offered, before making an investment decision. Patrick F. N. Anderson Chief Executive Officer
  • FORWARD‐LOOKING INFORMATION AND QUALIFIED PERSON This presentation contains “forward‐looking information” which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the completion of the acquisition (the “Acquisition”) by the Company from a group of private vendors of approximately 1.3 million hectares of mineral rights over four greenstone belts and a historic silver mining camp in Norway, future financial or operating performance of the Company and its mineral projects, the future price of metals, the estimation of mineral resources, the realization of mineral resource estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital, operating and exploration expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, costs and timing of future exploration, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations of insurance coverage. Often, but not always, forward‐looking statements can be identified by the use of words and phrases such as “plans,” “expects,” “is expected,” “budget,” “scheduled,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “anticipates,” or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may,” “could,” “would,” “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward‐looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made and are based on various assumptions, such as the continued political stability in Northern Ireland and Norway, that permits required for the Company’s operations will be obtained in a timely basis in order to permit the Company to proceed on schedule with its planned exploration and development programs, that skilled personnel and contractors will be available as the Company’s operations continue to grow, that the price of gold will be at levels that render the Company’s mineral projects economic, that the Company will be able to continue raising the necessary capital to finance its operations and realize on mineral resource estimates, and that the assumptions contained in the PEA are accurate and complete. Forward‐looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward‐looking statements. Such factors include, among others, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current and future exploration activities; actual results of reclamation activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters and/or economic assessments as plans continue to be refined; future prices of metals; possible variations of mineral grade or recovery rates; the risk that actual costs may exceed estimated costs; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; political instability; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward‐looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward‐looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this presentation and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward‐looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, except as may be required by applicable securities laws. There can be no assurance that forward‐looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward‐looking statements. Certain technical data in this presentation was taken from the technical report entitled “A Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Curraghinalt Gold Deposit, Tyrone Project, Northern Ireland” dated September 6, 2012 (effective date for resource is November 30, 2011), prepared by B. Terrence Hennessey, P.Geo., Mr. Barnard Foo, P.ENG., Mr. Bogdan Damjanovic, P.ENG, Mr. Andre Villeneuve, P.ENG., and Mr. Christopher Jacobs, CEng MIMMM of Micon International Limited (the “PEA”), and is subject to all of the assumptions, qualifications and procedures described therein. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The PEA is preliminary in nature. It includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. There is no certainty that the results of the PEA will be realized. Michele L. Cote, MSc., P. Geo., VP Exploration, Dalradian Resources Inc., is the Qualified Person who supervised the preparation of the exploration technical data in this presentation. The exploration data was based on the procedures described in the Company’s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2012 dated March 28, 2013 (the “AIF”) and is subject to all of the assumptions, qualifications and procedures described therein. 2 2
  • OVERVIEW AND CORPORATE
  • DNA SNAPSHOT  High grade gold deposit with growth potential  Positive PEA shows a high margin and low capex producer  Strong local and national support for Curraghinalt project in Northern Ireland  Green light to proceed with underground  development and bulk sampling, pending  terms and conditions Looking forward  to an eventful  2014 4
  • DNA SUMMARY ANALYST COVERAGE: (targets range from $1.90‐$0.80) Davy Bart Jaworski TSX: DNA STOCK PRICE Analyst Targets $1.90 Beacon Cormark Michael Curran Mike Kozak $2.0 $1.75 $1.60 $1.50 $1.6 $1.2 Clarus Jamie Spratt National Bank Steve Parsons Dundee Laurie Curtis Canaccord Genuity Joe Mazumdar BMO $1.10 $1.00 John Hayes $0.8 $0.80 $0.68 Jan 2014 Nov 2013 Sep 2013 Jul 2013 May 2013 Mar 2013 Jan 2013 Nov 2012 Sep 2012 Jul 2012 May 2012 Mar 2012 Jan 2012 January 6, 2014 $0.4 $0.0 SHARE CAPITALIZATION  shares outstanding 89.5 million and  fully diluted of 97.0 million as of November 13, 2013 cash position of $9.4 million  as of September 30, 2013 All dollars quoted in $ CAD 5
  • IN FOUR YEARS WE HAVE: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 • Project Acquisition ‐ December • Existing gold  resource of  250,000 oz Indicated  & 350,000 oz Inferred1,2 • Increased resource  to 400,000 oz Indicated & 1.16M oz Inferred1,3 • IPO ‐ August • 7 rigs onsite • Increased resource  to 10,000 oz Measured,  460,000 oz Indicated  & 2.23M oz Inferred1,4 • Robust PEA  announced  • New discovery ‐ Alwories • UG planning  permission • VP Project  Development hired • Extensive drilling  and re‐sampling  completed 1 Refer to PEA. Please see cautionary statements in Forward Looking Information (slide 3) 2 Indicated:  0.57 MT grading 13.95 g/t Au for 250,000 contained ounces Inferred:  0.64 MT grading 17.15 g/t Au for 350,000 contained ounces 3 Indicated:  0.95 MT grading 13.24 g/t Au for 400,000 contained ounces Inferred:  2.46 MT grading 14.64 g/t Au for 1.16 million contained ounces 4 Measured: 0.02 MT grading 21.51 g/t Au for 10,000 contained ounces Indicated:  1.11 MT grading 12.84 g/t Au for 460,000 contained ounces Inferred:  5.45 MT grading 12.74 g/t Au for 2.23 million contained ounces 6
  • THE BOARD:  A TRACK RECORD OF DISCOVERY, DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION PATRICK F. N. ANDERSON JONATHAN A. RUBENSTEIN CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Director of Eldorado Gold Corporation Founder & Former CEO of Aurelian Resources Director of Detour Gold ‘08 – PDAC International Mineral Discovery Chairman & Director of MAG Silver Corp. ‘08 – Northern Miner Man of the Year  Former Director of Aurelian Resources, Sutton  Resources, Canico Resource Corp &  Cumberland Resources RONALD P. GAGEL Former SVP and CFO of FNX Mining THOMAS J. OBRADOVICH ARI B. SUSSMAN Founder & CEO OF CONTINENTAL GOLD  LIMITED CHAIRMAN  Founder & Former CEO of Young‐Davidson  Mines Former Director of Aurelian Resources SEAN E. O. ROOSEN Founder & CEO OF Osisko Mining Corporation Also Director of Astur Gold ‘06 – Prospector of the Year ‐ Quebec GRENVILLE THOMAS Founder & Chairman of Strongbow  Exploration Inc. Founder & Former Chairman, President &  Director of Aber Resources (Harry Winston  Diamond Corp.) now Dominion Diamond ‘99 – PDAC Prospector of the Year  ‘01 – Northern Miner Man of the Year ‘09 – Canadian Mining Hall of Fame ‘08 – Prospector of the Year ‐ Canada ‘09 – Northern Miner Man of the Year  7
  • MANAGEMENT:  THE A‐TEAM PATRICK F. N. ANDERSON KEITH D. MCKAY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Founder & Former CEO of Aurelian Resources Former CFO of Aurelian Resources  ‘08 – PDAC International Mineral Discovery ‘08 – Northern Miner Man of the Year  TIM WARMAN RUTH IVES PRESIDENT VP PROJECT DEVELOPMENT Former VP, Corporate Development of  Aurelian Resources Over 18 years of hands on mining experience Also Director of Continental Gold Ltd. Senior engineering & mine planning roles  in over seven underground gold operations,  including narrow vein MICHELE COTE MARLA GALE VP EXPLORATION VP COMMUNICATIONS Over 18 years of experience as an exploration  geologist 18 years of experience Senior communications roles at  Endeavour Mining and Aurelian Resources 8
  • NORTHERN IRELAND
  • METAL PRODUCTION IN IRELAND & THE UK  Our flagship asset: Curraghinalt high‐grade lode gold deposit Gold Base Metals Salt Mine  Excellent regional infrastructure  Over 84,000 hectares under license Scotgold Permitted NORTHERN IRELAND Curraghinalt Curraghinalt Gold Deposit Cavanacaw Croagh Patrick Galantas Gold Irish Salt Mining Vedanta Resources In production Clontibret Tara Galmoy Silvermines Pallas Green Omagh Lisheen Parys Mountain Gwynfynydd Clogau IMC Exploration Gold exploration Allihies Copper  Mines Xstrata Feasibility Boliden In production Avoca BELFAST Conroy Diamonds & Gold Underground Salt Mine Galantas Gold In production Lonmin Gortin Cononish Conroy Gold exploration Lundin In production Gold Mines of Wales Exploration South Crofty 10
  • COUNTY TYRONE IS RESOURCE FRIENDLY Curraghinalt Clear Cut Logging at Gortin Glen Forest Park Cavanacaw Open Pit Approx 30 km SW Curraghinalt Gortin 125 Metres DG3 Alwories Quarry 0 1 2 kilometres Greencastle Quarry 11
  • SOCIAL LICENSE “It is incomprehensible that our local youth are having to travel 12,000 miles to work in exploration  and extraction of mineral resources when we have potential similar opportunities a mile away.  Every  effort should be made to expedite this project safely and effectively.” “The employment produced from this venture is critical to local work forces at this  time.  I urge you to grant approval.” Awarded  Top 30 Irish‐ North  American  Companies  for 2012 &  2013 To date, the Dept. of Environment has received  a total of 92 letters and three petitions of  support for the Curraghinalt Underground  Program and 39 objecting letters “It makes economic sense to allow DGL to determine whether a future mining project is viable. Not giving planning  permission would be to send out a clear signal that Northern Ireland is not open for investment from outside  companies.” “Dalradian makes every effort to maintain good community relations, protect the environment and  work with all local people providing employment and training.” Source: Epicdocs.planningni.gov.uk. 2011. Public Access. Available at: http://epicdocs.planningni.gov.uk/ShowCaseFile.aspx?appNumber=K/2013/0072/F Accessed: 19 Aug 2013. Dalradian supports the local MS Society  12
  • CURRAGHINALT
  • DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH‐GRADE DEPOSIT  Gold resource covers a fraction of  known mineralization over a  12km gold trend  High‐grade gold resource1  Measured: 0.02 MT grading 21.51 g/t Au  for 10,000 contained ounces  Indicated:  1.11 MT grading 12.84 g/t Au  for 460,000 contained ounces  Inferred:  5.45 MT grading 12.74 g/t Au  for 2.23 million contained ounces  Positive PEA shows a high margin  and low capex producer1 1 Refer to PEA. Please see cautionary statements in Forward Looking Information (slide 3) 14
  • MESOTHERMAL VEIN SYSTEM CROSS‐SECTION ADIT 15
  • CURRAGHINALT: A GROWING RESOURCE 3.6 km Curraghinalt Alwories 0m asl ‐500m asl 2007 Resource 2010 Resource ‐1000m asl 259500E 259000E 258500E Drilling post 2011 Resource 258000E 2012 Interpreted vein extents 257500E 2011 Resource 16
  • PRELIMINARY  ECONOMIC  ASSESSMENT MICON, JULY 2012
  • PRELIMINARY ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT KEY PEA DATA* NPV with 8% discount rate (After‐tax) IRR (After‐tax) Average Annual Production Processing Rate 3 YEAR TRAILING AVERAGE GOLD PRICE: $1378/ounce 5 YEAR TRAILING AVERAGE  GOLD PRICE: $1,166/ounce $467 million $331 million 41.9% 33.4% 145,000 ounces/year 1,700 tonnes/day Life of Mine 15 years Initial Capex ($38M contingency) Cash Costs $192 million $532/ounce or $125/tonne Diluted Grade 8.1 g/t Au Gold Recovery 92% Payback 2 years At $814 gold price (10‐year trailing average), after‐tax IRR of 20.2% * Prepared by Micon International Limited. PEA results released on July 25, 2012. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The PEA is preliminary in nature.  It includes  inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves.  There is no certainty that  the results of the PEA will be realized. All dollars quoted in $ USD unless stated otherwise. 18
  • DEVELOPMENT
  • CURRAGHINALT ADIT WORKING OFF  EXISTING  INFRASTRUCTURE,  WE PLAN TO BEGIN  ADVANCING ON THE  VEINS  20
  • UNDERGROUND EXPLORATION DEVELOPMENT DALRADIAN HAS RECEIVED  PLANNING PERMISSION TO  COMPLETE APPROXIMATELY 2,000 M  OF UNDERGROUND EXPLORATION  DEVELOPMENT Existing  Exploration  Tunnel  Extend the existing adit by  approximately 45 m to intersect  the 106‐16 Vein  Drift along several of the known  veins & demonstrate vein  continuity  Install a ramp to access 150 m  level, approximately 20 m below  existing workings  Removal of large bulk sample for  metallurgical test work Proposed Crusher  Ramp Proposed  Stopes T17  Vein Proposed Tunnel Extensions  at Sub‐Level No. 1  Vein Proposed Tunnel  Extensions at 170 M  Level Proposed Access Ramp  to Sub‐Level 106‐16  Vein 21
  • CONCEPTUAL SUBLEVEL DEVELOPMENT 2,000 M PLANNED WITH THE GOAL TO:  Demonstrate continuity of thickness and grade of mineralized veins  Convert additional resources to Measured and Indicated  Test mining and backfill methods  Investigate geotechnical and hydrogeological conditions  Produce a bulk sample for metallurgical test work ROAD MULLAN T17 PLANNED  DEVELOPMENT SHEEPDIP CROW BEND No. 1 106_16  Test the permitting process EXISTING DEVELOPMENT PLANNED  DEVELOPMENT PLANNED  STOPING 22 22
  • UNDERGROUND PROJECT TIMELINE   Months 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Receipt of planning permission with final terms and conditions  Surface Work Exploration Tunneling Test Stoping Hydrogeology & Geotechnical Studies Backfill testing Metallurgical Testing 23
  • UPCOMING MILESTONES NOW THAT WE HAVE A POSITIVE PLANNING RECOMMENDATION BY SPD  Issuance by the Strategic Planning Division of final planning permission, including terms  and conditions, expected shortly  Compliance by Dalradian with planning pre‐conditions, including approval of various  environmental management plans in Q1 2014  Awarding of surface and underground contracts by Dalradian in Q1 2014  Commencement of earthworks in Q1 2014  Mineral Resource update in Q1 2014  Preliminary Economic Assessment update in Q2 2014  Commencement of underground blasting in Q2 2014  Stoping begins in Q3 2014  Metallurgical testing in Q4 2014 24
  • Patrick F. N. Anderson Chief Executive Officer info@dalradian.com 416.583.5622 Trading Symbol: DNA on TSX Corporate Office: Dalradian Resources Inc. 155 Wellington Street West Suite 2920 Toronto, Ontario Canada M5V 3H1 www.dalradian.com 25
  • LAND POSITION NORTHERN NORWAY Greenstone Belts Volcanic Belts & Metasediments NORWAY Bidjovagge SWEDEN NORWAY FINLAND Pasvik Pechenga RUSSIA Kautokeino Kittilä SOUTHERN NORWAY Kongsberg Oslo Karasjok RUSSIA Sakattilampi Rombak FINLAND SWEDEN NORTHERN NORWAY  Four concessions over three greenstone belts and a basement  window  10 gold‐in‐till anomalies identified SOUTHERN NORWAY  Kongsberg concession hosting an historic silver mining district  Five silver targets identified  26