Renard Resource Update
July 23rd 2013
Slide Deck Accompanying Press Release Dated July 23rd 2013
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Forward-Looking Information
This presentation contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian secu...
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Renard NI 43-101 Mineral Resources
Published July 23rd 2013
Notes: Grades illustrated are for Indicated and Inferred Min...
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Notes: Resource categories are compliant with the "CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves". Mineral ...
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Notes: The potential quantity and grade of any exploration target (previously referred to as “potential mineral deposit”...
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What Data Supports the Resource Calculation?
88,887 m of core drilling (surface)
6,151 m of reverse circulation (RC) dri...
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Exploration Target High Range
Inferred Resource
Exploration Target Low Range
Probable Reserve
Notes: Reserve and Resourc...
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490 m
asl
-275 m
asl
0 m
790 m
Indicated Resource
Legend
Inferred Resource
Inferred Resource of R2 CRB
Low TFFE
High TFF...
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Stornoway recently completed a successful 5,000
tonne bulk sample at Renard 65 in July 2012.
Diamond recovery of 963 car...
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Renard’s Diamonds
Recent Valuation Conducted by WWW International Diamond Consultants Ltd. March 2013
Kimberlite
Body
S...
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Stornoway Renard Project Resource Update July 23rd 2013

  1. 1. Renard Resource Update July 23rd 2013 Slide Deck Accompanying Press Release Dated July 23rd 2013
  2. 2. 2 Forward-Looking Information This presentation contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward- looking statements”, are made as of the date of this presentation and the Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect current expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to: (i) the amount of mineral resources and exploration targets; (ii) the amount of future production over any period; (iii) net present value and internal rates of return of the mining operation; (iv) assumptions relating to recovered grade, average ore recovery, internal dilution, mining dilution and other mining parameters set out in the Feasibility Study or Optimization Study; (v) assumptions relating to gross revenues, operating cash flow and other revenue metrics set out in the Feasibility Study or Optimization Study; (vi) mine expansion potential and expected mine life; (vii) expected time frames for completion of permitting and regulatory approvals and making a production decision; (viii) the expected time frames for the construction of a mining grade road by Stornoway and completion generally of the Route 167 extension and the financial obligations or costs incurred by Stornoway in connection with such road extension; (ix) future exploration plans; (x) future market prices for rough diamonds; and (xi) sources of and anticipated financing requirements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “projects”, “estimates”, “assumes”, “intends”, “strategy”, “goals”, “objectives” or variations thereof or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made based upon certain assumptions and other important factors that, if untrue, could cause the actual results, performances or achievements of Stornoway to be materially different from future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the environment in which Stornoway will operate in the future, including the price of diamonds, anticipated costs and Stornoway’s ability to achieve its goals. Certain important factors that could cause actual results, performances or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) required capital investment and estimated workforce requirements; (ii) estimates of net present value and internal rates of return; (iii) receipt of regulatory approvals on acceptable terms within commonly experienced time frames; (iv) the assumption that a production decision will be made, and that decision will be positive; (v) anticipated timelines for the commencement of mine production; (vi) anticipated timelines related to the construction of a mining grade road by Stornoway and completion generally of the Route 167 extension and the impact on the development schedule at Renard; (vii) anticipated timelines for community consultations and the impact of those consultations on the regulatory approval process; (viii) market prices for rough diamonds and the potential impact on the Renard Project’s value; and (ix) future exploration plans and objectives. Additional risks are described in Stornoway's most recently filed Annual Information Form, annual and interim MD&As, and other disclosure documents available under the Company’s profile at: www.sedar.com. When relying on our forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to Stornoway, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Stornoway does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by Stornoway or on our behalf, except as required by law.
  3. 3. 3 Renard NI 43-101 Mineral Resources Published July 23rd 2013 Notes: Grades illustrated are for Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources respectively at a +1DTC sieve size cut-off. Reserve and Resource categories are compliant with the "CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves". Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The potential quantity and grade of any Exploration Target (previously referred to as a “Potential Mineral Deposit”) is conceptual in nature, and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource. Renard 4 60/50cpht Renard 2 104/119cpht Renard 3 103/112cpht 27 million carats INDICATED RESOURCE Drill Delineated Micro/Macro Diamond Sampling Bulk Sampling for Value Renard 9 53cpht Renard 65 29/24cpht 17 million carats INFERRED RESOURCE Lower Resolution Drilling, or no Bulk Sample Lower Resolution Diamond Sampling, or no Drilling. 26 - 48 million carats EXPLORATION UPSIDE
  4. 4. 4 Notes: Resource categories are compliant with the "CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves". Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Indicated Mineral resources are Inclusive of the Mineral Reserve. Totals may not add due to rounding. Grades are estimated at a +1DTC sieve size cut-off. Renard NI 43-101 Mineral Resources Published July 23rd 2013. Changes to January 2011 Mineral Resource in Italics Kimberlite Grade (cpht) Tonnes (millions) Contained Carats (Millions) Renard 2 – Total 100 (n/a) 18.58 (n/a 18.66 (n/a) Renard 2 104 (+1.2%) 17.71 (-0.4%) 18.38 (+1.6%) Renard 2 CRB-2a 32 (n/a) 0.87 (n/a) 0.28 (n/a) Renard 3 103 (-2.2%) 1.76 (+0.5%) 1.82 (-1.7%) Renard 4 60 (+13.1%) 7.25 -- 4.31 (+13.0%) Renard 65 29 (n/a) 7.87 (na) 2.30 (n/a) Total Indicated 76.4 (-14.3%) 35.45 (33.1%) 27.09 (+14.0%) Renard 2 – Total 64 (n/a) 11.77 (n/a) 7.47 (n/a) Renard 2 119 (+1.2%) 5.23 (+0.4%) 6.23 (+1.6%) Renard 2 CRB 19 (n/a) 5.23 (n/a) 1.24 (n/a) Renard 3 112 (-4.5%) 0.54 (+0.2%) 0.61 (-4.2%) Renard 4 50 (+13.7%) 4.75 (-0.1%) 2.37 (+13.7%) Renard 9 53 (+13.2%) 5.70 (+0.1%) 2.69 (+13.2%) Renard 65 24 (-16.8%) 4.93 (-61.9%) 1.18 (-68.3%) Lynx Dyke 107 -- 1.80 -- 1.92 -- Hibou Dyke 144 -- 0.18 -- 0.26 -- Total Inferred 57 (+1.2%) 29.67 (-4.6%) 16.85 (-3.5%)
  5. 5. 5 Notes: The potential quantity and grade of any exploration target (previously referred to as “potential mineral deposit”) is conceptual in nature, and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource. The exploration upside for the Renard kimberlite pipes has been determined by projecting reasonable kimberlite volumes from the base of the inferred Resource to a depth of 700m below surface. In the case of the Lynx and Hibou dykes, the exploration upside was established on the basis of known drill intersections of kimberlite for which insufficient diamond sampling exists to adequately estimate a diamond resource grade. Target for Further Exploration Published July 23rd 2013. Changes to January 2011 Estimates in Italics Kimberlite Grade (cpht) Tonnes (millions) Contained Carats (Millions) Renard 2 104 to 158 4.0 to 4.6 4.2 to 7.3 Renard 3 105 to 168 0.8 to 1.7 0.8 to 2.8 Renard 4 50 to 77 11.1 to 15.4 5.6 to 11.8 Renard 9 52 to 68 3.9 to 6.3 2.0 to 4.3 Renard 65 25 to 33 29.0 to 40.9 7.3 to 13.5 Lynx Dyke 96 to 120 3.1 to 3.2 3.0 to 3.8 Hibou Dyke 104 to 151 2.7 to 2.9 2.9 to 4.3 Total Exploration Upside 54.6 (-0.8%) to 74.9 (-0.8%) 25.7 (+9.1%) to 47.8 (-1.4%)
  6. 6. 6 What Data Supports the Resource Calculation? 88,887 m of core drilling (surface) 6,151 m of reverse circulation (RC) drilling 780 m of underground drifting (200 m in kimberlite) 2,382 m of underground drilling +2,000 thin sections (formal petrographic work on ~800) Dense Media Separation (“DMS”) processing of kimberlite  4,563 tonnes of underground samples  8,600 tonnes of surface trench samples  903 tonnes of RC chip samples  154 tonnes of drill core samples 9,212 carats of macrodiamonds (+1 DTC) from DMS work 18.3 tonnes of samples submitted for microdiamond analysis Diamond valuation exercises in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013
  7. 7. 7 Exploration Target High Range Inferred Resource Exploration Target Low Range Probable Reserve Notes: Reserve and Resource categories are compliant with the "CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves". Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The potential quantity and grade of any Exploration Target is conceptual in nature, and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource. Renard’s Resource Upside A Project with a Long Resource Tail and Very Long Mine Life Potential The resource upside at depth at Renard is world class. Although highly accretive, the project’s Inferred Mineral Resources are not included in the Feasibility Study economic analysis in accordance with NI 43-101. 0m 100m 200m 400m 600m 700m 500m 300m Renard 65 29/24cpht Renard 4 60/50cpht Renard 9 53cpht Renard 2 104/119cpht Renard 3 103/112cpht The Feasibility: 11 years of mining Permitting and Long Term Business Plan The Vision: Deposit still Open 40 60 80 100 120 140 Millions of Tonnes 20 0
  8. 8. 8 490 m asl -275 m asl 0 m 790 m Indicated Resource Legend Inferred Resource Inferred Resource of R2 CRB Low TFFE High TFFE Resource Expansion Targets for Resource Expansion in 2013 and Beyond Renard 2 Renard 3 Renard 4 Renard 65 Renard 9 1. Conversion of Renard 65 Inferred Resources to Indicated to 150m depth (July 2013: Completed) 2. Addition of Renard 2 Country Rock Breccia to both Indicated and Inferred Resources (July 2013: Completed) 3. 6.2 mcarats in 5.23 Mtonnes (at 119 cpht) in Renard 2 Inferred Resources between 610m and 700m depth: 4.2 to 7.3 Mcarats TFFE between 700m and 770m depth. Open below 770m. (Target for Future Exploration) 1 2 3
  9. 9. 9 Stornoway recently completed a successful 5,000 tonne bulk sample at Renard 65 in July 2012. Diamond recovery of 963 carats with a March 2013 valuation of US$180/ct (with sensitivities of $203 & $169). July 2013: Conversion of Inferred Mineral Resources to a depth of 150m to an Indicated Mineral Resource of 2.30 Mcarats (comprising 7.87 Mtonnes at 29cpht) Upon conversion to a Mineral Reserve, this material may be incorporated into the mine plan in two ways: 1. add 1 year to the LOM and increase the production rate to 2.5Mt/a or 2. add 3 years to the LOM as a reserve tail at a production rate of 2.1Mt/a The cost of developing a 75m deep pit at Renard 65 is already contained within the Feasibility Study. The Renard 65 bulk sample returned the highest value diamonds to date at the Renard Project Renard 2 Renard 3 Renard 9 Renard 4 Renard 65 Three Renard 65 diamonds: 9.78 ct and 6.41 ct diamonds recovered from the 2012 bulk sample and a 4 carat stone discovered in drillcore in 2003 Renard’s Resource Upside A Project with a Long Resource Tail and Very Long Mine Life Potential Notes: Reserve and Resource categories are compliant with the "CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves". Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The potential quantity and grade of any Exploration Target is conceptual in nature, and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource.
  10. 10. 10 Renard’s Diamonds Recent Valuation Conducted by WWW International Diamond Consultants Ltd. March 2013 Kimberlite Body Size of Valuation Sample (carats) WWW March 2013 Sample Price (US$/carat)1 WWW March 2013 Base Case Price Model (US$/carat)1 Sensitivities (Minimum to High) Renard 2 1,580 $180 $190 $171 to $214 Renard 3 2,753 $173 $151 $141 to $185 Renard 4 2,674 $100 $104 ($150)2 $98 to $168 Renard 65 997 $250 $180 $169 to $203 Notes 1. All prices in US$/carat. Samples utilizing a +1 DTC sieve size cut-off. 2. Should the Renard 4 diamond population prove to have a diamond population with a size distribution equal to the average of Renard 2 and 3, WWW have estimated that a base case diamond price model of $150 per carat based on March 2013 pricing. 10.15 carat gem quality octahedron Renard 3 Bulk Sample Stones larger than 2 carats. “Run of Mine” Approximately 9,000 carats of diamonds have been recovered for valuation from all ore bodies. The Renard kimberlite pipes have similar, but marginally different diamond populations exhibiting coarse size distributions and with high proportions of large white gems. No fancy colours. 99% by weight gem/near-gem quality. 1% industrial quality boart. Value Upside in Large Gems. Diamonds larger than 10.8ct (“Specials”) estimated at three to six 50-100ct stones and one to two +100ct stones every 100,000 carats (two weeks). Not accounted for in the revenue model, Independent valuation exercises have been undertaken in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013
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