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Mandalay Resources March 2020 IR Presentation


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Mandalay Resources March 2020 IR Presentation

  2. 2. 2 This presentation contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements relating to life of mine production plans, exploration plans and the growth and strategy of Mandalay. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements depending on, among other things: exploration results or production results not meeting management’s expectations; capital, production and operating cost results not meeting current plans; and changes in commodity prices and general market and economic conditions. The factors identified above are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Mandalay. A description of additional risks that could result in actual results and developments differing from those contemplated by forward looking statements in this news release can be found under the heading “Risk Factors” in Mandalay’s annual information form dated March 28, 2019, its short form base shelf prospectus dated February 12, 2018, and prospectus supplement dated February 12, 2019, copies of which are available under Mandalay’s profile at Although Mandalay 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 not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. 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. Quality Control and Assurance Quality control and assurance programs are implemented in line with the standards of National Instrument 43-101. The exploration programs at Mandalay’s properties are supervised by Dominic Duffy (MAusIMM [CP]) President and CEO of Mandalay and a “Qualified Person” as defined under National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Duffy regularly visits Mandalay’s properties, and supervises the collection and interpretation of scientific and technical information contained in this presentation. Mr. Duffy has visited Costerfield, Cerro Bayo, Challacollo, and Björkdal and has supervised the preparation of this presentation. All currency references in US$ unless otherwise indicated. Forward-looking Statements
  3. 3. MANDALAY PORTFOLIO AT A GLANCE 3 Costerfield: Major Production Uplift From High-Grade Youle Vein • Production initiated high-grade Youle vein • Continual uplift in production over the next 12 months • 2019 production: 25,161 AuEq oz • 2019 cash costs: $1,313/oz • 2020E production guidance(2): 44,000 – 52,000 AuEq oz • 2020E cash costs guidance: $725 – $875/oz • Excellent high-grade exploration potential Björkdal: Ramping-up Underground Production • 2019 production: 51,498 Au oz • 2019 cash costs: $945/oz • 2020E production guidance: 51,000 – 57,000 Au oz • 2020E cash costs guidance: $750 – $900/oz • Exploration breakthrough of Aurora zone opening significant production and exploration potential TWO PRODUCING ASSETS WITH ORGANIC GROWTH POTENTIAL AND EXPLORATION UPSIDE Non-Core Properties • Cerro Bayo (care and maintenance) o Definitive option agreement signed with Equus Mining • Challacollo (feasibility-stage project) o Definitive sale agreement signed with Aftermath Silver 1. Assumes metal prices of Au $1,478/oz, Sb $5,931/t
  4. 4. 4 2020 PRODUCTION AND COST GUIDANCE SIGNIFICANT ORGANIC PRODUCTION GROWTH AT COSTERFIELD • Costerfield: High-grade Youle vein continuing to ramp-up production through 2020, leading into further increased production in 2021 • Björkdal: Steady ramp-up from the Aurora zone as more levels are developed and stoping is increased 1. Assumes metal prices of: $1,478/oz, Sb $5,931/t. Consolidated costs per Au Eq. oz includes corporate overhead spending and total care and maintenance costs at Cerro Bayo 2. Cash cost and all-in cost are non-IFRS measures 3. Capital expenditures includes exploration at Björkdal and Costerfield; consolidated cost guidance includes expected Corporate G&A Costerfield Björkdal Consolidated Production Gold (oz) 32,000 – 38,000 51,000 – 57,000 83,000 – 95,000 Antimony (t) 3,000 – 3,500 - 3,000 – 3,500 Gold Equivalent (oz)(1) 44,000 – 52,000 51,000 – 57,000 95,000 – 109,000 Cash Costs ($USD/oz)(2) $725 – $875 $750 – $900 $765 – $915 Capital Expenditures ($M)(3) $17M – $21M $22M – $27M $39M – $48M
  5. 5. 5 STRONGER BALANCE SHEET VIA SYNDICATED US$65M CREDIT FACILITY PROVIDING SHORT TERM FINANCIAL FLEXIBILITY AND LONG TERM BALANCE SHEET MANAGEMENT Three Year Term • Entered into a Syndicated Facility with HSBC Bank Canada and Macquarie Bank Limited • Use of proceeds: repaying the preexisting HSBC Revolver Facility, repurchasing or redeeming Gold Bonds, general corporate and working capital purposes Hedging Programs • Commencing in July 2020, a total of 150,000 ounces of saleable gold or 50,000 ounces per year for three years will be hedged: o A zero-cost collar hedge for 75,000 ounces of saleable gold with a floor price of US$1,550 per ounce and a ceiling of US$1,617 per ounce; and o Australian dollar gold forward contract for the remaining 75,000 ounces of salable gold at AU$2,390 per ounce Gold Bonds for Cancellation • Entered into a bond purchase agreement with a holder of a significant portion of the outstanding Gold Bonds to which Mandalay has agreed to purchase for cancellation • Following completion of the above, under the agreements relating to the Gold Bonds, Mandalay will exercise its rights to redeem all the remaining Gold Bonds at a price equal to the principal amount of Gold Bonds plus accrued and unpaid interest therein
  6. 6. 6 COSTERFIELD MINE Snapshot Land package 1,293 hectares Product Gold and Antimony Mining Method Long-hole stoping with cemented rock fill Life of Mine 3 - 4 years Processing Capacity 140,000 tonnes per annum 2019 Production 15,258 Au oz & 2,032 Sb t 2019 Cash Costs/ CAPEX $1,313 per oz / $19.2M P&P Reserves(1) 474,000 t @ 13.4 g/t Au, 3.8% Sb for 204,000 Au oz and 17,800 Sb t VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA 1. SRK Consulting (Australia), Effective December 31, 2019, documented in an independent NI 43-101 Technical Report that will be filed within 45 days of Feb 21, 2020
  7. 7. 7 COSTERFIELD: THE PATH FORWARD DELIVERING ON PRODUCTION UPLIFT AND A FOCUSED EXPLORATION PROGRAM Deep Hole DrillingRamping up Youle Exploring High Potential Targets • Development and production from Youle top priority to significantly increase processed grade • First programmed holes completed under Youle vein • Program to be continued in 2020 under Cuffley / Augusta zones • Drill several highly prospective targets from surface including: Extension of Youle, Damper Gully, True Blue, Brown’s, and Robinson’s
  8. 8. 8 THE YOULE LODE: DRIVING FUTURE SUCCESS MAJOR PRODUCTION INCREASES EXPECTED FROM YOULE RAMP UP • Youle vein lies within the North-South trend also containing August and Cuffley veins • Drilling has allowed for a high-grade reserve to be formed around Youle which is still open to the North and at depth • Currently developing on multiple levels with first stoping scheduled for Q2, 2020 • Extensional exploration program initiated, focused on depth and northern extensions Mineral Reserves at Costerfield (as of Dec. 31, 2019) Category Tonnes (kt) Au Grade (g/t) Sb Grade (%) Cont. Au (koz) Cont. Sb (kt) Proven 114 9.5 4.8 35 5.4 Probable 360 14.6 3.4 169 12.4 P+P 474 13.4 3.8 204 17.8 Mineral Reserves at Costerfield (as of Dec. 1, 2018) Category Tonnes (kt) Au Grade (g/t) Sb Grade (%) Cont. Au (koz) Cont. Sb (kt) Proven 76 8.4 4.0 20 3.1 Probable 461 10.8 3.1 160 14.2 P+P 537 10.4 3.2 180 17.2 Sources: 2018 Reserves: SRK Consulting (Australia), Effective December 1, 2018, documented in an independent NI 43-101 Technical Report filed on February 6, 2019. 2019 Reserves SRK Consulting (Australia), Effective December 31, 2019, documented in an independent NI 43-101 Technical Report that will be filed within 45 days of Feb 21, 2020 Area mined: 2009 - 2018 Areas currently mining Youle
  9. 9. 9 YOULE LONG SECTION DRILL INTERCEPTS ON YOULE DEMONSTRATING CONTINUITY OF HIGH-GRADE Currently known mineralized shoot: Approx. 600 m strike Approx. 250 m down dip High-grade continuous core defined by multiple intercepts over 50 g/t AuEq over 1.8 m minimum mining width
  10. 10. 10 DEEP DRILLING AT COSTERFIELD FOSTERVILLE AND COSTERFIELD ARE FUNDAMENTALLY SIMILAR IN MINERAL SOURCE, FLUID COMPOSITION, FLUID TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND FLUID TRAP ENVIRONMENT Fosterville Costerfield 30 km Fosterville Deposits Costerfield Deposits Could there be similar style gold mineralisation at Costerfield? • Key similarities in the upper Costerfield system that Mandalay has mined • A litho-geochemical (carbonaceous shales) environment exists, at depth, that is similar to the Fosterville high-grade (Swan zone) environment • Mandalay has intercepted mineralisation in the sub King Cobra drilling with 2 of 4 historical intercepts returning high gold grades supporting the analogy
  11. 11. 11 TARGETING A POTENTIALLY HIGH-GRADE ENVIRONMENT DEEP HOLE DRILLING PROGRAM TO TEST FOR HIGH-GRADE MINERALIZATION AT DEPTH 2014: • Previously intersected a high- grade mineralized vein with two deep holes drilled under Cuffley vein 2019: • Began deep hole program with first deep hole under Youle vein (completed) 2020: • Second deep hole under Cuffley/Augusta vein scheduled for this year CSK007: 0.08 m @ 1,361 g/t Au and CSK012: 0.19m @ 345 g/t Au
  12. 12. 12 DEEP DRILLING AT COSTERFIELD DRILLING PROGRAM ADVANCING STRATIGRAPHY KNOWLEDGE OF THE COSTERFIELD DISTRICT • First deep drill hole: CD001 completed at 1,700 m • New interpretation of the folding suggests a likely structural setting exists for a Costerfield size deposit below Youle and above the fault • Thick quartz blowout between 1,583 m – 1,595 m: o This wide interval of quartz contained minor pyrite mineralization and zones of sericite- chlorite alteration • Geological learnings from first hole to be carried over for targeting of deep Augusta / Cuffley drilling in 2020 1,545 m 1,580 m Quartz Blow 1,595 m
  13. 13. 13 Radiometric Data (K/Th) TB DC KN BR MD True Blue Damper Gully Brown’s Diggings Robinson’s Reef MacDonald’s Reef King Cobra North Current/Historical Mining Corridor Potential Endowment • 2 Mineralized and Underexplored corridors Youle Brunswick Cuffley Augusta Margaret EXCITING DISTRICT POTENTIAL Youle
  14. 14. 14 BJÖRKDAL MINE Snapshot Land package 12,949 hectares Product Gold Mining Method Longhole open stoping Life of Mine 10+ years Processing Capacity 1.3 million tonnes per annum 2019 Production 51,498 Au oz 2019 Cash Costs/ CAPEX $945 per oz / $18.6M P&P Reserves(1) 11.1 mt @ 1.54 g/t Au for 548,000 Au oz SKELLEFTEÄ, SWEDEN 1. Roscoe Postle Associates, Effective December 31, 2019, documented in an independent NI 43-101 Technical Report will be filed within 45 days of Feb 21, 2020.
  15. 15. 15 BJÖRKDAL: THE PATH FORWARD RAMPING UP UNDERGROUND PRODUCTION AND DELINEATING THE AURORA ZONE Mining selectivityRamping up Underground and Stockpile Production Exploring High Potential Targets • Ramp-up underground tonnage in 2020 to 1Mtpa • Supplement underground material with stockpiled low-grade ore (approx. 0.6 g/t Au) for total processing capacity of 1.3Mtpa • Increase Aurora’s contribution to overall mill feed o Increase development at Aurora and stoping ramp-up over 2020 • Supplement feed with high- grade skarn production • Extend the mineralisation of Aurora zone. Currently open to extension laterally and horizontally, with focus on high-grade at depth • Test extension of the Lake Zone skarn deposit • Extension drilling to North of Aurora
  16. 16. 16 AURORA ZONE STEERING UNDERGROUND RAMP UP AURORA ZONE PROVIDES THE POTENTIAL TO MINE HIGH-TONNAGE AND HIGHER-GRADES MORE COST EFFECTIVELY • Aurora zone significantly wider and consistently higher-grade than current mill feed • Currently known mineralization over 300 m horizontally and 300 m vertically • Aurora zone readily accessible; five levels currently being developed • Large step-out drilling occurring below and East and West of currently known mineralization • Preliminary processing results show no challenges for gold recoveries • Stoping has been initiated on first level
  17. 17. 17 UNCONSTRAINED ABOVE THE MARBLE MINERALIZATION EXTENDING HUNDREDS OF METRES ABOVE THE MARBLE CONTACT Marble contact Unexplored and an area of focus for the exploration program Mineralized zone: historically thought to be constrained by marble
  18. 18. 18 AURORA ZONE & PRELIMINARY RESERVES MINERALIZATION OPEN IN ALL DIRECTIONS • Underground drilling campaign focused on extending existing Aurora zone • Drill results demonstrated potential for Aurora to extend both up and down dip along strike in both directions • Seeking continuity of higher-grade mineralization at depth • Upper holes will be drilled from surface in early 2020 Preliminary Mineral Resource and Reserve added for Aurora in Feb 2019(1) • Probable Reserves added: 920kt @ 2.34 g/t Au for 69,000 Au oz • Indicated Resources(2) added: 765kt @ 3.16 g/t Au for 78,000 Au oz • Inferred Resources added: 206kt @ 3.37 g/t Au 22,000 Au oz (1) Source: Roscoe Postle Associates, Effective December 31, 2018, documented in an independent NI 43-101 Technical Report filed March 28, 2019 (2) Mineral Resources are inclusive of Mineral Reserves
  19. 19. 19 NEWLY DISCOVERED LAKE ZONE SKARN DEPOSIT CONTINUITY OF SKARN TO THE NORTH AND AT DEPTH • Seven diamond holes drilled helping to define the down dip extension of the mineralized body • Extension of skarn body down dip confirmed by recent drill results • Regional evaluation being carried out on skarn bodies to evaluate potential for high- grade mineralisation
  20. 20. 20 NON-CORE PROPERTIES: CHILEAN ASSETS REALIZING VALUE FROM NON-CORE ASSETS Cerro Bayo Silver-Gold Mine • Operations remain on care and maintenance • Executed option to purchase agreement with Equus Mining (Oct 2019) for 36- month period starting from earlier date of when Equus receives all permits and approvals for exploration drilling or 6 months from signing Land package 23,106 hectares Ownership 100% P&P Reserves(1) 856,000 t @ 284 g/t Ag for 7.8M Ag and 2.34 g/t Au for 64,000 Au oz 2016 Production 13,792 oz Au, 1,731,031 oz Ag Challacollo Silver-Gold Project • Signed definitive agreement with Aftermath Silver for sale of project, total consideration of CAD$10.5M (including 3% royalty on concessions valued at CAD$3M) • Aftermath Silver’s management team has significant industry experience and complementary skillsets that Mandalay believes are necessary to create additional value for a development project such as Challacollo Land package 20,378 hectares Ownership 100% Location 130 km SE of Iquique, Northern Chile Indicated Resource 4.7 Mt @ 200 g/t Ag for 30M Ag oz and 0.32 g/t Au for 48,000 oz (1) Source: Current Mineral Reserves number depleted for 2017 production and Reserves sterilized by inundation at Delia NW. Depletion taken from Reserve position contained in NI 43-101 Technical Report prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates, Effective December 31, 2016 filed on SEDAR March 31, 2017
  21. 21. 21 NON-CORE PROPERTIES: OTHERS REALIZING VALUE FROM NON-CORE ASSETS Canada: • Lupin, Nunavut: submission of final closure plan (“FCRP”) completed o CAD$8.5M in reductions in reclamation security achieved as a result of reclamation work completed during 2016 – 2018 o Current reclamation bond stands at CAD$26.1M • Ulu, Nunavut: Amended agreement now signed with Blue Star Gold Corp (December 2019) for the full transfer of Mandalay’s interest in the Ulu property for total consideration of CAD$650k and assignment of its rights to the reclamation bond (CAD$1.7M).
  22. 22. CE Mining 25% GMT Capital 17% Ruffer LLP 17% AzValor 12% West Face 5% Others 24% 22 MARKET INFORMATION Capital Structure Share price (CAD$)(1) $0.67/shr Shares Outstanding (M) 91.1 Fully Diluted Shares Outstanding (M)(2) 93.1 Market Capitalization (CAD$M) $61.0 Cash and Cash Equivalents (USD$M)(4) $24.5 Total Interest-Bearing Debt (USD$M)(4) $68.8 Enterprise Value (US$M)(3,4) $90.1 Major Shareholders(5) Shares (M) CE Mining 23.2 GMT Capital 15.6 Ruffer LLP 15.3 AzValor 10.4 West Face 4.2 Large Holders (Top 5) 68.7 Other Holders 22.4 TOTAL 91.1 1. As at March 17, 2020 2. Includes: 0.3M RSU and 1.7M employee stock options with exercise prices of: CAD$1.10 – CAD$9.10 and expiry dates from Mar 24, 2020 – Jun 30, 2026. 3. Using exchange rate of CAD$1 = USD$0.75 4. Cash and Cash Equivalent and Total Interest-Bearing Debt numbers from Mandalay’s Financial Statements as of December 31, 2019 5. Ownership positions are estimates - as at February 2020 Note: numbers may be rounded Analyst Coverage BMO Capital Markets Brian Quast Mackie Research Capital Stuart McDougall
  23. 23. 23 INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS COSTERFIELD: HIGH-GRADE YOULE VEIN THE MAJOR GROWTH CATALYST BJÖRKDAL: RAMPING UP UNDERGROUND PRODUCTION, FOCUSING ON HIGHER-CASH MARGIN ORE High-Potential Exploration Upside Major Production Uplift / Stable operations Fully-Funded • Growing production from 81,568 oz gold equivalent in 2018 to 95 – 109,000 AuEq oz in 2020 • Costerfield: significant production growth expected via Youle vein • Björkdal: Focusing on profitability. Increasing underground production with higher-grade ore from Aurora zone • Continuing regional exploration programs on known targets; seeking repetition of mineralization Costerfield: • Deep hole drilling below Youle and Cuffley • Testing shallow targets around old-workings • Untested targets focus in 2020 Björkdal: • Extensional drilling at Aurora • Defining mineralization and assessing economics of the high-grade skarn deposit • Cash position of $24.5M affords Mandalay with the financial flexibility to continue funding its exploration programs and sets the Company up for future profitability and growth
  24. 24. 24 A VALUES-BASED AND VALUE-FOCUSED COMPANY Our employees live and work safely and experience the personal satisfaction that comes with high performance and recognition The communities in which we operate value our presence Our environmental impact is minimized and causes no permanent harm We have a large, diversified set of customers who are delighted with and compete for our products Our shareholders realize a superior total return on their investment and support our corporate values Our values are visibly demonstrated by strong local management, at the point of impact with our stakeholders, and coordinated across the Company for maximum effect WE ARE SUCCESSFUL WHEN:
  25. 25. 25 MANAGEMENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS SENIOR MANAGEMENT Dominic Duffy President, Chief Executive Officer & Director Nick Dwyer Chief Financial Officer Belinda Labatte Chief Development Officer Toni Streczynski Vice President, Processing & Metallurgy Chris Davis Vice President, Operational Geology & Exploration Bradford A. Mills Chairman Braam Jonker Lead Independent Director Rob Doyle Director Peter R. Jones Director Amy Freedman Director Terry Ackerman Director BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  26. 26. Edison Nguyen 647 260 1566 Twitter: @MandalayAuAg TSX:MND OTCQB:MNDJF