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  1. 1. Our Vision in SilverThe Gold SymposiumIan Lawrence, Managing DirectorCobar Consolidated Resources Limited15 November 2011
  2. 2. ContentsOur Strategy 04Key Project Parameters 06Updated Resource Estimate 07Construction Progress 08Project Timeline 21Permitting progress and 22milestonesExploration Upside 23Summary 25
  3. 3. DisclaimerCertain statements contained in this presentation, including information as to the future financial or operating performance of CobarConsolidated Resources (ASX:CCU) and its projects, are forward looking statements. Such forward looking statements: - may include, among other things, statements regarding targets, estimates and assumptions in respect of mineral reserves and mineral resources and anticipated grades and recovery rates, production and prices, operating costs and results, capital expenditures, and are or may be based on assumptions and estimates related to future technical, economic, market, political, social and other conditions; - are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Cobar, are inherently subject to significant technical, business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies; and - involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results reflected in such forward looking statements.Cobar disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information,future events or results or otherwise. The words: “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “indicate”, “contemplate”, “target”, “plan”,“intends”, “continue”, “budget”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “schedule” and similar expressions identify forward lookingstatements.All forward looking statements made in this presentation are qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements. Investors arecautioned that forward looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly investors are cautioned not to putundue reliance on forward looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.The information to which this statement is attached that relates to exploration results is based on information compiled by MartinLenard who is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Martin Lenard is an employee of Cobar ConsolidatedResources Ltd and has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under considerationand to the activity to which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004 Edition of the “Australasian Codefor Reporting of Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves” (the “JORC Code”). Martin Lenard consents to the inclusion in this report ofthese matters based on the information in the form and context in which it appears.BM Geological Services was engaged in October 2009 by Cobar Consolidated Resources Ltd, to prepare a mineral resource estimatefor the Wonawinta silver-zinc-lead deposit in New South Wales. A W Bewsher, Senior Geologist, prepared this report.The mineral resource estimates in this report have been classified and reported in accordance with the JORC Code. The followingstatement is made in accordance with Clause 8 of the JORC Code:The information in this report that relates to mineral resources is based on information compiled by A W Bewsher, who is a Member ofThe Australian Institute of Geoscientists.A W Bewsher is a full-time employee of BM Geological Services, and has sufficient experience, which is relevant to the style ofmineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to mineral resource estimation processes to qualify as a Competent Personas defined in the JORC Code. A W Bewsher consents to and has provided his prior written consent to the inclusion in this report ofthese matters based on the documentation in the form and in the context in which it appears. Cobar Consolidated Resources 03
  4. 4. Our Strategy► Enhance shareholder value by fast tracking through the value chain Explore Develop Produce 2008 2012► Value engineering approach allows the significant time and cost pressures faced by junior companies developing a project to be effectively managed Cobar Consolidated Resources 04
  5. 5. Our Strategy► Production based strategy rather than a resource growth strategy► Mine the highest value material first► Convert resource to reserves with expansion in throughput and flow sheet development► Add additional resources from exploration in local area► Explore for other targets in highly prospective exploration tenements Cobar Consolidated Resources 05
  6. 6. Key Project Parameters► Bankable feasibility study completed December 2010 – 51Moz indicated and inferred resource, 14Moz probable reserve – 4 shallow open pits – 800,000tpa ore throughput, expanding to 1Mtpa in year 3 – 2.5Moz per annum silver production over 5 years – Gravity circuit to produce lead concentrate – $29.5M capex - processing plant and infrastructure – $44M total project capital – ~$10.50/oz cash operating cost (no Pb) – Less than 1 year payback at current silver price (>$35/oz) – 7 cents per ounce discovery cost to feasibility study► The resource estimate has been revised. Reserve estimate underway. Cobar Consolidated Resources 06
  7. 7. Updated Resource Estimate – October 2011 Tonnes Grade Grade Cont Cont Mt Ag g/t Pb % Moz ‘000t Indicated 21.7 55.3 0.8 38.6 171 Inferred 11.8 48.4 0.6 18.4 68 Total 33.5 52.9 0.7 57.0 239► Infill and grade control drilling programs in Boundary and Manuka pits► Results applied to calculate a revised resource estimate – Integrity of resource validated – 65% of resource now classified as indicated► 12g/t cut off grade applied (22g/t used previously) – Recognizing increased silver price and carrying full project cost► Revised resource estimate will be used for new pit designs, mine schedule and ore reserve calculation Cobar Consolidated Resources 07
  8. 8. Construction Progress► Estimated Completion overall -65%► Engineering and Construction Cost – – on budget, commitment $14.22M► TimeLine – 4 to 6 weeks behind plan – (weather delays and bank finance issue )► Critical Path – – CIL and Elution Areas► Commissioning to commence – March 2012 Cobar Consolidated Resources 08
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  21. 21. Project Timeline Wonawinta Silver Project 2011 2012 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb MarPermittingInfrastructureMiningProcessing Procurement / Eng & Design Plant construction Commissioning Cobar Consolidated Resources 021
  22. 22. Permitting progress and milestones► Mining Lease – Terms accepted, security bond lodged, awaiting grant► Mining Operations Plan – To be lodged following grant of mining lease► Water Licence Transfer – Application lodged, awaiting approval► Critical to the start of mining operation and mining contractor Cobar Consolidated Resources 022
  23. 23. Exploration Upside► New 0.7M oz Ag resource drilled out in Wonawinta Mine area► Target areas identified from 1622 line km VTEM survey over Gundaroo and Wonawinta tenements► Soil anomalies better defined by infill sampling in Wonawinta area Cobar Consolidated Resources 023
  24. 24. Exploration Upside – Base metals► 1,622 line km VTEM survey Gundaroo► Airborne geophysics to identify conductors to 200m below surface► Covered Jackermaroo and Dusty Tank faults► Significant conductors (blue) identified in initial geophysical interpretation► Geological assessment in progress Wonawinta Cobar Consolidated Resources 024
  25. 25. Summary► Project advancing to commissioning in March 2012► Modest capital , low cash costs - attractive margins, short payback period► Highly leveraged to silver price - $1/oz =  $2.5M► Exploration upside – silver and base metals Cobar Consolidated Resources 025