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Smart money. Smart management.




  Crusader Ventures Inc.
CVI Investment Highlights


 Private company with experienced management
 International coloured gemstone expertise
 Ex...
Business Model


 Crusader Ventures will:
   explore,   mine   and market international
    gemstone and mineral resourc...
Corporate Principles


 Crusader Ventures will be guided by the first
  principles of corporate social and shareholder
  ...
Operations Management


 Crusader Ventures will manage its growth by:
   building in-country relationships,
   consulti...
Project Development


 Crusader Ventures will develop revenue streams by:
   Mining and processing coloured gemstone rou...
Exploration - Country Focus


 Crusader   Ventures   intends    use      its   technical
 expertise to identify, acquire,...
Location and Access Map of Cambodia
Project Due Diligence


 Ruby and pink sapphire, grade 3-6 ct/t
 Polished goods suitable for wholesale market
 Melee go...
Country Investment Highlights


 Rising economy in Cambodia
 Stable government, tax and royalty regime
 No export limit...
Geological Framework


 Geo type - intra-plate flood basalts
 Provenance - deeply weathered alkali basalt
 Age - Late M...
Geological and Mineral Occurrence Map of Pailin-Samlot district 1:500,000
Regional Mining History


 The   ruby   and   sapphire     mines   of    the
 Chantaburi, Trat and Pailin district, one o...
Luc Yen


                                                               Ban Huai
     Mogok                              ...
Sen Chao Project




Principal ruby and sapphire mining areas of Chantaburi-Trat-Pailin
Sen Chao Project


Mining license (4km2) in good standing
License granted in 2006
License renewal in 2009
Environmenta...
Sen Chao mining license area, 4 square kilometres, Samlot District
Access and one of four security posts enroute to Sen Chao, April 2009
Sen Chao Project


Colluvial, eluvial and primary source
15 pit bulk sampling program in 2007
Grade calculated 6.5 cara...
Exploration pit illustrating transition from eluvial to weathered, primary source
Coarse ruby rough recovered from pit exploration samples at Sen Chao, 2007
Overview of access and topography at Sen Chao active mining area, 2009
Greg Davison, Crusader Ventures QP on site, Sen Chao, April 2009
Mining overview of thick eluvial/alluvial ore, Sen Chao, April 2009
Video of Ultramarine Kiri mining operations at Sen Chao, April 2009
2-5mm rough rubies recovered from mining samples at Sen Chao, 2009
Large angular rubies to 8.65 carats recovered from samples at Sen Chao, 2009
Sen Chao Activities


 Bulk sampling of eluvial and saprolitic ore
  completed - 500 tonnes from mining area
 Primary pr...
Mining site and plant construction, June 2009
Video of CVI due diligence mining operations at Sen Chao, June 2009
Video of CVI due diligence mining operations at Sen Chao, June 2009
High intensity magnetic separation of bulk concentrate, daylight and UV
Sen Chao Activities


 Sorted ruby to Bangkok for heating
 Heated ruby to Thailand, Sri Lanka, China,
  USA and Canada f...
Product Development


 Ongoing   development    of   optimal   mineral
  processing and sorting parameters
 Ongoing heat...
Subhedral to angular rubies recovered from mining samples at Sen Chao
Polished melee goods and 2mm-5mm heated rough from artisanal mining
Preforming from 7.75ct, crown and pavilion on dop, to cushion cut of 2.31ct
Polished Stone Valuations


 Three independent professional gem valuations
 96 faceted stones from artisanal mining
 Me...
Sen Chao Plans


 Confirm process design specifications
 Equipment procurement – capex <US$2MM
 Concurrent detailed exp...
Production Overview


 Process 500-1000tpd @ 1ct/t polished
 Valuation @ US$40-250/ct melee goods
 Royalty - Kingdom of...
CVI Investment Highlights


 Experienced management team
 International coloured gemstone expertise
 Focus on ruby, sap...
Thank you.




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Corporate Presentation Crusader Ventures Inc.

  1. 1. Smart money. Smart management. Crusader Ventures Inc.
  2. 2. CVI Investment Highlights  Private company with experienced management  International coloured gemstone expertise  Exploring global targets - the big five stones  Focused on low cost, fast-track projects  Near-term production and positive cash flow  Market share for coloured stones on the rise  Follows best practises in CSR protocols
  3. 3. Business Model  Crusader Ventures will:  explore, mine and market international gemstone and mineral resources  with a leading edge, revenue-driven and value-added business model  to advance properties and projects to their maximum effect for shareholder value
  4. 4. Corporate Principles  Crusader Ventures will be guided by the first principles of corporate social and shareholder responsibility coupled with a professional culture for achieving best practises in mineral exploration, mineral development, human resource, health, safety and environmental protocols.
  5. 5. Operations Management  Crusader Ventures will manage its growth by:  building in-country relationships,  consulting and investment opportunities  operating partnerships and joint ventures with local exploration, mining and business groups,  strategic alliances with downstream cutting facilities for specific products.
  6. 6. Project Development  Crusader Ventures will develop revenue streams by:  Mining and processing coloured gemstone rough from multiple sources  Manufacturing contracts with select product- specific cutting houses  Building in-house inventory of loose polished goods for direct sales into the wholesale market
  7. 7. Exploration - Country Focus  Crusader Ventures intends use its technical expertise to identify, acquire, explore and develop property opportunities in regions known for production of high quality gemstones.  Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam  Madagascar, Tanzania, Brazil  Canada, USA
  8. 8. Location and Access Map of Cambodia
  9. 9. Project Due Diligence  Ruby and pink sapphire, grade 3-6 ct/t  Polished goods suitable for wholesale market  Melee goods comprise majority of carats  Phase 1 valuation US$40-450 per carat  Large polished goods, over 0.5ct to 3.80ct  Phase 1 valuation US$300-1,500 per carat  Property targets, regional potential, historic Pailin
  10. 10. Country Investment Highlights  Rising economy in Cambodia  Stable government, tax and royalty regime  No export limitations on rough or revenue  Proximal to mining suppliers, cutting industry and growing Asian markets  Low cost base for operations, experienced work force, excellent project security
  11. 11. Geological Framework  Geo type - intra-plate flood basalts  Provenance - deeply weathered alkali basalt  Age - Late Mesozoic to Late Cenozoic  Major sapphire production worldwide in secondary hosts in basaltic terranes  Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Russia, Australia, Tasmania
  12. 12. Geological and Mineral Occurrence Map of Pailin-Samlot district 1:500,000
  13. 13. Regional Mining History  The ruby and sapphire mines of the Chantaburi, Trat and Pailin district, one of the world’s pre-eminent producing regions, generated many tens of millions of carats of high quality gems mainly sourced from alluvials, and to a lesser degree, from eluvial, weathered bedrock deposits.
  14. 14. Luc Yen Ban Huai Mogok Sai Bo Ploi Quy Chau Chantaburi- Trat-Pailin Principal ruby and sapphire mining areas of southeast Asia
  15. 15. Sen Chao Project Principal ruby and sapphire mining areas of Chantaburi-Trat-Pailin
  16. 16. Sen Chao Project Mining license (4km2) in good standing License granted in 2006 License renewal in 2009 Environmental (ESIA) reports completed Mining activity permitted Limited mining activity underway since 2007 Security services operational 24/7
  17. 17. Sen Chao mining license area, 4 square kilometres, Samlot District
  18. 18. Access and one of four security posts enroute to Sen Chao, April 2009
  19. 19. Sen Chao Project Colluvial, eluvial and primary source 15 pit bulk sampling program in 2007 Grade calculated 6.5 carats/cubic metre Resource calculation 137,500 cubic metres Data not 43-101 compliant Due diligence ruby rough (7,000 carats) Due diligence bulk sampling 2009 (400m3)
  20. 20. Exploration pit illustrating transition from eluvial to weathered, primary source
  21. 21. Coarse ruby rough recovered from pit exploration samples at Sen Chao, 2007
  22. 22. Overview of access and topography at Sen Chao active mining area, 2009
  23. 23. Greg Davison, Crusader Ventures QP on site, Sen Chao, April 2009
  24. 24. Mining overview of thick eluvial/alluvial ore, Sen Chao, April 2009
  25. 25. Video of Ultramarine Kiri mining operations at Sen Chao, April 2009
  26. 26. 2-5mm rough rubies recovered from mining samples at Sen Chao, 2009
  27. 27. Large angular rubies to 8.65 carats recovered from samples at Sen Chao, 2009
  28. 28. Sen Chao Activities  Bulk sampling of eluvial and saprolitic ore completed - 500 tonnes from mining area  Primary processing conducted on site  Professional geological oversight  Concentrate shipment to Canada for upgrading and sorting, test cutting overseas  Independent valuation of rough and polished
  29. 29. Mining site and plant construction, June 2009
  30. 30. Video of CVI due diligence mining operations at Sen Chao, June 2009
  31. 31. Video of CVI due diligence mining operations at Sen Chao, June 2009
  32. 32. High intensity magnetic separation of bulk concentrate, daylight and UV
  33. 33. Sen Chao Activities  Sorted ruby to Bangkok for heating  Heated ruby to Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, USA and Canada for cutting and polishing  Independent, multiple, loose polished wholesale valuation  Test sales with receipt of net revenue to Crusader Ventures
  34. 34. Product Development  Ongoing development of optimal mineral processing and sorting parameters  Ongoing heating tests to optimize colour and colour distribution  Ongoing assessment of cutting houses for optimal rough usage, yield, size distribution, shape, quality of cutting, and goods valuation
  35. 35. Subhedral to angular rubies recovered from mining samples at Sen Chao
  36. 36. Polished melee goods and 2mm-5mm heated rough from artisanal mining
  37. 37. Preforming from 7.75ct, crown and pavilion on dop, to cushion cut of 2.31ct
  38. 38. Polished Stone Valuations  Three independent professional gem valuations  96 faceted stones from artisanal mining  Melee goods comprise majority of carats  Phase 1 valuation US$40-450 per carat  Average melee goods US$134.85 per carat  Large goods, over 0.5ct to 2.31ct  Phase 1 valuation US$300-1,500 per carat
  39. 39. Sen Chao Plans  Confirm process design specifications  Equipment procurement – capex <US$2MM  Concurrent detailed exploration, resource definition, site engineering, and mine facilities construction  Mine process plant commissioning  Projected operation end of Q2 2010  Commercial sales revenue by Q4 2010
  40. 40. Production Overview  Process 500-1000tpd @ 1ct/t polished  Valuation @ US$40-250/ct melee goods  Royalty - Kingdom of Cambodia 10% on rough  Corporate tax in Kingdom of Cambodia 20%  Rough mainly exported to cutting houses  Polished sales via marketing company  Production dividends paid to shareholders
  41. 41. CVI Investment Highlights  Experienced management team  International coloured gemstone expertise  Focus on ruby, sapphire, alexandrite, emerald  Low cost, small footprint, fast-track projects  Near-term production and cash flow generation  Market share for coloured stones on the rise  Best operating practice in CSR protocols
  42. 42. Thank you. Khmer children photographed at their home, Samlot North, April 2009

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