Capitalising on former-Soviet opportunities


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Objective Capital's Global Resources Investment Conference 2011
Stationers' Hall, City of London
27-28 September 2011
Day 1- Session 7: Europe focus: old and new
Speaker: Robert Mackay, Stans Energy

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Capitalising on former-Soviet opportunities

  1. 1. Capitalising on former-Soviet opportunities<br />Robert Mackay – Stans Energy<br />
  2. 2. @Objectivelive<br />GLOBAL RESOURCESINVESTMENT CONFERENCE 2011<br />Lead sponsor:<br />Media partners:<br />Other sponsors & participating organisations:<br />
  3. 3. April 2011<br />3<br />June 2011<br />
  4. 4. DISCLAIMER<br />Statements contained in this presentation which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences, without limiting the generality of the following, include: risks inherent in exploration activities; volatility and sensitivity to market prices for uranium and rare earths; volatility and sensitivity to capital market fluctuations; the impact of exploration competition; the ability to raise funds through private or public equity financings; imprecision in resource and reserve estimates; environmental and safety risks including increased regulatory burdens; unexpected geological or hydrological conditions; a possible deterioration in political support for nuclear energy and rare earth technologies; changes in government regulations and policies, including trade laws and policies; demand for nuclear power and rare earth products; failure to obtain necessary permits and approvals from government authorities; weather and other natural phenomena; and other exploration, development, operating, financial market and regulatory risks. Although Stans Energy Corp. believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this release. Stans Energy Corp. disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise<br />Cautionary Note to United States and Other Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured, Indicated and Inferred Resources: <br />Certain tables may use the terms “Measured”, “Indicated” and “Inferred” Resources. United States investors are advised that while such terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, however, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize them. “Inferred Mineral Resources” have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. United States investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of Measured or Indicated Mineral Resources will ever be converted into Mineral Reserves. United States investors are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of a Mineral Resource is economically or legally mineable.<br />4<br />
  5. 5. WHO IS STANS ENERGY?<br />Stans Energy is focused on re-starting a past producing Rare Earth Elements mine and processing facility in Kyrgyzstan<br />Kutessay II Mine:<br /><ul><li>Past producing open pit mining operation
  6. 6. Produced equal quantities of heavy and light rare earth elements
  7. 7. Known metallurgical processes
  8. 8. 20-year mining license in place</li></ul>Kashka Rare Earth Processing Facility (KRP):<br /><ul><li>Processed ore from Kutessay II Mine for 30 years
  9. 9. Produced 120 metal, alloy, and oxide products
  10. 10. Under care-and-maintenance since 1991
  11. 11. Private rail terminal provides access to Russia, Europe, and Asia</li></ul>Strong Board, Technical Advisors, and Management:<br /><ul><li>Many involved with Kutessay II and the KRP prior to 1991</li></ul>5<br />
  12. 12. FINANCIAL SUMMARY<br />6<br />
  13. 13. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW<br />RARE EARTHS END USES<br />Defense Applications<br />High Tech <br />Hybrid Electric Vehicles<br />Green Tech<br />Water Treatment<br />Other Applications<br />7<br />
  14. 14. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW<br />RARE EARTHS<br />Global REE Demand Pacing to Outstrip Supply<br />(Tonnes of REO)<br />Source: IMCOA – Industrial Mineral Company of Australia<br />8<br />
  15. 15. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW<br />CRITICAL RARE EARTHS<br />Source: US Department of Energy<br />9<br />
  16. 16. MAP AND INFRASTRUCTURE<br />RUSSIA<br />EUROPE<br />JAPAN<br />CHINA<br />Kyrgyzstan<br />10<br />
  17. 17. KUTESSAY II<br />11<br /><ul><li>100% ownership of former Soviet-era mine
  18. 18. Produced 80% of FSU’s REE needs
  19. 19. March 2011: Pit-contained mineral resources
  20. 20. Measured + Indicated: 45,650 tonnes of contained TREO
  21. 21. Inferred: 3,560 tonnes of contained TREO
  22. 22. Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS) to be completed by end of 2011
  23. 23. 20-year mining license and all permits are in place
  24. 24. Adjacent beryllium deposit provides additional upside
  25. 25. 9.245 million tonnes grading 0.128 % BeO***</li></ul>***Based on historical reserves<br />
  26. 26. Aktyuz Ore Field: Kutessay II REE Mine<br />And Exploration Areas<br />Kutessay III<br />Kalesay<br />Kutessay II<br />Aktyuz<br />Historic Mill<br />
  27. 27. Kutessay II REE Mine<br />
  28. 28. KALESAY<br /><ul><li>Beryllium deposit with historical reserves of С1+С2 category: ore – 9,245,000 t., containing 11,701 t of Beryllium oxide at an average grade of 0.128%*(confirming resource estimate with JORC report)
  29. 29. Beryllium oxide price is >US$700,000/t
  30. 30. Kalesay will be mined concurrently when Kutessay II pit-wall is knocked back.
  31. 31. Increasing Beryllium reserves is possible through exploration of deposit pit flanks and to the depth.
  32. 32. More than 70% of total reserves of the deposit can be mined by open pit</li></ul>Kalesay<br />Kutessay II<br />*Reserve estimate from historical Soviet data, not NI 43-101 compliant and should not be relied on <br />14<br />
  33. 33. KALESAY BERYLLIUM DEPOSIT<br />Kalesay<br />Classification of beryllium<br />deposits by grade and reserves<br />(McLemore, 2010)<br />Kutessay II<br />
  34. 34. KALESAY BERYLLIUM DEPOSIT<br />SouthernOreZone<br />View of Kutessay II open pit<br />and Kalesay ore zones<br />Kalesay<br />Open PitKutessay-II<br />Kutessay II<br />NorthernOreZone<br />
  35. 35. EXPLORATION INITIATIVES<br /><ul><li>Primary goal of the exploration drilling at the Aktyuz Orefield license area in 2011 is the expansion of Kutessay II and the Aktyuz REE deposits
  36. 36. At Kutessay II a 2100m drill program will explore below the 2100m level of the Kutessay mine bottom.
  37. 37. Kutessay II drilling will consist of four 450-570m holes.
  38. 38. At the Aktyuz mine, a 900m drill program will explore the Aktyuz deposit in order to study the geological potential of recently discovered ore-bearing zones.
  39. 39. Aktyuz drilling will consist of three 300m holes.</li></ul>17<br />
  40. 40. KASHKA RARE EARTH PROCESSING PLANT (KRP)<br /><ul><li>100 % ownership
  41. 41. Processed Kutessay II ores for 30 years
  42. 42. 120 metal, alloy, and oxide products
  43. 43. Under care and maintenance since 1991
  44. 44. Private Rail Terminal provides access to Asia, Europe, and Russia
  45. 45. Facility originally designed by VNIIHT, one of Stans Energy’s core consultants</li></ul>18<br />
  47. 47. KRP- Historical REE Production Flow Sheet<br />30 year proven track record of 99.99% oxide production<br />20<br />
  48. 48. AKTYUZ MILL AND INFRASTRUCTURE<br />21<br />
  49. 49. KUTESSAY II<br />Basket TREO Value Comparison<br />22<br />
  50. 50. FORMULA FOR SUCCESS<br />VNIIHT’S ROLE <br /><ul><li>Stans Energy’s feasibility studies (Q4 2011) will be conducted under the guidance of VNIIHT. VNIIHT’s sixty years of chemical technology experience combined with their capabilities of executing the complete cycle of rare earths research, development, and production will give Stans Energy a significant advantage relative to its competitors.
  51. 51. VNIIHT will also assist with evaluation and acquisition of other HREE properties in areas of the Former Soviet Union (FSU)</li></ul>23<br />
  52. 52. Who is VNIIHT?<br />VNIIHT ACHIEVEMENTS<br /><ul><li>Technologies developed in the Institute became the production cycle base for over 20 hydrometallurgical plants
  53. 53. Over 150 sorbents, extractants and resins were engineered
  54. 54. Over 3600 developments were industrially implemented
  55. 55. Over 2600 inventors certificates and patents were issued
  56. 56. 7 minerals were discovered
  57. 57. Over 100 PhDs are employed</li></ul>24<br />
  58. 58. Building Partnerships <br />for New Opportunities<br />Canada<br />Honorary Consul of the Kyrgyz Republic for Canada<br />Russia<br />Kyrgyzstan<br />VNIIHT<br />IGPMG RAS<br />Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University<br />ARRIMR<br />GEOTEP<br />25<br />
  59. 59. 26<br />CORPORATE STRATEGY<br /><ul><li>Complete Preliminary Feasibility Study by the end of Q4 2011
  60. 60. Updated mineral resource statement
  61. 61. First opportunity to present mineral reserves
  62. 62. Bankable Feasibility Study expected in H2-2012
  63. 63. Advance off-take agreement discussions with end users
  64. 64. Continue to explore:
  65. 65. Deep drilling of areas of know mineralization
  66. 66. Refurbish Kashka Rare Earth Processing Facility (KRP)
  67. 67. Optimize recovery process with new technology
  68. 68. Build out operating and construction teams
  69. 69. Assess HREE and joint-venture opportunities</li></li></ul><li>MANAGEMENT<br />President, CEO & Director, Stans Energy Corp; ROBERT MACKAY, BSc MiningRobert worked in various facets of Mineral Exploration from 1969 to 1975 including diamond drilling, geophysics, geological mapping and prospecting. In 1975, Robert graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines. From 1975 to 1980, he gained extensive experience in mining, including mine planning, surveying, grade control, industrial engineering, open pit and underground production. Robert graduated from The South Dakota School of Mines Technology in 1980 with a Mining Engineering Degree and over the next twenty years he worked in the investment business and was a Vice President of two national investment firms. In 2000 Robert started a consulting business and over the next 5 years he worked as a Project Engineer on projects in Canada, United States, China and Africa.<br />Chief Operating Officer & Director; BORIS ARYEV, MSc, PengAfter migrating to Canada in 1983, he worked as a software development consultant with NCR Canada Limited & OPTIMOD Inc. until 1986 and then with Verifact Inc. until 1996. In 1990, Boris became and still is President of Marhope Systems Inc., providing management and consulting services to both public and private sectors. Boris is the founding Director of the Canada-Eurasia-Russia Business Association, founder and chairman of its Mining & Northern Development Committees and co-founder of IEC Minerals Working Group.<br />Chairman of the Board; RODNEY IRWIN, MA , Honorary Consul of Kyrgyz Republic in Canada<br />From 1972 to 1974, Rodney joined the Department of External Affairs, in Ottawa, then in 1978 through to 1980, he served abroad in New-Delhi, Moscow & Port of Spain. From 1988 to 1990 Rodney served as High Commissioner, then in 1992, was named Ambassador to Yugoslavia. Due to the war with Croatia, he served as Ambassador to Albania, Bulgaria, Slovenia & Croatia. From 1993 to 1996, he was Ambassador to Hungary while retaining his Balkan country accreditations. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Ambassador to the Russian Federation with concurrent accreditation to the Republics of Armenia & Uzbekistan. <br />27<br />
  70. 70. MANAGEMENT<br />Managing Director of STANS ENERGY KG; DR. GENNADY SAVCHENKO, CGeol, FGS, Qualified Person (QP) <br />Dr. Savchenko graduated from Frunze Polytechnical Institute with a Mining Engineer-Geologist Diploma and Ph. D in Geology & Mineralogy in 1971, then worked till 1981 in exploration & mining enterprises for Uranium in Kazakhstan, East Germany and China. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Savchenko was Deputy Chief in the Department of Geology & Investment for the Kyrgyz State Geology & Mineral Resources Agency. <br />Vice - Chairman of the Board; Gordon R Baker, Q.C.In1972, Gordon was called to the Bar of Ontario, then in 1983, he was appointed to the Queens Counsel. A highly regarded corporate law specialist, Gordon holds extensive experience in business law (mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, financing & structuring) and has acted as counsel (including as a registered lobbyist) advising on government relations (strategic planning, negotiation, compliance issues).<br />Director; DR. DOUGLAS H UNDERHILL, CPG, PhD, MSc, BA (Geology), MBA, Qualified Person (QP)From 1993 to 2002, Doug was a Uranium Resource & Production Specialist for International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. He has over 40 years of minerals industry experience with nearly 30 of those years dedicated to uranium (including experience in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan). As Senior Consultant with Nuclear Assurance Corporation (USA), he is responsible for consulting on Uranium supply strategy and maintaining a worldwide uranium production projects database. Doug represented IAEA in Joint IAEA-NEA Uranium Group. Has an MBA in Strategic Planning & Finance.<br />Chief Financial Officer; LENA MASTERS, CGA, B. Law, BA (finance)<br />Masters has over 12 years of financial and operational experience in the investment industry, overseeing financial functions of public companies in Canada and companies with capitalization of over EUR 100 million internationally (US, Jersey, Cyprus, Eastern Europe). Masters served as CFO of Sino Vanadium Inc. TSX: SVX and JJR Capital Corp. (including its predecessor JJR Capital Partners), a private equity merchant bank based in Toronto. <br />28<br />
  71. 71. ADVISORS<br />Advisor; DR. GENNADY SARYCHEVDirector of the Leading Research Institute of Chemical Technology (VNIIHT) is a former professor of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. He has held the position of Director/Department Head of the following institutions: Department of Scientific Research and Development, Department of Scientific Research Work, Department of State Policy on Science, Innovations and Intellectual Property, Department Head of Planning and Construction of Infrastructure Objects for Special Economic Zones. Dr. Sarychev adds invaluable experience in areas of international cooperation. <br />Advisor; MR. JAMES ALLAN BASc (Geological Engineering) MSc (Geology, Engineering)<br />Mr. Allan is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA). James has over 45 years of experience working with several major mining and petroleum companies and as an independent consultant in mining exploration and exploration management, mineral property evaluation and mining geology. James has been involved in the exploration for, and evaluation of, rare earth deposits both as manager of exploration in Canada for a large rare earth company from 1982 to 1990 and as an independent consultant. <br />Advisor; DR. VALERY KOSYNKIN; Ph.D., Professor<br />Dr. Kosynkin graduated with degree in Chemistry at Moscow State University in 1958. From 1959 until the present, Dr. Kosynkin has been employed by Russia's State Institute of Chemical Technologies (VNIIHT). Since 1973, he has been in charge of VNIIHT's research and development of REEs chemistry and technology. Dr. Kosynkin was twice a recipient of USSR and Russian government awards for his work in the REEs industry. Through his time with VNIIHT, Dr. Kosynkin held the following positions - Chief of Laboratory, Head of the REEs Department, and at present, he presides as an Advisor. <br />29<br />
  72. 72. ADVISORS<br />Advisor; DR. MARAT I FAZLULLINLeading Russian expert on uranium, gold, and rare earths. Dr. Fazlullin is a renowned Professor, Doctor of (engineering) Science, member of the Mineral Resources International Academy and an Honorable Geologist of the Russian Federation. He has written over 300 publications on Uranium and gold-ore deposits including treatment by the heap and underground leaching methods. He also lead prospecting teams and expeditions for poly-metallic, mercury deposits, oil and gas fields located in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan & Algeria as a Chief Engineer. <br />Advisor; MR. JAMES B. HEDRICK<br />Mr. Hedrick is a rare-earth elements, scandium, yttrium, thorium, zirconium, hafnium, and the mica group of minerals expert. James possesses a wealth of knowledge with over 31 year of experience in Mineral commodities. Mr. Hedrick served as Chairman and Executive secretary of the U.S. Government’s Minerals, Metals, and Materials Advisory Board from 1981 to 1995, and chaired two sessions on the rare-earth elements and one on strategic and critical minerals for The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME). <br />30<br />
  73. 73. Kyrgyzstan <br />Mining Friendly Region<br />Kyrgyzstan Foreign Investment <br /><ul><li>New Kyrgyz Government has made mining and property rights its number 1 and 2 priorities in terms of foreign investment
  74. 74. The Basic Foreign Investment Law, adopted in June 1991, allows foreign investors full use of their profits, including unlimited export of profits in the form of foreign currency or merchandise.
  75. 75. Foreign firms also enjoy considerable tax advantages, which extend to Kyrgyz partners in joint ventures.
  76. 76. Investors are granted relief from import duties on materials needed to establish a business, and they continue receiving tax relief for up to five years, depending on their type of business.
  77. 77. After that time, several other types of tax relief are available, including various forms of reinvestment in Kyrgyzstan's economy.</li></ul> <br />Mining in Kyrgyzstan <br /><ul><li>In contrast to the previous regimes, the current government is enhancing the procedure for obtaining exploration licenses in favor of the mining companies.
  78. 78. As for the general licensing procedures, the laws stick to a more transparent procedure providing for issuance of a license on a “first come first served” basis.
  79. 79. As opposed to licensing, concession and production sharing agreement regimes should allow companies to negotiate with the state individual terms that meet the companies’ needs.
  80. 80. Additionally, in order to avoid the state courts, the concession or production sharing agreement can provide for the jurisdiction of international arbitration courts if any legal disputes occur.</li></ul>31<br />
  81. 81. 32<br />OVERVIEW- Cash Flow Highlights <br />Current Basket Price/kg: $340 USD<br />
  82. 82. OTHER ASSETS IN KYRGYZSTAN<br />33<br />
  83. 83. TSX-V: HRE<br />OTCQX: HREEF<br />Kutessay III<br />STANS ENERGY CORP.8 King St. East, Suite 205Toronto, ON, M5C 1B5Tel: 647 426 1865 Fax 647 426 1869<br /><br /><br />34<br />