RARE EARTHS, SPECIALITY& STRATEGIC METALSINVESTMENT SUMMIT Re–opening a former Soviet producer Robert Mackay – CEO, Stans Energy IRONMONGERS’ HALL, CITY OF LONDON ● THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2011 www.ObjectiveCapitalConferences.com
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Snapshot - Stans Energy Corp. 100% ownership of former Soviet rare earth (RE) mine - Kutessay II o Only hard rock open pit mine in the world (outside of China) to ever produce all 10 heavy rare earth elements (HREEs) in significant quantities 20-year Mining Licence (Dec 2009) Purchased RE processing complex o Proven hydrometallurgy o Previously separated concentrate into 120 different final RE products, including oxides, metals and alloys
Snapshot - Stans Energy Corp. continued Supplied 80% of former Soviet Union’s REs for 30 years 50/50 HREE/LREE ratio (historical) Historical capacity of 500 mt RE oxides, metals and alloys per year Extensive infrastructure - e.g. paved roads, power, rail, water, etc. Supportive new Kyrgyz government
Snapshot - Stans Energy Corp. continued Rail terminal included in KCMP purchase o Access to Russia, China, Korea, Japan (by ferry), Middle East, and international markets Consulting agreements with world class RE experts and institutes Joint collaborations with strategic partners o VNIIHT (The Russian Leading Research institute of Chemical Technology) o Jointly exploring potential acquisitions in the Russian Federation.
The market is now beginning to appreciate . . . Difference and significance in supply and value of HREEs over LREEs Complexity of the hydrometallurgy required to process HREEs Owning REE bearing rocks is just one small piece of the profit picture Thorium/Uranium separation and storage is needed for almost every potential RE mine
By 2015 278,000 mt Forecasted Worldwide RE required supply 100,000 mt Anticipated Chinese supply 178,000 mt Supply deficit to be met by rest of world The demand for REEs is here now – especially for HREEs
Investors need answers to two very important questions . . . Which of the REEs have the tightest supply vs. demand pressure? Who has the capability to produce them and when?
Stans Energy’s goal:Stans Energy is to become the first Heavy Rare EarthElements (HREEs) producer outside of China by revitalizingits 100% owned, former REEs mine, Kutessay II.Long term, Stans will become a world leader in HREEdevelopment
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%*… Beryllium’s price is >$700,000.00/t USDKalesay Due to its close proximity to the Kutessay II REE mine, which is Stans intends to re-open, the Kalesay Beryllium Kutessay II mine could be very well be developed at the same time. Increasing the Beryllium reserves is possible through exploration of deposit pit flanks and to the depth More than 70% of total reserves of the deposit can be mined by open pit *Reserve estimate was derived from non NI 43-101 compliant historical Soviet data, and should not be relied on
Kutessay II REE Breakdown Kutessay II REE Breakdown by Value (% of Ore) (FOB prices in USD March 2011) La La Y 9.42% 4.47% Ce 27.57% Y 12.85% 24.54% Ce Pr 25.85% Lu 2.57% 0.18% Nd Lu 7.42% Yb0.06% 2.10% Yb1.83% Tm Tm 0.30% Sm0.05% Er 1.78% Er 3.88% Eu 4.98% Ho 12.43% Ho Pr 1.78% 1.20% Dy 3.31% 6.47% Nd Dy Tb Gd Gd 8.77% 17.99% 1.19% Eu Sm Tb 2.06% 2.78% 2.59% 3.94% 5.64% HREEs LREEs Average REO price of $136/kg
It is essential to have access to both . . . Proven Hydrometallurgy & Expertise Outside of China, very little of either exists Every REE deposit is different It can take years to crack geologic codes and develop appropriate processing streams Extremely costly and time-consuming processes
PURCHASING RE PROCESSING COMPLEX Signed exclusive purchase agreement with Kyrgyz Chemical Metallurgical Plant (KCMP) on January 13, 2011 Purchase for 100% of KCMP’s Heavy Rare Earth processing complex, its equipment and a private rail terminal Purchase price $5.5 million USD in January
REE PROCESSING COMPLEX Up to 2010, this complex continued to produce HRE metals from stored concentrates Inventory includes >700 pieces of complex hydrometallurgical equipment 97% of these assets are in good or satisfactory working conditionKCMP HREE Equipment Inventory List
IMPROVING PAST RE PROCESSING Improve efficiencies at the milling stage by testing and implementing mechanical separation techniques• Improve thorium separation stage by implementing proven contained sorption technology• Reassemble equipment and technology for Plant #2• Test new solvent extraction methods to eventually eliminate the need for Ion Exchange Columns• Decide whether it is feasible to reassemble LREE processing capability or sell LREE concentrates• Decide the optimal scale at which to bring Kutessay II into production
Addressing the logistics challenge of end product delivery Stans purchased a private rail terminal that connects to the Asian Rail network
Proximity to population Kutessay II and HREE processing facility close to population centres Kutessay II is located beside Ak-tyuz, and KCMP is located in Orlovka Mine is 140 km from Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek Abundance of qualified labour living in area
PARTNERSHIPS Expanding inroads to Kyrgyzstan & Russia Stans Energy has an agreement with the Leading Russian Research Institute of Chemical Technology to evaluate and pursue rare earth acquisitions. Canada Honorary Consul of the Kyrgyz Republic Russia for Canada Kyrgyzstan VNIIHT CSRL IGPMG RAS ARRIMR Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University GEOTEP
What we have planned . . . Confirm the extensive Russian and Kyrgyz geological and surface data on Kutessay II Feasibility study on resuming production at Kutessay II Implement a new mine plan for Kutessay II Close the purchase of HREE processing complex and commence program to optimize design and scale
What we have planned . . . (continued) Upgrade past hydro metallurgical techniques at HREE processing complex Assemble mining, milling, and metallurgical team in Kyrgyzstan Negotiate deals for off-take agreements on all potential production, up to 4X the soviet yearly scale Evaluate additional HREE acquisitions in areas of the former Soviet Union Become the world’s first Heavy Rare Earth Element producer outside of China
President, CEO & Director, Stans Energy Corp; ROBERT MACKAY, BSc Mining Robert 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. Chief Operating Officer & Director; BORIS ARYEV, MSc, Peng After 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.Chairman of the Board; RODNEY IRWIN, MA , Honorary Consul of Kyrgyz Republic in CanadaFrom 1972 to 1974, Rodney joined the Department of External Affairs, in Ottawa, then in 1978 through to 1980, heserved 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 toAlbania, Bulgaria, Slovenia & Croatia. From 1993 to 1996, he was Ambassador to Hungary while retaining his Balkancountry accreditations. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Ambassador to the Russian Federation with concurrentaccreditation to the Republics of Armenia & Uzbekistan.
Managing Director of STANS ENERGY KG; DR. GENNADY SAVCHENKO, CGeol, FGS, Qualified Person (QP)Dr. Savchenko graduated from Frunze Polytechnical Institute with a Mining Engineer-Geologist Diploma and Ph. D inGeology & Mineralogy in 1971, then worked till 1981 in exploration & mining enterprises for Uranium in Kazakhstan, EastGermany and China. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Savchenko was Deputy Chief in the Department of Geology & Investment forthe Kyrgyz State Geology & Mineral Resources Agency.Vice - Chairman of the Board; Gordon R Baker, Q.C.In 1972, Gordon was called to the Bar of Ontario, then in 1983, he was appointed to the Queens Counsel. A highlyregarded corporate law specialist, Gordon holds extensive experience in business law (mergers, acquisitions, jointventures, financing & structuring) and has acted as counsel (including as a registered lobbyist) advising ongovernment relations (strategic planning, negotiation, compliance issues).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 inVienna. 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), heis responsible for consulting on Uranium supply strategy and maintaining a worldwide uranium production projectsdatabase. Doug represented IAEA in Joint IAEA-NEA Uranium Group. Has an MBA in Strategic Planning & Finance.Chief Financial Officer; LENA MASTERS, CGA, B. Law, BA (finance)Masters has over 12 years of financial and operational experience in the investment industry, overseeing financialfunctions 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. (includingits predecessor JJR Capital Partners), a private equity merchant bank based in Toronto.
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 RussianFederation. He has written over 300 publications on Uranium and gold-ore deposits including treatment by the heapand underground leaching methods. He also lead prospecting teams and expeditions for poly-metallic, mercurydeposits, oil and gas fields located in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan & Algeria as a Chief Engineer.Advisor; MR. JAMES B. HEDRICKMr. Hedrick is a rare-earth elements, scandium, yttrium, thorium, zirconium, hafnium, and the mica group of mineralsexpert. James possesses a wealth of knowledge with over 31 year of experience in Mineral commodities. Mr. Hedrickserved as Chairman and Executive secretary of the U.S. Government’s Minerals, Metals, and Materials Advisory Boardfrom 1981 to 1995, and chaired two sessions on the rare-earth elements and one on strategic and critical minerals forThe Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME).Advisor; MR. JAMES ALLAN BASc (Geological Engineering) MSc (Geology, Engineering)Mr. Allan is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicistsof Alberta (APEGGA). James has over 45 years of experience working with several major mining and petroleum companiesand as an independent consultant in mining exploration and exploration management, mineral property evaluation andmining geology. James has been involved in the exploration for, and evaluation of, rare earth deposits both as manager ofexploration in Canada for a large rare earth company from 1982 to 1990 and as an independent consultant.Advisor; DR. VALERY KOSYNKIN; Ph.D., ProfessorDr. Kosynkin graduated with degree in Chemistry at Moscow State University in 1958. From 1959 until the present, Dr.Kosynkin has been employed by Russias State Institute of Chemical Technologies (VNIIHT). Since 1973, he has been incharge of VNIIHTs research and development of REEs chemistry and technology. Dr. Kosynkin was twice a recipient ofUSSR and Russian government awards for his work in the REEs industry. Through his time with VNIIHT, Dr. Kosynkin heldthe following positions - Chief of Laboratory, Head of the REEs Department, and at present, he presides as an Advisor..
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