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Growing the Hope Brook Gold Project May 2013 TSX-V: CT OTCQX: CTIIF FRANKFURT: CY4 Member of Forbes & Manhattan Group of Companies
Forward Looking Statements and Technical Disclosures 2 The information presented contains “forward-looking statements”, within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and “forward-looking information” under similar Canadian legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of the Company. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources; the realization of mineral reserve estimates; the timing and amount of estimated future production; costs of production; capital expenditures; success of exploration activities; permitting time lines and permitting, mining or processing issues; government regulation of mining operations; environmental risks; unanticipated reclamation expenses; title disputes or claims; litigation liabilities; and limitations on insurance coverage. Generally, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made, and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such 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 and forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. Dr. Bill Pearson, P.Geo. who is a Qualified Person as defined by NI and reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this presentation. Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured, Indicated or Inferred Resources. The information presented uses the terms “measured”, “indicated” and “inferred” mineral resources. United States investors are advised that while such terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize these terms. “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 an inferred mineral resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable. In connection with the recently announced private placement financing, this presentation shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities that are subject to the recently announced private placement financing have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.
Proposed Merger of Castillian Resources and Ridgemont Iron Ore 3 On May 3 rd, Castillian Resources and Ridgemont Iron Ore signed the definitive arrangement agreement for Castillian to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Ridgemont. The details of the transaction are as follows: Shareholders of Ridgemont will receive of a Castillian common share for each common share of Ridgemont, representing a premium of approximately 67% to Ridgemont shareholders On completion of the transaction, existing Castillian and Ridgemont shareholders will own approximately 57.8% and 42.2% of the combined company Both Boards have unanimously approved the transaction; a Special Shareholders’ Meeting for Ridgemont shareholders will be held in order to vote on the transaction in June 2013 Customary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX-V, will be required “This transaction will allow the merged company to continue to advance its Hope Brook Gold project towards a production decision. We have identified areas within and adjacent to the existing mineral resource that have potential to expand the resource and increase the grade. In addition, drilling in late 2012 identified a major near surface target area in the 240 Connector Zone that extends for 1.2 km along strike that has the potential to substantially expand resources. We anticipate being able to continue to advance the technical and engineering work with the aim of completing a PEA by early 2014.” Bill Pearson, President and CEO of Castillian Resources “This transaction represents an opportunity for Ridgemont shareholders to gain access to an advanced asset with real upside potential. I am happy that we have found another opportunity in Newfoundland and Labrador which I view as a very favourable jurisdiction for mineral resource exploration and development.” Mark Morabito, Chairman of the Board, Ridgemont Iron Ore
Overview Castillian Resources Corp. TSX-V:CT, OTQX: CTIIF Canadian mineral exploration company whose focus is growing the Hope Brook Gold project in Canada Castillian's flagship property is the Hope Brook Gold Project in mining-friendly, southwestern Newfoundland Updated NI Mineral Resource released for Hope Brook in October 2012 only 8 months after initial estimate Bulk of resource is within potentially open pittable constraining shell defined at $1400/oz gold and cutoff grade of 0.5 g Au/t Completed a 6,000m Fall drilling program which outlined a major new near surface target zone that extends 1,200m along strike Strong Board, Management and Technical Team committed to developing the project 4
Hope Brook Gold: The Flagship Project 5 100% ownership in 1,005 claims covering approximately 25,000 ha* Historical production (1987 – 1997) of 752,163 ounces gold in time of low gold prices (
Large Scale Mineralized System 6 High sulphidation gold deposit formed from a long lived magmatic- hydrothermal system Mineralized zone open along strike and at depth Alteration pattern similar to large scale epithermal systems Considerable upside for outlining additional higher grade mineralization within extensive lower grade mineralization Helicopter for scale Open Pit (behind hill) Altered & Mineralized Shear Zone 500+m wide Cinq Cerf Fault
2012 Fall Drill Program Results Drill program has identified a major new near surface target zone in the “Connector Zone” that extends for 1,200m along strike Mineralized silicified zones were intersected over a strike length of 3.4km demonstrating continuity of the system Thickness and character of the Connector Zone alteration is interpreted to be similar to that of the former mine and 240 Zone New Drill Results* include: Hole HB12-100: 1.51 Au g/t over 14m, 2.03 Au g/t over 8m, and 1.07 Au g/t over 18.1m Hole HB12-101: 1.04 g Au/t over 8.5m, 1.44 g Au/t over 2.9m, and 1.35 g Au/t over 5.6m 7 *For full technical details please refer to press release dated January 17, 2013
Major Near Surface Target Zone 8 Information contained in this image is interpreted from the NI Technical Report titled “Updated Mineral Resource Estimate Technical Report Hope Brook Gold Project Newfoundland and Labrador Canada’ by Pierre Desautels, P. Geo. Jay Melnyk, P. Eng. And Michael Cullen, P. Geo. dated November 19th. This report is available on the company website and on
New Structural Model with Major Folds 9 Drilling and geophysics have identified a major fold structure that closes below surface in the Connector Zone. This explains why the silicified horizon doesn’t come to surface southwest of the existing mine where historical drilling failed to intersect the mineralized silicified zone.
Hope Brook Gold Resource Model 548,000 inferred and 590,000 indicated ounces of gold are located within this model* open 240 Zone open Mine Zone Newly Identified Major Near Surface Target Zone *For full Mineral Resource Estimate, please refer to the table and technical disclosures found on slide 11
Updated NI Mineral Resource 11 Constraining shell incorporates essentially all of the remaining historic resources in the former Hope Brook mine in addition to new areas of resource as defined by Castillian, including the Pit Zone, Hanging Wall Zone and Mine Zone Extension. There is a possible copper credit that is not included in the mineral resource due to missing copper assays in historical drill holes. NI MINERAL RESOURCE ESTIMATE, HOPE BROOK GOLD PROJECT * as at October 1, 2012 Within constraining 0.50 g Au/t cutoff Below constraining 2.0 g Au/t cutoff Total Category Tonnes (millions) Gold (g/t) Gold (oz) Tonnes (millions) Gold (g/t) Gold (oz) Tonnes (millions) Gold (g/t) Gold (oz) Indicated , , ,000 Inferred , , ,000 * Full Technical details and notes to the NI Mineral Resource Estimate can be found in the technical report titled “Updated Mineral Resource Estimate Technical Report Hope Brook Gold Project Newfoundland and Labrador Canada’ by Pierre Desautels, P. Geo. Jay Melnyk, P. Eng. And Michael Cullen, P. Geo. dated November 19th. This report is available on the company website and on
Growing the Resource 12 Indicated Mineral Resource February 2012 October ,000 oz 590,000 oz Change in NI Indicated Mineral Resource February 12, 2012 to October 1, % 740,000 oz 548,000oz Inferred Mineral Resource
Hope Brook’s Infrastructure Advantages 13 Power from Provincial Electrical Power Grid Wharf on Tide Water Existing Tailings Ponds 1.2km Long Air Strip Ramp to 350m below surface Excellent Local Labour Force Highly rated mining jurisdiction Good Road Network Air Strip Wharf Ramp Portal Wharf Tailings Ponds Power Grid Power Grid Airstrip
What’s Next at Hope Brook? 14 Complete reinterpretation using new structural model and updated geological information Plan and execute next drill program to expand and increase grade of the existing potentially open-pittable resource and focus on the major near surface target zone Drill test 1,200m long major near surface target zone Continue engineering and technical work to support the development of a Preliminary Economic Study (PEA) targeting early 2014 for completion
Corporate Summary 15 CAPITALIZATION* SymbolTSX-V: CT OTCQX: CTIIF Frankfurt: CY4 52 Week Trading Range$ Price (May 2, 2013) $0.07 Average Volume (1 month) 306,116 Market Cap$4.73 Million Shares Issued67.5 Million Fully Diluted71.2 Million MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS Management and Insiders Pyramis Canada RBC Asset Management Schärer Meier Partners TD Asset Management Source: Bloomberg, Big Dough, TSX Infosuite 52 Week Price (post-consolidation) *Figures in this chart reflect a 5:1 share consolidation implemented on February 19 th, 2013.
CT Undervalued with Tremendous Upside Potential 16 Average adjusted market capitalization (AMC) for junior gold companies$27/oz Castillian adjusted market capitalization (AMC)$5/oz JR. Golds – Explorers and Developers, AMC/oz Valuations, Bloomberg, April 29, Companies over $200/oz have been removed from this chart.
Management 17 Bill Pearson, Ph.D., P.Geo., President & CEO, Director –Over 37 years of exploration experience from grassroots through to advanced projects and mine development; former VP Exploration for Desert Sun Mining. Greg Duras, CGA, CPA, CFO –Over 14 years of corporate and project finance experience in the resource sector. Colinda Parent, CFA, Corporate Development –Extensive capital markets experience having spent more than 15 years in institutional equity sales and five years in investment banking. Josh Van Deurzen, JD, MBA, Corporate Secretary –Corporate and securities lawyer who works as a legal consultant to various public and private companies in the resource-based sectors. Dave Copeland, M.Sc., P. Geo., Chief Geologist: –Exploration geologist with more than 20 years experience. Chris Hale, Ph.D., P.Geo., Chief Geophysicist –Exploration geophysicist with more than 35 years experience worldwide.
Board of Directors Justin Reid, MBA, Executive Chairman –Experienced geologist and capital markets executive with over 20 years of experience focused exclusively in the mineral resource space. Bill Pearson, Ph.D., P.Geo., President & CEO, Director David Gower, P.Geo., Director –Over 20 years’ experience with Falconbridge & Noranda (now Xstrata), most recently as GM of Global Nickel & PGM Exploration. Mike Hoffman, P.Eng., Director –Professional mining engineer with over 25 years of experience in mine operations, projects, engineering and corporate development. Brian Penney, P.Eng., Director –Twenty years of experience in the mining sector also includes senior operating and environmental positions in the gold industry, current COO of Alderon Iron Ore Corp. David S. Warner, MBA, Independent Director –Accounting professional with 30 year career spent at KPMG LLP, most recently as Partner. 18
Contact Information 19 Bill Pearson President & CEO Member of Forbes & Manhattan Group of Companies Rob Hopkins Manager, Investor Relations