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1 TPJ Fund Raising Presentation November 2010A Growing Gold Portfolio in South East Asia
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3 Board & management: Strong Track Record Bill Howell (Interim CEO, Executive)More than 40 years experience in all aspects of exploration and mineral project evaluation. Senior management positions within BHP, Normandy Mining and its successor Newmont Mining Corporation. Managed and led teams to a number of discoveries including the recent major (+6 million ounce) gold discovery at Martabe (Indonesia). FAusIMM.Tony Shearer (Chairman, Non Executive)Former CEO of Singer & Friedlander Group plc and chairman of Uruguay Minerals (now Orosur). Previous board positions include Old Mutual, M & G Group. Currently director of several AIM listed companies. Chartered accountant.Patrick Gorman (Non Executive)Mining engineer with 35 years of managerial, technical and project experience. Feasibility experience includes Escondida (Chile), Due diligence reviews, technical studies, appraisals on >100 mineral projects across 5 continents including Lihir (PNG) and all Randgold Mines. Experienced competent person and advisor to governments, financial institutions and companies.Chris Goss (Non Executive)Retired in May after leading IFC’s business development in mining & oil and gas from London. Structured equity investments in junior exploration companies, structured project finance and managed relationships with majors (including Anglo American, Rio Tinto and Lonmin). Prior to IFC, Chris advised governments in natural resource negotiations. MA Development Economics (Sussex) and BA Economics (Cambridge).Terry Cross (CFO, Executive)Extensive finance experience at senior management and board level in both small and “blue chip” companies in both the UK and South Africa including AIM listed Alexander Mining plc and Chaarat Gold. MBA (University of Witswaterand), Advanced Financial Management Diploma (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa, Pretoria.
4 Triple Plate Junction plc Triple Plate Junction (“TPJ”) is a London listed gold explorer focused on highly prospective gold belts in Papua New Guinea and in South East Asia. With a new team, TPJ is restoring value and growing its exciting pipeline of projects. It has joint ventures with some of the world’s largest gold companies.
5 Triple Plate Junction Plc IntroductionTriple Plate Junction PlcListed on AIM; focused on gold & copper exploration in PNG and VietnamRespected partners funding exploration: Newmont, Newcrest (HoA), Barrick, Gold AnomalyNewly appointed board driving a turnaround>$25M spent by TPJ and JV partners on exploration to date in PNGStrategic options for continued exploration opportunities under reviewCurrently Seeking to raise up to £2.5M required in 2010/2011 in order to advance JVs, examine new exploration opportunities in PNG, Vietnam & other SE Asia countries, and corporate overheads
6 Share capital Summary Shareholder review Share Capital Evolution Shareholder reviewShares on issue168,769,912Shareholder %Convertible loan note shares & warrants46,000,000Newmont Ventures Ltd10.07%7p17,000,000RAB Special Situations0.00%OptionsVietnam Investments6.22%(£ £0.395) 12,923,333Melanesian Resources LimitedPerformance shares11,900,000AsterionAV Ltd6.17%Fully diluted256,593,245Thornaby Ltd0.0%Share Capital Evolution5 year Price Chart (AIM:TPJ)DateAmount £Price £Jan-04 (IPO)4,200,0000.30Apr-0511,700,0000.35Dec-072,211,4290.185Jul-082,000,0000.055Dec-08850,0000.05New board & strategy
7 Share after current work programme % JV Status & ownershipPartnerTenementsCurrent Share %Share after current work programme %NewmontMorobe49.00%30.00%BarrickWamum11.70%Newcrest HoAManus Island75.90%15.20%Gold AnomalyCrater Mountain+/- 35%15/20%Vietnamese central and provincial authoritiesVietnam –Pu Sam Cap70%
9 The Wafi Trend – Relationship to Newmont and Barrick JVs, PNG
10 PNG: Newmont/ TPJ Morobe JV Licence area: 3,761km2 granted and applied for exploration tenements; highly prospective geology within major district:- Wafi/Golpu (30 Moz and 8 Mt Cu target), Hidden Valley (5.8 Moz) Status: 19 months activity since JV signed Dec 2008 and fieldwork commenced April 2009 Work completed: 90% of JV area covered by regional BLEG sampling; interpretation of new EU-funded airborne magnetics/radiometrics; 100m line spacing helimag survey over Hide’s Creek and Otibanda; geological mapping, trenching; rockchip and soil sampling Expenditure to date: Newmont Phase I expenditure of $US6M to August 2010 has earned 51% Discoveries: • Existing (TPJ) Otibanda project, bonanza gold grades • Hides Creek – potential porphyry copper-gold (4km x 1km footprint) • Gumots – potential porphyry gold-copper target • 5 other priority targets Next steps: Newmont has elected to proceed to Phase 2 and will earn 70% by spending an additional $US9M before 23/12/2014 or by delivering a Class III DFS, whichever is earlier Next steps: drilling at Hides Creek in 2011 and perhaps other targets, geophysics, regional sampling
12 PNG: Newmont/TPJ Morobe JV - Otibanda Previous scout drilling by TPJ includes best intercepts:Otibanda LodeOTI g/t Aufrom mWaikanda LodeOTI g/t Aufrom mOTI g/t Aufrom mOTI g/t Aufrom mPrevious channel and chip sampling by TPJ includes best intervals:Munga Breccia (Otibanda Lode)g/t Aug/t Au
13 PNG: Newmont/TPJ Morobe JV – Hides Creek Large (4km x 1km) geochemical footprintMapping shows alteration, veining and geology which are characteristic of a porphyry systemUp to 3.9 g/t Au (inc g/t Au) from trenchingRock chips to 8 g/t Au, 2% CuDiamond drilling planned for early 2011Numerous additional nearby targets to follow up
14 ACA Howe: Newmont/TPJ Morobe JV Morobe area was one of the first areas in PNG to be mined for gold, with historical alluvial workings at Bulolo (2.8Moz Au) and hard rock mining at Wau and Edie Ck. In modern times Hidden Valley deposit (resources of 5.8 Moz Au) and Wafi-Golpu (resources of 30 Moz Au and 8 Mt Cu target) discovered on ground adjacent to the TPJ concessionsWork by TPJ identified 3 main (gold-bearing) lodes which were each trenched over a 4-5 km strike length; continuous mineralisation has been partially delineated along a strike length of nearly 500m, averaging 17.5 g/t Au across 1.5m width on the Otibanda LodeWork (90% completed) by Newmont includes helicopter-supported reconnaissance BLEG (Bulk Leach Extractable Gold) sampling over the entire JV property, with 3,000m of diamond drilling planned for 2011 initially at Hides Creek; geological mapping, soil geochemistry, helicopter magnetic survey and IP surveys in 2011 to generate drill targets in at least four other identified targetsACA Howe considers that the (Newmont) programme is well conceived and has a good chance of success in view of the neighbouring deposits at Wafi- Golpu and Hidden Valley and the low level of historical exploration over much of the ground
15 PNG: Gold Anomaly/ TPJ JV Licence area: 306km2, Crater Mountain, PNGStatus: 32 months activity since JV signed September Field operations commenced in February 2008Work completed: Bench & channel sampling, geological mapping, bulldozer track accessExpenditure required: GOA issued shares valued at A$1M and carrying out specific work (including drilling) within a specified time period at an estimated cost of A$0.6M in stage 1 and A$0.9M in stage 2 in order to earn a 70% interestDiscoveries: New area of gold mineralisation identified at Nevera including a bench sampling result of 70 m of 3.9 g/t Au (including 5 m at 41 g/t Au)Next steps: TPJ to review and assess GOA’s expenditures & work completed to date; drilling & benching required in 2011 to determine if there is an initial resource.
16 PNG: Gold Anomaly/ TPJ JV Historical work at Crater Mountain by TPJ and previous operators includes best surface trenching of:g/t Aug/t Au (inc g/t Au)g/t Aug/t Aug/t AuHistorical drilling includes intercepts of:g/t Au from m EOH (NEV-002)g/t Au from m EOH including 6.55 g/t Au from m (NEV-005)g/t Au from m including 2.76 g/t Au from m (NEV-008)
17 ACA Howe: Gold Anomaly/TPJ Crater Mountain JV BHP had previously drilled 3 holes totalling 986m, the best result being 115m at 1.83 g/t Au, terminating in good mineralisation. Macmin drilled 4 holes with a best intersection of 24m grading 6.55 g/t AuTPJ identified four highly prospective areas of mineralization in the Nevera prospect area within a north-east trending area some 3.5km long and 1.5km wide. Follow up mapping and sampling in the Nevera area identified gold mineralization with elevated Pb-Zn-Ag levels in all prospect areasTPJ drilling produced highly significant assays from all holes, including 58m grading 1.89 g/t Au. However interpretation of the mineralization has remained a problem because it is masked by a thick blanket of volcanic depositsGold Anomaly brought a bulldozer to site to conduct mechanised benching. Best initial assay results indicate 70m at 3.91 g/t Au, including a 5m sample at 41.2 g/t AuGold Anomaly plans to commence drilling to 50m depth to assess shallow open cut gold potential and to test for larger deep gold targetsACA Howe recommends that TPJ should maintain its position on this project
18 PNG: Newcrest/ TPJ HoA Licence area: 674km2 in Manus Island, PNG Status: HoA signed on 31 March 2010; JVA being preparedTerms: A$6M over 5 years including $1M in the first 2 years to earn 80% of TPJ’s interest in the licences resulting in Newcrest owning 60.78% and TPJ with 15.2%. In 2010/2011, initial budget may be A$2M for helicopter-borne magnetics survey over licence areas, with drilling planned at the Kisi prospectPrevious work: (TPJ): geophysics, drilling totalling 402m at Kisi prospect- trenching at Kisi prospect includes best intercept of 20 g/t Au (inc. 303 g/t Au)- potential geological resource at Arie of 0.32% Cu, 0.1 g/t AuExpenditure to date: TPJ estimates it has spent A$2.5MNext steps: Finalise & sign JV, Newcrest to establish & initiate work programme
19 PNG: Newcrest/TPJ HoA – Kisi Prospect 35km by 7km corridor of Cu & Au anomaliesAt Kisi:3km x 1km >0.43 g/t Au in soils & colluviumTrenching includes: g/t Au (inc g/t Au) g/t Au (inc. 8.58g/t Au)Diamond core drilling includes 4.98 g/t Au from m depthNext step: Helimag survey to better define drill targets
20 ACA Howe: Newcrest/TPJ Manus Island HoA 35 km long and 7 km wide northwesterly trending structural corridor identified, in which intrusive activity and associated hydrothermal alteration and widespread Cu and Au mineralisation was focussedTPJ commissioned (consultant) R Findlay to map the area and his work also indicated the presence of a significant epithermal province associated with porphyry copper-gold mineralisation. An eroded stratovolcano was interpreted in the south west of the licence area; overlying rocks are now considered to be Pliocence (in age), contemporaneous with major mineralising events elsewhere in PNGNewcrest proposed a preliminary exploration programme at Kisi, comprising geological mapping, rock and soil sampling and drill site planning, followed by the drilling of a series of holes for an (initial) total 1,500m. In addition they also planned to conduct an airborne magnetic surveyThere are strong targets on the licence area and ACA Howe considers that TPJ should maintain its interest in the project
21 PNG: Barrick/TPJ Wamum JV Licence area: 1,962km2 in Wamum area of PNGStatus: 32 months field activity since JV signed September Field operations commenced in February 2008Work completed: Drilling, aeromagnetics, mapping, sampling. Best intersection from drilling of 0.97 g/t Au & 0.33% CuExpenditure to date: Anticipate $A9.47m spend by end of 2010 which would result in diluting TPJ to 11.7%Discoveries: 5Moz Au target not located to date but several deeper targets remain untested and a number of smaller targets existNext steps: Focus on McLean South, Wafa & Waits Creek targets, 2011 budget under review but may be A$0.5M, TPJ plans to contribute its share to avoid further dilution
23 ACA Howe: Barrick/TPJ Wamum JV The Wamum property is contiguous with the Harmony-Newcrest Wafi-Golpu epithermal- porphyry deposit shortly to become a major producer, and with Barrick’s Kainantu gold deposit (geological resource of 3.1 Mt of 20.2 g/t Au containing 2 Moz of gold)During 2009 Barrick conducted diamond drilling over 4 prospects totalling 5,629m that confirmed previously reported grades but failed to prove better grade extensions along strike3 prospects, Wafa South, McLeans South and Mt Ruwaim (Barrick only) target areas have been identified on account of their structural setting but have not been investigated by detailed explorationIn 2008 a helicopter airborne magnetic survey (flown for Barrick) identified numerous anomalies that have yet to be investigatedACA Howe concludes that the remaining parts of the property contain numerous attractive targets based on consideration of structure and geophysical anomalies that are comparable to those at Wafi-Golpu. In particular, the prospects at Waits Ck, McLeans and McLeans South warrant further work
24 Vietnam: Pu Sam Cap - TPJ 70%/State Partners 30% Licence area: 27km2 in Pu Sam Cap, northern VietnamStatus: Licence will become effective on payment of a deposit by TPJ of US$225,000 refundable after 6 monthsPrevious work: 3,165km of airborne geophysics, ground geophysics, 5,476m of drillingExpenditure to date: Estimated US$4.6MNext steps: strategic review to look for partner or sole fundPotential work programme to include 1,500m of drilling of high-grade gold veins at Bai Bang to establish inferred resource in 2011Anticipated expenditure requirement of US$ M in 2011
25 Vietnam: Pu Sam Cap - 70% TPJ Historical focus on Pu Sam Cap project by TPJ/NewmontBest result of 7.9 g/t Au & 0.4% Cu over 2m from scout drilling at Bai Bang prospectRock chips up to 126 g/t AuArtisanal gold mining active at Bai BangBest porphyry copper-gold drill intersection g/t Au, 0.06% Cu from 3-253mNewmont withdrew from project in 2008 with no residual interest as part of arrangement to farm-in to TPJ’s PNG Morobe licence
26 ACA Howe: Vietnam - Pu Sam Cap TPJ 70%/30% State partnersLocated in the Tu Le volcanic rift system that contains several porphyry copper and epithermal-style gold-copper deposits in Vietnam and ChinaBetween 1996 and 1998 some 3,000 artisanal miners were extracting gold from a series of veins over an area covering 10 km2Veins vary from 4cm to 2m in thickness and have been traced through a vertical interval in excess of 500m and along strike lengths ranging up to 2,000mExperts who have visited the area agree that there is potential for a large porphyry style deposit. Float samples suggest that the porphyry system is multiphase and that the richest phase of the mineralisation has yet to be discovered. ACA Howe considers that the hotter part of the system has not been intersected (by TPJ drilling to date)ACA Howe considers that properly targeted drilling could delineate a mineral resource relatively quickly within the (Bai Bang gold) vein systems and that deeper drilling could identify a more significant bulk tonnage target
27 StrategyUndertake financing in Q to recapitalise company and drive growthActively monitor JV progress; contribute pro-rata where justified to retain holdingMaintain good communication with shareholdersExamine the opportunities for acquiring pre-development stage assetsTarget additional licence applications & new assets in PNG, Vietnam and other countries in SE Asia
28 Use of funds to 31/12/2011 2012 £ '000 Monitoring JVs to 31/12/20112012£ '000Monitoring JVsAll joint ventures150JV ContributionsNewmont JV (Morobe)1,875Barrick JV (Wamum)38938Newcrest JV (Manus Island)937Gold Anomaly JV (Crater Mountain); if in production1873,125\Exploration (PNG)PNG125tbcVietnam5631,250Other, SE Asia313CorporateUK, AIM, travel, advisers621444464307Claims by former directors149Total2,6109,026
29 Objectives (2011)Crater Mountain, PNG (TPJ +/- 35%, reducing to 15-20% after Phase 2) Target: gold base-metal carbonate deposit M oz (JORC inferred)Bai Bang, Vietnam (TPJ 70%) Target: high-grade IOCG-type vein gold M oz (JORC inferred)Newmont Morobe JV, PNG (TPJ 30% maintained) First target: porphyry copper-gold - Drilling and potential inferred resource at Hides CreekNewcrest Manus Island JV, PNG (TPJ 15.2% maintained) First target: Low sulphidation vein gold - Inferred resource at Kisi Prospect
30 If Vietnam goes well, development in 2013 could be realistic Potential Objectives (2012)Build on targeted inferred resources to move to scoping/feasibility and developmentAll the projects have this potential, with Morobe and Crater Mountain probably the best definedContingent budget for 2012 includes potential feasibility work on all four joint ventures and in VietnamIf Vietnam goes well, development in 2013 could be realistic
31 Newmont Ventures Limited (NVL) JVs: Comparison TPJ and Solomon Gold (SOLG) Agreement date3 December 20085 March 2009Project:Morobe, PNGGuadalcanal, SISpend by NVL to earn 51%:US$6M in 4 yrsUS$6M in 3 yrsSpend by NVL to earn additional 19%:US$9M in 2 yrsUS$6M in 2 yrsAdditional NVL equity if TPJ or SOLG elect to be carried to production:5% (total 75%)10% (total 80%)NVL readiness to start drilling:1st half 2011TPJ and SOLG other projects:Barrick JV, PNG Newcrest JV, PNGGOA JV, PNGPu Sam Cap, VietnamFauro Island, SIRannes, QldMt Parry, QldFund raising/placement?p/share£2.5 million28p/share £15 millionMarket 29/10/2010£5 million£80 million
33 New board appointed, recovery strategy underway SummaryNew board appointed, recovery strategy underwayHighly credible & experienced team now in placeWorld class project potential in Papua New GuineaSupported by JV’s with three of the world’s top four gold minersStrong and supportive shareholder base, including Newmont Mining (10%)
34 Thank You and Any Questions Triple Plate Junction PLC Tony Shearer (Chairman) Bill Howell (Interim CEO)
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