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1 BSC Resources on the Brink of Discovery?

2 BSC On the Brink of Discovery?
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS This presentation, contains certain “forward-looking statements ("statements"). All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that BSC Resources (Pty) Ltd (“BSC” or the “Company”) believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding mineral resources, potential mineral deposits, potential mineralization, exploration results, the Company’s objective of identifying or confirming in the short term significant National Instrument (“NI ”) compliant mineral resources, and the Company’s other exploration and development plans and objectives) are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations or beliefs of BSC based on information currently available to BSC. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of significant risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements, and even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, BSC. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, imprecision in the historical resource estimates, the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations (such that any future mineral resource estimates are materially less than the Company’s expectations),uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in commodity prices, changes in equity and/or debt markets, risks arising from operating in South Africa (including political developments in South Africa, changes to regulations affecting the Company’s activities, surface rights, foreign currency fluctuations and delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required regulatory approvals), the uncertainties involved in interpreting exploration results and other geological data, volatility of and sensitivity to market prices for copper, nickel and/or PGMs (market or otherwise), exploration costs varying significantly from estimates, delays in the exploration and development of the project, inability or delays in procuring the required capital equipment and/or operating parts and supplies, equipment failure, unexpected geological conditions, success of future exploration and development initiatives, environmental and safety risks including increased regulatory burdens, seismic activity, weather and other natural phenomena, changes in government regulations and policies, including tax and trade laws and policies, risks relating to labour, and other exploration, development and operating risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, BSC disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Although BSC believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. Historical resource figures included in this presentation are estimates based on historic reported data completed by Falconbridge at the Insizwa Complex, who explored the area and which results pre-date the guidelines stipulated by NI These historical estimates are referred to only to indicate the results of past exploration on the Insizwa Project and are relevant to the extent that they indicate the presence of a nickel sulphide mineralization and the approximate size of the target for future exploration These historical estimates are not compliant with NI and therefore should not be relied upon. The Company has not done any work to classify the historical estimate as a current mineral resource as defined in section 1.2 of NI and are not treating it as such. No assurances can be given that the indicated amount of copper, nickel and/or PGMs will be proven or produced. Estimates made at a given time may significantly change when new information becomes available, including as a result of future exploration activity. Resource estimates are imprecise and depend, to a certain extent, upon statistical inferences which may ultimately prove unreliable. If the resource estimates are inaccurate or are reduced in the future, this could have a material adverse impact on BSC. Any future mineral resource estimates for the Insizwa Ni-Sulphide Project may be materially different than the historical estimates referred to in this presentation. The geological and related technical information in this presentation was prepared under the supervision of Dave Dodd P.Geo Geo, the Chief Geologist of the Company. The information contained in this presentation has been prepared by BSC and is being presented for informational purposes. This presentation has not been independently verified and the information contained within is subject to updating, completion, revision, verification and further amendment. 2

3 BSC On the Brink of Discovery?
This presentation does not purport to contain all information that a prospective investor may require. While the information contained herein has been prepared in good faith, neither the Company nor its shareholders, directors, officers, agents, employees, or advisors give, has given or has authority to give, any representations or warranties (express or implied) as to, or in relation to, the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information in this presentation, or any revision thereof, or of any other written or oral information made or to be made available to any interested party or its advisers (all such information being referred to as “Information”) and liability therefore is expressly disclaimed. Accordingly, neither the Company nor any of its shareholders, directors, officers, agents, employees or advisers take any responsibility for, or will accept any liability whether direct or indirect, express or implied, contractual, tortuous, statutory or otherwise, in respect of the accuracy or completeness of the Information or for any of the opinions contained herein or for any errors, omissions or misstatements or for any loss, howsoever arising from this presentation. In furnishing this presentation, the Company does not undertake or agree to any obligation to provide you with access to any additional information or to update this presentation or to correct any inaccuracies in, or omissions from, this presentation which may become apparent. Information contained in this presentation is confidential information and the property of the Company. It is made available strictly for the purposes referred to above. 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4 South Africa’s Junior Mining Landscape
Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) came into force in May 2004 with the following consequences: “Use it or lose it” principle unlocked non-strategic assets by majors. Interest in Exploration by foreign juniors. First time participation of Black South Africans in the ownership and development of the mineral resources of South Africa.

5 The Creation of BSC Resources Ltd
Incorporated in November 2005. Granted prospecting rights of 39000ha within 6 months (Currently have ha at the Insizwa project). Raised ZAR18.2m (South Africa, Canada, USA). Granted prospecting permit for historic Musina Copper Dumps and Oxide caps (September 2007). Completed Scoping study on the Musina Copper Dumps and Oxide Caps (January 2008). Raised ZAR 16m (South Africa, Canada and USA) February 2008. Completed a competent person’s report on the Insizwa Nickel Project (October 2008). Granted exploration permits on 8 farms in the Northern Natal (KZN) coalfields (October/November 2008). Entered into a joint venture agreement with Vale to further explore the Insizwa Nickel Project, where 20 million USD will be spent on exploration (including option payments of US $1.65 million – to be paid over a five year period).

6 Strategic Overview Hands on Management Team.
Focusing on acquiring and developing brownfields projects. Currently building a substantial coal portfolio in the Natal region, close to the Richards Bay port. Capitalise on 2009 MPRDA deadline (“Use it or Lose it”) to partner with majors.

7 Medium Term Strategy Aggressively seek out new projects either at scoping study stage or pre-BFS and use these projects as our going public projects “BSC” to break-even on a monthly basis by charging fees to our JV partners for work being done at our various projects. Continue to increase our land package at our Musina Copper project and target an inferred resource of 14 million 1.2% copper by October 2011. Strengthen our board and management teams as we prepare to list the company by year end.

8 Our Point of Difference
Our Ability to acquire, explore and develop mining projects in Southern Africa. Our Ability to raise the necessary finance in South Africa and North America. Our Management’s Ability to successfully convert projects. Our comprehensive geological database.

9 Project Localities Musina Copper Project Burgersfort Nickel Project
KZN Coal Project Main objective of the Project. We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC Insizwa Nickel Project

10 BSC Projects Insizwa Ni-Cu-PGE project – High quality magnetotelluric anomalies to follow-up with ground geophysics and later to drill test. Drilling estimated to start in September 2011. Burgersfort – Disseminated visible Ni-sulphides intersected sporadically over ~20 m, ~ 110 m (finely disseminated) and 80 m in three boreholes. Assay results are pending and further drilling is ongoing. KZN Coal – Potentially large tonnage, high quality coal resources have been estimated from historic data. The validation of the historic data with new drilling is planned to start this month (March, 2011). Mussina – Modeling of historic data shows potential to discover substantial Cu resources. Currently looking for a partner to fund the drilling. Project Generation – Actively looking to acquire new projects in SA and neighbouring countries. Main objective of the Project. We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC

11 BSC/Pangea Partnership
Burgersfort Project BSC/Pangea Partnership Main objective of the Project. We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC

12 Burgersfort Ni-Cu-PGE Project Geology Map
Burgersfort Ni-Cu-PGE Project Locality A Burgersfort Project Genetic Similarities to Nkomati Ni Mine Nkomati Ni-Cu-PGE Mine B Target modelled on the Nkomati Ni mine

13 Burgersfort - Project’s History
MD12 intersected 1.23% Ni over 7.63m at ~173m and MD12 C (deflection) 0.76% over 10m as well as 0.5% Ni over 50 m.

14 Burgersfort – Target Resource
Talvivaara Ni Deposit in Finland (Owned by Talvivaara Mining Company) ~1Billion tonnes (measured and indicated) at a cut-off of 0.07% Ni with an average grade of 0.22% Ni (also has Zn and Co credits). Turnagain Ni Deposit in Canada (Owned by Hard Creek Nickel Corporation) ~1.1 Billion tonnes (measured, indicated and inferred) at a cut-off of 0.1% Ni and an average grade of ~0.2% Ni (also has Co credits). LOM is 24.4 years with an NPV of US $ 715 million (at a discount of 8%) and an IRR of 10.7%. 55% Ni Recovery from the Mill and 96 % Refinery Recovery. Burgersfort Ni Project (BSC/Pangea Joint Venture) Assay results pending, handheld spectrometer shows values of 0.3 to 0.5% Ni where no sulphides are visible and up to 3.5 % Ni directly over sulphide blebs. (Historic reports refer to PGE’s – no assay values given) Ni Deportment Study shows a potential for high recoveries as sulphides consist almost entirely of pentlandite.

15 Burgersfort - Work Programme/ Infrastructure
Railway line Area of VTEM Study Tarred Road Permit Boundaries in Red R7.5 Million Work Programme involving VTEM, ground IP, Ni Deportment Study and drilling

16 Burgersfort – Borehole Interceptions
AP-06 shows sporadic disseminated sulphides from 33 to 112 m (currently still drilling) and in mineralisation) AP-03 shows significant sporadic mineralisation between m (over ~20m). AP-04 Finely sporadic disseminated sulphides from 80 – 198 m (over 110 m) AP-05Broadly spaced, finely disseminated sulphides from 0 – 220 m AP-05 and holes in the south show no significant visible sulphides

17 Burgersfort – Core Photos

18 Burgersfort – Target Resource
In other large, low grade Ni resources the sulphides are not always visible. At Burgersfort three boreholes have intersected visible sulphides with grades comparable or better than Talvivaara and Turn Again. There is sufficient area at Burgersfort to obtain a similar tonnage of about 1 billion tonnes. The true grade, percentage Ni recoverable and extent of the mineralisation will be confirmed as the programme proceeds to confirm its economic viability. Mineralised Intersections

19 Insizwa Ni-Cu-PGE Project BSC/Vale Partnership
Target – Massive Sulphide at base of Insizwa Mountains. Has 10km strike of sulphide showings along exposed prospective horizon. High tenor sulphides up to ~12% Ni Main objective of the Project. We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC

20 Insizwa Project Conceptual Targets
APPROXIMATELY 7 KM View looking west at the Insizwa Lobe showing approximate position of the mineralised footwall contact in red ~ 5 km Deep seated massive sulphide accumulation expected to be close to mouth of feeder dyke Theory is that sulphides formed at depth and have been brought up with the magma Theoretical Cross-Section

21 Ground Geophysics Complete and High Quality Conductors have been Identified which will be drill tested after further Ground Geophysics. Main objective of the Project. We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC

22 MT Lines Overlying Insizwa DTM
Main objective of the Project. We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC

23 Musina Cu Project Main objective of the Project.
We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC

24 Musina Geology, Boreholes and Soil Geochem
Main objective of the Project. We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC Historic mining took place here between 1905 and 1993 (about 100 years) extracting t of Cu but ended with resources still left in the ground

25 Musina Soil Geochem Extensive dataset of historic borehole, assay, soil geochem and geological mapping. 15 km of largely mineralised strike extent. Untested soil anomalies and mineralised intersections warranting follow-up work. Oxides were not previously mined and many of the sulphide bodies are left un-mined. Mollytoo represents a target with a modelled resource showing potential for between ~13 and 43.5 million tonnes. Main objective of the Project. We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC

26 Musina Datamine Modelling Completed to Date

27 Modelled Sulphide Lenses and Selected Cu Interceptions

28 Oblique View of Modelled Sulphide Lenses

29 Levels of Confidence in Modelled Data
Red = Borehole Interception Pink = Known Mineralisation from underground Development (not yet mined out) Blue = Possible Extent of Prospective Horizon


Potential Tonnage to be Explored LENS NUMBER PROJECTED VERTICAL DEPTH (m) VOLUME DENSITY TONS RED,PINK BLUE MINERALIZED RED & PINK TONS RED H1 300 899,175 2.65 2,393,234 1,574,839 562,633 H2 147,391 394,552 312,742 214,137 H3 600 282,851 2.7 771,983 455,629 H4 5,081,813 13,725,490 9,659,287 4,472,297 H5 5,645,564 15,281,068 10,991,957 6,543,353 H6 2,679,461 7,185,434 3,526,328 1,096,075 H7 780,191 2,078,409 582,375 6,555 H8 693,367 1,846,233 935,639 475,754 TOTALS 16,209,816 43,676,406 28,355,152 13,826,434 Weighted Ave of 1.40% Cu with values ranging from 0.55% Cu to 4.84% Cu over widths of 1.6 to 19 m (averaging 8.4 m)

32 Musina Exploration Target
Boreholes with mineralised intersections – need further follow-up drilling Mollytoo Sulphides Modelled potential for ~13 to 43 million tonnes plus untested areas of alteration around shaft Other historic shafts with sulphides remaining Main objective of the Project. We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC t Oxide Cap Remaining Untested Substantial Soil Anomaly

33 KZN Coal Projects BSC/Bright JV Main objective of the Project.
We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC

34 Application Status Permits granted across all five of the KZN coalfields - Klip River, Utrecht, Vryheid and Somkele Coalfields. 49 Mt potential on Elandsberg All permits close to good infrastucture

35 Elandsberg RD CV Ash Vol Fix C 1.6 28 - 30 ~ 13 ~ 8 50 - 77
Mine Name: Longridge Colliery Coal Type: Anthracite Method: Underground (Board & Pillar) Seam: Dundas Product CV Ash Vol Fix C Sulph 30.24 12.3 10.9 74.9 0.83 31 10.6 9.2 78.3 0.68 Pea 31.1 10.5 76.6 0.81 grain 31.7 9.7 11.2 77.3 0.71 RD CV Ash Vol Fix C 1.6 ~ 13 ~ 8 Alfred Dundas Total Tonnages Seam Thickness Alfred 1m Seam Thickness Dundas 2m Large Tonnage, Good Quality, Potential For JVs, Adjacent to historic mining

36 Conclusions/Way Forward
Strong, experienced technical, financial and legal team able to identify, acquire, fund and evaluate projects. Drill test extent of disseminated mineralisation at Burgersfort. Validate historic coal borehole data. Validate modelled Musina data and test strike extent of mineralisation (once project is funded). Drill Test Insizwa Geophysical Targets. Acquire additional projects Main objective of the Project. We feel that it is an excellent Project with all major ingredients required for a discovery. Show digital terrain model with 5 lobes of the IC

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