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Trevali Mining Corp. – North and South American Silver-Lead-Zinc Deposits

Trevali Mining Corp.

Overview

Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV) is a zinc-focused base metals mining company with active operations in Peru and New Brunswick, Canada.

In Peru, Trevali is currently commencing production at its 2,000 tonnes-per-day Santander zinc-lead-silver mine in conjunction with partners Glencore-Xstrata plc, the world’s largest zinc producer. The three developed carbonate-hosted replacement deposits at Santander (Magistral North, Central and South) are situated in the Central Peruvian Polymetallic Belt, a major zinc producing district. The mine will produce zinc and lead-silver concentrates. Based on the current resources, which remain open in addition to the significant exploration potential on the large property package, it is anticipated that operations have the potential to be expanded to 4,000-5,000 tonnes-per-day by mid-to-late decade.

In Canada, Trevali has successfully consolidated the prolific Bathurst Mining Camp and has 100% ownership of the Caribou mine and mill, Halfmile mine and Stratmat polymetallic deposit in northern New Brunswick. All three deposits remain open for expansion. Initial trial production from the Halfmile underground mine produced zinc, lead-silver and copper-gold concentrates from approximately 125,000 tonnes of mineral processed through the former Brunswick 12 mill. The Company is in the process of restarting mining and milling operations at its recently acquired 3,000-tonne-per-day Caribou Mill Complex with production currently scheduled to commence in H1-2014.

Investment Highlights

  • Cash-flow scheduled from multiple mines1 in 2013/14 with advanced pipeline of development projects
  • Long-life assets with already plus-15 years of mine production1 projected with excellent potential to expand/extend through exploration success; All deposits remain open for expansion
  • Proven Management Team and strong Strategic Partnership with Glencore Xstrata Plc

Key Projects

Santander Mine – West Central Peru

Trevali’s 100%-owned Santander zinc-lead-silver mine is in the Central Peruvian Polymetallic Belt, one of the world’s top silver, zinc and lead producing districts. Located 215 km northeast by road from Lima, all major infrastructure is now in place and production commissioning is underway with initial concentrate shipments anticipated in July 2013 and expected ramp up to nameplate 2,000 tonnes-per-day operation by late Q3-2013.

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Click to zoom: Mine development plan on the three Magistral deposits at the Santander mine (white – developed as of June 2013)

July 2012 Indicated and Inferred NI 43-101 Mineral Resources at Santander Project
Calculated by Golder Associates engineers

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Bathurst Mining Camp – New Brunswick, Canada

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Consolidating the Bathurst Mining Camp – Wholly-owned Caribou mine and 3000-tpd mill, Halfmile mine and Stratmat deposit. Trevali controls the main infrastructure in camp.

Pro-Mining Jurisdiction – NB one of the world’s top jurisdictions for mineral exploration & development (#1 in Fraser Institute 2012 survey). All permits in hand. Strong First Nations support.

Production – 3,000 tpd production planned in H1-2014. Funded through $60-million facility with Rand Merchant Bank.

Long Life Mines – 15-plus years based on current resources. All mineralization remains open for expansion1.

Positive Metallurgy – Quality/saleable concentrate production from 2012 Halfmile trial mining:

  • ~85% Zn recovery producing 53.7% Zn concentrate 
  • 65-70% Pb recovery producing 45.8% Pb concentrate (with 680 g/t Ag & Au credits)
  • 55-60% Cu recovery producing 27% Cu concentrate (with 325 g/t Ag & 2.7 g/t Au)

Summary

Trevali Mining Corporation is an emerging base metals producer1 with multiple mines in Peru and Canada giving strong zinc-exposure plus lead, silver, copper and gold by-products.

Long-life assets with already plus-15 years of mine production projected with excellent potential to expand/extend through exploration success

Proven Management Team and strong Strategic Partnership with Glencore Xstrata Plc.

Management

Dr. Mark Cruise – President, CEO, and Director
A base metal deposit specialist with 18-years project experience from grass-roots exploration through resource definition to permitting and production in Europe and the America’s on behalf of Pasminco Exploration, Anglo American and various TSX-listed Juniors. Mark completed his Ph.D. on the Irish zinc-lead orefield and was a member of Anglo American’s Lisheen Zinc-Lead Mine feasibility/technical team in Ireland that developed the 4,500 tpd mine.

Anna Ladd – CFO
Over 15 years experience in financing and financial controls in the mining industry including responsibility for multiple large scale open pit and underground base and precious metal production units. Anna has served as VP Finance and CFO for a number of TSX-listed junior mining companies in addition to several mid-size to senior gold and base metal producers including Grande Cache Coal, Kinross Gold’s Fort Knox, Round Mountain and Kettle River operations and Vale Inco’s Thompson and Sudbury base metal operations.

Paul Keller – Vice-President of Operations
28 years of mine operations experience in Canada, most recently as Manager of Technical Services for a major Canadian mining contractor where he led a team of engineers and designers on various mining contracts for major mining companies. Paul began his career with Rio Algom Limited and has also worked in various management roles with Barrick Gold’s Hemlo mine in operations, engineering and maintenance.

Steve Stakiw – Vice-President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Geologist with over 20 years of mineral exploration industry, and research & finance market experience. Steve has held a senior management role with a leading mining research and investment publication and has consulted to resource-focused investment funds.