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POISED FOR DISCOVERY

in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle and beyond

POISED FOR DISCOVERY

in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle and beyond

POISED FOR DISCOVERY

in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle and beyond

POISED FOR DISCOVERY

in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle and beyond

POISED FOR DISCOVERY

in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle and beyond

INVESTOR PRESENTATION

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Corporate Mission

ArcWest Exploration is a project generator focused on porphyry copper-gold exploration opportunities throughout western North America. The company is in possession of eight 100% owned copper-gold projects throughout BC’s premier porphyry copper-gold districts.  These include ArcWest’s Todd Creek and Oweegee Dome projects, which are two of the largest and most prospective land positions for copper-gold exploration in BC’s prolific Golden Triangle.  Oweegee Dome neighbours Seabridge Gold’s supergiant KSM-Iron Cap-Snowfield porphyry copper-gold deposit and Todd Creek adjoins Pretium’s Brucejack mine property.  Newcrest Mining recently announced the acquisition of Pretium and its high grade Brucejack gold-silver mine in a transaction valued at $3.5 billion.  Three ArcWest projects are currently being advanced by partners through earn-in and joint venture agreements; multiple ArcWest copper-gold projects are scheduled to undergo partner funded drill testing in 2022.  By conducting partner funded exploration on multiple exploration projects simultaneously, ArcWest’s chances of discovery are enhanced while exposing shareholders to minimal dilution. The company is managed by an experienced technical team with a track record of discovery and a reputation for attracting well-funded senior partners, including Freeport McMoRan, Robert Friedland group companies, ITOCHU, Antofagasta and Teck.

The Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is located in northwestern British Columbia and is one of the world’s richest metallotects. The region spans over 50,000 square kilometers and its production of precious and base metals is comparable to any other global mining district. Mine production has occurred for over a century and includes renowned deposits such as Eskay Creek, Snip, Granduc, Premier and current producers Red Chris (Newcrest Mining-Imperial Metals) and Brucejack.  Brucejack was recently acquired by Newcrest Mining in a transaction valued at $3.5 billion. Several major porphyry copper-gold deposits in the Golden Triangle remain poised for future production including KSM-Iron Cap (Seabridge Gold), Galore Creek (Teck Resources-Newmont Mining) and Schaft Creek (Teck Resources). The cumulative amount of contained metal within the Golden Triangle remains to be fully realized.

ArcWest’s Oweegee Dome and Todd Creek copper-gold projects adjoin Newcrest’s recently acquired Brucejack mining property.  Todd Creek and Oweegee Dome contain some of the largest underexplored copper-gold systems in British Columbia.

New exposure, improved access and new geological understanding has resulted in exciting discoveries each field season; what will ArcWest discover this year?

Receding Glaciers

Glacial melt continues to expose unexplored ground every summer. At ArcWest’s Todd Creek project, some glaciers have retreated over two kilometers since Noranda explored the area in the late 1980’s. High and mid-elevations are emerging from beneath ice sheets and have exposed new copper-gold mineralized zones which have never been mapped or sampled. The result: one of the largest copper-gold mineralized zones in the Golden Triangle is highly unexplored. This presents ArcWest with one of the most exciting exploration opportunities in North America.

Higher Gold Prices

Gold prices, at historic lows when the Eskay Creek and Snip properties closed, have since risen.

Despite their productivity and the high quality of the geology, past mining projects in the Golden Triangle have found themselves undercut in past decades by low gold prices. Combined with the high costs of exploiting resources in the region’s remote and difficult landscape, projects like Eskay Creek often struggled to remain profitable.

Today, higher gold prices and the reduced costs of operating in the Golden Triangle are making projects in the area an attractive proposition for explorers and producers.

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New Infrastructure

Major infrastructure investment and development in northwest BC has been ongoing for nearly a decade. In 2014, BC Hydro invested $746 million to construct the Northwest Transmission Line which now provides clean, affordable power to major projects in northwestern BC. The 287-kilovolt line originates near Terrace and terminates 344 km north at a substation near Bob Quinn Lake. The Red Chris extension was purchased by BC Hydro and extends another 94 km north to the Red Chris copper-gold mine. Run-of-river hydroelectric generating projects constructed in the area supply power to the grid and include AltaGas’s Forest Kerr, McLymont and Volcano facilities and Regional Power’s Long Lake power plant.

The Port of Stewart is Canada’s northernmost, ice-free port. Two shipping facilities, Stewart Work Port and Stewart Bulk Terminals, provide global access for incoming supplies and outgoing mined concentrate. Major upgrades to facilities were completed in 2015. The port of Prince Rupert also provides global shipping solutions and completed a major expansion in 2017 and is undergoing further expansion due to be completed by 2022.

Maturing Production

Mines recently commissioned in British Columbia include:

  • Newcrest Mining-Imperial Metals,  Red Chris – copper-gold porphyry
  • Newcrest Mining-Pretium Resources,  Brucejack – high-grade gold-silver
  • Centerra Gold,  Mount Milligan – gold-copper porphyry
  • Coeur Mining, Silvertip – high grade silver-lead-zinc
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ArcWest Exploration: Building North America’s Premier Project Generator

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