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A District Scale Opportunity

Search Minerals controls a rapidly emerging Critical Rare Earth Element (CREE) District in SE Labrador that is road accessible and on tidewater. The FOXTROT Deposit, on which a favourable Preliminary Economic Assessment was completed in April 2016, was the first of three important discoveries. Based on surface expression, the other two, Deepwater Fox and Fox Meadow, appear to be at least as large as FOXTROT. Surface channel sample assays at Deepwater Fox yielded grades 15% higher than channels at FOXTROT. Search has identified more than 20 other prospects in this highly accessible District and has developed a proprietary, scalable, hydrometallurgical process to optimize every opportunity to position as a competitive low-cost supplier of CREE well into the future.The Company enjoys tremendous support from the Government of Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, both of which have financially supported the development of our proprietary metallurgical process. In addition, Search personnel on the ground have built strong relationships with local communities and with the Nunatukavut Community Council who represent the local aboriginal people. All of these factors will help to ensure that our project can be brought into production at relatively low capital and operating costs and in a timely manner.


Investment Highlights

District Scale Opportunity - Search controls a large CREE District, 70 km long and 8 km that currently contains a stand alone mineral resource, two additional discoveries and more than 20 additional prospects. Robust Preliminary Economic Assessment - on the FOXTROT Resource - After-tax payback in 4.4 years.
Solid Returns - Discounted at 10% per annum, FOXTROT offers an IRR is 16.7% on an After Tax NPV of $48m. Low CAPEX Burden - At $152million, initial CAPEX costs are very low.
Low OPEX - Road accessible, on tidewater and a breakthrough hydrometallurgical process give Search every opportunity to be a low-cost producer. Scalable Project – initial production of 1,000 tpd
Critical REE - Economic grades of dysprosium, neodymium, praseodymium, terbium and yttrium. Environmental Advantage - Dry stackable waste residue is more environmentally friendly.
Exploration Upside - Two new discoveries requiring drill programs and numerous other properties requiring further work. Mining Friendly Jurisdiction - Newfoundland and Labrador
Great Relationships - Supportive aboriginal and local communities Experience - An energized Management Team and Board of Directors

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Dr. David Dreisinger, Vice President, Metallurgy for Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY) in an interview with Tracy Weslosky, Publisher for InvestorIntel.

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Business Strategy

The Critical Rare Earth Elements found in our District are in high demand for green economy technologies, most notably the rapidly growing permanent magnet market. Shareholder value will be delivered by leveraging the FOXTROT Preliminary Economic Assessment, a lower cost proprietary hydrometallurgical process and a highly accessible District-Scale opportunity to forge strategic partnerships and offtake agreements. This will facilitate early monetization of the FOXTROT Resource and more rapid delineation of additional resources that will strengthen the Company’s position as a reliable, strategically located, low-cost producer.

What are Critical Rare Earth Elements?

Identified as Neodymium (Nd), Europium (Eu), Terbium (Tb), Dysprosium (Dy) and Yttrium (Y), this valuable subset of the complete series of seventeen rare earth elements is considered critical due to high demand and/or constrained domestic supply. Containing unique properties which enhance the performance of a range of innovative technologies , CREE are essential components in the development of permanent magnets and a variety of other components used in renewable energy, green technology automobiles, medical devices, consumer electronics and industrial and military applications.

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