Investor Facts Sheet

Overview

 The following quick facts are some of the reasons why this year is the right time to commence operations in earnest:

  • ROI (return on investment) expected within 3 years of operation for the smelter / 3-5 years for the quarry with architectural quartz block production;
  • Exceptional Quartz ore deposit (high grade 99.6% SiO² ) with low contents of Boron (0,2ppm) and Phosphorous (0,2ppm);
  • Consistent, pure white color;
  • Estimated tonnage of 6Mmt above surface;
  • Expected tonnage after valuation works: 10Mmt +;
  • 25 + years minimal capacity of the Quartz deposit;
  • Open pit extraction method;
  • Residues can be micronized and used for simili-quartz slabs at 125$/mt;
  • High price of bulk pure quality Quartz ore such as architectural quartz (slabs) at a minimum of 600$/mt;
  • Ultra-pure quartz after beneficiation: 5000-6700$/mt;
  • 100% of the quartz extract will be consume and sold, no tailings;
  • Very low cost of essential energy for a silicon smelter;
  • It is extremely rare to find two resources (Quartz and hydroelectric energy) at the same location;
  • Transportation logistics: Deposit site right on the shore of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence at 13km from a deep water wharf which PAL will be the sole user;
  • Very low carbon imprint from any of our quartz products;
  • Low carbon emission – Energy comes for hydroelectricity or other renewable sources;
  • No harsh chemicals released to environment;
  • No health threatening material;
  • The worldwide increase in demand for Silicon Metal Solar Grade (99,9999%Si) 6N and up (IC Grade 7N, EG 9N, semi-conductor, silicone chips, photovoltaic cells, silicon wafers, nanotechnology, special alloys, electricity high voltage wiring, automotive industry, silicon carbide, etc) versus stabilization of production worldwide;
  • Added Value Smart Quartz Minerals are sought for to supply current and future technologies markets;
  • Manufacturers are in need for Long Term, Reliable Sources of Supply;
  • New technologies require Consistent, High Quality raw material;
  • World competition means Competitive Operational Costs;
  • Educated, well informed population means Social Acceptance of any natural resources development;
  • Environmental concerns means Low Carbon Imprint;
  • New process technology that requires less capital expenditure to build facilities and lower production costs compared to the standard Siemens Process ;
  • Using new technologies, creating an environmentally friendly process, deployed in a unique setting and location that prioritizes ecologically responsible projects;
  • Governmental support: “Plan Nord” is an $80billion development program to support business above the 50th parallel
  • A professional Management Team assembled and ready to serve an outstanding Board of Directors manned by industry specialists.