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At Trevali, we are asking ourselves some big questions about what it means to be a global mining company in today’s world.

We know that modern society needs mineral resources and the products that mining helps create.

As times change, society’s expectations of us change too.

Expectations about environmental responsibility.

Around what it means to be a good corporate citizen.

About being a company that is sustainable for the long-term.

And one that benefits its employees, its communities and its shareholders.

At Trevali, we are excited by these evolving expectations. They inspire innovative ideas and create new opportunities for us to enhance how our business operates.

Motivated by the potential that these questions present, we are focused on constant, incremental improvements in our business. Bringing creativity, agility and innovation into the very heart of the company. Operating efficiently and with the highest of safety standards. We are working to make ongoing improvements that contribute to achieving larger long-term goals.

By asking, and answering, these questions, we will create a different kind of mining company, and a new Trevali.

We embark on this journey with the key ingredients for success: strong assets, potential for resource expansion, a great balance sheet, and an engaged team of professionals.

As a reflection of our new vision, we are also launching a new corporate identity.

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Trevali – the Future of Mining

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Ricus Grimbeek
President & Chief Executive Officer

Perkoa Mine

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Location

Burkina Faso

Ownership

90%

Mine Type

Underground Mine

Resource

Zinc

Operations

  • 2,000-tonne-per-day processing mill
  • Flotation recovery plant
  • Metallurgical and geochemical laboratories
  • Tailings treatment facility
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Perkoa Mine

The Perkoa Mine and the 2,000 tonne per day milling operation is located in the Sanguie Province, approximately 120 kilometres west of the capital city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The Perkoa Mine has been in commercial operation since 2013 and currently produces a zinc concentrate.

Geology and Mineralization

The Perkoa deposit lies in a felsic to intermediary series of volcanic and volcanoclastic rocks, within the Paleoproterozoic Birimian Supergroup of West Africa. The prospective Birimian-aged rocks in Burkina Faso are the same sequences that host major gold deposits in Burkina Faso and in the neighbouring countries of Ghana and Mali. The Birimian Supergroup of West Africa is renowned for their gold mineralization; however, known occurrences of base metals are scarce. The Perkoa deposit represents the only significant zinc-silver massive sulphide mineralization discovered in the Birimian to date and it is also the first zinc-silver massive sulphide mineralization discovered in this region.

The Perkoa project area is located in the central part of the Boromo greenstone belt, which comprises volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Lower Palaeozoic Birimian Supergroup that have been metamorphosed to lower greenschist facies. At least three phases of deformation have affected the Boromo belt and mafic to felsic dykes and granitic bodies were emplaced in several intrusive phases. The zinc-silver mineralization has been dated at 2.12 to 2.14 billion years ago.

In the Perkoa area, the Birimian sediments, lavas, and pyroclastics strike from northeast to southwest and generally dip steeply to the northwest. Several units of andesitic lavas with subordinate andesitic tuffs, separated by sequences of tuffs interlayered with fine grained clastic sediments, make up the lithological package in the project area. A number of syn-tectonic and post-tectonic intrusive bodies have been emplaced within the meta-sediments, which range from large plutons of granitic and dioritic composition, to smaller ultramafic to rhyolitic intrusions. Crosscutting lineaments with a northwest-southeast orientation are common although major displacements along these lineaments are rare.

The Perkoa deposit has been classified as a volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit. VMS deposits are lenses and sheets of massive sulphide that form from seafloor hydrothermal systems where metal rich fluids precipitate on (exhalative) or near the seafloor (sub-seafloor replacement.). The Perkoa mineralization occurs as a series of stacked, northeast-southwest striking tabular VMS lenses hosted, and separated by, tuffaceous material that has been overturned with an average dip of approximately 70°. The deposit is unusual for its high concentrations of zinc and barium mineralization, and relatively low levels of lead and copper.

Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Estimates

Perkoa Mineral Reserves as at December 31, 2018(1, 2)


Tonnage Grade Metal
Category Quantity Mt Zn % Pb % Ag % Zn M lbs Pb M lbs Ag K oz
Perkoa Mine (3)
Proven 1.22 14.44 - - 388 - -
Probable 1.87 11.55 - - 477 - -
Proven & Probable 3.09 12.69 - - 865 - -

(1) All Mineral Reserves have been estimated in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”) — Definition Standards adopted by CIM Council on May 10, 2014 (the “CIM Definition Standards”). Numbers may not add due to rounding. The Mineral Reserve is shown at 100% ownership, Trevali holds a 90% joint venture interest in the Perkoa Mine.
(2) The technical report entitled “Technical Report on the Perkoa Mine, Burkina Faso” dated April 12, 2018, is the current technical report for the Perkoa property.
(3) The Perkoa Underground Mine Mineral Reserve estimate is reported based on planned stopes with a net smelter return cut-off grade of US$100/tonne, with metal prices of: US$1.13/lb zinc. The Perkoa Underground Mine Mineral Reserve estimate has been prepared by non-independent Mine engineering consultants to the company with an effective date of December 31, 2018, under the supervision of and approved by Professional Engineer Barbara Rose (P.Eng.), a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”). Ms. Rose is Principal Mine Engineer of the Company and accordingly, is not independent.

Perkoa Mineral Resources as at December 31, 2018(1, 2)


Tonnage Grade Metal
Category Quantity Mt Zn % Pb % Ag % Zn M lbs Pb M lbs Ag K oz
Perkoa Mine (3)
Measured 1.94 15.36 - - 656 - -
Indicated 2.94 11.87 - - 770 - -
Measured & Indicated 4.88 13.26 - - 1,427 - -
Inferred 1.21 10.21 - - 271 - -

(1) All Mineral Resources have been estimated in accordance with the CIM Definition Standards. Mineral Resources are inclusive of Mineral Reserves. Mineral Resources that are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Numbers may not add up due to rounding. The Mineral Resource is shown at 100% ownership, Trevali holds a 90% joint venture interest in the Perkoa Mine.
(2) The technical report entitled “Technical Report on the Perkoa Mine, Burkina Faso” dated April 12, 2018, is the current technical report for the Perkoa property.
(3) The Perkoa Underground Mine Mineral Resource estimate is reported based on zinc equivalent cut off grade of 5% ZnEQ with metal prices of: US$1.13/lb zinc. The Perkoa Underground Mine Mineral Resource estimate has been prepared by the mine geology department and non-independent Resource geology consultants to the company with an effective date of December 31, 2018, under the supervision of and approved by Yan Bourassa (P.Geo.), a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101. Mr. Bourassa is Vice President Mineral Resources Management of the Company and accordingly, is not independent.