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cautionary statement
Cautionary Statement

The following presentation shall not be deemed to be an offer to sell, or an invitation of an offer to buy, the securities of Piedmont Mining Company, Inc. An offer may only be made by a private placement memorandum and offers will only be made to ‘accredited investors’ as that term is defined in Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation D.

This presentation contains expressions of future expectations, projections and other forward-looking statements. Those statements are based on management’s expectations, projections and beliefs, not historical facts and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, which are beyond management and the Company’s control, that could cause the actual results to differ from those contemplated by the statements. These statements are only predictions and should not be construed as statements of material fact. Actual results will vary from the projections, and such variances may be material. Assumptions regarding future revenues are necessarily speculative in nature and should not be relied upon in making an investment decision. When used in this document, the words ‘anticipates’, ‘may’, ‘can’, ‘believes’, ‘expects’, ‘projects’, ‘intends’, ‘likely’, ‘will’, ‘to be’ and similar expressions and other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Management believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions. However, any such statement may be influenced by factors that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected or anticipated.

Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. There are factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in any forward-looking statement, many of which are beyond the control of Piedmont, including economic and industry conditions such as the competitive environment, unanticipated operating problems, accidents, gold and silver price declines, changes in political, social or economic circumstances, variances in mineralization grades, labor relations, adverse weather conditions, the risks of mineral exploration, adverse market conditions, the inability to raise sufficient capital to fund exploration, regulatory uncertainties and risks, changes in tax and other laws, the risk of obtaining regulatory approvals and permits. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, any forward-looking statement. There may also be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or what impact they will have on Piedmont’s results and operations. Except as required by law, we are under no obligation to any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made as a result of new information or future events.

what sets piedmont apart
What Sets Piedmont Apart?
  • Exploring for gold and silver in Nevada – thebest gold environment in the world
  • Near major gold and silver producers
  • $16 million tax loss carry forward
  • Strong, experienced management
  • Flexible and proactive business model with minimal G&A expenses
  • Undervalued relative to industry peers
piedmont s unique business model
Piedmont’s Unique Business Model
  • Earn majority interest by funding exploration over 5 years or less
  • If exploration results not satisfactory, can terminate agreement upon 30-days notice
  • Work only with experienced and successful exploration groups
  • Qualified people utilized only as needed – do not incur costs of full time staff
  • Evaluate and select properties with good potential for hosting significant gold and/or silver deposits
  • Enter into option and earn-in agreements only with experienced and successful exploration groups
  • Highly skilled people are utilized only on as-needed basis thereby minimizing G&A costs
  • If exploration results are encouraging, we earn into a majority interest by funding exploration
  • If exploration results are not satisfactory, we can terminate agreement upon 30-days notice
gold price outlook
Gold Price Outlook
  • World mine production of gold continues to decline.
  • Central Bank sales have slowed; Some are now buying.
  • Most all governments continue to print increasing amounts of paper money.
  • Demand for physical gold continues to increase in the Middle East, Russia, South America and Asia.
  • Reports of physical gold shortages are surfacing with increasing frequency; Big financial companies are buying.
  • The gold market is a very inelastic market.
  • Gold prices should continue to increase over the forthcoming years with intermittent corrections.
why nevada
Why Nevada?
  • Nevada hosts the 2nd largest gold environment in the world, after South Africa.
  • Past production plus current resources exceed 300 million ounces of gold!
  • Good infrastructure; Major gold producers.
  • State is supportive of mining & exploration.
  • Good road system; Little vegetative cover.
  • No state income taxes.
  • Stable government.
  • The ‘Nevada Dividend’!
piedmont mining projects
Piedmont Mining Projects

Piedmont projects in relation to gold and silver resources discovered in Nevada since 1930

  • Willow Creek Gold
  • 1st year exploration program of $300,000 funded, permitted & bonded and in progress.
  • 5,000 ft of drilling planned.
  • Dutch Flat Gold
  • Completed 2 drill programs
  • Wide intervals of low grade gold at shallow depths
  • Potential low cost, heap leach mine
  • Ready for next drill program with funding.
  • PPM Gold
  • Drilling program permitted/bonded
  • Adjacent to sediment hosted mercury district.
  • NE striking faults intersect gold in sagebrush anomalies
  • Trinity Silver
  • 9 sq.mi. of mostly private land
  • Drill data from ~280 drill holes.
  • Shallow mineralization.
  • Silver resource increasing.

Source: Nevada Bureau Mines & Geology OF03-2

strategic partners
Strategic Partners
  • AuEx Ventures
  • Miranda Gold Corporation
  • Cordex Exploration Company / Columbus Gold Corporation
  • Gryphon Gold Corporation
  • Carlin Gold Corporation
exploration project pipeline
Exploration Project Pipeline

Phase 3

Phase 1

Phase 2

  • Evaluation & Agreement
    • Identify properties
    • Evaluate potential for gold and silver
    • Select promising properties
    • Negotiate and sign option/earn-in agreement
    • Secure preliminary funding
  • Exploration
    • Commence exploration
    • Drill and analyze results
    • If results satisfactory
    • If results not satisfactory
  • Drilling & Engineering
    • Drill out reserves
    • Engineering & metallurgical studies
    • Estimate reserves & preliminary economics

Give 30-day notice to terminate agreement

New Silver Project 1


New Gold Project 2

New Gold Project 1

PPM Project



Willow Creek



life cycle of small exploration companies
Life Cycle of Small Exploration Companies

Resource/ Reserve compilation




Life of an Exploration Company





Development & Production

potential economics
Potential Economics

For an Open Pit Heap Leach Gold Operation

dutch flat gold project
Dutch Flat Gold Project
  • Wide intervals of low grade gold mineralization at shallow depths
  • Potential low cost open pit gold mine
  • Most likely heap leach recovery
  • Working with Cordex Exploration and Columbus Gold
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Dutch Flat Gold Project
  • 114 claims 11 miles west of Pinson & Turquoise Ridge; 14 miles west of Twin Creeks
  • Exploration managed by Cordex Exploration Co., run by Andy Wallace & John Livermore
  • District with many old workings, placer gold production & widespread indications of gold
  • 41 holes totaling 12,830 feet drilled across swarms of quartz veins – most holes encountered low grade gold
  • Multiple vein swarms to be tested, open on 3 directions
  • Best intercepts
    • 145 ft averaging 0.021 ounces per ton
    • 160 ft averaging 0.011 ounces per ton
willow creek gold project
Willow Creek Gold Project
  • Elko County
  • Working with Carlin Gold Corporation
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Willow Creek Gold Project
  • 30 miles northwest of Wells, Nevada.
  • Nearly 6 square miles covering 5 miles of strike length on Roberts Mountain Thrust.
  • Favorable structures, rock types, alteration, pathfinder elements and intrusive dikes.
  • Structurally controlled jasperoid outcrops.
  • 5,000 ft. drill program permitted, bonded and funded was commenced in October 2008.
  • Awaiting further funding.
regional data sets provide clues

Snake Mountain Trend is unique

- it shares major

attributes of the producing belts

Regional Data Sets Provide Clues

Data set identifies all

known Carlin style belts

NURE Gold Correlation

With Trends

trinity silver project
Trinity Silver Project
  • Pershing County
  • Working with AuEx Ventures.
  • Small open pit silver mine operated here for 2 years in late 1980s.
  • Drilling data compiled from ~280 drill holes.
  • Silver resource currently being compiled.
  • Shallow mineralization, probably grades ~2 oz of mostly silver sulfide per ton.
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Trinity Silver Project
  • 6,906 acres, including 5,687 acres of fee land, 25 miles northwest of Rochester Silver, the largest open pit silver mine in the U.S.; 10 miles east of the 7-Troughs gold district.
  • Previous drilling programs returned numerous intercepts of 10 - 26 ounces of silver per ton.
  • Past production: 1.1 million tons of silver oxide ore grading about 6 ounces of silver per ton.
  • Drilling data from more than 280 drill holes being analyzed for compilation of silver resource on the property.
ppm gold project
PPM Gold Project
  • Humboldt County
  • Working with Miranda Gold Corp.
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PPM Gold Project
  • 81 Unpatented Claims in north end of Battle Mountain – Eureka Trend.
  • About 12 miles northwest of Twin Creeks, Turquoise Ridge and Pinson gold deposits.
  • Northeast striking fault system intersects gold in sagebrush anomalies.
  • Adjacent to sediment-hosted mercury district.
  • Near margin of shallow buried intrusive.
  • Gravity & magnetics surveys completed. Gold & mercury in sagebrush surveys have refined drill targets.
  • Drilling program permitted and bonded. Awaiting funding.
management team
Management Team
  • Lewis B. Gustafson – Vice President of Exploration & Director
  • Peter Ingersoll – Director
  • Ralph W. Kettell II – Director
  • Ian C. MacDonald – Director
  • Robert M. Shields, Jr. – Chairman, President & CEO
lew gustafson vp of exploration director
BSE Degree, Princeton University

MS, California Institute of Technology

PhD Degree, Harvard University

45 years in mining & exploration

Authored/co-authored 17 major geology publications

Lived & worked in Chile, Australia, US with major mining companies;

Professor of Economic Geology for 6 years at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia

Society of Economic Geologists: Received Lindgren Award in 1962; Member, Editorial Board, 1970-80; Thayer Lindsey Lecturer, 1973-4; Distinguished Lecturer in Applied Geology, 1989; Chairman, Committee on Geologic Mapping, 1989-1993.

Member, Advisory Committee, Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology

Lew Gustafson – VP of Exploration & Director
robert shields chairman president ceo
AB Degree, Geology, Dartmouth College.

PhD Degree, Geochemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MBA Degree, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Two years at NASA working on Earth Resources Technology Satellite, late 1960’s.

Security Analyst, Paine Webber Jackson & Curtis, mid-1960’s; Associate, Corporate Finance, Morgan Stanley & Co., in 1970’s.

Founded predecessor of Piedmont Mining Company, Inc. in 1980; 30 years experience running exploration & mining company.

Robert Shields – Chairman, President & CEO
peter ingersoll director
BA Degree from Williams College

MBA Degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration

33 years as Financial Analyst on Wall Street, primarily with Salomon Brothers & Lehman Brothers; 46 years of experience

9 consecutive years – 1984 to 1992 - elected to Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-Star Team in Gold and/or Nonferrous Metals

Formerly, Director of Getchell Gold & Stillwater Mining

Peter Ingersoll – Director
ian macdonald director
Executive Director for Gold & Silver, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, Dubai, U.A.E.

BA Degree, Business, Highbury College, UK

From 1982-1998 with Credit Suisse – Manager of Precious Metals Division

Then Vice President & Manager of Global Precious Metals at Commerzbank AG in NY

Formerly Director of Billiton (UK) Ltd.; Director of Gold Institute; Member of COMEX Division of New York Mercantile Exchange

30+ yrs experience in precious metals trading and investment banking

Ian MacDonald – Director
ralph kettell director
BS & MS Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University

Founder or founding partner of several natural resource companies, including AuEx Ventures, Nevada Sunrise, Concentric Energy and North Range Resources

Lead engineer in B-1B Electronic Warfare System; Designed components for other warfare and communications systems

Involved in engineering & communications projects for NASA, the Space Shuttle, Dept. of Defense & International Space Station

Ralph Kettell – Director
corporate information
Corporate Information

Fully reporting company trading on the U.S. OTC Bulletin Board

recent recommendations
Recent Recommendations
  • “Piedmont is one of my favorites… This could be an opportune time to pick up shares while they are still trading for only pennies per share.” – Precious Metals Warrants, Dudley Baker, 1/30/09
  • “With the Company’s strong management team and very good exploration properties, Piedmont offers risk takers a chance for major gains” – J. Taylor’s Gold & Technology Stocks 1/9/09
  • “PIED now has the opportunity to acquire significant positions at reasonable (“value/contrarian”) Discovery prices. This is the key to great wealth creation and establishment of a favorable reward to risk ratio” – Morning Notes, Michael A. Berry, Ph.D 3/31/08
  • “We think they [Miranda Gold Corp] are going to be picked up by a senior company…that will probably happen to Piedmont Mining Company, Inc. as well.” – Roger Wiegand, Trader Tracks 4/4/08