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  • 1June 2013

    PUBLIC MEETINGS

    WELCOMEGRAYMONT GISCOME PROJECT

    Graymont is conducting an environmental impact assessment and consultation process to build a Lime Plant and Quarry in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George at Giscome, BC.

    We are at the beginning of this process and look forward to talking with you so we can design a project that will a good fit with the community.

  • 2June 2013

    PUBLIC MEETINGS

    ABOUT GRAYMONTA Canadian company with headquarters in Richmond BC

    60+ years in the lime business

    A leading producer of lime in North America

    18 lime plants and 1,500 employees in North America

    Significant investment in Grupo Caledra - the largest lime producer in Mexico

    Graymont is a family business. We take community seriously for the long term.

    We contribute to the many local communities that are home to our production sites. We make it easy for Graymont people to support local programs, projects, activities and events

    We consult with neighbours about our actions in their area. We strive to be a good neighbour.

  • 3June 2013

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    WESTERN CANADALIME SUPPLY STRATEGYWe see increasing demand for lime in mining, air and water treatment and highway construction

    We are in the process of building a new lime hydrating and distribution terminal facility northeast of Edmonton

    We plan to build a new, modern, greenfield lime plant and quarry in Western Canada

    Giscome, BC is the preferred location for the new lime plant and quarry

    The Giscome project will:

    provide a supply of high-quality limestone

    provide direct access to a CN Rail line for shipping lime to customers by rail

    complement our current network of plants

    Lime Plants (red dot), Lime Terminals (yellow triangle),Offices (green square) and PCC Plants (blue square)

    Increasing Lime Demand for Mining and

    Environmental Treatments

    New hydration plant and

    distribution centre in

    Edmonton

    New greenfield plant and quarry in Giscome

  • 4June 2013

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    PROJECT OVERVIEWPlant site and buffer lands are titled parcels

    Plant site was previously a CN Rail loading area and spur track

    The Quarry is located on BC Crown land where Graymont has mineral claims

    The Project requires a BC Environmental Assessment approval and RDFFG permits

  • 5June 2013

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    PROJECT AREA

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    ET LA

    KE

    Plant Site

    Graymont Land Ownership

    CN Rail

    Limestone Quarry(Ultimate Extent)

    Initial ExtentBateman Forestry Rd

    Upper Fraser Rd

    Giscome School

    CN Rail Quarry

    Giscom

    e Sou

    th Rd

  • 6June 2013

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    OPERATIONSPhase 1 quarry would produce 600,000 tonnes of limestone per year

    Phase 1 lime plant would include one kiln and produce 198,000 tonnes of lime per year

    Sufficient limestone reserves for 50 years

    Employment opportunities are being reviewed but we expect a combination of direct and indirect employment opportunities of 25 at the plant site and at the quarry site

    Possible future phases would add up to 2 more kilns at the Plant site, and increase quarry production depending on market conditions

    The project will use state-of-the-art modern vertical kiln technology. (photo is Grupo Caledra plant in Sonora Mexico)

    A Graymont limestone quarry in Bedford, Quebec

  • 7June 2013

    PUBLIC MEETINGS

    LIME IN THE ANCIENT WORLDLime is a natural mineral product made by burning the limestone rock or sea shells at a high temperature, and has been used by humans for at least 14, 000 years

    Lime was employed in the ancient world in a variety of processes including bleaching fabric, tanning hides, agricultural soil amending, glassmaking, and in making glues

    Aboriginal people as well as ancient Roman physicians used lime in different medical treatments

    Kilns were used to convert limestone to lime at temperatures reaching 1830F. Nearly all early civilizations used lime as a stabilizer in mud plaster and floors

    Lime was produced in either a beehive oven or a simple vertical shaft kiln

    In the late thirteenth century, lime became widely used in agriculture after the advent of coal as a cheap fuel

    High profile and visible reminders of the value of lime mortar as a building material throughout history include the Great Wall of China, the Coliseum and Pantheon, and Michelangelos Sistine Chapel

    Beehive Kiln

    Simple Vertical Shaft Kiln

  • 8June 2013

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    VERTICAL KILNTHE BENEFITS OF A VERTICAL KILN

    30% savings in fuel.

    Less exhaust gas.

    Less Lime Kiln Dust (LKD) generated. 3% versus 10% of production rate.

    LKD can be re-injected into the vertical process.

    Less maintenance.

    More efficient in scrubbing sulphur from the fuel.

    Can run on multiple fuels, natural gas, coal, pet coke, & biomass oil.

    Maerz Ofenbau AGRichard Wagner-Strasse 28CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerlandwww.maerz.com

    stone charge

    weigh hopper

    combustionair

    stone distribution

    flap

    level indicator

    burner lances

    shaft

    cylindercooling air

    suspendedcylinder

    MAERZ Lime Kilns Worldwide

    discharge table

    lime coolingair

    lime discharge hopper

    lime cooling air

    lime receiving hopper

    dischargetrap

    fuel

    lancecooling

    air

    exhaust gas to filter / stack

    cylindercooling airring ductoutlet

    cylindercooling airring ductinlet

    crossoverchannel

    reversible belt conveyor

    rotary hopper

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    air

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    Circular MAERZ Kilnlime discharge

    TYPICAL MAERZ VERTICAL KILN

  • 9June 2013

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    CONCEPTUAL PLANT SITEGraymont owns the proposed plant site including approximately 1300 acres surrounding the plant site

    The majority of this land will remain in existing forest and hayfield uses

    The plant site illustrated is conceptual only at this stage.

    The plant site was previously used as a CN ballast loading area and is covered by rock

    Graymont will rebuild a former spur line that will serve the lime plant loading area

    Operations at the processing plant site will include the following processing stages:

    Thermally treating crushed limestone in vertical kilns;

    Loading and storing manufactured product, raw materials and fuels;

    Controlling dust and stack emissions;

    Managing wastewater, co-products and off-specification product; and

    Providing support and administrative facilities

    Existing Conditions at Proposed Plant Site

  • 10June 2013

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    LHEIDLI T ENNEH FIRST NATIONThe Quarry is on BC Crown land within LTFN traditional territory

    Agreement with LTFN is a key success factor for the project

    LTFN and Graymont seek a relationship of respect and mutual benefit

    A Memorandum of Understanding about the consultation process was signed in January 2013

    Graymont is providing financing for LTFN consultation activities and involvement in Environmental Assessment studies

    Outcome should be a Mutual Benefits Agreement

    Graymont and LTFN leadership will be discussing a range of potential economic relationships and benefits during the next few months

    Hayfield and Limestone Hills near Giscome

    Existing Railway at Plant Site

  • 11June 2013

    PUBLIC MEETINGS

    PUBLIC CONSULTATIONGraymont recognizes public consultation as a meaningful and important aspect of project development and operations. We have a track record of success in accommodating public and community concerns in project planning and operations.

    This consultation program for the Giscome Project will meet and exceed requirements under the BC Environmental Assessment Act and expectations of the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. We intend to connect with the community and our neighbours to ensure accurate understanding and to provide opportunities for effective feedback to the Environmental Assessment rocess.

    Consultation will occur throughout the Environmental Assessment and Regional District regulatory process with public meetings at a number of key stages:

    ApplicationInformationRequirementsandPre-ApplicationPhases

    ApplicationReviewPhase

    Post-Applicationandthroughoutthelifeoftheproject

    Tools and techniques we will use to provide information and opportunities for input will include:

    Projectnewslettertoprovidestatusreporttocommunityatkeyphases

    Publicinformationandopenhousemeetings

    Advertisingofpublicmeetingsinnewslettersandlocalmedia

    Smallgroupmeetingswithneighboursandstakeholdergroups

  • 12June 2013

    PUBLIC MEETINGS

    APPROVAL PROCESS & TIMELINE

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