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AHNR 2019-06-30
Part I. Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1 - Organization, Basis of Presentation, Liquidity and Going Concern
Note 2 - Mineral Rights and Properties, Net
Note 3 - Adoption of Asu 2017-11
Note 4 - Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Note 5 - Convertible Note Payable
Note 6 - Convertible Credit Facility - Related Party
Note 7- Commitments and Contingencies
Note 8 - Share-Based Compensation
Note 9 - Related Party Transactions
Note 10 - Subsequent Events
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II. Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
EX-31 athena_ex31.htm
EX-32 athena_ex32.htm

Athena Silver Earnings 2019-06-30

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10-Q 1 athena_10q-063019.htm QUARTERLY REPORT

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

 

[ X ] QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2019

 

[_] TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ____________ to ____________

 

Commission file number: 000-51808

 

ATHENA SILVER CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

900775276

(IRS Employer Identification Number)

   

2010A Harbison Drive #312, Vacaville, CA

(Address of principal executive offices)

95687

(Zip Code)

 

 Registrant's telephone number, including area code:    (707) 884-3766

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. 

Yes [ X ] No [_]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes [ X ] No [_]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See definition of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company”, and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (check one):

 

Large accelerated filer [_] Accelerated filer [_] Non-accelerated filer [ X ] Smaller Reporting Company [ X ]
      Emerging Growth Company [ X ]

 

 Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: 

 

Title of each Class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
N/A N/A N/A

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [_]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes [_] No [ X ]

 

On August 12, 2019, there were 36,532,320 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $.0001 par value, outstanding.

 

 

   
 


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

 

ATHENA SILVER CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)

 

  

June 30,

2019

  

December 31,

2018

 
         
ASSETS          
Current Assets          
Cash  $338   $3,991 
Prepaid expenses   6,000     
Total current assets   6,338    3,991 
           
Mineral rights and properties - unproven, net of impairment of $1,948,999   185,290    185,290 
Total assets  $191,628   $189,281 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $46,053   $27,656 
Accrued liabilities - related parties   61,500    72,500 
Accrued lease option liability   20,000     
Accrued interest   14,807    12,871 
Accrued interest - related parties   501,132    448,918 
Advances payable - related party   26,000    25,000 
Deed amendment liability - short-term portion   20,000    10,000 
Derivative liabilities       14,730 
Convertible note payable   51,270    51,270 
Convertible credit facility - related party   2,141,620    2,059,620 
Total current liabilities   2,882,382    2,722,565 
Deed amendment liability   90,000    100,000 
Total liabilities   2,972,382    2,822,565 
Commitments and contingencies          
Stockholders' deficit:          
Preferred stock, $.0001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, none outstanding        
Common stock - $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 36,532,320 issued and outstanding   3,653    3,653 
Additional paid-in capital   6,618,495    6,618,495 
Accumulated deficit   (9,402,902)   (9,255,432)
Total stockholders' deficit   (2,780,754)   (2,633,284)
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit  $191,628   $189,281 

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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ATHENA SILVER CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)

 

   Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30, 
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
                 
Operating expenses:                    
Exploration costs  $   $   $40,000   $20,825 
General and administrative expenses   24,501    35,616    68,050    80,124 
                     
Total operating expenses   24,501    35,616    108,050    100,949 
                     
Operating loss   (24,501)   (35,616)   (108,050)   (100,949)
                     
Other income (expense):                    
Interest expense   (27,566)   (25,747)   (54,150)   (50,493)
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities       (10,280)       19,440 
Total other income (expense)   (27,566)   (36,027)   (54,150)   (31,053)
Net loss  $(52,067)  $(71,643)  $(162,200)  $(132,002)
                     
Basic and diluted net loss per common share  $(0.00)  $(0.00)  $(0.00)  $(0.00)
                     
Basic and diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding   36,532,320    36,369,133    36,532,320    36,286,187 

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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ATHENA SILVER CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

(Unaudited)

 

           Additional         
   Common Stock   Paid-in   Accumulated     
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Total 
                     
Three months ended June 30, 2019                         
Balance, March 31, 2019   36,532,320   $3,653   $6,618,495   $(9,350,835)  $(2,728,687)
Net loss, three months ended June 30, 2019               (52,067)   (52,067)
Balance, June 30, 2019   36,532,320   $3,653   $6,618,495   $(9,402,902)  $(2,780,754)
                          
Three months ended June 30, 2018                         
Balance, March 31, 2018   36,202,320   $3,620   $6,602,028   $(9,027,529)  $(2,421,881)
Conversion of accrued director fees   330,000    33    16,467        16,500 
Net loss, three months ended June 30, 2018              $(71,643)  $(71,643)
Balance, June 30, 2018   36,532,320   $3,653   $6,618,495   $(9,099,172)  $(2,477,024)
                          
Six months ended June 30, 2019                         
Balance, December 31, 2018   36,532,320   $3,653   $6,618,495   $(9,255,432)  $(2,633,284)
Cumulative adjustment upon adoption of ASU 2017-11               14,730    14,730 
Net loss, six months ended June 30, 2019               (162,200)   (162,200)
Balance, June 30, 2019   36,532,320   $3,653   $6,618,495   $(9,402,902)  $(2,780,754)
                          
Six months ended June 30, 2018                         
Balance, December 31, 2017   36,202,320   $3,620   $6,602,028   $(8,967,170)  $(2,361,522)
Conversion of accrued director fees   330,000    33    16,467        16,500 
Net loss, six months ended June 30, 2018               (132,002)   (132,002)
Balance, June 30, 2018   36,532,320   $3,653   $6,618,495   $(9,099,172)  $(2,477,024)

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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ATHENA SILVER CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2019   2018 
 Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net loss  $(162,200)  $(132,002)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities       (19,440)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Prepaid expenses   (6,000)   (5,000)
Accounts payable   18,397    17,472 
Accrued interest - related parties   52,214    48,289 
Accrued liabilities and other liabilities   10,936    16,323 
Net cash used in operating activities   (86,653)   (74,358)
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Additions of mineral rights       (20,825)
Net cash used in investing activities       (20,825)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from advances from related parties   10,250    7,250 
Payments on advances from related parties   (9,250)   (3,500)
Borrowings from credit facility and notes payable - related parties   82,000    119,000 
Payment on deed amendment liability       (10,000)
Payments on note payable - related party       (11,585)
Net cash provided by financing activities   83,000    101,165 
Net increase (decrease) in cash   (3,653)   5,982 
Cash at beginning of period   3,991    664 
Cash at end of period  $338   $6,646 
           
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information          
Cash paid for interest  $   $381 
Cash paid for income taxes  $   $ 
           
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities          
Conversion of accrued director fees to common stock  $   $16,500 
           
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash transaction          
Cumulative adjustment upon adoption of ASU 2017-11  $14,730   $ 

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements

 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

  

Note 1 – Organization, Basis of Presentation, Liquidity and Going Concern

 

Nature of Operations

 

Athena Silver Corporation (“we,” “our,” “us,” or “Athena”) is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral resources. We were incorporated in Delaware on December 23, 2003, and began our mining operations in 2010.

 

In December 2009, we formed and organized a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Athena Minerals, Inc. (“Athena Minerals”) which owns and operates our mining interests. Since its formation, we have acquired various properties and rights and are currently determining whether those rights and properties could sustain profitable mining operations. We have not presently determined whether our mineral properties contain mineral reserves that are economically recoverable.

 

Our primary focus going forward will be to continue our evaluation of our properties, and the possible acquisition of additional mineral rights and additional exploration, development and permitting activities. Our mineral lease payments, permitting applications and exploration and development efforts will require additional capital. Further information regarding our mining properties and rights are discussed below in Note 2 – Mineral Rights and Properties.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

We prepared these interim consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with GAAP for interim financial information and in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In our opinion, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year. While we believe that the disclosures presented herein are adequate and not misleading, these interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the footnotes thereto contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

On July 13, 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480), Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): I. Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features and II. Replacement of the Indefinite Deferral for Mandatorily Redeemable Financial Instruments of Certain Nonpublic Entities and Certain Mandatorily Redeemable Non-controlling Interests with a Scope Exception. Part I applies to financial instruments such as warrants, convertible debt or convertible preferred stock that contain down round features. Part II replaces the indefinite deferral for certain mandatorily redeemable non-controlling interests and mandatorily redeemable financial instruments of nonpublic entities contained within Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 480 with a scope exception and does not impact the accounting for these mandatorily redeemable instruments. The pronouncement is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company has adopted this standard on a modified retrospective basis on January 1, 2019. 

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, “Leases (Topic 842)” (“ASU 2016-02”). ASU 2016-02 will require lessees to recognize on the balance sheet the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by those leases. Under ASU 2016-02, a lessee will be required to recognize assets and liabilities for leases with terms of more than 12 months. Lessor accounting remains substantially similar to current GAAP. In addition, disclosures of leasing activities are to be expanded to include qualitative along with specific quantitative information. ASU 2016-02 will be effective in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 (with early adoption permitted). ASU 2016-02 mandates a modified retrospective transition method. The Company has adopted this standard effective January 1, 2019. Since we have no leases in scope, the adoption did not have an impact on our financial statements. 

 

 

 

 

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Liquidity and Going Concern

 

Our consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which assumes that we will be able to meet our obligations and continue our operations during the next fiscal year. Asset realization values may be significantly different from carrying values as shown in our consolidated financial statements and do not give effect to adjustments that would be necessary to the carrying values of assets and liabilities should we be unable to continue as a going concern.

  

At June 30, 2019, we had not yet achieved profitable operations and we have accumulated losses of $9,402,902 since our inception. We expect to incur further losses in the development of our business, all of which raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our ability to continue as a going concern depends on our ability to generate future profits and/or to obtain the necessary financing to meet our obligations arising from normal business operations when they come due. Effective June 30, 2018, we amended our credit agreement with Mr. John Gibbs, a related party, to increase the borrowing limit under the convertible credit facility to $2,150,000. And effective December 31, 2018 the maturity date was extended to December 31, 2019.

  

We anticipate that additional funding will be in the form of additional loans from officers, directors or significant shareholders, or equity financing from the sale of our common stock. Currently, there are no arrangements in place for additional equity funding or new loans.

 

Note 2 – Mineral Rights and Properties, net

 

Our mineral rights and mineral properties consist of:

 

   June 30, 2019   December 31, 2018 
Mineral and other properties  $185,290   $185,290 
Mineral rights - Langtry project        
Mineral rights and properties - unproven, net  $185,290   $185,290 

 

Mineral and Other Properties

 

On August 8, 2016, we purchased 33+/- acres of land (“Section 16 Property”) for $28,582, net of $18 of title fees, located in San Bernardino County, California. The property is located in the Calico Mining District in the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 16; T 10 North, R 1 East. The State of California patented this land to a private party in 1935 and reserved in favor of the State one-sixteenth of all coal, oil, gas and other mineral deposits contained in the land.

 

In 2014, we purchased 160 acres of land (“Castle Rock”), located in the eastern Calico Mining District, San Bernardino County, California. The parcel is the SE quarter of Section 25, Township 10 North, Range 1 East and is mostly surrounded by public lands. It was purchased for $21,023 in a property tax auction conducted on behalf of the County. The eastern part of the Calico Mining District is best known for industrial minerals and is not known to have any precious metal deposits.

 

In 2012, we purchased 661 acres of land (“Section 13 Property”) in fee simple for $135,685 cash, located in San Bernardino County, California, that was sold in a property tax auction conducted on behalf of the County. The parcel is all of Section 13 located in Township 7 North, Range 4 East, San Bernardino Base & Meridian.

 

The Section 13 property is near the Lava Beds Mining District and has evidence of historic mining. It is adjacent to both the Silver Cliffs and Silver Bell historic mines. The property is located in the same regional geologic area known as the Western Mojave Block that includes our flagship Langtry Project. The property is approximately 28 miles southeast of our Langtry Project.

 

 

 

 

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Mineral Rights

 

In 2010, we entered into a 20 year Mining Lease with Option to Purchase (the “Langtry Lease” or the “Lease”) granting us the exclusive right to explore, develop and conduct mining operations on a group of 20 patented mining claims consisting of approximately 413 acres that comprise our Langtry Property. Effective November 28, 2012, December 19, 2013 and January 21, 2015, we executed Amendments No. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, to the Langtry Lease modifying certain terms.

  

Effective March 10, 2016, we executed and delivered a new Lease/Purchase Option (“Lease/Option”) covering our flagship Langtry Property located in the Calico Mining District, San Bernardino County, California. The Lease/Option also includes two unpatented mining claims in the Calico Mining District known as the Lilly #10 and Quad Deuce XIII (the “Langtry Unpatented Claims”), which we have previously owned and agreed to transfer to the Lessor subject to the Lease/Option. The new Lease/Option supersedes all prior agreements.

 

The following is a summary of the highlights of the new Lease/Option, which is qualified in its entirety by the provisions of the Lease/Option dated March 10, 2016:

 

☐     The Lease/Option has a term of 20 years, and grants an exclusive right to explore, develop and purchase the Langtry property. Lease payments under the new agreement are a nominal $1 per year, payable in advance. This amount was paid in March 2016. The lease requires us to also maintain the option to purchase in good standing as described below.

 

☐     Option payments: in order to maintain the option to purchase, we are required to pay option payments (“Option Payments”) as follows: $40,000 year 1; the greater of $40,000 or the spot price of 2,500 ounces of silver in years 2 through 5; the greater of $50,000 or the spot price of 2,500 ounces of silver in years 6 through 10; the greater of $75,000 or the spot price of 3,750 ounces of silver in years 11 through 15; and the greater of $100,000 or the spot price of 5,000 ounces of silver in years 16 through 20. 50% of all Option Payments are credited against the purchase price should the Company exercise the purchase option. The annual payments are due on March 15th each year.

 

In March 2018, we made the required year 3 payment totaling $41,650. 50% of the payment, or $20,825 was capitalized as mining rights as the amount is applicable to the option purchase price. The remaining $20,825 was expensed as lease option costs and included in exploration costs. In March 2019, the trustee overseeing this lease/option contract agreed to split the payment due on March 15, 2019 into two parts, with $20,000 due in March 2019, and the other $20,000 due in September 2019. The March payment was paid as scheduled, and the other $20,000 due in September is included on the balance sheet as Accrued lease option liability as of June 30, 2019.

 

☐     Option Purchase Price: We have the option to purchase fee title to the Langtry Property for the full 20-year term of the Lease/Option. The purchase price is:

 

  Years 1 through 3 (3-15-2016 to 3-15-2019): $5,000,000
     
  Years 4 through 5 (3-15-2019 to 3-15-2021): the greater of $5,000,000 or the spot price of 250,000 troy ounces of silver, plus payment of the deferred rent of $130,000;
     
  Years 6 through 10 (3-15-2021 to 3-15-26): the greater of $7,500,000 or the spot price of 375,000 troy ounces of silver, plus payment of the deferred rent of $130,000;
     
  Years 11 through 20 (3-15-2026 to 3-15-2036): the greater of $10,000,000 or the spot price of 500,000 troy ounces of silver, plus payment of the deferred rent of $130,000.

 

☐     During the lease term, and provided the purchase option has not been exercised, the lessor is entitled to receive a 2% NSR on silver production and a 3% to 5% royalty on other mineral production and certain other revenue streams; 

 

 

 

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☐     After exercise of the purchase option, the lessor will not receive royalties on silver or other precious metals production but will receive a 5% royalty on barite production and other revenue streams.

 

☐     Deferred rent of $130,000 under the prior lease shall be payable upon exercise of the purchase option or upon Athena entering into a joint venture or other arrangement to develop the Langtry prospect.

 

☐     If we are in breach of the Lease/Option, the Lessor will have the option to terminate the Lease by giving us 30 days’ written notice. The Lease also provides us with the right to terminate the Lease without penalty on March 15th of each year during the Lease term by giving the lessor 30 days’ written notice of termination on or before February 13th of each year.

  

☐     The Langtry Property is also subject to a net smelter royalty in favor of Mobil Exploration and Producing North America Inc. from the sale of concentrates, precipitates or metals produced from ores mined from the royalty acreage. The agreement dated April 30, 1987 granted a base net smelter royalty of 3% plus an additional incremental 2% royalty on net smelter proceeds from silver sales above $10.00 per troy ounce plus an additional incremental 2% royalty on net smelter proceeds from silver sales above $15.00 per troy ounce.

 

☐     On May 28, 2015 we executed an amendment to the deed underlying the Langtry Lease to cap at 2% the net smelter royalty that would be due to Mobil Exploration and Producing North America Inc. (“Mobil”) from any future sales of concentrates, precipitates or metals produced from ores mined from the royalty acreage. In consideration for the amendment, we agreed to pay an amendment fee of $150,000, with $10,000 due at the time of the agreement and the balance payable $10,000 each June 1st until paid in full. We have paid a total of $40,000 so far on this agreement, and the balance of $110,000 was outstanding as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018. The next payment was due June 1, 2019, however this payment was not made until August 8, 2019, and was included in Deed amendment liability – short-term portion, on our June 30, 2019 balance sheet. If we sell our interest in the Lease or enter into an agreement, joint venture or other agreement for the exploration and development of the Langtry Property, the amendment fee shall become due and payable immediately.

 

During the term of the Lease, Athena Minerals has the exclusive right to develop and conduct mining operations on the Langtry Property. Future option payments and/or exploration and development of this property will require new equity and/or debt capital.

 

On September 28, 2015, at the request of the Company and its advisors, the San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department (the “Department”) issued and recorded a Certificate of Land Use Compliance for Vested Land Use in which the Department formally determined that the Langtry property had the legally established right for mineral resource development activity (the “Vested Right”). The Vested Right is subject to certain conditions set forth in the Certificate and runs with the Langtry property in perpetuity.

 

In August 2015 the Company acquired by deed conveyance 15 unpatented mining claims in the Calico Mining District in San Bernardino, California from a third party for $10,000. The claims are contiguous to our existing unpatented and patented claims known as the Langtry Property.

 

All commitments and obligations under our prior 2010 Lease and the 2016 Lease/Option to Purchase have been fulfilled to date. Future option payments and/or exploration and development of this property may require new equity and/or debt capital. In addition, as of June 30, 2019 all regulatory obligations due or accrued regarding our mineral rights had been paid, and all our claims remain in good standing. 

 

Impairment of Mineral Rights

 

During 2017 the Company evaluated its mineral rights and properties. As a result of the evaluation, the Company recognized an impairment loss of $1,885,816 associated with the Langtry project as of December 31, 2017. The impairment analysis and conclusion was a result of the continuing low silver prices that negatively affect the economic viability of the project. As such, the Company impaired at 100% all capitalized lease and maintenance payments made prior to the Lease Option agreement of March 10, 2016, as well as the deed amendment fee of $150,000 that provides for a royalty cap upon any future production activities.

 

 

 

 

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During 2018, the Company again evaluated its mineral rights and properties for impairment and determined that due to the continued low silver prices, as well as the Company’s limited access to capital for further development of the Langtry project, additional impairment of those remaining mineral rights assets totaling $63,183 was recorded at December 31, 2018.

 

Note 3 – Adoption of ASU 2017-11

 

The Company changed its method of accounting for its convertible note through the adoption of ASU 2017-11 on January 1, 2019 on a modified retrospective basis.   Accordingly, the outstanding derivative liability of $14,730 associated with a convertible note payable was eliminated as an adjustment to the beginning accumulated deficit. The following table provides a reconciliation of the derivative liability and accumulated deficit upon adoption on January 1 2019:

 

   Derivative
Liability
   Accumulated
Deficit
 
Balance January 1, 2019 (before adoption of ASU 2017-11)  $14,730   $(9,255,432)
Reclassified derivative liability and cumulative effect of adoption   (14,730)   14,730 
Balance January 1, 2019 (after adoption of ASU 2017-11)  $   $(9,240,702)

 

Note 4 – Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Financial assets and liabilities recorded at fair value in our consolidated balance sheets are categorized based upon a fair value hierarchy established by GAAP, which prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value into the following levels:

 

Level 1 – Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities at the measurement date.

  

Level 2 – Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable and can be corroborated by observable market data.

 

Level 3 – Inputs reflecting management’s best estimates and assumptions of what market participants would use in pricing assets or liabilities at the measurement date. The inputs are unobservable in the market and significant to the valuation of the instruments.

 

A financial instrument's categorization within the valuation hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

Financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are summarized below:

 

   Carrying Value at December 31,   Fair Value Measurement at December 31, 2018 
   2018   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
                 
Derivative liability – Convertible note payable  $14,730   $   $   $14,730 

 

The carrying values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other short-term debt, approximate their fair value because of the short-term nature of these financial instruments.

 

Note 5 – Convertible Note Payable

 

Effective April 1, 2015, the Company executed a convertible promissory note (the “Note”) in the principal amount of $51,270 in favor of Clifford Neuman, the Company’s legal counsel, representing accrued and unpaid fees for past legal services. The Note is unsecured and accrues interest at the rate of 6% per annum, compounded quarterly, and is due on demand. The principal and accrued interest due under the Note may be converted, at the option of the holder, into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $0.0735 per share, which represented the market price of the Company’s common stock on the date the Note was made. The conversion price is subject to adjustment in the event the Company sells shares of common stock or common stock equivalent at a price below the conversion price.

 

 

 

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The Note contains certain anti-dilution provisions that would reduce the conversion price should the Company issue common stock equivalents at a price less than the Note conversion price. Accordingly, prior to the prospective adoption of ASU 2017-11 on January 1, 2019, the conversion features of the Note were considered a discount to the Note. However, since the Note is payable upon demand by the note holder, the value of the discount is considered interest expense at the time of its inception. The Note was evaluated quarterly, and upon any quarterly valuations in which the value of the conversion option changed we recognized a gain or loss due to a decrease or increase in the fair value of the derivative liability, respectively.

  

As discussed in Note 3, the Company adopted ASU 2017-11 on January 1, 2019, which resulted in the elimination of the derivative liability of $14,730 at December 31, 2018 as a cumulative adjustment to accumulated deficit. 

 

Accrued interest totaled $14,807 and $12,871 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, and is included in Accrued interest on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.

 

Note 6 – Convertible Credit Facility – Related Party

 

Effective July 18, 2012, we entered into a Credit Agreement with Mr. Gibbs, a significant shareholder, providing us with an unsecured credit facility in the maximum amount of $1,000,000. The aggregate principal amount borrowed, together with interest at the rate of 5% per annum, is convertible, at the option of the lender, into common shares at a conversion price of $0.50 per share. Since its inception we have amended the credit agreement several times to either increase the borrowing limit and/or extend the maturity date. Effective June 30, 2018, we amended the credit agreement to increase the borrowing limit under the convertible credit facility to $2,150,000. And effective December 31, 2018, we amended the credit agreement to extend the maturity date to December 31, 2019. All other provisions remained unchanged. The modification was not considered substantial.

 

The Company evaluated the convertible line of credit for derivative and beneficial feature conversion and concluded that there is no beneficial conversion since the conversion price at inception was greater than the market value of shares that would be issued upon conversion. Likewise, derivative accounting did not apply to the embedded conversion option.

  

The credit facility also contains customary representations and warranties (including those relating to organization and authorization, compliance with laws, payment of taxes and other obligations, absence of defaults, material agreements and litigation) and customary events of default (including those relating to monetary defaults, covenant defaults, cross defaults and bankruptcy events).

 

Total principal amounts owed under the credit facility notes payable were $2,141,620 and $2,059,620 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. Borrowings under our convertible note payable to Mr. Gibbs were $82,000 and $119,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and were generally used to pay certain mining lease obligations as well as other operating expenses. No principal or interest payments have made to Mr. Gibbs since the inception of the convertible credit facility. As of June 30, 2019 there remained $8,380 of credit available for future borrowings.

 

Total accrued interest on the notes payable to Mr. Gibbs was $501,132 and $448,918 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, and are included in Accrued interest - related parties on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.

 

Interest Expense – Related Parties

 

Total related party interest expense was $26,579 and $24,818 for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. Total related party interest expense was $52,214 and $48,670 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

Note 7– Commitments and Contingencies

 

We are subject to various commitments and contingencies under the Langtry Lease/Option to Purchase as discussed in Note 2 – Mining Rights and Properties.

 

 

 

 

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Note 8 – Share-based Compensation

 

2004 Equity Incentive Plan

 

All options previously issued under the 2004 Equity Incentive Plan as well as options issued outside the Plan expired unexercised in April 2018. No share based compensation expense was recorded for either the three or six-months ended June 30, 2019 or 2018.

  

Note 9 – Related Party Transactions

 

Conflicts of Interests

 

Magellan Gold Corporation (“Magellan”) is a company under common control. Mr. Power is a significant shareholder and director of both Athena and Magellan. Mr. Gibbs is a significant shareholder and creditor (see Note 6 – Credit Agreement and Notes Payable – Related Parties), in both Athena and Magellan. Athena and Magellan are both involved in the business of acquisition and exploration of mineral resources.

 

Silver Saddle Resources, LLC (“Silver Saddle”) is also a company under common control. Mr. Power and Mr. Gibbs are the owners and managing members of Silver Saddle. Athena and Silver Saddle are both involved in the business of acquisition and exploration of mineral resources.

 

There exists no arrangement or understanding with respect to the resolution of future conflicts of interest. The existence of common ownership and common management could result in significantly different operating results or financial position from those that could have resulted had Athena, Magellan and Silver Saddle been autonomous.

 

Management Fees – Related Parties

 

The Company is subject to a month-to-month management agreement with Mr. Power requiring a monthly payment of $2,500 as consideration for the day-to-day management of Athena. For each of the three and six-months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, a total of $7,500 and $15,000, respectively, was recorded as management fees and are included in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations. At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, $61,500 and $72,500, respectively, of management fees due to Mr. Power had not been paid and are included in accrued liabilities – related parties on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.

 

Accrued Interest - Related Parties

 

At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, Accrued interest - related parties includes accrued interest payable to Mr. Gibbs in the amounts of $501,132 and $448,918, respectively, representing unpaid interest on the convertible credit facility.

 

Advances Payable - Related Parties

 

Mr. Power has on occasion advanced the Company funds generally utilized for day-to-day operating requirements. These advances are non-interest bearing and are generally repaid as cash becomes available.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, Mr. Power made short-term advances to the Company totaling $10,250, and was repaid $9,250 during the period. At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 a total of $26,000 and $25,000 of advances were outstanding and included in Advances payable – related party on the accompanying balance sheets. During the six months ended June 30, 2018, Mr. Power had made short-term advances to the Company totaling $7,250, and was repaid $3,500 during the period.

 

The Company also utilizes credit cards owned by Mr. Power to pay various obligations when an online payment is required, the availability of cash is limited, or the timing of the payments is considered critical. As of June 30, 2019, a total of $16,450 of Company charges was owed to Mr. Power and is included in Accounts payable on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet.

  

Note 10 – Subsequent Events

 

Subsequent to June 30, 2019 Mr. Gibbs has advanced $8,000 under the credit facility.

 

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

We use the terms “Athena,” “we,” “our,” and “us” to refer to Athena Silver Corporation and its consolidated subsidiary.

 

The following discussion and analysis provides information that management believes is relevant for an assessment and understanding of our results of operations and financial condition. This information should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements which are included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, and our interim unaudited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included with this report in Part I. Item 1.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Some of the information presented in this Form 10-Q constitutes “forward-looking statements”. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that include terms such as “may,” “will,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “continue,” “believe,” “plan,” or the like, as well as all statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Although we believe our expectations are based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of our knowledge of our business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from expectations.

 

All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they are made.

 

Business Overview

 

We were incorporated on December 23, 2003, in Delaware and our principal business is the acquisition and exploration of mineral resources.

 

Our holdings consist of a Mining Lease with Option to Purchase (“Langtry Lease” “Langtry” or the “Lease”), as well as other mining and investment properties acquired in cash sales. All mining assets are located in the Calico Mining District in San Bernardino County, California. The Lease expires in 2036 and grants us the right to develop and conduct mining operations on a 413 acre group of 20 patented claims subject to our annual option payment obligations. Our other mining and investment properties totaling approximately 850 acres are located adjacent to, or near the Langtry property in San Bernardino, California.

 

Because of limited resources as well as prolonged depressed silver prices, we have not performed drilling operations since a drilling and testing program performed in 2011 and 2012. Rather, we have focused our efforts to maximize value through the renegotiation of our lease obligation into a more favorable overall lease/option agreement, acquiring additional mining claims adjacent to the Langtry property and working with San Bernardino County to confirm our vested mining right for the Langtry patented claims held under the lease/option agreement. A complete discussion of our mineral rights and properties can be found in the Notes to the Financial Statements included in this report.

 

In 2017, we evaluated our mineral rights and properties, and as a result an impairment loss of $1,885,816 was recognized associated with the Langtry project. The impairment analysis and conclusion considered the Company’s historical operating losses and the likelihood that such losses would continue in the future due to the prolonged depression in silver prices which make further exploration and development activity uneconomical. In 2018 we again evaluated our mineral rights and properties and due to the continued low silver prices and limited access to capital for further development of the project, we recorded an additional impairment charge of $63,183 representing all remaining assets associated with the Langtry project.

 

We continue to evaluate strategies to enhance the value of our mining assets subject to restrictions based on our limited capital available under our line of credit. Our ongoing mineral lease payments, exploration and development efforts and general and administrative expenses will require additional capital.

 

 

 

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Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

 

A summary of our results from operations is as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended June 30, 
   2019   2018 
Operating expenses:          
Exploration costs  $   $ 
General and administrative expenses   24,501    35,616 
Total operating expenses   24,501    35,616 
Operating loss   (24,501)   (35,616)
Total other expenses, net   (27,566)   (36,027)
Net loss  $(52,067)  $(71,643)

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2019, our net loss was $52,067 as compared to a net loss of $71,643 during the same period in 2018. The $19,576 decrease in our loss was mainly attributable to decreases in certain professional services as well as changes in the value of the derivative liability during 2018 associated with a convertible note payable.

 

Operating expenses:

 

Our total operating expenses decreased $11,115, or 31%, from $35,616 to $24,501 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2019, respectively.

 

No exploration costs were incurred during either three months ended June 30, 2019 or 2018.

 

Our general and administrative expenses decreased by $11,115, or 31%, from $35,616 to $24,501 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2019, respectively. The decrease is primarily attributed to a decrease in certain professional services.

 

Other income and expense:

 

Our total other expenses, net was $27,566 during the three months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to total other expenses, net of $36,027 during the three months ended June 30, 2018.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019 other expenses consisted of interest expense totaling $27,566 which included $26,579 in interest expense associated with our related party convertible credit facility, and $987 of interest expense associated with a convertible note payable originating in April 2015, from the conversion of certain amounts due our primary legal counsel.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2018 we incurred a total of $25,747 in interest expense which included $24,690 in interest expense associated with our related party convertible credit facility, $128 associated with an installment note payable with our Chief Executive Officer, as well as $929 of interest expense associated with a convertible note payable originating in April 2015, from the conversion of certain amounts due our primary legal counsel.

 

In April 2015, we converted certain amounts due our primary legal counsel to a convertible note payable in the face amount of $51,270. The Note contains certain anti-dilution provisions that would reduce the conversion price should the Company issue common stock equivalents at a price less than the Note conversion price. Accordingly, the conversion features of the Note were considered a discount to the Note at its inception of $31,710, which was charged to interest expense in the second quarter of 2015, and the establishment of a derivative liability. The Note was evaluated quarterly, and upon any quarterly valuations in which the value of the discount changes we recognized a gain or loss due to a decrease or increase in the fair value of the derivative liability, respectively. At June 30, 2018 the periodic valuation resulted in a $10,280 increase in the derivative liability and a resulting charge to our results of operations as a change in the fair value of derivative liabilities. Upon the adoption of ASU 2017-11, the remaining liability was eliminated and credited to our accumulated deficit as a cumulative adjustment on January 1, 2019.

 

 

 

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Results of Operations for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

 

A summary of our results from operations is as follows:

 

   Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2019   2018 
Operating expenses:          
Exploration costs  $40,000   $20,825 
General and administrative expenses   68,050    80,124 
Total operating expenses   108,050    100,949 
Operating loss   (108,050)   (100,949)
Total other expenses, net   (54,150)   (31,053)
Net loss  $(162,200)  $(132,002)

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, our net loss was $162,200 as compared to a net loss of $132,002 during the same period in 2018. The $30,198 increase in our loss was mainly attributable to certain lease maintenance costs charged to exploration costs in 2019 that had been capitalized in previous years, and changes in the value of the derivative liability during 2018 associated with a convertible note payable.

 

Operating expenses:

 

Our total operating expenses increased $7,101, or 7%, from $100,949 to $108,050 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2019, respectively.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, we incurred $40,000 of exploration costs representing the total annual lease option obligations for the Langtry project. In March 2019, the trustee overseeing this lease/option contract agreed to split the payment due on March 15, 2019 into two parts, with $20,000 due in March 2019, and the other $20,000 due in September 2019. The March payment was paid as scheduled, and the other $20,000 due in September is included in Accrued lease option liability as of June 30, 2019. During the six months ended June 30, 2018, we incurred $20,825 of exploration costs representing only the portion of the annual lease option payment that were not deemed applicable to the purchase option price for the Langtry project.

 

Our general and administrative expenses decreased by $12,074, or 15%, from $80,124 to $68,050 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2019, respectively. The decrease is primarily attributed to a decrease in certain professional services and reduced executive travel.

 

Other income and expense:

 

Our total other expenses, net was $54,150 during the six months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to total other expenses, net of $31,053 during the six months ended June 30, 2018.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2019 other expenses consisted of interest expense totaling $54,150 which included $52,214 in interest expense associated with our related party convertible credit facility, and $1,936 of interest expense associated with a convertible note payable originating in April 2015, from the conversion of certain amounts due our primary legal counsel.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018 we incurred a total of $50,493 in interest expense which included $48,326 in interest expense associated with our related party convertible credit facility, $344 associated with an installment note payable with our Chief Executive Officer, as well as $1,823 of interest expense associated with a convertible note payable originating in April 2015, from the conversion of certain amounts due our primary legal counsel.

 

 

 

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In April 2015, we converted certain amounts due our primary legal counsel to a convertible note payable in the face amount of $51,270. The Note contains certain anti-dilution provisions that would reduce the conversion price should the Company issue common stock equivalents at a price less than the Note conversion price. Accordingly, the conversion features of the Note were considered a discount to the Note at its inception of $31,710, which was charged to interest expense in the second quarter of 2015, and the establishment of a derivative liability. The Note was evaluated quarterly, and upon any quarterly valuations in which the value of the discount changes we recognized a gain or loss due to a decrease or increase in the fair value of the derivative liability, respectively. At June 30, 2018 the periodic valuation resulted in a $19,440 decrease in the derivative liability and a resulting credit to our results of operations as a change in the fair value of derivative liabilities. Upon the adoption of ASU 2017-11, the remaining liability was eliminated and credited to our accumulated deficit as a cumulative adjustment on January 1, 2019.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Going Concern

 

Our consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which assumes that we will be able to meet our obligations and continue our operations during the next fiscal year. Asset realization values may be significantly different from carrying values as shown in our consolidated financial statements and do not give effect to adjustments that would be necessary to the carrying values of assets and liabilities should we be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

At June 30, 2019, we had not yet achieved profitable operations and we have accumulated losses of $9,402,902 since our inception. We expect to incur further losses in the development of our business, all of which casts substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our ability to continue as a going concern depends on our ability to generate future profits and/or to obtain the necessary financing to meet our obligations arising from normal business operations when they come due. Effective June 30, 2018, we amended our credit agreement with Mr. John Gibbs, a related party, to increase the borrowing limit under the convertible credit facility to $2,150,000, and effective December 31, 2018 we extended the maturity date to December 31, 2019.

 

We have financed our capital requirements primarily through borrowings from related parties. We expect to meet our future financing needs and working capital and capital expenditure requirements through additional borrowings and offerings of debt or equity securities, although there can be no assurance that our future financing efforts will be successful. The terms of future financing could be highly dilutive to existing shareholders. Currently, there are no arrangements in place for additional equity funding or new loans.

 

Liquidity

 

As of June 30, 2019, we had $338 of cash and negative working capital of $2,876,044. This compares to cash on hand of $3,991 and negative working capital of $2,718,574 at December 31, 2018.

 

We have a Credit Agreement with a significant shareholder, as amended, which provides us with an unsecured credit facility in the maximum borrowing amount of $2,150,000. The aggregate principal amount borrowed, together with interest at the rate of 5% per annum, is due in full on December 31, 2019, and is convertible, at the option of the lender, into common shares at a conversion price of $0.50 per share.

 

The convertible credit facility also contains customary representations and warranties (including those relating to organization and authorization, compliance with laws, payment of taxes and other obligations, absence of defaults, material agreements and litigation) and customary events of default (including those relating to monetary defaults, covenant defaults, cross defaults and bankruptcy events). As of June 30, 2019 total borrowings under the Credit Agreement were $2,141,620, leaving $8,380 of credit available for future borrowings.

 

 

 

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The Langtry lease and option to purchase originated in March 2010, and had been subject to various amendments. A Lease/Purchase Option dated March 10, 2016, which modified the rental, option payments and lessor royalties covering the Langtry Property, replaced the lease and subsequent amendments thereto in its entirety. Details of the terms obligations of the Lease/Purchase Option are contained in Note 2 of the financial statements.

 

Cash Flows

 

A summary of our cash provided by and used in operating, investing and financing activities is as follows:

 

   Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2019   2018 
Net cash used in operating activities  $(86,653)  $(74,358)
Net cash used in investing activities       (20,825)
Net cash provided by financing activities   83,000    101,165 
Net increase (decrease) in cash   (3,653)   5,982 
Cash, beginning of period   3,991    664 
Cash, end of period  $338   $6,646 

 

Net cash used in operating activities:

 

Net cash used in operating activities was $86,653 and $74,358 during the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

Cash used in operating activities during the six months ended June 30, 2019 is primarily attributed to our $162,200 net loss. During the period we prepaid certain amounts related to investor relations totaling $6,000. We also realized increases in accounts payable of $18,397, accrued interest on our notes payable of $52,214, and other accrued liabilities of $10,936.

 

Cash used in operating activities during the six months ended June 30, 2018 is primarily attributed to our $132,002 net loss. During the period we prepaid certain amounts related to investor relations totaling $5,000. In addition, we realized increases in accounts payable of $17,472, accrued interest on our notes payable of $48,289, and other accrued liabilities of $16,323. In addition, we recognized a non-cash gain of $19,440 associated with the quarterly valuation of a derivative liability associated with a convertible note payable.

 

Net cash used in investing activities:

 

No cash was used in investing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to $20,825 during the six months ended June 30, 2018.

 

Cash used in investing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2018 represented the portion of the annual lease payments due under the 2016 Lease/Purchase Option that were applicable to the option purchase price. The total annual lease payment in 2018 was $41,650, of which 50%, or $20,825 was applicable to the option purchase price. As a result, we capitalized $20,825 as an investment in mineral rights, and expensed the remaining $20,825 as lease option costs, which is included in exploration costs as discussed above in Results of Operations. As a result of our asset impairment evaluation in December 2018, it was determined that all aspects of the lease payments shall be expensed as exploration costs and are discussed above in Results of Operations.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities:

 

Cash provided by financing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $83,000 compared to cash provided by financing activities of $101,165 during the same period in 2018.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2019 borrowings under our convertible credit facility were $82,000. Also, during the six months ended June 30, 2019 the Company’s President had advanced a total of $10,250, of which $9,250 was repaid during the period.

 

 

 

 

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For the six months ended June 30, 2018 borrowings under our convertible credit facility were $119,000. Also, during the six months ended June 30, 2018 the Company’s President had advanced a total of $7,250, of which $3,500 was repaid during the period. We also paid $10,000 that was due on June 1st on our deed amendment liability. In addition, we made a total of $11,585 in regularly scheduled principal payments due on an installment note payable with the Company’s President and Chief Executive.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements:

 

We do not have and never had any off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

On July 13, 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480), Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): I. Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features and II. Replacement of the Indefinite Deferral for Mandatorily Redeemable Financial Instruments of Certain Nonpublic Entities and Certain Mandatorily Redeemable Non-controlling Interests with a Scope Exception. Part I applies to financial instruments such as warrants, convertible debt or convertible preferred stock that contain down round features. Part II replaces the indefinite deferral for certain mandatorily redeemable non-controlling interests and mandatorily redeemable financial instruments of nonpublic entities contained within Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 480 with a scope exception and does not impact the accounting for these mandatorily redeemable instruments. The pronouncement is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company has adopted this standard on a modified retrospective basis on January 1, 2019.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, “Leases (Topic 842)” (“ASU 2016-02”). ASU 2016-02 will require lessees to recognize on the balance sheet the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by those leases. Under ASU 2016-02, a lessee will be required to recognize assets and liabilities for leases with terms of more than 12 months. Lessor accounting remains substantially similar to current GAAP. In addition, disclosures of leasing activities are to be expanded to include qualitative along with specific quantitative information. ASU 2016-02 will be effective in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 (with early adoption permitted). ASU 2016-02 mandates a modified retrospective transition method. The Company has adopted this standard, which did not have a material impact on its financial statements. 

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires us to make estimates, assumptions and judgments that affect the amounts reported in our financial statements. The accounting positions described below are significantly affected by critical accounting estimates.

  

We believe that the significant estimates, assumptions and judgments used when accounting for items and matters such as capitalized mineral rights, asset valuations, recoverability of assets, asset impairments, taxes, and other provisions were reasonable, based upon information available at the time they were made. Actual results could differ from these estimates, making it possible that a change in these estimates could occur in the near term.

 

Mineral Rights

 

We have determined that our mining rights meet the definition of mineral rights, as defined by accounting standards, and are tangible assets. As a result, our direct costs to acquire or lease mineral rights are initially capitalized as tangible assets. Mineral rights include costs associated with: leasing or acquiring patented and unpatented mining claims; leasing mining rights including lease signature bonuses, lease rental payments and advance minimum royalty payments; and options to purchase or lease mineral properties.

 

If we establish proven and probable reserves for a mineral property and establish that the mineral property can be economically developed, mineral rights will be amortized over the estimated useful life of the property following the commencement of commercial production or expensed if it is determined that the mineral property has no future economic value or if the property is sold or abandoned. For mineral rights in which proven and probable reserves have not yet been established, we assess the carrying values for impairment at the end of each reporting period and whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable.

 

 

 

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The net carrying value of our mineral rights represents the fair value at the time the mineral rights were acquired less accumulated depletion and any impairment losses. Proven and probable reserves have not been established for mineral rights as of June 30, 2019. Impairment losses were recognized during each of the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017. As such, our mineral rights are net of $1,948,999 of impairment losses as of June 30, 2019.

 

Impairment of Long-lived Assets

 

We continually monitor events and changes in circumstances that could indicate that our carrying amounts of long-lived assets, including mineral rights, may not be recoverable. When such events or changes in circumstances occur, we assess the recoverability of long-lived assets by determining whether the carrying value of such assets will be recovered through their undiscounted expected future cash flows. If the future undiscounted cash flows are less than the carrying amount of these assets, we recognize an impairment loss based on the excess of the carrying amount over the fair value of the assets.

 

Exploration Costs

 

Mineral exploration costs are expensed as incurred. When it has been determined that it is economically feasible to extract minerals and the permitting process has been initiated, exploration costs incurred to further delineate and develop the property are considered pre-commercial production costs and will be capitalized and included as mine development costs in our consolidated balance sheets.

 

Share-based Payments

 

We measure and recognize compensation expense or professional services expense for all share-based payment awards made to employees, directors and non-employee consultants based on estimated fair values. We estimate the fair value of stock options on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing model, which includes assumptions for expected dividends, expected share price volatility, risk-free interest rate, and expected life of the options. Our expected volatility assumption is based on our historical weekly closing price of our stock over a period equivalent to the expected life of the options.

 

We expense share-based compensation, adjusted for estimated forfeitures, using the straight-line method over the vesting term of the award for our employees and directors and over the expected service term for our non-employee consultants. We estimate forfeitures at the time of grant and revise those estimates in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from our estimates. Our excess tax benefits, if any, cannot be credited to stockholders’ equity until the deduction reduces cash taxes payable; accordingly, we realized no excess tax benefits during any of the periods presented in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

  

Income Taxes

 

We account for income taxes through the use of the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax basis, and for income tax carry-forwards. A valuation allowance is recorded to the extent that we cannot conclude that realization of deferred tax assets is more likely than not. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in operations in the period that includes the enactment date.

 

We follow a two-step approach to recognizing and measuring tax benefits associated with uncertain tax positions taken, or expected to be taken in a tax return. The first step is to determine if, based on the technical merits, it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained upon examination by a taxing authority, including resolution of any related appeals or litigation processes. The second step is to measure the tax benefit as the largest amount that is more than 50% likely to be realized upon ultimate settlement with a taxing authority. We recognize interest and penalties, if any, related to uncertain tax positions in our provision for income taxes in the consolidated statements of operations. To date, we have not recognized any tax benefits from uncertain tax positions.

 

 

 

 

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ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Conclusion Regarding the Effectiveness of Disclosure Controls and Procedures:

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time period specified in the SEC's rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to management, including the CEO and CFO, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures. Our management necessarily applied its judgment in assessing the costs and benefits of such controls and procedures, which, by their nature, can provide only reasonable assurance regarding management's control objectives.

 

Our management, with the participation of our CEO and CFO, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based upon this evaluation, our CEO and CFO concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of such date as a result of a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting due to lack of segregation of duties, a limited corporate governance structure and insufficient formal management review processes over certain financial and accounting reports as discussed in Item 9A of our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

 

While we strive to segregate duties as much as practicable, there is an insufficient volume of transactions at this point in time to justify additional full time staff. We believe that this is typical in many exploration stage companies. We may not be able to fully remediate the material weakness until we commence mining operations at which time we would expect to hire more staff. We will continue to monitor and assess the costs and benefits of additional staffing.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting:

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the last fiscal quarter covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

 

 

 

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PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

None.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

There have been no material changes from the risk factors disclosed in Part I. Item 1A. of our Annual Report on  Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

All sales of unregistered securities were reported on Form 8-K during the period.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

ITEM 6.  EXHIBITS

 

EXHIBIT NUMBER   DESCRIPTION
     
31   Certification Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*
32   Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*
     
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document**
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema**
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation**
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition **
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels**
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation**
____________________
*   Filed herewith
**   Furnished, not filed.

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

       
  ATHENA SILVER CORPORATION
     
Dated: August 12, 2019 By: /s/ John C. Power  
    John C. Power
   

Chief Executive Officer, President,

Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

(Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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