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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2023

 

TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from _________ to __________________

 

000-54416

(Commission File Number)

 

SCANDIUM INTERNATIONAL MINING CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

British Columbia, Canada 98-1009717

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(IRS Employer 

Identification No.)

 

1390 Ione Pass Trail, Reno, Nevada 89523

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(775) 355-9500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:  None

 

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 ☒ 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 ☒ 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 the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer ☐ Accelerated filer ☐ Non-accelerated filer ☐ Smaller reporting company Emerging growth company

 

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 ☒

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: As of November 14, 2023, the registrants outstanding common stock consisted of 355,860,813 shares.

 

 

 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

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UNAUDITED CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NINE MONTHS AND THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Scandium International Mining Corp.

CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Expressed in US Dollars) (Unaudited)

 

 

As at:

 

September 30, 2023

   

December 31, 2022

 
                 
                 

ASSETS

               
                 

Current

               

Cash

  $ 1,135,020     $ 1,852,710  

Prepaid expenses and receivables

    20,672       33,541  
                 

Total Current Assets

    1,155,692       1,866,251  
                 

Reclamation bond (Note 3)

    10,582       10,699  

Mineral property interests (Note 3)

    704,053       704,053  
                 

Total Assets

  $ 1,870,327     $ 2,601,003  
                 
                 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY

               
                 

Current

               

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

  $ 53,869     $ 127,263  

Accounts payable with related parties (Note 4)

    4,820       185,576  

Derivative liability – warrants (Note 2 and 5)

    477,844       1,194,885  
                 

Total Liabilities

    536,533       1,507,724  
                 

Shareholders Equity

               

Capital stock (Note 5) (Authorized: Unlimited number of common shares; Issued and outstanding: 355,860,813 (2022 – 355,860,813)

    111,144,603       111,144,603  

Treasury stock (Note 6) (1,033,333 common shares) (2022 – 1,033,333)

    (1,264,194

)

    (1,264,194

)

Additional paid in capital (Note 5)

    7,078,655       7,019,116  

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

    (853,400

)

    (853,400

)

Deficit

    (114,771,870

)

    (114,952,846

)

                 

Total Shareholders Equity

    1,333,794       1,093,279  
                 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders Equity

  $ 1,870,327     $ 2,601,003  

 

Nature and continuance of operations (Note 1)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

 

2

 

 

Scandium International Mining Corp.

CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Expressed in US Dollars) (Unaudited)

 

 

   

Three months

ended September

30, 2023

   

Three months

ended September

30, 2022

   

Nine months ended September 30,

2023

   

Nine months ended September 30,

2022

 
                                 
EXPENSES                                

Amortization

  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 2,932  

Consulting (Note 4)

    -       1,363       -       18,363  

Exploration (recovery)

    30,653       22,915       211,779       (8,455 )

General and administrative

    27,882       29,822       74,169       160,933  

Insurance

    7,921       7,565       23,603       23,052  

Professional fees

    15,844       23,939       68,239       87,261  

Salaries and benefits

    52,449       103,351       183,738       329,925  

Travel

    -       -       3,737       -  
                                 
      (134,749

)

    (188,955

)

    (565,265

)

    (614,011 )
                                 

Foreign exchange gain (loss)

    32,548       44,862       1,952       43,139  

Accruals reversal (Note 8)

    -       -       -       1,032,044  

Interest income

    12,348       -       30,080       -  

Unrealized gain on derivative liability – warrants gain (Note 5)

    164,585       214,794       714,209       161,053  
                                 

Income and comprehensive income for the period

  $ 74,732     $ 70,701     $ 180,976     $ 622,225  
                                 

Basic and diluted income per common share

  $ 0.00     $ 0.00    

$

0.00     $ 0.00  
                                 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding basic and diluted

    355,860,813       355,860,813       355,860,813       345,147,171  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

 

3

 

 

Scandium International Mining Corp.

CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Expressed in US Dollars) (Unaudited)

 

 

9-month period ended

 

September 30,

2023

   

September 30,

2022

 
                 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

               

Income for the period

  $ 180,976     $ 622,225  

Items not affecting cash:

               

Amortization

    -       2,932  

Stock-based compensation

    59,539       149,669  

Accrual reversal

    -       (1,032,044 )

Unrealized gain on derivative liability - warrants

    (714,209

)

    (161,053 )

Unrealized gain on foreign exchange

    (2,715 )     (99,292 )
                 

Changes in non-cash working capital items:

               

Decrease in prepaid expenses and receivables

    12,869       24,987  

Decrease in accounts payable, accrued liabilities and accounts payable with related parties

    (254,150

)

    (355,843 )
      (717,690

)

    (848,419

)

                 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

               

Common shares issued

    -       2,647,852  

Share issue costs

    -       (28,418 )

Options exercised for common shares

    -       106,989  
      -       2,726,423  
                 

Change in cash during the period

    (717,690 )     1,878,004  

Cash, beginning of period

    1,852,710       93,894  
                 

Cash, end of period

  $ 1,135,020     $ 1,971,898  

 

    2023     2022  
Cash paid during the 9-month period for interest   $ -     $ -  
Cash paid during the 9-month period for taxes   $ -     $ -  

 

During the period ended September 30, 2022, the Company issued 37,803,218 warrants as part of a private placement valued at $1,781,779 classified as a derivative liability. There were no significant non-cash investing and financing activities during the periods ended September 30, 2023.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

 

4

 

 

Scandium International Mining Corp.

CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIENCY)

(Expressed in US Dollars) (Unaudited)

 

 

   

Number of Shares

   

Capital Stock

   

Additional Paid

in Capital

   

Treasury Stock

   

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

   

Deficit

   

Total Shareholders’ Equity (Deficiency)

 
                                                         

Balance, December 31, 2021

    317,157,595     $ 110,149,177     $ 6,891,510     $ (1,264,194 )   $ (853,400 )   $ (115,803,442 )   $ (880,349 )

Income for the three months

    -       -       -       -       -       522,946       522,946  

Balance, March 31, 2022

    317,157,595     $ 110,149,177     $ 6,891,510     $ (1,264,194 )   $ (853,400 )   $ (115,280,496 )   $ (357,403 )
                                                         

Stock-based compensation

    -       -       88,447       -       -       -       88,447  

Options exercised

    900,000       177,663       (70,674 )     -       -       -       106,989  

Private placement net of share issuance costs

    37,803,218       2,619,434       -       -       -       -       2,619,434  

Derivative liability

    -       (1,781,779 )     -       -       -       -       (1,781,779 )

Income for the three months

    -       -       -       -       -       28,578       28,578  

Balance, June 30, 2022

    355,860,813     $ 111,164,495     $ 6,909,283     $ (1,264,194 )   $ (853,400 )   $ (115,251,918 )   $ 704,266  
                                                         

Stock-based compensation

    -       -       61,222       -       -       -       61,222  

Income for the three months

    -       -       -       -       -       70,701       70,701  

Balance, September 30, 2022

    355,860,813     $ 111,164,495     $ 6,970,505     $ (1,264,194 )   $ (853,400 )   $ (115,181,217 )   $ 836,189  
                                                         

Stock-based compensation

    -       -       48,611       -       -       -       48,611  

Share issue costs

    -       (19,892 )     -       -       -       -       (19,892 )

Income for the three months

    -       -       -       -       -       228,371       228,371  

Balance, December 31, 2022

    355,860,813     $ 110,144,603     $ 7,019,116     $ (1,264,194 )   $ (853,400 )   $ (114,952,846 )   $ 1,093,279  
                                                         

Stock-based compensation

    -       -       26,949       -       -       -       26,949  

Income for the three months

    -       -       -       -       -       236,000       236,000  

Balance, March 31, 2023

    355,860,813     $ 110,144,603     $ 7,046,065     $ (1,264,194 )   $ (853,400 )   $ (114,716,846 )   $ 1,356,228  
                                                         

Stock-based compensation

    -       -       21,684       -       -       -       21,684  

Loss for the three months

    -       -       -       -       -       (129,756 )     (129,756 )

Balance, June 30, 2023

    355,860,813     $ 111,144,603     $ 7,067,749     $ (1,264,194 )   $ (853,400 )   $ (114,846,602 )   $ 1,248,156  
                                                         

Stock-based compensation

    -       -       10,906       -       -       -       10,906  

Income for the three months

    -       -       -       -       -       74,732       74,732  

Balance, September 30, 2023

    355,860,813     $ 111,144,603     $ 7,078,655     $ (1,264,194 )   $ (853,400 )   $ (114,771,870 )   $ 1,333,794  
 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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Scandium International Mining Corp.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

September 30, 2023

(Expressed in US Dollars) (Unaudited)

 

 

1.

NATURE AND CONTINUANCE OF OPERATIONS

 

Scandium International Mining Corp. (the “Company”) is a specialty metals and alloys company focusing on scandium and other specialty metals.

 

The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada in 2006. The Company currently trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol “SCY”.

 

The Company’s focus is on the exploration and evaluation of its specialty metals assets, specifically the Nyngan scandium deposit located in New South Wales, Australia, The Company is an exploration stage company and anticipates incurring significant additional expenditures prior to production and any and all of its properties.

 

These condensed interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis that contemplates the realization of assets and discharge of liabilities at their carrying values in the normal course of business for the foreseeable future. These financial statements do not reflect any adjustments that may be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.

 

The Company currently earns no operating revenues and will require additional capital in order to advance the Nyngan property. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is uncertain and is dependent upon the generation of profits from mineral properties, obtaining additional financing and maintaining continued support from its shareholders and creditors. These are material uncertainties that raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. In the event that additional financial support is not received, or operating profits are not generated, the carrying values of the Company’s assets may be adversely affected.

 

The outbreak of COVID-19 and political upheavals in various countries have caused significant volatility in commodity prices. While these effects are expected to be temporary, the duration of the business disruptions internationally and related financial impact cannot be reasonably estimated at this time.

 

 

 

2.

BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Basis of presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The condensed interim consolidated financial statements include the consolidated accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries with all significant intercompany transactions eliminated. In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the condensed interim consolidated balance sheets, results of operations and comprehensive loss and cash flows for the interim periods have been made. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in the condensed interim consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles of the United States of America (“US GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such SEC rules and regulations. These condensed interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2022, and with our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 7, 2023. Operating results for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2023, may not necessarily be indicative of the results for the year ending December 31, 2023.

 

These unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries, EMC Metals USA Inc., Scandium International Mining Corp., Norway AS, SCY Exploration Finland Oy, and EMC Metals Australia Pty Ltd. (“EMC-A”).

 

Use of estimates

 

The preparation of unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period. The Company regularly evaluates estimates and assumptions related to the deferred income tax asset valuations, asset impairment, stock-based compensation, derivative liabilities and loss contingencies. The Company bases its estimates and assumptions on current facts, historical experience, and various other factors that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. The actual results experienced by the Company may differ materially and adversely from the Company’s estimates. To the extent there are material differences between estimates and the actual results, future results of operations will be affected.

 

The Company considers itself to be an exploration stage company and will consider the transition to development stage after it receives funding to begin mine construction, and board approval.

 

Fair value of financial assets and liabilities

 

The Company measures the fair value of financial assets and liabilities based on US GAAP guidance which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements.

 

The Company classifies financial assets and liabilities as held-for-trading, available-for-sale, held-to-maturity, loans and receivables or other financial liabilities depending on their nature. Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognized at fair value on their initial recognition, except for those arising from certain related party transactions which are accounted for at the transferor’s carrying amount or exchange amount.

 

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Scandium International Mining Corp.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

September 30, 2023

(Expressed in US Dollars) (Unaudited)

 

2.

BASIS OF PRESENTATION (cont’d…)

 

Financial assets and liabilities classified as held-for-trading are measured at fair value, with gains and losses recognized in net income. Financial assets classified as held-to-maturity, loans and receivables, and financial liabilities other than those classified as held-for-trading are measured at amortized cost, using the effective interest method of amortization. Financial assets classified as available-for-sale are measured at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses being recognized as other comprehensive income until realized, or if an unrealized loss is considered other than temporary, the unrealized loss is recorded in income.

 

Financial instruments, including cash, receivables, reclamation bond, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, and accounts payable with related parties are carried at amortized cost, which management believes approximates fair value due to the short-term nature of these instruments. Derivative liabilities are recorded at fair value, and are financial liabilities classified as held-for-trading.

 

The Company has no leases in the nine months ending September 30, 2023. Short term lease expenses totaled $Nil during the nine months ended September 30, 2023, and $15,669 during the nine months ended September 30, 2022.

 

The Company’s warrants have an exercise price in Canadian dollars while the Company’s functional currency is US dollars. Therefore, in accordance with ASU 815 – Derivatives and Hedging, the warrants are presented as derivative liabilities. This liability value has no effect on the cash flow of the Company and does not represent a cash payment of any kind. The derivative liability is a result of the uncertainty associated with US dollar cash flows as a result of the underlying foreign currency fluctuations between the exercise price in Canadian dollars and the Company’s functional currency of US dollars.

 

The following table presents information about the assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as at September 30, 2023 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques the Company utilized to determine such fair value. In general, fair values determined by Level 1 inputs utilize quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets. Fair values determined by Level 2 inputs utilize data points that are observable such as quoted prices, interest rates and yield curves. Fair values determined by Level 3 inputs are unobservable data points for the asset or liability, and included situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the asset:

 

 

   

September 30,
2023

   

Quoted Prices
in Active Markets
(Level 1)

   

Significant Other
Observable Inputs
(Level 2)

   

Significant
Unobservable Inputs
(Level 3)

 

Liabilities:

                               

Derivative liability - warrants

  $ (477,844

)

  $     $     $ (477,844

)

 

Recently Adopted and Recently Issued Accounting Standards

 

There are no recently issued accounting standards updates that are currently expected to have a material impact on the Company.

 

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Scandium International Mining Corp.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

September 30, 2023

(Expressed in US Dollars) (Unaudited)

 

 

3.

MINERAL PROPERTY INTERESTS

 

September 30, 2023

 

Scandium and

other

 
         

Balance, September 30, 2023, December 31, 2022

  $ 704,053  

 

Title to mineral property interests involves certain inherent risks due to the difficulties of determining the validity of certain claims as well as the potential for problems arising from the frequently ambiguous conveyancing history characteristic of many mineral property interests. The Company has investigated title to all its mineral property interests and, to the best of its knowledge, title to all of its properties is in good standing.

 

SCANDIUM PROPERTIES

 

Nyngan, New South Wales Property

 

The Company holds a 100% interest in the Nyngan property in New South Wales, Australia (NSW).

 

Royalties attached to the Nyngan property include a 0.7% royalty on gross mineral sales on the property, a 1.5% Net Profits Interest royalty to private parties involved with the early exploration on the property, and a 1.7% Net Smelter Returns royalty payable for 12 years after production commences. Another revenue royalty is payable to private interests of 0.2%, subject to a $370,000 cap. A NSW minerals royalty will also be levied on the project, subject to negotiation, currently 4% on revenue.

 

Honeybugle property, Australia

 

The Company holds a 100% interest in the Honeybugle property.

 

Kiviniemi Scandium Property Finland

 

In August 2018, the Company was granted an Exploration License for the Kiviniemi Scandium Property in central Finland from the Finnish regulatory body governing mineral exploration and mining in Finland. As at September 30, 2023 the Company has a reclamation bond of $10,582 (€10,000). (December 31, 2022 - $10,699 (€10,000)).

 

 

4.

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

During the 9-month period ended September 30, 2023, the Company expensed $54,317 for stock-based compensation for stock options granted to Company directors. During the 9-month period ended September 30, 2022, the Company expensed $136,540 for stock-based compensation for stock options issued to Company directors.

 

During the 9-month period ended September 30, 2022, the Company reversed $669,733 of accruals to related parties. No such transactions occurred in the 9-month period ended September 30, 2023.

 

During the 9-month period ended September 30, 2023, the Company expensed a consulting fee of $Nil to one of its directors. During the 9-month period ended September 30, 2022, the Company expensed a consulting fee of $17,000 to one of its directors.

 

As at September 30, 2023, the Company owed $4,820 to an officer of the Company. (December 31, 2022 - $185,576)

 

 
5.  

CAPITAL STOCK AND ADDITIONAL PAID IN CAPITAL

 

The holders of common stock are entitled to one vote for each share held. There are no restrictions that limit the Company’s ability to pay dividends on its common stock. The Company has not declared any dividends since incorporation. The Company’s common stock has no par value per common share.

 

Common Stock Issuances

 

During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2022, the Company issued 37,803,218 common shares as part of a private placement valued at CAD$0.09 per share. In addition, the Company granted 37,803,218 common share purchase warrants. Each warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share in the capital of the Company at an exercise price of CAD$0.1075 at any time up to 5 years following the date of issuance. The warrants attached to the private placement are classified as a derivative liability at an initial value of $1,781,779. During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2023, there were no share issuances.

 

During the quarter ended September 30, 2022, the holders of 900,000 stock options exercised their options for 900,000 shares for $106,989 (CAD$135,000) at an exercise price of CAD $0.15 per share. During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2023, no stock options were exercised.

 

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Scandium International Mining Corp.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

September 30, 2023

(Expressed in US Dollars) (Unaudited)

 

5.

CAPITAL STOCK AND ADDITIONAL PAID IN CAPITAL (cont’d…)

 

Warrants

 

A summary of warrant activity for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2023, are as follows:

 

   

Number of warrants

   

Exercise price

   

Expiry date

 

Outstanding December 31, 2021

    -       -       -  

Granted 2022

    37,803,218       CAD$0.1075    

May 20 - June 14, 2027

 

Outstanding December 31, 2022, and September 30, 2023

    37,803,218       CAD$0.1075    

May 20 - June 14, 2027

 

 

A fair value of the derivative liability of $1,781,779 was estimated on the date of the subscription using the Black-Scholes pricing model. A fair value of the derivative liability of $1,194,885 was estimated at December 31, 2022, using the Black-Scholes pricing mode. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2023, there was a non-cash gain on derivative liability – warrants of $714,209 and an unrealized foreign exchange gain of $2,832 resulting in a fair value as at September 30, 2023 of $477,844 with the following weighted average assumptions:

 

   

September 30, 2023

   

Issuance date

 

Exercise price

  CAD$ 0.1075     CAD$ 0.1075  

Stock price

  CAD$ 0.035     CAD$ 0.09  

Expected term (in years)

    3.73       5  

Expected dividend yield

    -       -  

Expected stock price volatility

    100.66

%

    85.69

%

Risk-free interest rate

    3.93

%

    2.73

%

 

Stock Options

 

The Company established a stock option plan (the “Plan”) under which it is authorized to grant options to executive officers and directors, employees and consultants and the number of options granted under the Plan shall not exceed 15% of the shares outstanding. Under the Plan, the exercise period of the options may not exceed ten years from the date of grant and vesting is determined by the Board of Directors.

 

Stock option transactions are summarized as follows:

 

   

Stock Options

 
   

Number

   

Weighted average

exercise price in Canadian $

 
                 
                 

Outstanding, December 31, 2021

    34,615,000     $ 0.18  

Granted

    5,700,000       0.09  

Exercised

    (900,000

)

    0.15  

Expired

    (3,535,000

)

    0.37  
                 

Outstanding, December 31, 2022

    34,665,000       0.14  

Expired

    (6,050,000 )     0.22  
                 

Outstanding, September 30, 2023

    28,615,000     $ 0.12  
                 

Number currently exercisable

    27,190,000     $ 0.12  

 

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Scandium International Mining Corp.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

September 30, 2023

(Expressed in US Dollars) (Unaudited)

 

5.

CAPITAL STOCK AND ADDITIONAL PAID IN CAPITAL (cont’d…)

 

As at September 30, 2023, incentive stock options were outstanding as follows:

 

                     
   

Number of

Options

Outstanding

   

Number of

Options

Exercisable

   

Exercise

Price in

Canadian $

 

Expiry Date

                           

Options

                         
                           
      3,240,000       3,240,000       0.150  

May 9, 2024

      50,000       50,000       0.130  

June 24, 2024

      7,450,000       7,450,000       0.065  

March 19, 2025

      100,000       100,000       0.075  

May 22, 2025

      5,900,000       5,900,000       0.140  

November 13, 2025

      6,175,000       6,175,000       0.180  

May 23, 2026

      5,700,000       4,275,000       0.090  

June 24, 2027

                           
      28,615,000       27,190,000            

 

As at September 30, 2023 the Company’s outstanding and exercisable stock options have an aggregate intrinsic value of $Nil (December 31, 2022 - $Nil).

 

Stock-based compensation

 

During the 9-month period ended September 30, 2023, the Company recognized as part of salaries and benefits, stock-based compensation of $59,539 (September 30, 2022- $149,669) in the statement of operations and comprehensive income (loss). There were nil stock options granted during the 9-month period ended September 30, 2023 (September 30, 2022 – 5,700,000).

 

The weighted average fair value of the options granted in the period ended September 30, 2023, was $Nil (September 30, 2022 – C$0.06)

 

The fair value of all compensatory options granted is estimated on grant date using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The weighted average assumptions used in calculating the fair values of stock options granted in the 9-month period ended September 30 are as follows:

 

   

2023

   

2022

 
                 

Risk-free interest rate

    N/A       2.79 %

Expected life (in years)

    N/A       5  

Volatility

    N/A       85.82 %

Forfeiture rate

    N/A       N/A  

Dividend rate

    N/A       N/A  

 

 

6.

TREASURY STOCK

 

   

 

Number

   

Amount

 
                 

Treasury shares, September 30, 2023, and December 31 2022

    1,033,333     $ 1,264,194  

 

Treasury shares comprise shares of the Company which cannot be sold without the prior approval of the TSX.

 

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Scandium International Mining Corp.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

September 30, 2023

(Expressed in US Dollars) (Unaudited)

 

 

7.

SEGMENTED INFORMATION

 

The Company’s mineral properties are located in Australia. The Company’s capital assets’ geographic information is as follows:

 

September 30, 2023

 

Australia

   

United States

   

Total

 
                         

Mineral property interests

    704,053       -       704,053  
                         
    $ 704,053     $ -     $ 704,053  

 

December 31, 2022

 

Australia

   

United States

   

Total

 
                         

Mineral property interests

    704,053       -       704,053  
                         
    $ 704,053     $ -     $ 704,053  

 

 

8.

ACCRUALS REVERSAL

 

During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2022, the Company recognized a recovery on historical accruals it has recorded totaling $669,733 to related parties (Note 5) and $362,311 to former contractors and consultants.

 

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Item 2. Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

The following discussion of the operating results, corporate activities and financial condition of Scandium International Mining Corp. (hereinafter referred to as “we”, “us”, “Scandium International”, “SCY”, or the “Company”) and its subsidiaries provides an analysis of the operating and financial results between December 31, 2022, and September 30, 2023, and a comparison of the material changes in our results of operations and financial condition between the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023, and the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2022. This discussion should be read in conjunction with Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022.

 

This discussion and analysis contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including, but not limited to, those set forth under the heading “Risk Factors and Uncertainties” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

The condensed interim statements have been prepared in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, as required under U.S. federal securities laws applicable to the Company, and as permitted under applicable Canadian securities laws. The Company is a reporting company under applicable securities laws in Canada and the United States. The reporting currency used in our financial statements is the United States Dollar.

 

The information contained within this report is current as of November 14, 2023, unless otherwise noted. Additional information relevant to the Company’s activities can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

 

Technical information in this Form 10Q, including the MD&A, has been reviewed and approved by John Thompson, a Qualified Person as defined by Canadian National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”).

 

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Regarding Reserve and Resource Estimates

 

The Company uses Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum definitions for the terms “proven reserves”, “probable reserves”, “measured resources” and “indicated resources.” U.S. investors are cautioned that while these terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, including National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) does not recognize them. Canadian mining disclosure standards differ from the requirements of the SEC under SEC Industry Guide 7, and reserve and resource information referenced in this Form 10-Q may not be comparable to similar information disclosed by companies reporting under U.S. standards. In particular, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the term “resource” does not equate to the term “reserve.” Under United States standards, mineralization may not be classified as a “reserve” unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally produced or extracted at the time the reserve determination is made. The SEC’s disclosure standards normally do not permit the inclusion of information concerning “measured mineral resources” or “indicated mineral resources” or other descriptions of the amount of mineralization in mineral deposits that do not constitute “reserves” by U.S. standards in documents filed with the SEC. Disclosure of “contained ounces” in a resource estimate is permitted disclosure under Canadian regulations; however, the SEC normally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute “reserves” by SEC standards as tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures. The requirements of NI 43-101 for identification of “reserves” are also not the same as those of the SEC, and reserves in compliance with NI 43-101 may not qualify as “reserves” under SEC standards.

 

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

Certain statements made in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may constitute forward-looking statements about the Company and its business. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and include, but are not limited to, reserve and resource estimates, estimated value of the project, projected investment returns, anticipated mining and processing methods for the project, the estimated economics of the project, anticipated scandium recoveries, production rates, scandium grades, estimated capital costs, operating cash costs and total production costs, planned additional processing work and environmental permitting. The forward-looking statements in this report are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, without limitation, risks related to uncertainty in the demand for scandium and pricing assumptions; uncertainties related to raising sufficient financing to fund the Nyngan Scandium Project in a timely manner and on acceptable terms; changes in planned work resulting from logistical, technical or other factors; the possibility that results of work will not fulfill expectations and realize the perceived potential of the Company's properties; uncertainties involved in the estimation of scandium reserves and resources; the possibility that required permits may not be obtained in a timely manner or at all; the possibility that capital and operating costs may be higher than currently estimated and may preclude commercial development or render operations uneconomic; the possibility that the estimated recovery rates may not be achieved; risk of accidents, equipment breakdowns and labor disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in the work program; risks related to projected project economics, recovery rates, and estimated NPV(“Net Present Value”) and anticipated IRR(“Internal Rate of Return”) and other factors identified in the Company's SEC filings and its filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, opinions and expectations of the Company's management at the time they are made, and other than as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements if those beliefs, opinions or expectations, or other circumstances, change.

 

Scandium International Corporate Overview

 

Scandium International is a specialty metals and alloys company focused on developing the production and sale of scandium and other specialty metals. The Company intends to utilize its know-how and, in certain instances, patented technologies to maximize opportunities in scandium and other specialty metals.

 

In the first half of 2023, we conducted two drill programs, one for Honeybugle and one for Nyngan, with the goal of further delineating both resources.

 

In October 2023, the Company commenced physical development of the Nyngan Scandium Project including:

 

• Survey conducted of the site to establish and peg the boundaries for proposed work in accordance with with State Significant Development 5157 (“SSD 5157”).

• Soil management works including the establishment of water exclusion bunds and the stripping of topsoil, with subsequent stockpiling.

• Construction and placement of temporary office quarters at the site for future site planning activities.

 

These actions signify a critical step in the timeline of work on the Nyngan Scandium Project, as the Company breaks ground at the site, marking the physical commencement of activities under SSD 5157.

 

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2022

During the first quarter of 2022, SCY completed an internal review of its portfolio of assets and projects. The purpose of this review was to determine the appropriate allocation of capital between the Company’s scandium activities and the recently announced initiatives on Critical Metals Recovery (CMR) and High Purity Alumina (HPA). The board decided, and announced on April 18, 2022, that the best return on invested capital for its shareholders is to prioritize the Company’s portfolio of scandium assets, including the Nyngan Scandium Project that already holds a mining license, and to idle its CMR and HPA initiatives. As a result of the review, leadership changes were also made with the appointment of an interim CEO and CFO and a downsizing of the board to four directors.

 

Corporate activity during the second quarter of 2022 focused on increasing our financial strength through a non-brokered equity private placement and reducing costs. SCY raised aggregate gross proceeds of C$3,402,290 through the sale of 37,803,218 units (a “Unit”) spanning three tranches and closing dates. The aggregate proceeds exceed the C$3,000,000 placement amount originally announced to the market. Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire a Common Share at C$0.1075 for sixty (60) months from date of closing of each tranche. The net proceeds from the sale of the Units will be used towards the maintenance of the Company’s scandium minerals properties and for general and administrative expenses.

 

During the second and third quarters of 2022, SCY was successful in reducing corporate SG&A costs on an absolute and ongoing basis including reversing over $1 million in accruals during the first nine months of 2022 and achieving positive working capital. Management has implemented a plan to reduce annual ongoing expenses to $500,000 or less and as part of the plan the CEO and CFO have agreed to forgo cash compensation in order to reduce expenses.

 

During the third quarter of 2022, we filed a new mine lease application to re-establish the original Mining License and give access to the full scandium resource at Nyngan. The application is pending with governmental authorities.

 

Background

 

The Company was formed in 2006, under the name Golden Predator Mines Inc. As part of a reorganization and spin-out of the Company’s precious metals portfolio in March 2009, the Company changed its name to EMC Metals Corp. In order to reflect our emphasis on mining for scandium minerals, effective November 19, 2014, we changed our name to Scandium International Mining Corp. The Company currently trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “SCY”.

 

Our focus of operations is the exploration and development of the Nyngan scandium deposit located in New South Wales (“NSW”), Australia (“Nyngan” or the “Nyngan Scandium Project.”) We also hold exploration-stage properties in Australia, known as the “Honeybugle Scandium Property,” and in Finland, known as the “Kiviniemi Scandium Property.”

 

We acquired a 100% interest in the Nyngan Scandium Project in June of 2014 pursuant to the terms of a settlement agreement with Jervois Mining Ltd. of Melbourne, Australia. The project is held through our Australian subsidiary, EMC Metals Australia Pty Ltd. (“EMC Australia”), which also holds the Honeybugle Scandium Property.

 

During the third quarter of 2015, the Company converted a $2,500,000 loan from Scandium Investments LLC (“SIL”), an unrelated investment company, into a 20% minority interest in EMC Australia. As a result, from the third quarter 2015 until October 2017, the Company held an 80% equity interest in EMC Australia, with SIL holding a 20% interest. EMC Australia was operated as a joint venture between SIL and SCY with SIL holding a carried interest in the Nyngan Scandium Project until the Company met certain development milestones. The Company completed the development milestones during May 2017, and triggered a limited period option whereby SIL had a right to convert the fair market value of its 20% interest in EMC Australia into an equivalent value of SCY common shares, at then prevailing market prices.

 

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In June of 2017, the Company entered into a share exchange agreement with SIL for the purchase of SIL’s 20% interest in EMC Australia in exchange for 57,371,565 common shares of SCY as well as an additional 1,459,080 common shares as a royalty adjustment payment. Closing of the purchase of the EMC Australia shares was subject to shareholder approval, which the Company obtained at a special meeting of shareholders held on September 11, 2017. The transaction subsequently closed on October 9, 2017. Under the terms of the share purchase agreement, on closing SIL was granted the right to nominate two individuals to the board of the Company for so long as SIL held at least 15% of Scandium’s issued and outstanding shares, and one director for so long as SIL held at least 5% but less than 15% of Scandium’s issued and outstanding shares. Pursuant to the nomination rights, Peter Evensen and R. Christian Evensen were appointed as directors to the SCY Board on closing of the transaction.

 

 

Principal Properties Review

 

Nyngan Scandium Project (NSW, Australia)

 

Nyngan Property Description and Location

 

The Nyngan Scandium Project site is located approximately 450 kilometers northwest of Sydney, NSW, Australia and approximately 20 kilometers due west of the town of Nyngan, a rural town of approximately 1,900 people. The general area can be characterized as flat countryside and is classified as agricultural land, used predominantly for wheat farming and livestock grazing.

 

 

 

Figure 1: Location of Nyngan Project

 

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Note: None of the Existing Mines identified in Figure 1 produce scandium.

 

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Figure 2: Location of the Exploration Licenses and Mining Lease for the Nyngan Scandium Project

 

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Note: All Exploration Licenses and Leases described in Figure 2 are held 100% by EMC-A.

 

Recent Nyngan Drilling Results

 

The most recent Nyngan drill program was completed in May 2023. The drilling program consisted of 11 drillholes at the western and northwestern edges of the already established mineral resource at the project. The drilling results better defined the boundary of the existing resource and reserve that are the foundation of the Feasibility Study in 2016 and was additive to our knowledge of how to optimize development of the project when it goes into production.

 

Nyngan Feasibility Study

 

On April 18, 2016, the Company announced the results of an independently prepared feasibility study on the Nyngan Scandium Project. The technical report on the feasibility study entitled “Feasibility Study Nyngan Scandium Project, Bogan Shire, NSW, Australia” is dated May 4, 2016, and was independently compiled pursuant to the requirements of NI 43-101 (the “Feasibility Study” or the “DFS”). The report was filed on May 6, 2016 and is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com), on the Company’s website (www.scandiummining.com) and the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). A full discussion on the technical report was provided in the Company’s Form 10Q for the quarterly period ending March 31, 2016, as filed with the SEC and on SEDAR on May 13, 2016.

 

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The Feasibility Study concluded that the Nyngan Scandium Project has the potential to produce an average of 37,690 kilograms of scandium oxide (scandia) per year, at grades of 98.0%-99.8%, generating an after-tax cumulative cash flow over a 20 year Project life of US$629 million; with an NPV10% of US$177 million. The average process plant feed grade over the 20 year Project life is 409ppm of scandium.

 

The financial results of the Feasibility Study are based on a conventional flow sheet, employing continuous high pressure acid leach (HPAL) and solvent extraction (SX) techniques. The flow sheet was modeled and validated from METSIM modeling and considerable bench scale/pilot scale metallurgical test work utilizing Nyngan resource material. A number of the key elements of this flowsheet work have been protected by the Company under US patent applications, four of which have been granted, with two of those four directly applicable in the flowsheet applied to the current Feasibility Study.

 

The Feasibility Study has been developed and compiled to an accuracy level of +15%/-5% by a globally recognized engineering firm that has considerable expertise in laterite deposits and process facilities, as well as in smaller mining and processing projects, and has excellent familiarity with the Nyngan Scandium Project location and environment.

 

Nyngan Scandium Project Highlights

 

 

Capital cost estimate for the Project is US$87.1 million,

 

Annual scandium oxide product volume averages 37,690 kg per year over 20 years,

 

Annual revenue of US$75.4 million (oxide price assumption of US$2,000/kg),

 

Operating cost estimate for the Project is US$557/kg scandium oxide,

 

Project Constant Dollar NPV10% is US$177 million, NPV8% is US$225 million,

 

Project Constant Dollar IRR is 33.1%,

 

Oxide product grades of 98-99.8% based on customer requirements,

 

Project resource increases by 40% to 16.9 million tonnes, grading 235ppm Sc, at a 100ppm cut-off in the measured and indicated categories, and

 

Project Reserve totaling 1.43 million tonnes, grading 409ppm Sc was established on part of the resource.

 

DFS Conclusions and Recommendations

 

The production assumptions in the Feasibility Study are backed by solid independent flow sheet test work on the planned process for scandium recovery and consolidate a significant amount of metallurgical test work and prior study on the Nyngan Scandium Project. The entire body of work demonstrates a viable, conventional process flow sheet, utilizing a continuous-system HPAL leaching process, and good metallurgical recoveries of scandium from the resource. The metallurgical assumptions are supported by various bench and pilot scale independent test work programs that are consistent with known outcomes in other laterite resources. The continuous autoclave configuration, as opposed to batch systems explored in previous flow sheets, is also a more conventional and current design choice.

 

The level of accuracy established in the Feasibility Study substantially reduces the uncertainty levels inherent in earlier studies. The greater confidence intervals around the Feasibility Study were achieved by reliance on significant project engineering work, a capital and operating cost estimate supported by detailed requirements and vendor pricing, plus one conditional offtake agreement and an independent marketing assessment, both supportive of the marketing assumptions on the business.

 

The Feasibility Study delivered a positive result on the Nyngan Scandium Project, and recommended the Nyngan Scandium Project owners seek finance and proceed to construction. Recommendations were made therein for additional immediate work, notably to complete some optimizing flow sheet studies, and to initiate as early as possible detailed engineering required on certain long-lead capital items. The Company has subsequently completed certain confirmatory flow sheet studies and test results, but intends to defer cost on detailed project engineering until such time as long-term offtake agreements for scandium product have been secured.

 

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Confirmatory Metallurgical Test Results

 

On June 29, 2016, we announced the results of a confirmatory metallurgical test work report from Altrius Engineering Services (AES) of Brisbane, Australia. The test work results directly relate to the list of recommended programs included in the Feasibility Study. AES devised and supervised these test work programs at the SGS laboratory in Perth, Australia and at the Nagrom laboratory in Brisbane, Australia.

 

The project DFS recommended that a number of process flowsheet test work programs be investigated prior to commencing detailed engineering and construction. Those study areas included pressure leach (“HPAL”), counter-current decant circuits, solvent extraction (“SX”), and oxalate precipitation, with specific work steps suggested in each area. This latest test work program addressed all of these recommended areas, and the results confirmed recoveries and efficiencies that either meet or exceed the parameters used in the DFS. Highlights of the testing were:

 

 

Pressure leach test work achieved 88% recoveries, from larger volume tests,

 

Settling characteristics of leach discharge slurry show substantial improvement,

 

Residue neutralization work meets or exceeds all environmental requirements as presented in the DFS and the environmental impact statement,

 

Solvent extraction circuit optimization tests generated improved performance, exceeding 99% recovery in single pass systems, and

 

Product finish circuits produced 99.8% scandium oxide, completing the recovery process from Nyngan ore to finished scandia product.

 

Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management Contract

 

On May 30, 2017, the Company announced that its subsidiary EMC Australia signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management ("EPCM") contract with Lycopodium Minerals Pty Ltd ("Lycopodium"), to build the Nyngan Scandium Project in New South Wales, Australia. The EPCM contract also provides for start-up and commissioning services.

 

The EPCM contract appoints Lycopodium (Brisbane, QLD, Australia) to manage all aspects of project construction. Lycopodium was the principal engineering firm involved with the DFS. Lycopodium's continued involvement in project construction and commissioning ensures valuable technical and management continuity for the project during the construction and startup of the project.

 

On October 19, 2017, we announced that Lycopodium has been instructed to initiate critical path engineering for the Nyngan Scandium Project. Lycopodium commenced work on select critical path components for the project, including design and specification engineering on the high-pressure autoclave unit, associated flash and splash vessels, and several specialized high-pressure input pumps. The engineering work was completed in 2018 and will enable final supplier selection, firm component pricing and delivery dates for these key process components.

 

Environmental Permitting/Development Consent/Mining Lease

 

On May 2, 2016, the Company announced the filing of an Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) with the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment (the “Department”) in support of the planned development of the Nyngan Scandium Project. The EIS was prepared by R.W. Corkery & Co. Pty. Limited, on behalf of the Company’s subsidiary, EMC Australia, to support an application for Development Consent for the Nyngan Scandium Project. The EIS is a self-contained set of documents, which includes a Specialist Consultants’ Study Compendium, and is considered the foundational environmental document used to seek a Development Consent.

 

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EIS Highlights:

 

 

The EIS finds residual environmental impacts represent negligible risk.

 

The proposed development design achieves sustainable environmental outcomes.

 

The EIS finds net-positive social and economic outcomes for the community.

 

Nine independent environmental consulting groups conducted analysis over five years, and contributed report findings to the EIS.

 

The Nyngan Project development is estimated to contribute A$12.4M to the local and regional economies, and A$39M to the State and Federal economies, annually.

 

The EIS is fully aligned with the DFS and with a NSW Mining License Application for the Nyngan Project.

 

The conclusion statement in the EIS reads as follows: “In light of the conclusions included throughout this Environmental Impact Statement, it is assessed that the Proposal could be constructed and operated in a manner that would satisfy all relevant statutory goals and criteria, environmental objectives and reasonable community expectations.”

 

Development Consent:

 

The Development Consent is considered the key approval required to build a mine facility in Australia. As the Nyngan Scandium Project is considered a State Significant Project (capital cost + A$30 million), the Minister of Planning and Environment is designated to manage the investigation and approval process for any granting of a Development Consent.

 

On November 10, 2016, the Company announced that the Development Consent (“SSD 5157”) had been granted. This Development Consent represents an approval to develop the Nyngan Scandium Project and is based on facts and findings contained in the EIS. The Development Consent follows an in-depth review of the EIS, the project plan, community impact studies, public EIS exhibition and commentary, and economic viability, and involved more than 12 specialized governmental agencies and groups.

 

In October 2023, the Company commenced physical development of the Nyngan Scandium Project including:

 

• Survey conducted of the site to establish and peg the boundaries for proposed work in accordance with SSD 5157.

• Soil management works including the establishment of water exclusion bunds and the stripping of topsoil, with subsequent stockpiling.

• Construction and placement of temporary office quarters at the site for future site planning activities.

 

These actions signify a critical step in the timeline of work on the Nyngan Scandium Project, as the Company breaks ground at the site, marking the physical commencement of activities under SSD 5157.

 

Mining Lease:

 

During July 2019, EMC Australia received notice of approval for its most current mining lease (ML) application. The ML (ML 1792) overlays select areas previously covered by exploration licenses and represents the final major development approval required from the NSW Government to begin construction on the project. The ML 1792 grant is issued for a period of 21 years and is based on the development plans and intent submitted in the ML application. The ML can be modified by NSW regulatory agencies, as requested by EMC Australia over time, to reflect changing operating conditions.

 

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In addition to these two key governmental approvals, other required licenses and permits must be acquired but are considered routine and require only compliance with fixed standards and objective measurements. These remaining approvals include submittal of numerous plans and reports supporting compliance with the Development Consent and Mining Lease. In addition, the following water, roads, dam and electrical access reviews and arrangements must be finalized:

 

Water Supply Works and Use Approval and Water Access License,

 

State and local approval for construction of the intersection of the Site Access Road and Gilgai Road,

 

An approval from the NSW Dams Safety Committee for the design and construction of the Residue Storage Facility, and

 

A high voltage connection agreement with Essential Energy.

 

The 2019 ML 1792 grant covers 810 acres (354 hectares) of surface area fully owned by the Company, an area adequate to construct and operate a scandium mine of a scale outlined in the definitive Feasibility Study. The Company had originally filed a mining lease application (MLA 531) covering an area of 874 hectares, which was granted in 2017 as a mining lease (ML 1763), and later ruled invalid. At that time, it was unknown, to both the Department and the Company, that a local landowner had filed a prior, timely and valid objection to the granting of that mining lease. The reduction in area between the initial 2017 ML 1763 and the replacement 2019 ML 1792 represented acreage protested in an “Agricultural Land” objection lodged by a local landowner. The landowner holds freehold surface ownership over a portion of the original grant that was previously covered by the 2017 ML 1763.

 

On September 10, 2020, the Company announced receipt of a final determination letter from the Deputy Secretary, Department of Regional NSW, Division of Mining, Exploration and Geoscience resolving the outstanding objection filed by the landowner in 2016.

 

Written advice from the Department to the Company makes clear that all required independent investigative processes, and all affected party comment periods, were completed, and the Department’s decision in this dispute matter is final. There are further state courts of appeal available to the landowner, but the facts supporting this final decision are confirmed by the NSW Department of Primary Industry and follow governing law.

 

This Final Determination from the NSW Government will again allow all measured and indicated resource included in the Nyngan Scandium Project DFS to be reinstated in a new mining lease grant, which will require the filing of a new mine lease application which was filed in Q3 2022.

 

Honeybugle Scandium Property (NSW, Australia)

 

On April 2, 2014, the Company announced that it had secured a 100% interest in an exploration license (EL 7977) covering 34.7 square kilometers in New South Wales, Australia. The license area we call the ‘Honeybugle Scandium Property’ is located approximately 24 kilometers west-southwest from the Company’s Nyngan Scandium Project and approximately 36 kilometers southwest from the town of Nyngan, NSW. The application to renew the exploration license for a further six years was approved in November 2022.

 

Exploration rights for the Honeybugle Scandium Property include certain minimum expenditure requirements. The Company intends to fulfill those minimum expenditure requirements.

 

Honeybugle Drill Results

 

The Honeybugle drill program was completed in the first quarter of 2023. The drill program found Scandium enriched laterite formation defined at Woodlong prospect within the Honeybugle Exploration Licence 7977 area, where 32 vertical air core holes were drilled during first quarter 2023 in an approximately 300m x 400m area.

 

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Notable laterite intercepts included:

 

 

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28 meters of 320 ppm Sc starting at 1m (EHAC-080)

 

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21 meters of 355 ppm Sc starting at 1m (EHAC-083)

 

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17 meters of 454 ppm Sc starting at 1m (EHAC-084)

 

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9 meters of 569 ppm Sc starting at 2m (EHAC-087)

 

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11 meters of 632 ppm Sc starting at 1m (EHAC-090)

 

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10 meters of 537 ppm Sc starting at 1m (EHAC-092)

 

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13 meters of 500 ppm Sc starting at 2m (EHAC-094)

 

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13 meters of 517 ppm Sc starting at 2m (EHAC-099) (composite of 2 intervals)

 

Drillhole Location Map at Woodlong

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Woodlong Laterite Assays by Sc ppm (other figure intercept length)

 

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The laterite mineralization, consisting of both hematite and limonite, lies less than 2 meters below the surface. The laterite zone appears to thicken to both the west and south. The scandium grades are reasonably consistent within the central portion of the laterite at >300ppm Sc. The underlying saprolite zone is considerably thinner but contains reasonable grades of scandium (>200ppm Sc). Additional metallurgical testing is required on the saprolite mineralization to determine suitability for potential economic extraction.

 

 

Kiviniemi Scandium Property (Eastern Finland Province, Finland)

 

On September 25, 2017, the Company announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary company, Scandium International Mining Corp., Norway AS, was granted a reservation on an Exploration License for the Kiviniemi Scandium property in central Finland from the Finnish regulatory body governing mineral exploration and mining in Finland. The exploration license was subsequently granted during August 2018. In the third quarter of 2022, the Company applied for an additional three year extension of the Exploration License.

 

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The Geological Survey of Finland (“GTK”) conducted airborne survey work on the area in 1986, conducted exploration drilling on the property in 2008-2010, and published those program results on their public GTK website in 2016. The Company’s Exploration License area is approximately 24.6 hectares (0.25 square kilometer), identical to the historic GTK exploration license on the property.

 

Highlights

 

 

Kiviniemi property previously identified for scandium and explored by GTK.

 

Property is a high iron content, medium grade scandium target, located on surface, with on-site upgrade potential.

 

Early resource upgrade work done for GTK promising, confirmed by SCY.

 

Property is all-weather accessible, close to infrastructure.

 

Finland location is mining-friendly and ideally suited to EU customer markets.

 

Kiviniemi Summary

 

The Kiviniemi property represents a medium grade scandium resource target that has remained unrecognized and overlooked by exploration work, largely due to the absence of the more commonly sought-after minerals in the region, specifically copper, nickel and cobalt. We believe that Kiviniemi is Europe’s largest underdeveloped primary scandium resource.

 

The target has benefited significantly from valuable early exploration work by the GTK, which has advanced the property to a stage where successful metallurgical investigations may prove value that offsets grade concerns. SCY estimates roughly US$2M of work value has been directed at this property to date, including field work, drilling programs, assay work, overheads, and metallurgical upgrade studies, but firm numbers are not available.

 

 

Focus on Aluminum Alloy Applications for Scandium Products

 

Our focus is on the use of scandium as an alloying ingredient in aluminum-based products. The specific scandium product forms we intend to sell from the Nyngan project include both scandium oxide (Sc2O3) and aluminum-scandium master alloys (Al-Sc 2%).

 

Scandium as an alloying agent in aluminum allows for aluminum metal products that are much stronger, more easily weldable and exhibit improved performance at higher temperatures than current aluminum-based materials. This means lighter structures, lower manufacturing costs and improved performance in areas that aluminum alloys do not currently compete.

 

Cerium-Scandium Aluminum Alloy Program Agreement

 

On February 27, 2020, the Company announced signing a Program Agreement with Eck Industries (“ECK”) located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, to pursue novel alloy development of a combined cerium-scandium aluminum alloy, based on previous work done independently by the companies in this area.

 

The companies intend to pursue alloy refinements in both wrought and cast alloy applications, specifically targeting property improvements related to strength, corrosion resistance, and heat-working tolerance, principally in A5000 series alloys.

 

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Program Highlights:

 

 

Joint economic and technical support to alloy design,

 

Joint sharing of previous data, and new data produced from this program,

 

Samples production for customer trials, either as cast products, or wrought sample shapes for various potential customers and alloy manufacturers,

 

Initial high value application expected to be in marine applications, and

 

Program work is protected by existing patent applications filed by ECK.

 

Use Of Scandium In Lithium-Ion Batteries

 

On September 24, 2020, the Company announced the filing of a provisional patent application with the US Patent Office seeking patent rights on various applications of scandium in lithium-ion batteries. The patent application covers a number of scandium enhancements, including doping potential for both anodes and cathodes, and for solid electrolytes.

 

Patent Application Highlights:

 

 

US Patent Application filed for use of scandium in lithium-ion battery applications.

 

Scandium doping applications are explained for anodes, cathodes and electrolytes.

 

Scandium offers conductivity advantages as a dopant, over other options, and

 

Scandium in other aluminum components offers numerous property improvements, including conductivity, strength and corrosion resistance.

 

Patent Application Discussion:

 

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are a staple of everyday life. The search for improved performance through design and materials advances is intense today. Considerable effort is being expended in developing next-generation materials for LIBs that will make batteries safer, lighter, more durable, faster to charge, more powerful, and more cost-effective. A sampling of some these efforts follows:

 

 

Minimizing or removing cobalt from cathode materials, based on cost, supply and geographic sourcing issues.

 

Improving the durability of liquid electrolytes with dopants, or substitution with safer and higher performing liquid or solid electrolyte systems.

 

Designing for higher voltage potential by utilizing different anode or cathode materials.

 

Determining combinations of metals that can better withstand harsh internal conditions.

 

Scandium, along with other specialty metals, has a clear role to play in each of these areas.

 

One particularly promising area for scandium contributions is in a lithium nickel manganese oxide (LNMO) battery. The cathode in this design substitutes manganese for cobalt and supports a higher nickel content as well. The substitution then delivers higher working potentials (voltage), higher energy densities, and faster charge/discharge rates, all of which offer the promise of improved battery performance.

 

Delivering on that promise requires a number of improvements, including employing a dopant for stabilization of the manganese in the LNMO cathode, potential stabilization of lithium titanate (LTO) anode materials as well, and use of dopants to improve the conductivity of both these anode and cathode materials. Conventional liquid electrolytes may see improved function and longevity with the improved cathode and anode conductivity. Scandium represents a suitable and effective dopant in each of these applications.

 

Solid state electrolytes (SSEs) represent another potential break-through improvement in LIBs. They will handle higher voltages, higher temperatures, greater power densities, are potentially easier to package, and are considered safer in use. Scandium represents a suitable and effective dopant in these applications, analogous to the use of scandium to stabilize solid zirconia electrolytes in solid oxide fuel cells. Recently technical papers (available upon request) covering the use of Lithium Super Ion Conductors (LiSICON) for SSEs have indicated that primary compounds containing scandium, such as Li3Sc2(PO4)3, LiScP2O7 and Li3Sc(BO3)2, LiScO2 as well as certain doped compounds such as Li1.33ScSi0.33P1.67O7, Li3.375Mg0.375Sc0.625(BO3)2, Li1.5Al0.33Sc0.17Ge1.5(PO4)3, etc. can provide desirable crystal structural frameworks for solid state electrolytes. Non-oxide LiSICON fast conductors have also been identified recently, such as some lithium cryolite types: Li3ScCl6, as well as its fluoride counterpart Li3ScF6.

 

Lithium-ion batteries employ aluminum in a number of areas, specifically in cathode structure, current connectors, and in general battery structure. Aluminum-scandium alloys represent an enhanced aluminum alloy option, based on their combination of conductivity and strength.

 

The intent of this SCY patent filing was to advise the battery industry that scandium is a prospective dopant choice for enhanced performance of LIBs, both under existing design parameters and in particular for next-generation LNMO batteries. We want to ensure that battery research and design groups consider scandium additions, amongst their various materials choices, as they race to build a better lithium-ion battery.

 

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Operating results - Revenues and Expenses

 

The Company’s results on a year-to-date basis reflect lower operating costs. Cash expenditures were $44,316 higher due to higher exploration costs when compared to the year-to-date cash expenditures of the nine-month period ended September 30, 2022.

 

Summary of quarterly results

 

A summary of the Company’s quarterly results is shown below at Table 1.

 

 

Table 1. Quarterly Results Summary (US$)

 

   

2023

   

2022

   

2021

 
   

Q3

   

Q2

   

Q1

   

Q4

   

Q3

   

Q2

   

Q1

   

Q4

 

Net Sales

 

    -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -  

Net Income (Loss) attributable to Scandium Mining Corp.

    74,732       (129,756)       236,000       228,371       70,701       28,578       522,946       (215,111)  

Basic and diluted Net Income (Loss) per share attributable to Scandium Mining Corp.

    (0.00)       (0.00)       (0.00)       (0.00)       (0.00)       (0.00)       (0.00)       (0.00)  

 

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Results of Operations for the three months ended September 30, 2023

 

The net profit for the quarter was $74,732, an increase of $4,031 from a net profit of $70,701 in the same quarter of the prior year. Details of the individual items contributing to the net decrease are set out below at Table 2:

 

Table 2. Variance Analysis for Net Loss

 

Q3 2023 vs. Q3 2022  Variance Analysis

Item

Variance

Favourable /

(Unfavourable)

Explanation

Gain on derivative liability

$(50,209)

Warrants issued in Q2 2022 are in Canadian funds. The value of the warrants are recalculated based on Black-Scholes calculation at the end of each quarter. With the decrease in the share price this expense decreases. As the exchange rate with the Canadian dollar fluctuates, a gain or loss on this is recorded in the financial statements. This is a non-cash item.

     

Foreign exchange

$(12,314)

The US dollar strengthened in Q3 against both the Australian and Canadian dollar. Because we hold a large amount of funds in these two currencies a smaller foreign exchange gain was incurred than in Q3 of 2022.

     

Exploration

$(7,738)

In 2023, the Company carried out drilling activities on its Australian properties while in Q3 2022, no exploration activities were conducted. The unfavorable variance is due to final expensing of costs related to the drilling program which carried over into Q3 2023.

     

Insurance

$(356)

Slightly higher premiums for D&O insurance and general liability insurance resulted in this minor variance when comparing the two quarters.

     

Consulting

$1,363

This favorable variance is due to minor costs incurred in Q3 2022 when compared to Q3 2023 when no consulting charges were incurred.

     

General and administrative

$1,940

With the closing of the Sparks, Nevada office and reduced staffing, a favorable variance was realized when compared to Q3 2022.

     

Professional fees

$8,095

In Q3 2022 advice from our legal firm were required as the Company underwent management changes. No such activities took place in Q3 2023.

     

Interest income

$12,348

In 2023, the Company purchased short term secure investments. No similar opportunity existed in Q3 2022.

     

Salaries, benefits and stock-based compensation

$50,902

Stock options granted in Q2 2022 vested 25% at grant date and then a further 25% every 6 months resulting in a higher cost in Q3 2022 than in Q3 2023 when a higher portion of the option grant had vested. This is a non-cash item.

 

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Results of Operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2023

 

The net profit for the nine month period was $180,976, a decrease of $441,249 from a net profit of $622,225 in the same nine month period of the prior year. Details of the individual items contributing to the net decrease are set out below at Table 3.

 

Table 3. Variance Analysis for Net Profit

 

Nine-month period ending September 30, 2023 vs. the nine-month period ending September 30, 2022  Variance Analysis

Item

Variance

Favourable /

(Unfavourable)

Explanation

Accruals reversal

$(1,032,044)

In 2022, the Company reversed accrued liabilities for certain staff who are no longer with the Company. No such item was incurred in 2023.

     

Exploration

$(220,234)

In Q2 2023, the Company carried out drilling activities on its Australian properties while in 2022, no exploration activities were conducted. To further increase this unfavorable variance, the Company received a refund in 2022 from the Australian government related to over payment of mining license costs.

     

Foreign exchange

$(41,187)

The US dollar strengthened in 2022 against both the Australian and Canadian dollar. Because we hold a large amount of funds in these two currencies a smaller foreign exchange gain was incurred than in 2023.

     

Travel

$(3,737)

With the start of the drilling program at Honeybugle, management visited the property and legal counsel in Australia. No such expenditures were incurred in 2022.

     

Insurance

$(551)

Slightly higher premiums for D&O insurance and general liability insurance resulted in this minor variance when comparing the two quarters.

     

Amortization

$2,932

All fixed assets were fully depreciated in Q2 2022, resulting in no expense associated with this item in 2023.

     

Consulting

$18,363

The resignation of a consultant in 2022 led to this favorable variance in the current nine-month period.

     

Professional fees

$19,022

In Q2 2022 advice from our legal firm were required as the Company underwent management changes. No such activities took place in 2023.

     

Interest income

$30,080

In 2023, the Company purchased short term secure investments. No similar opportunity existed in 2022.

     

General and administrative

$86,764

With the closing of the Sparks, Nevada office and reduced staffing, a favorable variance was realized when compared to 2022 when there was much more activity and staffing.

     

Salaries, benefits and stock-based compensation

$146,187

This favorable variance is due to the resignation of senior staff that have not been replaced in Q1 2022. Also, stock options granted in Q2 2022 vested 25% at grant date and then a further 25% every 6 months resulting in a higher cost in 2022 than in 2023 when a higher portion of the option grant had already vested.

     

Gain on derivative liability

$553,156

Warrants were issued in Q2 2022 were in Canadian funds. The value of the warrants are recalculated based on Black-Scholes calculation at the end of each quarter. As the Company’s share price has decreased a gain is recognized on the derivative liability. Also as the exchange rate with the Canadian dollar fluctuates, a gain or loss on this is recorded in the financial statements. This is a non-cash item.

 

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Cash flow discussion for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2023, compared to September 30, 2022

 

The cash outflow for operating activities was $717,690, a decrease of $130,729 (September 30, 2022 – $848,419).

 

Financial Position

 

Cash

 

The Company’s cash position decreased during the nine-month period by $717,690 to $1,135,020 (December 31, 2022 - $1,852,710) due mainly to payments of accrued salaries.

 

Prepaid expenses and receivables

 

Prepaid expenses and accounts receivable decreased by $12,869 to $20,672 during the nine-month period due to the expensing of prepaids (December 31, 2022 - $33,541).

 

Mineral interests

 

Mineral interests remained the same at $704,053.

 

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and accounts payable with related parties

 

Current liabilities have decreased by $971,191 to $536,533 (December 2022 – $1,507,724) due to the warrant derivative liability being decreased and the payment of accrued salaries. Excluding the derivative liability, a decrease of $254,150 took place for this item.

 

Capital Stock

 

Capital stock remained at $111,144,603 (December 31, 2022 - $111,144,603).

 

Additional paid-in capital increased by $59,539 to $7,078,655 (December 31, 2022 - $7,019,116) reflecting stock-based compensation expense.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At September 30, 2023, the Company had a working capital of $619,159 including cash of $1,135,020, as compared to a working capital of $358,527 including cash of $1,852,710 at December 31, 2022.

 

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At September 30, 2023, the Company had a total of 28,615,000 stock options exercisable between C$0.065 and C$0.185 that have the potential upon exercise to generate a total of C$3,406,250 in cash over the next two and a quarter years. There is no assurance that these securities will be exercised. At September 30, 2023, the Company had a total of 37,803,218 share purchase warrants exercisable at C$0.1075 that have the potential upon exercise to generate a total of C$4,063,846 in cash over the next three and three quarter years. The Company’s continued development is contingent upon its ability to raise sufficient financing both in the short and long term. There are no guarantees that additional sources of funding will be available to the Company; however, management is committed to pursuing all possible sources of financing in order to execute its business plan. The Company continues its cost control measures to conserve cash to meet its operational obligations.

 

Outstanding share data

 

At the date of this report, the Company has 355,860,813 issued and outstanding common shares, 37,803,218 purchase warrants currently outstanding at an exercise price of C$0.1075 and 28,615,000 stock options currently outstanding at a weighted average exercise price of C$0.12.

 

Off-balance sheet arrangements

 

At September 30, 2023, the Company had no material off-balance sheet arrangements such as guarantee contracts, contingent interest in assets transferred to an entity, derivative instruments obligations or any obligations that trigger financing, liquidity, market or credit risk to the Company.

 

Transactions with related parties

 

During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2023, the Company expensed $54,317 for stock-based compensation for stock options granted to Company directors. During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2022, the Company expensed $136,540 for stock-based compensation for stock options issued to Company directors.

 

During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2022, the Company reversed $669,733 of accruals to related parties. No such transactions occurred in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2023.

 

During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2023, the Company expensed a consulting fee of $Nil to one of its directors. During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2022, the Company expensed a consulting fee of $17,000 to one of its directors.

 

As at September 30, 2023, the Company owed $4,820 to an officer of the Company. (December 31, 2022 - $185,576)

 

 

Proposed Transactions

 

There are no proposed transactions outstanding other than as disclosed.

 

Critical Accounting Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting policies requires management of the Company to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. These estimates are based on past experience, industry trends and known commitments and events. By their nature, these estimates are subject to measurement uncertainty and the effects on the financial statements of changes in such estimates in future periods could be significant. Actual results will likely differ from those estimates.

 

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Stock-based compensation

 

The Company uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model to calculate the fair value of stock options and compensatory warrants granted. This model is subject to various assumptions. The assumptions the Company makes will likely change from time to time. At the time the fair value is determined, the methodology the Company uses is based on historical information, as well as anticipated future events. The assumptions with the greatest impact on fair value are those for estimated stock volatility and for the expected life of the instrument.

 

Future income taxes

 

The Company accounts for tax consequences of the differences in the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases using tax rates expected to apply when these temporary differences are expected to be settled. When the future realization of income tax assets does not meet the test of being more likely than not to occur, a valuation allowance in the amount of the potential future benefit is taken and no future income tax asset is recognized. The Company has taken a valuation allowance against all such potential tax assets.

 

Mineral properties and exploration and development costs

 

The Company capitalizes the costs of acquiring mineral rights at the date of acquisition. After acquisition, various factors can affect the recoverability of the capitalized costs. The Company’s recoverability evaluation of our mineral properties and equipment is based on market conditions for minerals, underlying mineral resources associated with the assets and future costs that may be required for ultimate realization through mining operations or by sale. The Company is in an industry that is exposed to a number of risks and uncertainties, including exploration risk, development risk, commodity price risk, operating risk, ownership and political risk, funding and currency risk, as well as environmental risk. Bearing these risks in mind, the Company has assumed recent world commodity prices will be achievable. The Company has considered the mineral resource reports by independent engineers on the Nyngan Scandium Project in considering the recoverability of the carrying costs of the mineral properties. All of these assumptions are potentially subject to change, out of our control, however such changes are not determinable. Accordingly, there is always the potential for a material adjustment to the value assigned to mineral properties and equipment.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

There are no recently issued accounting standards updates that are currently expected to have a material impact on the Company.

 

Financial instruments and other risks

 

The Company’s financial instruments consist of cash, receivables, accounts payable, accounts payable with related parties, accrued liabilities and promissory notes payable. It is management's opinion that the Company is not exposed to significant interest, currency or credit risks arising from its financial instruments. The fair values of these financial instruments approximate their carrying values unless otherwise noted. The Company has its cash primarily in three commercial banks: (i) one in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, (ii) one in Mackay, Queensland, Australia, and (iii) one in Los Angeles, California, United States.

 

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Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contain certain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include but are not limited to those with respect to the prices of metals, the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, success of exploration activities, permitting time lines, currency fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage and the timing and possible outcome of pending litigation. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate” or “believes” or variations of such words and phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of Scandium International to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions or economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, possible variations in grade and or recovery rates, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, accidents, labor disputes or other risks of the mining industry, delays in obtaining government approvals or financing or incompletion of development or construction activities, risks relating to the integration of acquisitions, to international operations, and to the prices of metals and risks relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Scandium International has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Scandium International expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

 

 

Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4.  Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure controls and procedures

 

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate disclosure controls and procedures. The Company’s management, including our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e)) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, the principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that as of the end of the period covered by this report, the Company has maintained effective disclosure controls and procedures in all material respects, including those necessary to ensure that information required to be disclosed in reports filed or submitted with the SEC (i) is recorded, processed, and reported within the time periods specified by the SEC, and (ii) is accumulated and communicated to management, including the principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow for timely decision regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Control

 

There have been no changes in internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the last fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

We are not aware of any material current, pending, or threatened litigation with respect to the Company.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

Not applicable.

 

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

31.1

Certification of the Principal Executive Officer, pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (filed herewith)

 

31.2

Certification of the Principal Financial Officer, pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (filed herewith)

 

32.1

Section 1350 Certification of the Principal Executive Officer (filed herewith)

 

32.2

Section 1350 Certification of the Principal Financial Officer (filed herewith)

 

101

Financial Statements from the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of the Company for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, formatted in Inline XBRL (filed herewith)

 

104

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

 

SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

Date: November 14, 2023 

 

 

  SCANDIUM INTERNATIONAL MINING CORP.  
  (Registrant)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ “Peter B. Evensen”

 

 

 

Principal Executive Officer 

 

 

 

 

 

       
  By: /s/ “R. Christian Evensen”  
    Principal Financial Officer  

 

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