Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Jul. 31, 2022
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  



Mining Leases


The CK Gold property position consists of two State of Wyoming Metallic and Non-metallic Rocks and Minerals Mining Leases. These leases were assigned to the Company in July 2014 through the acquisition of the CK Gold Project. Leases to explore for or use of natural resources are outside the scope of ASU 2016-02 “Leases”.


The Company’s rights to the CK Gold Project arise under two State of Wyoming mineral leases; 1) State of Wyoming Mining Lease No. 0-40828, consisting of 640 acres, and 2) State of Wyoming Mining Lease No. 0-40858 consisting of 480 acres.


Lease 0-40828 was renewed in February 2013 for a second ten-year term and Lease 0-40858 was renewed for its second ten-year term in February 2014. Each lease requires an annual payment of $2.00 per acre. In connection with the Wyoming Mining Leases, the following production royalties must be paid to the State of Wyoming, although once the project is in operation, the Board of Land Commissioners has the authority to reduce the royalty payable to the State of Wyoming:


FOB Mine Value per Ton   Percentage Royalty  
    5 %
$00.00 to $50.00     5 %
$50.01 to $100.00     7 %
$100.01 to $150.00     9 %
$150.01 and up     10 %


The future minimum lease payments at July 31, 2022 under these mining leases are as follows, each payment to be made in the fourth quarter of the respective fiscal years:


Fiscal 2023   $ 2,240  
Fiscal 2024     960  
Total   $ 3,200  


The Company may renew each lease for a third ten-year term, which will require one annual payment of $3.00 per acre for the first year and $4.00 per acre for each year thereafter.


Maggie Creek option:


The Maggie Creek option agreement grants the Company the exclusive right and option to earn-in and acquire up to 50% undivided interest in a property called Maggie Creek, located in Eureka County, Nevada by completing the Initial Earn-in over a seven-year period for a total payment of $4,500,000. Exploration and development expenses incurred by the Company on the Maggie Creek property satisfy the annual required earn-in payments. To the extent exploration and development expenses do not satisfy the full annual amounts, a cash payment for the difference is required. Additionally, costs incurred over a year’s minimum, may be carried forward to satisfy future years obligations. The Company satisfied the minimum payment required for fiscal 2022 by incurring exploration expenses in excess of $500,000


The remaining required Initial Earn-in payments as of July 31, 2022 are as follows:


Fiscal 2023   $ 700,000  
Fiscal 2024     1,000,000  
Fiscal 2025     1,000,000  
Fiscal 2026     1,000,000  
    $ 3,700,000  


Once the Initial Earn-in has been met, the Company is required to pay an additional $250,000 to the counterparty to vest the Company’s 50% interest in the Maggie Creek property.





JULY 31, 2022


NPRC option:


Pursuant to the Merger, the Company acquired from NPRC a mineral property called Challis Gold located in Idaho pursuant to an option agreement dated in February 2020 which was later amended in June 2020. The Company satisfied the minimum royalty payment of $25,000 for fiscal 2022.


The annual advance minimum royalty payments at July 31, 2022 under the option agreement are as follows, each payment to be made in the beginning on the first anniversary of the effective date of this option agreement and continuing until the tenth anniversary:


Fiscal 2023   $ 25,000  
Fiscal 2024     25,000  
Fiscal 2025     25,000  
Fiscal 2026     25,000  
Fiscal 2027 and thereafter     125,000  
Total   $ 225,000  


100% of the advance minimum royalty payments will be applied to the royalty credits.


Exploration Access and Option to Lease Agreement


On August 25, 2021 (“Effective Date”), the Company entered into an Exploration Access and Option to Lease Agreement (the “Agreement”) with a private-party landowner (the “Landowner”) whereby the Landowner granted the Company an option (the “Option”) to lease and right of way on a property located in Laramie County, Wyoming. The Company may exercise the Option for five years (“Option Term”) from the Effective Date. During the Option, the Landowner granted non-exclusive rights (the “Exploration Access Rights”) to the Company to use the surface of the property for an annual exploration and access right payment of $10,000, thirty days after the effective date and each year on the anniversary of the Effective Date during the Option Term until such time the Option is exercised or expires. The Company is also required to pay an annual Option payment of $35,780 for the lease and $6,560 for the right of way within thirty days after the Effective Date and each year on the anniversary of the Effective Date during the Option Term until such time the Option is exercise by the Company or expires. The Company paid a total of $42,340 on September 1, 2021 pursuant to this Agreement.


At any time during the Option Term, the Company may exercise the Option by providing a written notice to the Landowner and the Company shall pay a one-time right of way payment of $26,240 at closing and shall execute a lease agreement. The exclusive option to lease (the “Lease”) and right of way (the “Right of Way”) is for a term of ten years with the right to extend for an additional ten years and requires an annual lease payment of $50,000, compensation for loss of grazing of $40.00 per acre impacted land and annual Right of Way payments of $13,120.


In consideration for the option rights, lease rights and right of way rights under this Agreement, the Company agreed to grant the Landowner shares of the Company’s common stock worth $50,000, which shares will not vest, or be issued, until the Company executes the Lease. Currently, the Company has not executed the Lease.


At any time during the Option Term, the Company may terminate this Agreement by providing a written notice to the Landowner. Upon termination, the Landowner is entitled to retain any payments already made and the Company shall have no further obligation after the date of termination. The Agreement, including the Option and the Exploration Access Rights, may be extended for a period of five years upon written notice from the Company. In the absence of such notice, the Agreement shall automatically terminate at the end of the Option Term. Currently, the Company has not exercised the Option.


Legal Matters


From time to time the Company may be involved in claims and legal actions that arise in the ordinary course of business. To the Company’s knowledge, there are no material pending legal proceedings to which the Company is a party or of which any of the Company’s property is the subject.