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Galantas Gold Corp - RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

RNS Number : 7587P
Galantas Gold Corporation
12 June 2020
 

 

GALANTAS GOLD CORPORATION

TSXV & AIM : Symbol GAL

 

GALANTAS REPORTS RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

 

June 12, 2020:  Galantas Gold Corporation (the 'Company') is pleased to announce its audited annual financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019. A copy of the Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis will be sent to shareholders in due course and are available on the Company's website at www.galantas.com/investors .

 

Financial Highlights

Highlights of the 2019 audited annual results, which are expressed in Canadian Dollars, are summarized below:

 

 

Year Ended December 31

All in CDN$

2019

2018

Revenue

$ 5,788

$ 71,243

Cost of Operations

$ (221,691)

$ (185,058)

Loss before the items below

$ (215,903)

$ (113,815)

Aggregates levy

(0)

 $ (352,168)

Depreciation

$ (457,134)

$ (350,999)

General administrative expenses 

$ (2,690,952)

$ (2,131,872)

Foreign exchange (loss) gain

$ (16,659)

$ 53,417

Impairment of exploration and evaluation assets

$ (155,482)

$ 0

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

$(28,479)

$ 0

Unrealized gain on fair value of derivative financial liability

$ 0

$ 10,000

Net loss for the year

$ (3,564,609) 

$ (2,885,437)

Working Capital (Deficit)

$ (6,093,200)

$ (272,783)

Cash loss generated from operations before changes in non-cash working capital

$ (1,826,066)

$ (1,848,019)

Cash at December 31, 2019

$ 1,913,420

$ 6,188,554

 

Revenue for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 consisting of jewellery sales amounted to $5,788 and $71,243 respectively. Shipments of concentrate commenced during the second quarter of 2019. Concentrate sales provisional revenues totalled approximately US$1,518,000 for the year. However, until the mine commences commercial production, the net proceeds from concentrate sales are being offset against Development assets.

 

The Net Loss for the year ended December 31, 2019 amounted to $3,564,609 (2018: $2,885,437) and the cash outflow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital for the year ended December 31, 2019 amounted to $1,826,066 (2018: $1,848,019).

 

The Company had a cash balance of $1,913,420 at December 31, 2019 compared to $6,188,554 at December 31, 2018. The working capital deficit at December 31, 2018 amounted to $ 6,093,200 compared to a working capital deficit of   $ 272,783 at December 31, 2018.

 

Galantas completed one private placement of common shares in 2019 during the third quarter. The placement included funds raised in both UK and Canadian currency for 2,352,941 shares, at an issue price of UK£ 0.425 ($ 0.68) per share for gross proceeds of UK£1,000,000 ($ 1,600,000). In addition, in December 2019 Galantas completed the issue of a Convertible Debenture for UK£1,000,000 ($1,731,190). The debenture is unsecured, is for a term of one year, carries a coupon of 15% per annum and is convertible into common shares of the Company. The debenture was fully subscribed by Melquart Limited, an Insider and Control person of the Company.

 

Production/Mine Development

During 2019 the Omagh gold mine continued limited production of gold concentrate from feed produced in the development of the Kearney vein. The plant, which produces a gold & silver concentrate using a non-toxic, froth-flotation process, ran on a batch basis from a stockpile of underground vein material plus additional feed produced from on-vein development operations (prior to the cessation of blasting).

 

Underground development of the decline tunnel continued to be progressed during 2019 with further crosscuts allowing access to lower levels of vein development which forms the development necessary to demarcate production panels. On-vein development continued on the 1084 (second) level and the 1072 (third) level during the first half of 2019. Development then continued southwards on the third (1072) level with gold grades within the expected range.

 

During the third quarter the Company reported that the access drive on the fourth (1060) level has intersected the Kearney vein ahead of schedule. The intersection showed strongly developed mineralization. The north and south faces of the vein were channel sampled. The average of the two channels was 8.35 g/t gold over an average true width of 2.65 metres. The Company also reported that drivage from the 1072 access has been taken northwards, in-vein, for approximately 40 metres. Mineralisation beyond the first 20 metres is currently excluded from the geological model, due to paucity of data. The mineralisation was shown to be persistent and has been followed in an in-vein development. Two channel samples, taken across the face as the drivage was developed at 24.1m and 27.6m into the third level (1072) north development, showed a grade of 6.2g/t gold and 16.3 g/t gold respectively, each with a true width of 3 metres. The vein will continue to be followed northwards on the third (1072) level and elevates potential for additional mineralisation to be added to the resource model if discovered on the adjacent first (1096), second (1084) and fourth (1060) levels. Underground drivages have now been developed to expose the main Kearney vein on four levels with a fifth level at the point of intersection. The mine is serviced by a decline tunnel of 1 in 6 gradient, of dimensions approximately 4.5m by 4.5m.

 

Milling operations progressed during 2019 and moved to a two-shift basis in the third quarter. The processing plant, which was used formerly for open-pit operations, has had the benefit of a recent upgrade and further upgrades are planned. Shipments of concentrate under the off-take arrangements commenced during the second quarter of 2019. Concentrate sales provisional revenues during the year ended December 31, 2019 totalled approximately US$ 1,519,000 and until the mine reaches the commencement of commercial production, the net proceeds from concentrate sales will be offset against Development assets.

 

However, during the fourth quarter Galantas announced a temporary suspension of blasting operations at its Omagh gold mine (see press release dated October 29, 2019). Blasting operations are currently limited since all blasting must be supervised by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and were not sufficient for the desired level of operations.  The Company had been working with the PSNI to increase blasting availability to normal levels for an underground mine. While progress has been made and substantive investment incurred in accordance with recommendations the Company was still awaiting final approvals from the authorities to be able to implement its increased blasting protocols prior to the suspension. The Company had been waiting for some time for these approvals and although the Company expected to receive the approvals based on previous discussions with the relevant authorities, a date for receipt of the required approvals and therefore the date for implementation of the increased blasting schedule was not known. The arrangements, current at that time were not sufficient to allow for the expansion of mine operations as envisaged by the Company's existing mine plan and until changes were agreed, the present inefficiencies caused by those arrangements formed an increasing financial burden, which has proved a significant drain on the financial resources of the Company. Accordingly, to reduce costs, the number of people employed at the operation were reduced from 46 to 21. Some mine operations continue at the Omagh gold mine, on a single shift. Subsequent to December 31, 2019 Galantas reported that confirmation has been received from PSNI, in regard to their satisfaction of certain secure storage and handling protocols required for an increase in blasting to a commercial level subject to financial matters being agreed. The Company now understands that these financial matters have now been mutually agreed. Certain underground work continues but ore production is suspended until finance is available to expand the underground operation.

 

A probe drilling campaign was subsequently carried out using the retained personnel and equipment. The results of this campaign, combined with detailed mapping of the exposed mineralisation underground suggests zones of higher width of mineralisation within the vein, linking adjacent levels. This supports an implication that such zonal mineralisation may continue at depth, with enhanced exploration potential for targeting gold resources particularly to the north and within the Company's license area. Probe drilling does not provide samples suitable for use in mineral resource estimates but can provide strong indications where mineralisation is concentrated and is of significantly less cost than core drilling. Subsequently in May 2020, the Company reported that it had filed a short technical report in respect of the probe drilling campaign. The report is available on www.sedar.com and www.galantas.com.

 

Considering the economic impingement on the Company's operations, the Company is seeking strategic alternatives including reviewing its licenses and operations; and considering the possibility of engaging in a sale, joint venture, partnership or other options with third parties and alternative financing structures. The company is actively engaged in that process.

 

In March 2020 and following UK government guidelines regarding Covid-19, processing operations temporarily ceased until later in May when the Company announced that concentrate processing has recommenced. The company carried out maintenance to the processing plant during the milling suspension, to minimise future maintenance interruptions. The restart follows a review of Northern Ireland / UK government health advice regarding Covid-19, a risk assessment and the introduction of appropriate modifications to working practices. Feedstock for the processing plant is from low grade stock until suitable arrangements are in place to recommence vein development underground. The number of employees furloughed under a NI/UK government scheme has been reduced to three from seven.

 

Safety is a high priority and the company continued to invest in safety-related training and infra-structure. The zero lost time accident rate since the start of underground operations, continues. Environmental monitoring demonstrates a high level of regulatory compliance. Phased site restoration works continue with thousands of tree saplings recently planted.

 

The detailed results and Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) are available on www.sedar.com and www.galantas.com and the highlights in this release should be read in conjunction with the detailed results and MD&A. The MD&A provides an analysis of comparisons with previous periods, trends affecting the business and risk factors.

 

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Qualified Person

The financial components of this disclosure has been reviewed by Leo O' Shaughnessy (Chief Financial Officer) and the production, exploration and permitting components by Roland Phelps (President & CEO), qualified persons under the meaning of NI. 43-101. The information is based upon local production and financial data prepared under their supervision.

 

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws, including revenues and cost estimates, for the Omagh Gold project. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by Galantas in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that Galantas believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause Galantas' actual results,  the performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward looking statements or strategy, including: gold price volatility; discrepancies between actual and estimated production,  actual and estimated  metallurgical recoveries and throughputs; mining operational risk, geological uncertainties; regulatory restrictions, including environmental regulatory restrictions and liability; risks of sovereign involvement; speculative nature of gold exploration; dilution; competition; loss of or availability of key employees; additional funding requirements; uncertainties regarding planning and other permitting issues; and defective title to mineral claims or property. These factors and others that could affect Galantas's forward-looking statements are discussed in greater detail in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Galantas' Management Discussion & Analysis of the financial statements of Galantas and elsewhere in documents filed from time to time with the Canadian provincial securities regulators and other regulatory authorities. These factors should be considered carefully, and persons reviewing this press release should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Galantas has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release, except as required by law.

 

Galantas Gold Corporation
Roland Phelps C.Eng - President & CEO
Email:
[email protected]
Website: www.galantas.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 2882 241100

 

Grant Thornton UK LLP (Nomad)                  

Philip Secrett, Richard Tonthat                                                   

Telephone: +44(0)20 7383 5100                       

 

Whitman Howard  Ltd (Broker & Corporate Adviser) 

Ranald McGregor-Smith, Nick Lovering

Telephone: +44(0)20 7659 1234 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALANTAS  GOLD CORPORATION

Consolidated Financial Statements

(Expressed in Canadian  Dollars)

 

Years Ended December 31, 2019 and  2018

 

 

Galantas  Gold  Corporation

 

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

 

(Expressed in Canadian Dollars)

 

 

As at December 31,

2019

2018

 

ASSETS

 

 

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents               

 

$ 1,913,420

 

$ 6,188,554

Accounts receivable and prepaid expenses  (note 8)

416,699

287,273

Inventories (note 9)

70,328

11,335

Total current assets

2,400,447

6,487,162

Non-current assets

Property, plant and equipment (note 10)

 

21,159,716

 

16,487,501

Long-term deposit (note 12)

515,220

523,170

Exploration and evaluation assets (note 11)

661,726

760,023

Total non-current assets

22,336,662

17,770,694

Total assets

$ 24,737,109

$ 24,257,856

 

EQUITY  AND LIABILITIES

 

 

Current liabilities

Accounts payable and other liabilities  (note 13)

 

$ 2,131,715

 

$ 2,257,329

Current portion of financing facilities  (note 14)

242,280

382,974

Due to related parties (note 21)

4,719,058

4,119,642

Convertible debenture (note 15)

1,400,594

-

Total current liabilities

8,493,647

6,759,945

Non-current liabilities

Non-current portion of financing facilities  (note 14)

 

1,440,185

 

1,081,190

Decommissioning liability (note 12)

580,303

578,242

Total non-current liabilities

2,020,488

1,659,432

Total liabilities

10,514,135

8,419,377

 

Capital and reserves

Share capital (note 16(a)(b))

 

 

50,123,910

 

 

48,628,055

Reserves

9,416,412

8,963,163

Deficit

(45,317,348)

(41,752,739)

Total equity

14,222,974

15,838,479

Total equity and liabilities

$ 24,737,109

$ 24,257,856

 

The notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of  these statements.

 

 

Going concern (note 1) Contingency (note 23)

Event after the reporting period (note  25)

 

 

 

Galantas Gold Corporation

 

Consolidated Statements of Loss

 

(Expressed in Canadian  Dollars)

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

Revenues

Jewellery sales (note 18)

 

$ 5,788

 

$ 71,243

Cost and expenses of  operations

Aggregates levy (note 19)

 

-

 

352,168

Cost of sales

221,691

185,058

Depreciation (note 10)

457,134

350,999

 

678,825

888,225

 

Loss before general administrative and other income

 

(673,037)

 

(816,982)

 

General  administrative expenses

Management and administration wages (note  21)

 

 

902,822

 

 

784,545

Other operating expenses

436,585

198,493

Accounting and corporate

63,897

68,933

Legal and audit

74,690

91,419

Stock-based compensation  (note 16(d))

321,433

225,169

Shareholder communication and investor  relations

209,903

194,992

Transfer agent

11,206

10,213

Director fees (note 21)

35,500

29,250

General office

11,653

9,486

Accretion expenses (notes 12, 14 and  15)

271,365

251,547

Loan interest and bank charges less deposit interest (notes 15 and   21)

351,898

267,825

 

Other expenses (income)

2,690,952

2,131,872

Foreign exchange loss  (gain)

16,659

(53,417)

Impairment of exploration and evaluation assets (note   11)

155,482

-

Loss on disposal of property, plant and  equipment

28,479

-

Unrealized gain on fair value of derivative financial   liability

-

(10,000)

 

200,620

(63,417)

 

Net loss for the year

 

$ (3,564,609)

 

$ (2,885,437)

Basic and diluted net loss per share (note  17)

$ (0.12)

$ (0.15)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic and diluted    (i)

30,819,025

19,755,402

 

(i) Adjusted for 10:1 share consolidation effective December 31, 2019 (note 17).

 

 

 

 

The notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

 

 

 

Galantas Gold Corporation

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive  Loss

 

(Expressed in Canadian  Dollars)

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

 

Net loss for the year

 

$ (3,564,609)

 

$ (2,885,437)

Other comprehensive (loss)  income

Items that will be reclassified subsequently to profit or   loss

Exchange differences on translating foreign  operations

 

 

(116,262)

 

 

293,807

Total comprehensive  loss

$ (3,680,871)

$ (2,591,630)

The notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of    these statements.

 

 

 

 

Galantas Gold Corporation

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

(Expressed in Canadian  Dollars)

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

2019

2018

Operating activities

 

 

Net loss for the year

$ (3,564,609)

$ (2,885,437)

Adjustment for:

 

 

Depreciation (note 10)

457,134

350,999

Stock-based compensation  (note 16)

321,433

225,169

Interest expense (notes 15 and  21)

359,293

263,744

Foreign exchange loss  (gain)

145,357

(44,041)

Accretion expenses (notes 12, 14 and  15)

271,365

251,547

Unrealized gain on fair value of derivative financial   liability

-

(10,000)

Impairment of exploration and evaluation assets (note   11)

155,482

-

Loss on disposal of property, plant and  equipment

28,479

-

Non-cash working capital  items:

 

 

Accounts receivable and prepaid  expenses

(135,992)

36,586

Inventories

(60,078)

4,071

Accounts payable and other  liabilities

(96,138)

992,086

Due to related parties

313,906

348,644

Net cash and cash equivalents used in operating   activities

(1,804,368)

(466,632)

 

Investing activities

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and  equipment

(6,417,630)

(4,892,423)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and  equipment

981,905

-

Exploration and evaluation  assets

(70,836)

(254,140)

Net cash and cash equivalents used in investing   activities

(5,506,561)

(5,146,563)

 

Financing activities

 

 

Proceeds of private placements (note  16(b))

1,600,000

8,471,771

Proceeds from convertible debenture (note  15)

1,731,190

-

Share issue costs (notes 15 and  16(b))

(209,048)

(465,388)

Advances from related  parties

-

883,128

Proceeds from financing facilities (note  14)

-

2,021,280

Financing charges related to financing liabilities (note   14)

-

(41,674)

Repayment of financing facilities (note  14)

(56,854)

(6,357)

Net cash and cash equivalents provided by financing   activities

3,065,288

10,862,760

 

Net change in cash and cash  equivalents

 

(4,245,641)

 

5,249,565

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash held in foreign   currencies

(29,493)

159,231

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of  year

6,188,554

779,758

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of  year

 

$ 1,913,420

 

$ 6,188,554

 

 

 

Cash

$ 1,913,420

$ 2,700,754

Cash equivalents

-

3,487,800

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 1,913,420

$ 6,188,554

 

 

Galantas  Gold  Corporation

 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity

 

(Expressed in Canadian  Dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

Warrants reserve

Equity settled share-based payments reserve

Foreign currency translation reserve

Equity component of convertible

debenture

Deficit

Total

Balance, December 31, 2017

$ 39,759,17

$-

$ 7,038,978

$ 619,209

$-

$- (38,867,302)

$ 8,550,057

Shares issued in private placements (note 16(b)(i)(ii))

8,471,771

-

-

-

-

-

8,471,771

Share issue costs

(465,388)

-

-

-

-

-

(465,388)

Warrants issued (note 14(ii)-

-

786,000

-

-

-

-

786,000

Common shares issued for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

debt (note 16(b)(iii)

862,500

-

-

-

-

-

862,500

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(note 16(d))

-

-

225,169

-

-

-

225,169

Exchange differences on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

translating foreign operations-

-

-

-

293,807

-

-

293,807

Net loss for the year-

-

-

-

-

-

(2,885,437)

(2,885,437)

Balance, December 31, 2018

48,628,055

786,000

7,264,147

913,016

-

(41,752,739)

15,838,479

Shares issued in private

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

placement (note 16(b)(iv))      

1,600,000

-

-

-

-

-

1,600,000

Share issue costs

(104,145)

-

-

-

-

-

(104,145)

Convertible  debenture issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(note 15)-

-

-

-

-

248,078

-

248,078

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(note 16(d))-

-

-

321,433

-

-

-

321,433

Exchange differences on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

translating foreign operations-

-

-

-

(116,262)

-

-

(116,262)

Net loss for the year-

-

-

-

-

 

(3,564,609)

(3,564,609)

Balance, December 31, 2019

$ 50,123,910

$ 786,000

$ 7,585,580

$ 796,754

$248,078

 $ (45,317,348)

$14,222,974

 

The notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of  these statements.

 

Galantas Gold Corporation

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

Years Ended December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

(Expressed in Canadian  Dollars)

 

1.     Going Concern

 

These consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis which contemplates that Galantas Gold Corporation (the "Company") will be able to realize assets and discharge liabilities in the normal course of business.  In  assessing  whether  the  going  concern  assumption is appropriate, management takes into account all available information about the future, which is at least, but is  not limited to, twelve  months from the end of the reporting period. Management is aware, in making its assessment, of uncertainties related to events or conditions that may  cast doubt on the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. The Company's future viability depends on the consolidated results of  the  Company's wholly-owned subsidiary Cavanacaw Corporation ("Cavanacaw"). Cavanacaw has a 100% shareholding in  both  Flintridge  Resources Limited ("Flintridge") who are engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of gold properties, mainly in Omagh, Northern Ireland and Omagh Minerals Limited ("Omagh") who are engaged in the exploration of gold properties, mainly in the Republic of Ireland. The Omagh mine has an open pit mine, which was in production until 2013 when production was suspended and is reported as property, plant and equipment and as an underground mine which having established technical feasibility  and commercial viability in December 2018 has resulted in associated exploration and evaluation assets being reclassified as an intangible development asset and reported as property, plant and equipment.

 

The going concern assumption is dependent upon forecast cash flows being met, negotiations for the extension of the short-term loans being finalized, further financing currently being negotiated being completed and blasting arrangement  with the Police Service of Northern  Ireland being  resolved. The directors assumptions in relation to future levels of production, gold prices and mine operating costs are crucial to forecast cash flows being achieved. Should production be significantly delayed, revenues fall short of expectations or operating costs and capital costs increase significantly, there may be insufficient cash flows to sustain day to day operations without seeking further finance.

 

Negotiations with current finance providers to extend short-term  loans are progressing satisfactory. The  Company is  also in advanced negotiations with potential new investors to meet the financial requirements of the Company for the foreseeable future. Based on the five-year period financial projections prepared, the directors believe its appropriate to prepare the consolidated financial statements on the going concern basis.

 

On April 17, 2020, the Company completed a share consolidation of its share capital on the basis of ten existing common shares for one new common share consolidation. All common shares, per common share amounts, stock options and warrants in these consolidated financial statements have been retroactively restated to reflect the share  consolidation.

 

As at December 31, 2019, the Company had a deficit of $45,317,348 (December 31, 2018 - $41,752,739). Comprehensive loss for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $3,680,871 (year ended December 31,  2018 - comprehensive loss of $2,591,630). These losses raise material uncertainties  which cast significant doubt as to whether the Company will be able to continue as a going concern. Management is confident that it will continue as a going concern. However, this is subject to a number of factors including market conditions.

 

As at December 31, 2019, the Company had a deficit of $45,317,348 (December 31, 2018 - $41,752,739). Comprehensive loss for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $3,680,871 (year ended December 31,  2018 - comprehensive loss of $2,591,630). These losses raise material uncertainties  which cast significant doubt as to whether the Company will be able to continue as a going concern. Management is confident that it will continue as a going concern. However, this is subject to a number of factors including market conditions.

 

These consolidated financial statements do not reflect adjustments to the carrying values of assets and liabilities, the reported expenses and financial position classifications used that would be necessary if the going concern assumption was not appropriate. These adjustments could be material.

 

2.     Incorporation and Nature of Operations

 

The Company was formed on September 20, 1996 under the name Montemor Resources Inc. on the amalgamation of 1169479 Ontario Inc. and Consolidated Deer Creek Resources Limited. The name was changed to European Gold Resources Inc. by articles of amendment dated July 25, 1997. On May 5, 2004, the Company changed its name from European Gold Resources Inc. to Galantas Gold Corporation. The Company was incorporated to explore for and develop mineral resource properties, principally in Europe. In 1997, it purchased all of the shares of Omagh which owns a mineral property in Northern Ireland, including a delineated gold deposit. Omagh obtained full planning and environmental consents necessary to bring its property into production.

 

The Company entered into an agreement on April 17, 2000, approved by shareholders on June 26, 2000, whereby Cavanacaw, a private Ontario corporation, acquired Omagh. Cavanacaw has established an open pit mine to extract the Company's gold deposit near Omagh, Northern Ireland. Cavanacaw also has developed a premium jewellery business founded on the gold produced under the name Galántas Irish Gold Limited ("Galántas").   As at July 1, 2007, the Company's Omagh mine began production and in 2013 production was suspended. On April 1, 2014, Galántas amalgamated its jewelry business with  Omagh.

 

On April 8, 2014, Cavanacaw acquired Flintridge. Following a strategic review of its business by the Company during 2014 certain assets owned by Omagh were acquired by  Flintridge.

 

The Company's operations include the consolidated results of Cavanacaw, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Omagh, Galántas and Flintridge.

 

The Company's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") and London Stock Exchange AIM under the symbol GAL. The primary office is located at The Canadian Venture Building, 82 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5C 1P1.

 

3.     Basis of Preparation

 

a)    Statement of compliance

 

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB") and interpretations issued by the IFRS Interpretations Committee ("IFRIC"). The Board of Directors approved the consolidated financial statements on June 10, 2020.

 

b)    Basis of presentation

 

These consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a historical cost basis with the exception of certain financial instruments, which are measured at fair value. In addition, these consolidated financial statements have been prepared using the accrual basis of  accounting except for  cash  flow information.

 

In the preparation of these consolidated financial statements, management is required to make estimates and assumptions  that affect the  reported  amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the year. Actual results could  differ from  these  estimates. Of particular  significance are  the estimates and assumptions  used in the recognition and measurement of items included in note  3(e).

 

c)     Basis of consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements incorporate the financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries.

 

The results of subsidiaries acquired or disposed of during the years presented are included in the consolidated statement of loss from the effective date    of control and up to the effective date of disposal or loss of control, as appropriate. An investor controls an investee if the investor has the power over    the investee, has the exposure, or rights, to variable returns from its involvement with the investee and the ability to use its power over the investee to affect the amount of the investor's returns. All intercompany transactions, balances, income and expenses are eliminated upon consolidation.

 

The following wholly owned companies have been consolidated within the consolidated financial statements:

 

Company

Registered

Principal activity

Galantas Gold Corporation

Ontario, Canada

Parent company

Cavanacaw Corporation (1)

Ontario, Canada

Holding company

Omagh Minerals Limited  (2)(3)

Northern Ireland

Operating company

Galántas Irish Gold Limited  (2)(4)

Northern Ireland

Dormant company

Flintridge Resources Limited  (2)(5)

United Kingdom

Operating company

 

 

 

(1) 100% owned by Galantas Gold  Corporation;

(2) 100% owned by Cavanacaw  Corporation;

(3) Referred to as Omagh (as defined  herein);

(4) Referred to as Galántas (as defined herein);  and

(5) Referred to as Flintridge (as defined  herein).

 

d)    Functional and  presentation currency

 

The consolidated financial statements are presented in Canadian Dollars ("CAD"), which is the parent  Company's  presentation  and  functional  currency.

 

Items included in the financial statements of each of the Company's operating subsidiaries are measured using the currency of the primary economic environment in which the entity operates (the "functional currency"). The functional currency of the operating subsidiaries is the U.K. Pound Sterling ("GBP"). The functional currency of the subsidiary Cavanacaw, the holding company, is the CAD.

 

Assets and liabilities of entities  with functional currencies other than CAD  are translated at the year-end closing rate of exchange, and the results of   their operations are translated at average rates of exchange for the period unless this average is not  a reasonable approximation  of the cumulative     effect of the rates prevailing on the transaction dates, in which case the results of their operations are translated at the rate prevailing on the dates of       the transactions. The resulting translation adjustments are recognized as a separate component of equity.

 

 

Year Ended December 31

 

2019

2018

Closing rate (GBP to CAD)

1.7174

1.7439

Average for the year

1.6945

1.7299

 

e)     Use of estimates and  judgments

 

The preparation of these consolidated financial statements in conformity with IFRS requires management to make certain estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of  the consolidated financial statements and reported amounts of  revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual outcomes could differ from  these  estimates.  These  consolidated  financial  statements include estimates that, by their nature, are uncertain. The impacts of such estimates are pervasive throughout the consolidated financial statements,       and may require accounting adjustments based on future occurrences. Revisions to accounting estimates are applied prospectively. These estimates        are based on historical experience, current and future economic conditions and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed      to be reasonable under the  circumstances.

 

Critical  accounting estimates

 

Significant assumptions about the future that management has made that could result in a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities, in the event that actual results differ from assumptions made, relate to, but are not limited to, the following:

 

·      the recoverability of accounts receivable that are included in the consolidated statements of financial position;

·      the recoverability of property, plant and equipment in the consolidated statements of financial position. The Omagh underground mine and the open pit mine are considered as one Cash generating unit ("CGU") and were tested for  impairment  at year end. The  calculations  of the  recoverable  amount of CGU require the use of methods such as the discounted cash flow method, which uses assumptions to  estimate future  cash flows.  Significant assumptions applied in the discounted cash flow calculation include: discount rate, foreign exchange rate, gold sale price, grade of ore mined, mill throughput and mill recovery rate. No impairment was  noted.

·      the estimated life of the Omagh underground mine ore body based on the estimated recoverable ounces or pounds mined from proven and probable reserves of the mine development costs which impacts the consolidated statements of financial position and the related depreciation included in the consolidated statements of  loss;

·      the estimated useful lives and residual value of property, plant and equipment which are included in the consolidated statements of financial position  and the related depreciation included in the consolidated statements of   loss;

·      stock-based compensation - management is required to make a number of estimates when determining the compensation expense resulting from share-based transactions, including volatility, which is an estimate based on historical price of the Company's share, the forfeiture rate and expected    life of the instruments;

·      warrants - management is required to make a number of estimates when determining the fair value of the warrants, including volatility, the forfeiture rate and expected life of the  instruments;

·      convertible debenture is separated into its liability and equity components using the effective interest rate method. The fair value of the liability component at the time of issue is calculated as the discounted cash flows for the convertible debenture assuming a 18% effective interest rate which  was the estimated rate for a debenture without a conversion feature. The fair value of the equity component was determined at the time of issue as  the difference between the face value of the convertible debenture and the fair value of the liability component. Changes in the input assumptions can materially  affect the  fair value estimates and the  Company's classification between debt  and equity components. The transaction costs  incurred  to obtain the credit facility are pro-rated between equity and debt   liability;

·      decommissioning liabilities has been created based on the estimated settlement amounts. Assumptions, based on the current economic environment, have been made which management believes are a reasonable basis upon which to estimate the future liability.  These estimates take into account any material changes to the assumptions that occur when reviewed regularly by management. Estimates are reviewed quarterly and are based on   current regulatory requirements and constructive obligations. Significant changes in  estimates  of  contamination,  restoration  standards  and  techniques will result in changes to liability on a quarterly basis. Actual decommissioning costs will ultimately depend on actual future settlement amount for the decommissioning costs which will reflect the market condition at the time the decommissioning costs are actually incurred. The final cost of the currently recognized decommissioning provisions may be higher or lower than currently provided for.

 

Critical  accounting judgments

 

·      functional currency - the functional currency for the parent entity and each of its subsidiaries, is the currency of the primary economic environment      in which the entity operates. Determination of functional currency may involve certain judgments to determine the primary economic environment and the parent entity reconsiders the functional currency of its entities if there is a change in events and conditions which  determined  primary economic environment;

·      exploration and evaluation assets - the determination of the demonstration of technical feasibility and commercial viability is subject to a significant degree of judgment and assessment of all relevant   factors;

·      Income taxes - measurement of income taxes payable and deferred income tax assets and liabilities requires management to make judgments in the interpretation and application of the relevant tax laws. The actual amount of income taxes only becomes final upon filing and acceptance of the tax return by the relevant authorities, which occurs subsequent to the issuance of the consolidated financial statements;

·      Going concern assumption - Going concern presentation of the consolidated financial statements which assumes that the Company will continue in operation for the foreseeable future and will be able to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of operations as they come due; and

·      Whether there are any indicators that the Company's property, plant and equipment assets and exploration and evaluation assets are impaired. Where an indicator of impairment exists for its non-current assets, the Company performs an analysis to estimate the recoverable amount, which includes various key estimates and assumptions as discussed   above.

 

4.     Significant  Accounting Policies

 

a)    Foreign  currency transactions

 

Transactions in foreign currencies are translated to the respective functional currencies of the operations at exchange rates at the dates of transactions. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies at the reporting date are retranslated to the functional currency at the exchange rate at that date. Non-monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies that are measured at fair value are retranslated to the functional currency at the exchange rate at the date that the fair value was determined. Foreign currency differences arising in retranslation are recognized in the consolidated statements of loss, except for differences arising on the retranslation of available-for-sale equity instruments which are recognised in other comprehensive income (loss). Non-monetary items that are measured in terms of historical cost in foreign currency are translated using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction.

 

b)    Cash and cash equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash at banks and on hand, and short-term deposits with an original maturity of three months or less, which are readily convertible into a known amount of  cash.

 

 

c)     Financial instruments

 

Under IFRS 9 - Financial Instruments ("IFRS 9"), financial assets are classified and measured based on the business model in which they are held and    the characteristics of their contractual cash flows. IFRS 9 contains the primary measurement categories for financial assets: measured at amortized       cost, fair value through other comprehensive income ("FVTOCI") and fair value through profit and loss ("FVTPL").

 

Below is a summary showing the classification and measurement bases of our financial instruments.

 

Financial instruments

Classification

Cash and cash equivalents

FVTPL

Accounts receivable

Amortized cost

Long-term deposit

Amortized cost

Accounts payable and other liabilities

Amortized cost

Financing facilities

Amortized cost

Due to related parties

Amortized cost

Convertible debenture

Amortized cost

 

 

Financial assets

 

Financial assets are classified as either financial assets at FVTPL, amortized cost, or FVTOCI. The Company determines the classification of  its financial assets at initial  recognition.

 

i)              Financial assets recorded at  FVTPL

 

Financial assets are classified as FVTPL if they do not meet the criteria of amortized cost or FVTOCI. Gains or losses on these items are recognized in profit or loss.

 

The    Company's cash and cash equivalents is classified as financial assets measured at FVTPL.

 

ii)             Amortized cost

 

Financial assets are classified as measured at amortized cost if both of the following criteria are met and the financial assets are not designated as at FVTPL: 1) the object of the Company's business model for these financial assets is to collect their  contractual  cash  flows;  and  2)  the  asset's contractual cash flows represent "solely payments of principal and   interest".

 

The Company's accounts receivable and long-term deposit are classified as financial assets measured at amortized cost.

 

iii)            Financial assets recorded at  FVTOCI

 

Financial assets are recorded at FVTOCI when the change in fair value is attributable to changes in the Company's credit risk.

 

 

Financial liabilities

 

Financial liabilities are classified as either financial liabilities at FVTPL or at amortized cost. The Company determines the classification of its financial liabilities at initial recognition.

 

i)              Amortized cost

 

Financial liabilities are classified as measured at amortized cost unless they fall into one of the following categories: financial liabilities at FVTPL, financial liabilities that arise when a transfer of a financial asset does not qualify for derecognition, financial guarantee contracts, commitments to provide a loan at a below-market interest rate, or contingent consideration recognized by an acquirer in a business combination.

 

The Company's accounts payable and other liabilities, financing facilities, due to related parties and convertible debenture does not fall into any of the exemptions and are therefore classified as measured at amortized   cost.

 

ii)             Financial liabilities recorded  FVTPL

 

Financial liabilities are classified as FVTPL if they fall into one of the five exemptions detailed above.

 

Transaction costs

Transaction costs associated with financial instruments, carried at FVTPL, are expensed as incurred, while transaction costs associated with all other financial instruments are included in the initial carrying amount of the asset or the    liability.

 

Subsequent measurement

 

Instruments classified as FVTPL are measured at fair value with unrealized gains and losses recognized in profit or loss. Instruments classified as amortized cost are measured at amortized cost using the effective interest rate method. Instruments classified  as  FVTOCI are  measured at fair value  with unrealized gains and losses recognized in other comprehensive income   (loss).

 

Derecognition

 

The Company derecognizes financial liabilities only when its obligations under the financial liabilities are discharged, cancelled, or expired. The difference between the carrying amount of the financial liability derecognized and the consideration paid and payable, including any non-cash assets transferred or liabilities assumed, is recognized in profit or   loss.

 

Expected credit loss impairment  model

 

IFRS 9 introduced a single expected credit loss impairment model, which is based on changes in credit quality since initial application. The adoption of the expected credit loss impairment model had no impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

 

The Company assumes that the credit risk on a financial asset has increased significantly if it is more than 30 days past due. The Company considers a financial asset to be in default when the borrower is unlikely to pay its credit obligations to the Company in full or when the financial asset is more than 90 days past due.

 

The carrying amount of a financial asset is written off (either partially or in full) to the extent that there is no realistic prospect of recovery. This is generally the case when the Company determines that the debtor does not have assets or sources of income that could generate sufficient cash flows to repay the amounts subject to the  write-off.

 

 

d) Impairment of non-financial  assets

 

When events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable, the Company reviews the carrying amounts of its non-financial assets to determine whether events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. If any such indication exists,  the recoverable amount of the asset is estimated in order to determine the extent of the impairment loss (if any). The estimated recoverable amount is determined on an asset by asset basis, except where such assets do not generate cash flows independent of other assets, in which case the recoverable amount is estimated at the CGU  level.

 

The recoverable amount is the higher of fair value less costs of disposal and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using  a pre-tax discount  rate that reflects  current market  assessments  of the time  value of money and the risks  specific to the asset.

 

If the recoverable amount of an asset (or CGU) is estimated to be less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount of the asset (or CGU) is reduced to its recoverable amount. An impairment loss is recognized immediately in the consolidated statement of comprehensive loss.

If an impairment loss subsequently reverses, the carrying amount of the asset (or CGU) is increased up to the revised  estimate  of its  recoverable  amount, but so that the increased carrying amount does not exceed the carrying amount that would have been determined had no impairment loss been recognized for the asset (or CGU) in prior  years.

 

 

 

d)    Property, plant and  equipment

 

Property, plant and equipment are carried at cost, less accumulated depreciation and accumulated impairment losses.

 

The cost of an item of property, plant and equipment consists of the purchase price, any costs directly attributable to bringing the asset to the location    and condition necessary for its intended use and an initial estimate of the costs of dismantling and removing the item and restoring the site on which it      is located.

 

Depreciation is recognized based on the cost of an item of property, plant and  equipment,  less its  estimated residual  value, over its  estimated useful  life at the following rates:

 

Detail

Percentage

Method

Buildings

20%

Declining balance

Plant and machinery

20%

Declining balance

Motor vehicles

25%

Declining balance

Office equipment

15%

Declining balance

Development assets

 

No depreciation

An asset's residual value, useful life and depreciation method are reviewed, and adjusted if appropriate, on an annual basis.

 

e)     Borrowing Costs

 

General and specific borrowing costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of a qualifying  asset are capitalised  during the period of time that is required to complete and prepare the asset for its intended use or sale.

 

Qualifying assets are assets that necessarily take a substantial period of time to get ready for their intended use or sale.

 

Investment income earned on the temporary investment of specific borrowings pending their expenditure on qualifying assets is deducted from the borrowing costs eligible for  capitalisation.

Other borrowing costs are expensed in the period in which they are   incurred.

 

f)     Exploration and evaluation  assets

 

These assets relate to the exploration and evaluation expenditures incurred in respect to resource projects that are in the exploration and evaluation stage.

 

Exploration and evaluation expenditures include costs which are directly attributable to acquisition and evaluation activities, assessing technical feasibility and commercial viability. These expenditures are capitalized using the full cost method until the technical feasibility and commercial viability of extracting the mineral resource of a project are demonstrable. During the exploration period, exploration and evaluation assets are not amortized.

 

Exploration and evaluation assets are allocated to CGU for the purpose of assessing such assets for impairment. At the end of each reporting period, the asset is reviewed for impairment indicators in accordance with IFRS   6.20:

 

i)              the period for which the entity has the right to explore in the specific area has expired during the period or will expire in the near future, and is not expected to be  renewed.

ii)             substantive expenditure on further exploration for and evaluation of mineral resources in the specific area is neither budgeted nor planned.

iii)            exploration for and evaluation of mineral resources in the specific area have not led to the discovery of commercially viable quantities of mineral resources and the entity has decided to discontinue such activities in the    specific area.

iv)           sufficient data exist to indicate that, although a development in the specific area is likely to proceed, the carrying amount of the exploration and evaluation asset is unlikely to be recovered in full from successful development or by sale.

 

If such indicators exist, the asset is tested for impairment and the recoverable amount of the asset is estimated. If the recoverable amount of the asset is estimated to be less than its carrying  amount, the carrying amount of the asset is reduced to its recoverable amount. An impairment loss is recognized immediately in consolidated statements of   loss.

 

Once the technical feasibility and commercial viability of extracting a mineral resource of a project are demonstrable, the relevant exploration and evaluation asset is assessed for impairment, and any impairment loss recognized, prior to the balance being reclassified as a development asset in property, plant and  equipment.

 

The determination of the demonstration of technical feasibility and commercial viability is subject to a significant degree of judgment and assessment of all relevant factors. In general, technical feasibility may be demonstrable once a positive feasibility study is completed. When determining the commercial viability of a project, in addition to the receipt of a feasibility study, the Company also considers factors such as the availability of project financing, the existence of markets and/or long term contracts for the product, and the ability of obtaining the relevant operating permits.

 

All subsequent expenditures to ready the property for production are capitalized within development assets, other than those costs related to the construction of property, plant and equipment.

Once production has commenced, all costs included in development assets are reclassified to mine development costs.

 

Exploration and evaluation expenditures incurred prior to the Company obtaining mineral rights related to the property being explored are recorded as expense in the period in which they are incurred.

 

 

g)    Stripping costs

 

Till stripping costs involving the removal of overburden are capitalized where the underlying  ore will be extracted in future periods. The Company defers these till stripping costs and amortizes them on a unit-of-production basis as the underlying ore is extracted.

 

h)    Inventories

 

Inventories are comprised of finished goods, concentrate inventory and    work-in-process amounts.

 

All inventories  are recorded at the lower of production costs on a first-in, first-out basis, and net realizable value. Production costs include costs related to mining, crushing, mill processing, as well as depreciation on production assets and certain allocations of mine-site overhead expenses attributable to the manufacturing  process.

 

Net realizable value is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business, less the estimated costs of completion and selling expenses.

 

i)     Revenue recognition

 

Revenue from sales of finished goods is recognized at the time of shipment when significant risks and rewards of ownership are considered to be transferred, the terms are fixed or determinable, collection is probable, the associated costs and possible return of goods can be estimated reliably, and there is no continuing management involvement in the goods, and the amount of revenue can be measured reliably.

 

Revenue from sales of gold concentrate is recognized at the time of shipment when title passes and significant risks and benefits of ownership are considered to be transferred and the amount of revenue to be receivable by the Company is known or could be accurately estimated. The final revenue figure at the end of any given period is subject to adjustment at the date of ultimate settlement as a result of final assay agreement and metal prices changes.

 

j)     Provisions

 

A provision is recognized when the Company has a present legal or constructive obligation as a result of a past event, it is probable that an outflow of economic benefits will be  required to settle the obligation, and the amount of the obligation can be reliably estimated. If the  effect is material,   provisions are determined by discounting the expected future cash flows at a pre-tax rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and, where appropriate, the risks specific to the   liability.

 

A provision for onerous contracts is recognized when the expected benefits to be derived by the Company from a contract are  lower  than  the unavoidable cost of meeting its obligations under the   contract.

 

k)     Share-based compensation transactions Share-based  compensation transactions

Employees (including directors and senior executives) of the Company receive a portion of their remuneration in the form of share-based compensation transactions, whereby employees render services as consideration for equity instruments ("equity-settled transactions").

 

In situations where equity instruments are issued and some or all of the goods or services received by the entity as consideration cannot be specifically identified, such as share-based payments to employees, they are measured at fair value of the share-based payment.

 

Share-based payments to employees of the subsidiaries are recognized as cash settled share-based compensation transactions.

 

l)     Equity-settled transactions

The costs of equity-settled transactions with employees are measured by reference to the fair value at the date on which they are granted.

 

The  costs of equity-settled transactions are recognized, together with a corresponding increase in equity, over the period in which the performance and/or  service conditions are fulfilled, ending on the date on which the relevant employees become fully entitled to the award ("the vesting date"). The cumulative expense is recognized for equity-settled transactions at each reporting date until the vesting date reflects the Company's best estimate of the number of equity instruments that will ultimately vest. The profit or loss charge or credit for a period represents the movement in cumulative expense recognized as at the beginning and end of that period and the corresponding amount is represented in "equity settled share-based payments reserve".

 

No expense is recognized for awards that do not ultimately vest, except for awards where vesting is conditional upon a market condition, which are  treated as vesting irrespective of whether or not the market condition is satisfied provided that all other performance and/or service conditions are satisfied.

 

Where the terms of an equity-settled award are modified, the minimum expense recognized is the expense as if the terms had not been modified. An additional expense is recognized for any modification which increases the total fair value of the share-based payment arrangement, or is otherwise beneficial to the employee as measured at the date of   modification.

 

The dilutive effect of outstanding options (if any) is reflected as additional dilution in the computation of loss per share.

 

Cash-settled transactions

The cost of cash-settled transactions is measured initially at fair value. The liability is  re-measured to fair value at each reporting date up to, and including the settlement date, with changes in fair value recognised in employee benefits expense.

 

m)    Income taxes

 

Income tax on the consolidated statements of loss for the years presented comprises current and deferred tax. Income tax is recognized in the consolidated statements of loss except to the extent that it relates to items recognized directly in equity, in which case it is recognized in equity.

 

Current tax expense is the expected tax payable on the taxable income for the year, using tax rates enacted or substantively enacted at period end, adjusted for amendments to tax payable with regards to previous   years.

 

Deferred tax is recognized in respect of taxable temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for taxation purposes. Deferred tax is not recognized for the following temporary differences: the initial recognition of assets or liabilities in a transaction that is not a business combination and that affects neither accounting nor taxable profit or  loss, and differences relating to investments in subsidiaries and joint ventures to the extent that it is probable that they will not reverse in the foreseeable future. In addition, deferred tax is not recognized for taxable temporary differences arising on the initial recognition of goodwill. Deferred tax is measured at the tax rates that are expected to be applied to taxable temporary differences when they reverse, based on the laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the reporting date. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset if there is a legally enforceable right to offset current tax liabilities and assets, and they relate to income taxes levied by the same tax authority on the same taxable entity, but they intend to settle current tax liabilities and assets on a net basis or their tax assets and liabilities will be realized   simultaneously.

 

A deferred tax asset is recognized for unused tax losses, tax credits and deductible temporary differences, to the extent that it is probable that future taxable profits will be available against which they can be utilized. Deferred tax assets are reviewed at each reporting date and are reduced to the extent that it is no longer probable that the related tax benefit will be   realized.

 

n)    Convertible debentures

 

The component parts of convertible debentures (e.g., debt issued with a conversion feature) issued by  the Company  are  classified separately as financial liabilities and equity in accordance with the substance of the contractual arrangements and the definitions of a financial liability and an equity instrument. A conversion option that will be settled by the exchange of a fixed number of the Company's own equity instruments is an equity instrument.

At the date of issue, the fair value of the liability component is estimated using the prevailing market interest rate for similar debt without conversion features. This amount is recorded as a liability on the amortized cost basis using the effective interest method until extinguished or at the instrument's maturity date.

 

The conversion features classified as equity are determined by deducting the amount of the liability component from the fair value of the instrument as a whole. This is recognized and included in equity, net of income tax effects, and is not subsequently remeasured. In addition, conversion features and warrants classified as equity will remain in equity until the conversion option is exercised, in which case the balance recognized in equity will be transferred to common shares within equity. When the conversion feature remains unexercised at their maturity date, the balance recognized in equity will be transferred to retained earnings or deficit.

Transaction costs that relate to the issue of the instruments are allocated to the liability and equity components in proportion to the allocation of the gross proceeds. Transaction costs relating to the equity component are recognized directly in equity. Transaction costs relating to the liability component are included in the carrying amount of the liability component and are amortized over the life of the debt using the effective interest method.

 

o)    Decommissioning liability

 

A legal or constructive obligation to incur restoration, rehabilitation and environmental costs may arise when environmental disturbance is caused by the exploration, development or ongoing production of a  mineral  property  interest.  Such costs arising from the  decommissioning of  plant and  other site preparation work, discounted to their net present value, are provided for and capitalized at the start of each project to the carrying amount of the asset, when there is a present obligation, as a result of a past event, it is probable to be settled by a future outflow of resources and a reliable estimate can be made of the obligation. Discount rates using a pretax rate that reflects the risk and the time value of money are used to calculate the net present value. These costs are charged against the consolidated statements of loss over the economic life of the related asset, through amortization using either  a unit-of-production or the straight-line method as appropriate. The related liability is adjusted for each period for the unwinding of the discount rate and for changes to the current market-based discount rate, amount or timing of the underlying cash flows needed to settle the obligation. Costs for restoration of subsequent site damage that is created on an ongoing basis during production are provided for at their net present values and charged  against profits and/or inventories as extraction   progresses.

 

p)    Loss per share

 

The Company presents basic and diluted loss per share data for its common shares, calculated by dividing  the  loss  attributable to common  shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the year. Diluted loss per share is computed similarly to basic loss per share except that the weighted average shares outstanding  are  increased to  include  additional shares  for the assumed  exercise of stock options and warrants, if dilutive. The number of additional shares is calculated by assuming that outstanding  stock options  and  warrants were exercised and that the proceeds from such exercises were used to acquire common stock at the average market price during the years. Options and warrants are anti-dilutive and, therefore, have not been taken into account in the per share calculation.

 

q)    Accounting pronouncements adopted during the  year

 

On June  7, 2017, the IASB  issued IFRIC 23 - Uncertainty  Over Income Tax Treatments. The interpretation provides guidance on the accounting for current and deferred tax liabilities and assets in circumstances in which there is uncertainty over income tax treatments. The interpretation is applicable for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2019. At January 1, 2019, the Company adopted this standard and there was no material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

 

On January 13, 2016, the IASB issued IFRS 16 - Leases ("IFRS 16"). The new standard is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2019. IFRS 16 will replace IAS 17 - Leases ("IAS 17"). This standard introduces a single lessee accounting model and requires a lessee to recognize assets and liabilities for all leases with a term of more than 12 months, unless the underlying asset is of low value. A lessee is required to recognize a right-of-use asset representing its right to use the underlying asset and a lease liability representing its obligation to make lease payments. IFRS 16 substantially carries forward the lessor accounting requirements of IAS 17, while requiring enhanced disclosures to be provided by lessors.  Other areas of the lease accounting model have been impacted, including the definition of a lease. Transitional provisions have been provided. The Company adopted IFRS 16 in its consolidated financial statements for the period beginning on  January 1, 2019. As the Company has no material       lease contracts that fall under IFRS 16, the adoption of this standard has not resulted in any material changes in the consolidated financial statements.

 

5) Capital  Risk Management

 

The Company manages its capital with the following   objectives:

 

·      to ensure sufficient financial flexibility to achieve the ongoing business objectives including funding of future  growth  opportunities, and pursuit of accretive acquisitions;  and

·      to maximize shareholder  return.

 

The Company monitors its capital structure and makes adjustments according to market conditions in an effort to meet its objectives given the current outlook of the business and industry in general. The Company may manage its  capital structure  by issuing new  shares, repurchasing outstanding  shares, adjusting capital spending, or disposing of assets. The capital structure is reviewed by management and the Board of Directors on an ongoing basis.

 

The Company considers its capital to be equity, comprising share capital, reserves and deficit which at December 31, 2019 totaled $14,222,974 (December 31, 2018 - $15,838,479). The Company manages capital through its financial and operational  forecasting  processes.  The Company reviews its working capital and forecasts its future cash flows based on future sales revenues, operating expenditures, and other investing and financing activities. The forecast is updated based on its operating and exploration activities. Selected information is provided to the Board of Directors of the Company. The Company's capital management objectives, policies and processes have remained unchanged during the year ended December 31, 2019. The Company is not subject to any capital requirements imposed by a lending institution or regulatory body.

 

6) Financial and Property Risk Management

 

Property risk

 

The Company's significant project is the Omagh mine. Unless the Company acquires or develops additional significant projects, the Company will be solely dependent upon the Omagh mine. If no additional projects are acquired by the Company, any adverse development affecting the Omagh mine would have a material effect on the Company's consolidated financial condition and results of operations.

 

Financial risk

 

The Company's activities expose it to a variety of financial risks: credit risk and sales concentration, liquidity risk and market risk (including interest rate risk, foreign currency risk and commodity and equity price risk). Risk management is  carried out by the Company's management team with   guidance from the Audit Committee under policies approved by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors also provides regular guidance for overall risk management.

 

i)              Credit risk and sales  concentration

 

Credit risk is the risk of  loss associated with a counterparty's inability to fulfill its payment obligations. The Company's credit risk is primarily  attributable to cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and long-term deposit. Cash and long-term deposit are held with financial institutions and the United Kingdom Crown, respectively, from which management believes the risk of loss to be minimal. All  the revenue  from  sales  are from  one customer and the accounts receivable consist mainly of a trade account receivable from one customers, value added tax receivable and sales tax receivable. The Company is exposed to concentration of credit and sales risk with one of its customers. Management believes that the credit risk is minimized due to the financial worthiness of this company. Valued added tax receivable is collectable from the Government of Northern Ireland. Sales tax receivable is collectable from government authorities in   Canada.

 

ii)             Liquidity risk

 

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will not have sufficient cash resources to meet its financial obligations as they come due. The Company's liquidity and operating results may be adversely affected if the Company's access to the capital market is hindered, whether as a result of a downturn in stock market conditions generally or matters specific to the Company. The Company manages liquidity risk by monitoring maturities of financial commitments and maintaining adequate cash reserves and available borrowing facilities to meet these commitments as  they  come  due.  As  at  December 31, 2019, the Company had working capital deficit of $6,093,200 (December 31, 2018 - working capital deficit of $272,783). All of the Company's financial liabilities have contractual maturities of less than 30 days other than certain related party loans which are due on demand.

 

During the fourth quarter, the Company announced a temporary suspension of blasting operations at its Omagh mine. Some mine operations continue at the Omagh gold mine, on a single shift. The processing plant has continued to operate on a limited basis in the near term and is being fed from underground stock.

 

Considering the  economic impingement on the Company's operations, the Company is seeking strategic alternatives including reviewing its licenses and operations; and considering the possibility of engaging in a sale, joint venture, partnership or other options with third parties and alternative financing structures.

 

iii)            Market risk

 

Market risk is the risk of loss that may arise from changes in market factors such as interest rate risk, foreign exchange rate risk and commodity price risk.

 

a)    Interest rate risk

 

Interest rate risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate due to changes in market interest rates. The Company has cash balances,  significant interest-bearing debt due  to related parties, financing  facility  and convertible  debenture.  The Company is exposed to interest rate risk on both certain related party loans and third party loans which bear interest at variable rates. The Company's convertible debenture is at fixed interest   rates.

 

b)    Foreign currency risk

 

Certain of the Company's assets, liabilities are designated in GBP and expenses are incurred in GBP which is the currency of Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom while the Company's primary revenues are received in the currency of United States and are therefore subject to gains and losses due to fluctuations in these currencies against the functional currency. The loan from third party is designated in US dollars.

 

c)     Commodity price risk

 

The Company is exposed to price risk with respect to commodity prices. Commodity price risk is defined as the potential adverse impact on earnings and economic value due to commodity price movements and volatilities. The Company  closely  monitors commodity  prices,  as it  relates to gold to determine the appropriate course of action to be taken by the    Company.

 

Sensitivity analysis

 

Based on management's knowledge and experience of the financial markets, the Company believes the following movements are reasonably possible over a twelve month  period:

 

i)              Certain related party loans and a loan facility with a third party are subject to interest rate risk. As at December 31, 2019, if interest rates had decreased/increased by 1% with all other variables held constant, the net loss for the year ended December 31, 2019, would have been approximately $60,000 lower/higher respectively, as a result of lower/higher interest rates from certain related party loans and a loan facility.  Similarly, as at December 31, 2019, shareholders' equity would have been approximately $60,000 higher/lower as a result of a 1% decrease/increase in interest rates from certain related party loans and a loan facility.

 

ii)             The Company is exposed to foreign currency risk on fluctuations related to cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, long-term deposit, accounts payable and other liabilities, financing liability, due to related parties and convertible debenture that are  denominated  in  GBP.  As  at  December 31, 2019, had the GBP weakened/strengthened by 5% against the CAD with all other variables held constant, the Company's consolidated  other comprehensive income (loss) for the year ended December 31, 2019 would  have been approximately $279,000 higher/lower as a result of  foreign exchange losses/gains on translation of non-CAD denominated financial instruments. Similarly, as at December 31, 2019, shareholders' equity would have been approximately $279,000 higher/lower had the GBP weakened/strengthened by 5% against the CAD as a result of foreign exchange losses/gains on translation of non-CAD denominated financial instruments.

 

iii)            Commodity price risk could adversely affect the Company. In particular, the Company's future profitability and viability of development depends upon the world market price of gold. Gold prices have fluctuated widely in recent years. There is no assurance that, even as commercial quantities of   gold may be produced in the future, a profitable market will exist for them. A decline in the market  price of gold  may also require the Company to  reduce production of its mineral resources,  which  could have a material and adverse effect on the Company's value. Management believes that the  impact would be immaterial for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

7. Categories of Financial Instruments

 

As at December 31,

2019

2018

Financial assets:

 

 

FVTPL

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 1,913,420

$ 6,188,554

Amortized cost

 

 

Accounts receivable

347,079

271,504

Long-term deposit

515,220

523,170

Financial liabilities:

 

 

Amortized cost

 

 

Accounts payable and other liabilities

2,131,715

2,257,329

Financing facilities

1,682,465

1,464,164

Due to related parties

4,719,058

4,119,642

Convertible debenture

1,400,594

-

 

As of December 31, 2019 and 2018, the fair value of all the Company's financial instruments approximates the carrying value.

 

8. Accounts Receivable and Prepaid  Expenses

 

As at December 31,

2019

2018

 

Sales tax receivable -  Canada

 

$ 2,682

 

$ 7,629

Valued added tax receivable - Northern  Ireland

93,864

153,948

Accounts receivable

250,533

109,927

Prepaid expenses

69,620

15,769

 

$ 416,699

$ 287,273

 

Prepaid expenses includes advances for consumables and for construction of the passing bays in the Omagh mine.

 

The following is an aged analysis of  receivables:

 

 

As at December 31,

2019

2018

 

Less than 3 months

 

$ 235,934

 

$ 268,995

3 to 12 months

108,674

-

More than 12 months

2,471

2,509

Total accounts receivable

$ 347,079

$ 271,504

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.             Inventories

 

 

 

Concentrate inventories

 

$ 70,328

 

$ 11,335

 

 

10. Property, Plant and  Equipment

 

 

 

Cost

Freehold land and buildings

Plant and

machinery

 

Motor vehicles

 

Office equipment

Mine development costs

 

Development assets

 

 

Total

Balance, December 31,  2017

$ 2,340,221

$  5,477,586

$ 141,364

$ 104,456

$   15,340,722

$-

$ 23,404,349

Additions

-

557,607

21,014

46,996

-

4,266,806

4,892,423

Transfer (1)

-

-

-

-

(15,340,722)

10,468,410

(4,872,312)

Foreign  exchange adjustment

65,953

153,418

3,984

2,944

-

(38,803)

187,496

Balance, December 31,  2018

2,406,174

6,188,611

166,362

154,396

-

14,696,413

23,611,956

Additions

-

1,807,493

30,771

37,092

-

4,542,274

6,417,630

Disposals

-

(1,036,502)

(33,968)

-

-

-

(1,070,470)

Foreign  exchange adjustment

(36,564)

(93,527)

(2,528)

(2,346)

-

(221,783)

(356,748)

Balance, December 31,  2019

$ 2,369,610

$  6,866,075

$   160,637

$189,142

$-

$  19,016,904

$ 28,602,368

 

 

Freehold

 

Plant

 

 

 

Mine

 

 

land and

and

Motor

Office

development

 

Accumulated  depreciation

buildings

machinery

vehicles

equipment

costs

Total

Balance, December 31,  2017

$ 1,908,720

$   4,496,935

$91,189

$88,977

$8,651,776

$ 15,237,597

Depreciation

12,433

311,201

18,005

9,360

-

350,999

Transfer (1)

-

-

-

-

(8,651,776)

(8,651,776)

Foreign  exchange adjustment

53,892

128,444

2,716

2,583

-

187,635

Balance, December 31,  2018

1,975,045

4,936,580

111,910

100,920

-

7,124,455

Depreciation

9,742

414,756

19,351

13,285

-

457,134

Disposal

-

(45,590)

(14,497)

-

-

(60,087)

Foreign  exchange adjustment

(29,880)

(46,177)

(1,439)

(1,354)

-

(78,850)

Balance, December 31,  2019

$ 1,954,907

$   5,259,569

$    115,325

$                112,851

$              -

$ 7,442,652

 

 

Freehold

 

Plant

 

 

 

Mine

 

 

 

land and

and

Motor

Office

development

Development

 

Carrying value

buildings

machinery

vehicles

equipment

costs

assets

Total

Balance, December 31, 2018

$    431,129

$   1,252,031

$54,452                54,452

$53,476   53,476

$-   

14,696,413

$ 16,487,501

Balance, December 31, 2019

$    414,703

$   1,606,506

$45,312                45,312

$76,291   76,291

$-   

19,016,904

$ 21,159,716

                 

(1) During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company transferred the cost of its Exploration  and evaluation assets (note  11)  to Development  assets.

 

11. Exploration and Evaluation Assets

 

Exploration and evaluation assets are expenditures for the  underground mining operations in  Omagh. The Company had announced in December 2016 that it would commence the first phase of underground development and re-start concentrate shipments at its Omagh mine. Underground development of a decline tunnel, located at the base of the existing open pit, commenced in the first quarter 2017. During 2018 the mine commenced limited production of gold concentrate from feed produced in the development of the Kearney vein and in the fourth quarter Galantas reported that delivery of the first consignment of concentrate derived from underground feedstock at the mine had been made. Underground development of the decline tunnel continued to be progressed during 2019 with further crosscuts allowing access to lower levels of vein development which forms the development necessary to demarcate production panels. By the end of the third quarter of 2019 some two kilometres of underground drivages had been developed, with exposure of the main Kearney vein on four levels with a fifth level is near the point of intersection. The mine is serviced by a decline tunnel of 1 in 6 gradients, of dimensions approximately 4.5m by 4.5m. However, during the fourth quarter Galantas announced a temporary suspension of blasting operations at its Omagh gold mine. Blasting operations had been limited, since all blasting must be supervised by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Presently the blasting arrangements are not sufficient for the desired level of operations and are not sufficient to allow for the expansion of mine operations as envisaged by the Company's existing mine plan. Until changes are agreed, the present inefficiencies caused by these blasting arrangements form an increasing financial burden, which has proved a significant drain on the financial resources of the Company. Accordingly, in order to reduce costs, while some mine operations will continue at the Omagh gold mine, consultation with the workforce has resulted in the numbers employed at the operation being reduced from 46 to 21. Some mine operations continue at the Omagh gold mine, on a single shift.

 

 

 

Cost

 

 

Exploration and evaluation assets

 

Balance, December 31,  2017

 

$ 3,948,452

Additions

254,140

Transfer (i)

(3,624,624)

Foreign  exchange adjustment

182,055

Balance, December 31,  2018

760,023

Additions

70,836

Impairment

(157,583)

Foreign  exchange adjustment

(11,550)

Balance, December 31,  2019

$ 661,726

 

Carrying value

 

 

Balance, December 31,  2018

 

$ 760,023

Balance, December 31,  2019

$ 661,726

(i) During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company transferred the cost of its Exploration  and evaluation assets  (note 10) to Development  assets.

 

12. Decommissioning  Liability

 

The Company's decommissioning liability is a result of mining activities at the Omagh mine in Northern Ireland. The Company estimated its decommissioning liability at December 31, 2019 based on a risk-free discount rate of 1% (December 31, 2018 - 1%) and an inflation rate of 1.50% (December 31, 2018 - 1.50%). The expected undiscounted future obligations allowing for inflation are GBP 330,000 and based on management's best estimate the decommissioning is expected to occur over the next 5 to 10 years. On December 31, 2019, the estimated fair value of the liability is

$580,303 (December 31, 2018 - $578,242). Changes in the provision during the year ended December 31, 2019 are as follows:

 

As at December 31,

2019

2018

 

Decommissioning liability,  beginning of year

 

$ 578,242

 

$ 551,680

Accretion

10,702

10,926

Foreign exchange

(8,641)

15,636

Decommissioning liability, end of  year

$ 580,303

$ 578,242

 

As required by the Crown in Northern Ireland, the Company is required to provide a bond for reclamation related to the Omagh mine in the amount of GBP 300,000 (December 31, 2018 - GBP 300,000), of which GBP 300,000 was funded as of December 31, 2019 (GBP 300,000 was funded as of December 31, 2018) and reported as long-term deposit of $515,220 (December 31, 2018 - $523,170).

 

13. Accounts Payable and Other  Liabilities

 

Accounts payable and other liabilities of the Company are principally comprised of amounts outstanding for purchases relating to exploration costs on exploration and evaluation assets, general operating activities and professional fees    activities.

 

As at December 31,

2019

2018

 

Accounts payable

 

$ 1,084,574

 

$ 1,017,939

Accrued liabilities

1,047,141

1,239,390

Total accounts payable and other  liabilities

$ 2,131,715

$ 2,257,329

The following is an aged analysis of the accounts payable and other   liabilities:

 

 

 

As at December 31,

2019

As at December 31,

2018

 

Less than 3 months

 

$ 1,232,089

 

$ 1,066,881

3 to 12 months

221,328

775,693

12 to 24 months

357,073

71,394

More than 24 months

321,225

343,361

Total accounts payable and other  liabilities

$ 2,131,715

$ 2,257,329

 

14.          Financing Facilities

 

Amounts payable on the long-term debts are as   follow:

 

As at December 31,

2019

2018

 

Financing facilities, beginning of year  (i)(ii)

 

$ 1,081,190

 

$ 19,689

Financing facility received  (ii)

-

2,021,280

Less bonus warrants issued  (ii)

-

(786,000)

Less financing costs (ii)

-

(41,674)

Less current portion

(242,280)

(382,974)

Repayment of financing  facilities

(56,854)

(6,357)

Accretion (ii)

248,238

240,621

Interest

279,151

-

130,740

16,605

Financing facilities - long term  portion

$ 1,440,185

$ 1,081,190

 

i)              In June 2015, the Company obtained financing in the amount of GBP 19,900 for the purchase of a vehicle.  The financing is  for  three  years  at interest of 6.79% per annum with monthly principal and interest payments of GBP 377 together with a final payment in August 2019 of GBP 9,540. The financing was secured on the  vehicle.

ii)             In April 2018, the Company signed a concentrate pre-payment agreement and loan facility for US$1.6 million with a United Kingdom based  company (the "Lender"), with a maturity date of December 31, 2020. The interest is set at US$ 12 month LIBOR + 8.75% and payable monthly. No interest shall be charged for 6 months and repayments shall commence against deliveries in 2019. There was a US$25,000 arrangement fee.

 

In respect of the loan facility, a fixed and floating security, subordinated to an existing security to G&F Phelps Ltd. ("G&F Phelps"), is being put in place over Flintridge assets. G&F Phelps has a first charge on Flintridge assets in respect of its loan facility and the Lender required an intercreditor agreement between G&F Phelps and the  Lender.

 

As consideration for the loan facility, the United Kingdom based company received 1,500,000 bonus warrants of the Company. Each bonus warrant is exercisable into one common share of the Company and is subject to an initial four months plus one day hold period from the date of issuance of the bonus warrants. The bonus warrants have a maximum life of two years (the "Expiry Time"). On April 19, 2018, the 1,500,000 bonus warrants were granted. In the event that the weighted average closing price per common share of the Company is more than $2.00 per share for more than five consecutive trading days, the Company shall be entitled to accelerate the Expiry Time to a date that is 30 days from the date on which the Company announces the accelerated Expiry Time by press   release.

 

The fair value of the 1,500,000 bonus warrants was estimated at $786,000 using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with  the  following  assumptions: expected dividend yield - 0%, expected volatility - 113.55%, risk-free interest rate - 1.91% and an expected average life of 2 years.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company recorded accretion  expense of $248,238  in  the  consolidated statements of  loss in  regards with this loan facility (year ended December 31, 2018 -   $240,621).

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company recorded a repayment of $56,854 in regards with this loan facility (year ended December 31, 2018 - $nil).

 

15. Convertible Debenture

 

On December 17, 2019, the Company closed a $1,731,190 (GBP 1,000,000) convertible debenture consisting  of  3,000  units.  The  convertible  debenture is unsecured, is for a term of one year commencing on the date that it is issued, carries a coupon of 15% per annum and is convertible into common shares of the Company. The conversion price is fixed at $0.15, being a 25% discount to the closing price of the  common shares  of the  Company on the issue  date.

 

The convertible debenture has been fully subscribed by Melquart Limited ("Melquart"), an insider and control person of the Company (as defined by the TSXV). Melquart held 7,756,572 common shares equivalent to 24% of the Company at December 31, 2019. Melquart are under no obligation to convert the convertible debenture and should Melquart choose not to convert, the Company will need to raise further funds to repay the convertible debenture within 12  months.

 

A four  month hold period will apply to common shares converted through the convertible debenture. The hold period will expire on April 18, 2020. The share issued pursuant to the convertible debenture will rank pari passu with the existing common shares issued by the Company.

 

Commission payable to Whitman Howard Ltd. for acting as the broker in relation to the convertible debenture offering total $86,308 (GBP 50,000).

 

The debentures consist of the liability component and equity component. The fair value of the liability was recorded at $1,467,110, discounted at an effective interest rate of 18%. The residual value of the debentures is allocated to the conversion feature. The value of the conversion feature was $264,080. The Company incurred transaction costs of $104,903 which was allocated pro-rata on the value of the conversion feature and the liability component.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company recorded accretion expense of $12,425 and interest expense of $9,960 as finance interest expense in profit or loss.

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2017 and December 31,   2018

 

$-

Principal amount

1,731,190

Equity allocation - conversion  feature

(264,080)

Transaction costs

(104,903)

Transaction costs allocated to  equity

16,002

Interest expense

9,960

Accretion expense

12,425

Balance, December 31,  2019

$ 1,400,594

 

 

16. Share Capital and Reserves

 

a)    Authorized share capital

 

At December 31, 2019, the authorized share capital consisted of an unlimited number of common and preference shares issuable in Series.

 

On April 17, 2020, the Company completed a share consolidation of its share capital on the basis of ten then existing common shares for one new common share consolidation. All common shares, per common share amounts, stock options and warrants in these consolidated financial statements have been retroactively restated to reflect the share   consolidation.

 

The common shares do not have a par value. All issued shares are fully   paid.

 

No preference shares have been issued. The    preference shares do not have a par value.

 

b)    Common shares issued

 

At December 31, 2019, the issued share capital amounted to $50,123,910. The change in issued share capital for the years presented is as follows:

 

 

Number of common

shares

Amount

 

Balance, December 31,  2017

 

18,754,769

 

$ 39,759,172

Shares issued in private placements  (i)(ii)

10,213,762

8,471,771

Share issue costs

-

(465,388)

Common shares issued for debt  (iii)

1,000,000

862,500

Balance, December 31,  2018

29,968,531

48,628,055

Shares issued in private placement  (iv)

2,352,941

1,600,000

Share issue costs

-

(104,145)

Balance, December 31,  2019

32,321,472

$              50,123,910

 

i)              On September 25, 2018, the Company closed a private placement of 2,213,762 common shares for gross proceeds of $1,571,771. United Kingdom placees have subscribed at a price of GBP 0.42 per common share. Canadian placees have subscribed at a price of $0.71 per common share.

 

Melquart subscribed for a total of 1,190,476 common shares and Melquart's staked increased to 19.2% of the Company's issued common shares. Ross Beaty subscribed for 238,095 common shares, which, in addition to the shares he already holds, give rise to an 17.9% holding.

Roland Phelps (President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO")) subscribed for 476,191 common shares, which, in addition  to  the shares he already holds, give rise to an 18.7%  holding.

 

 

ii)             On December 12, 2018, the Company completed the first part of a private placement. It consisted of 5,743,507 common shares of no par value. United Kingdom placees have subscribed at a price of GBP 0.50 per common share. Canadian placees have subscribed  at a price of  $0.8625  per common share. Receipts attached to the first part of the placement total   $4,953,774.

 

On December 21, 2018, the Company completed the second part of a private placement. It consisted of 2,256,493 common shares of no par value for receipt of $1,946,226. United Kingdom placees have subscribed at a price of GBP 0.50 per common share.

 

Miton Assets Management Limited ("Miton"), a UK based investment institution, subscribed for a total of 5,000,000 common shares, representing 16.68% of the Company's issued common  shares.

 

Melquart subscribed for a total of 2,200,000 common shares and Melquart's staked increased to 20.76% of the Company's issued common shares. Roisin Ann Magee, a director of the Company, subscribed for 50,000 common    shares.

 

iii)            On December 12, 2018, the Company issued 1,000,000 common shares as settlement of due to related parties of $862,500. Due to related parties consisted of an amount owing to Roland Phelps (President and   CEO).

 

iv)           On August 21, 2019, the Company closed a private placement of 2,352,941 common shares for gross proceeds of GBP 1,000,000 ($1,600,000) at    an issue price of GBP 0.425 (CAD$0.68) per  share.

 

Miton subscribed for a total of 376,471 common shares and Miton's staked increased to 15.51% of the Company's issued common shares.     Melquart subscribed for a total of 1,534,117 common shares and Melquart's staked increased to 24.00% of the Company's issued common shares.

 

c)     Warrant reserve

 

The following table shows the continuity of warrants for the years   presented:

 

 

Number of warrants

Weighted average exercise price

Balance, December 31, 2017

63,600

0.70

Issued (note 14(ii))

1,500,000

1.58

Expired

(63,600)

0.70

Balance, December 31, 2018 and December  31, 2019

1,500.000

1.58

 

 

The following table reflects the actual warrants issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019:

 

Expiry date

Number of warrants

Grant date fair value ($)

Exercise price ($)

April 19, 2020

1,500,000

786,000

1.575

 

d)    Stock options

 

The Company has a stock option plan (the "Plan"), the purpose of which is to attract, retain and compensate qualified persons as directors, senior    officers and employees of, and consultants to the Company and its affiliates and subsidiaries by providing such persons with the opportunity, through share options, to acquire an increased proprietary interest in the Company. The number of shares reserved for issuance under the Plan cannot be more  than a maximum of 10% of the issued and outstanding shares at the time of any grant of options. The period for exercising an option shall not extend beyond a period of five years following the date the option is   granted.

 

Insiders of the Company are restricted on an individual basis from holding options which when exercised would entitle them to receive more than 5%     of the total issued and outstanding shares at the time the option is granted. The exercise price of options granted in accordance with the Plan must not      be lower than the closing price of the shares on the TSXV immediately preceding the date on which the option is granted and in no circumstances may it be less than the permissible discounting in accordance with the Corporate Finance Policies of the TSXV.

 

The Company records a charge to the consolidated statements of loss using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The valuation is dependent on a number of inputs and estimates, including the strike price, exercise price, risk-free interest rate, the level of stock volatility, together with an estimate      of the level of forfeiture. The level of stock volatility is calculated with reference to the historic traded daily closing share price at the date of issue.

 

Option pricing models require the inputs including the expected price volatility. Changes in the inputs can materially affect the fair value estimate.

 

The following table shows the continuity of stock options for the years   presented:

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

average

 

Number of

exercise

 

options

price

 

Balance, December 31,  2017

 

860,000

 

$ 1.20

Granted (i)

100,000

1.10

Expired

(75,000)

1.40

Balance, December 31,  2018

885,000

1.20

Granted (ii)(iii)

570,000

0.90

Expired

(60,000)

1.10

Balance, December 31,  2019

1,395,000

$ 0.92

 

i)              On April 19, 2018, 100,000 stock options were granted to key employees and consultants of the Company to purchase common shares at a price of $1.10 per share until April 19, 2023. The options will vest as to one third on April 19, 2018 and one third on each of the following two anniversaries.    The fair value attributed to these options was $99,400 and was expensed in the consolidated statements of loss and credited to equity settled share-    based payments reserve. During the year ended December 31, 2019, included in stock-based compensation is $26,462 (year ended December 31, 2018  $67,991) related to the vested portion of these options.

 

The fair value of the options was estimated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:  dividend  yield  - 0%;  volatility - 172%; risk-free interest rate - 2.16% and an expected life of 5   years.

 

ii)             On February 13, 2019, 320,000 stock options were granted to directors, officers, consultants and employees of the Company to purchase common shares at a price of $0.90 per share until February 13, 2024. The options will vest as to one third on February 13, 2019 and one third on each of the following two anniversaries. The fair value attributed to these options was $231,900 and was expensed  in the consolidated statements of loss and  credited to equity settled share-based payments reserve. During the year ended December 31, 2019, included in stock-based compensation is $184,426 related to the vested portion of these  options.

 

The fair value of the options was estimated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: dividend yield - 0%; volatility - 129%; risk-free interest rate - 1.84% and an expected life of 5   years.

 

iii)            On June 27, 2019, 250,000 stock options were granted to directors and employees of the Company to purchase common shares at a price of $0.90  per share until June 27, 2024. The options will vest as to one third on June 27, 2019 and one third on each of the following two anniversaries. The fair value attributed to these options was $145,500 and was expensed in the consolidated statements of loss and credited to equity settled share-based payments reserve. During the year ended December 31, 2019, included in stock-based compensation is $85,772 related to the vested portion of these options.

 

The fair value of the options was estimated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:  dividend  yield  - 0%;  volatility - 128%; risk-free interest rate - 1.37% and an expected life of 5   years.

 

iv)           The portion of the estimated fair value of options granted in the prior years and vested during the year ended December 31, 2019, amounted to $24,773 (year ended December 31, 2018 -  $nil).

 

The following table reflects the actual stock options issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019:

 

 

 

Expiry date

 

 

Exercise price ($)

Weighted average remaining contractual life (years)

 

Number of options outstanding

Number of options vested (exercisable)

 

Number of options unvested

June 1, 2020

1.05

0.42

335,000

335,000

-

June 12, 2020

1.05

0.45

15,000

15,000

-

March 25, 2022

1.35

2.23

395,000

395,000

-

April 19, 2023

1.10

3.30

100,000

100,000

-

February 13, 2024

0.90

4.12

300,000

100,000

200,000

June 27, 2024

0.90

4.49

250,000

83,333

166,667

 

1.07

2.67

1,395,000

1,028,333

366,667

 

17. Net Loss per Common  Share

 

The calculation of basic and diluted loss per share for the year ended December 31, 2019 was based on the loss attributable to common shareholders of $3,564,609 (year ended December 31, 2018 - $2,885,437) and the weighted average number of common  shares outstanding of 30,819,025  (year  ended December 31, 2018 - 19,755,402) for basic and diluted loss per share. Diluted loss did not include the effect of 1,500,000 warrants (year ended December 31, 2018 - 1,500,000) and 1,395,000 options (year ended December 31, 2018 - 885,000) for the year ended December 31, 2019, as they are anti-dilutive. The calculation of basic and diluted loss per share is adjusted for 10:1 share consolidation effective December 31, 2019.

 

18. Revenues

 

Shipments of concentrate under the off-take arrangements commenced during the  second quarter  of 2019. Concentrate  sales provisional revenues  during the year ended December 31, 2019 totalled approximately US$1,518,000. However, until the mine reaches the commencement of commercial production, the net proceeds from concentrate sales will be offset against    Development assets.

 

19. Aggregate  Levy Provision

 

The Company's subsidiary Omagh was unsuccessful in respect of its aggregates levy appeal. As a result Omagh Minerals will now have to pay an aggregates levy plus interest and a penalty which has been accounted for as an aggregate levy in the prior year consolidated financial statements.

 

20. Taxation

 

a)    Provision for income  taxes

 

The reported recovery of income taxes differs from  amounts computed by applying the statutory income tax rates to the reported loss before income  taxes due to the following:

 

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

 

Loss before income taxes

 

$ (3,564,609)

 

$ (2,885,437)

Expected tax recovery at statutory rate of 26.5% (2018 -   26.5%)

(944,621)

(764,641)

Difference resulting from:

 

 

Foreign tax rate differential

180,327

127,463

Stock-based  compensation

85,180

59,670

Permanent differences and  other

197,669

(67,716)

Tax benefits not recognized

481,445

645,224

 

$ -

$

 

b)    Deferred tax balances

 

The temporary differences and unused tax losses that give rise to deferred income tax balances are presented below:

 

As at December 31,

2019

2018

Deferred income tax assets (liabilities)

Non-capital losses

 

$ 8,718,385

 

$ 7,417,236

Share issue costs and other

(14,551)

137,564

Non-current assets

(2,592,077)

(1,924,488)

Valuation  allowance (impairment)

(6,111,757)

(5,630,312)

 

$-

$-

 

c)     Losses carried forward

 

As at December 31, 2019, the Company had non-capital losses carried forward, available to offset future taxable income for income tax purposes as follows:

 

Expires

2026

$ 1,064,484

 

 

2027

598,595

 

 

2029

373,962

 

 

2030

440,512

 

 

2031

993,770

 

 

2032

600,689

 

 

2033

1,100,268

 

 

2034

906,488

 

 

2035

884,526

 

 

2036

901,063

 

 

2037

772,787

 

 

2038

891,330

 

 

2039

1,009,546

 

Indefinite

 

31,188,473

 

 

 

$ 41,726,493

 

 

 

At December 31, 2019, the potential benefit of these losses and deductible temporary differences in excess of the deferred tax liabilities have not been recognized in these consolidated financial statements as it is not considered probable that sufficient future tax profit will allow the deferred tax assets to be recovered.

 

21. Related Party  Disclosures

 

Related parties include the Board of Directors, close family members, other key management individuals and enterprises that are controlled by these individuals as well as certain persons performing similar   functions.

 

Related party transactions conducted in the normal course of operations are measured at the fair value and approved by the Board of Directors in strict adherence to conflict of interest laws and  regulations.

 

a)    The Company entered into the following transactions with related   parties:

 

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

Note

2019

2018

Interest on related party loans

(i)

$ 349,333    

$ 261,627

 

 

i)              G&F Phelps, a company controlled by a director of the Company, had amalgamated loans to the Company of $3,133,850  (GBP  1,824,764) (December 31, 2018 - $3,182,205 - GBP 1,824,764) included with due to related parties bearing interest at 2% above UK base rates,  repayable on  demand and secured by a mortgage debenture on all the Company's assets. In April 2018, the interest increased to 6.75% + US$ 12 month LIBOR. Interest accrued on related party loans is included with due to related parties. As at December 31, 2019, the amount of interest accrued is $1,002,388 (GBP 583,666) (December 31, 2018 - $658,338 - GBP   377,509).

 

ii)             See note 15.

 

iii)            See note 16(b).

 

 

b)    Remuneration of officer and directors of the Company was as   follows:

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

2019

2018

Salaries and benefits

$ 454,096    

$ 451,618

Stock-based compensation

$ 82,156

38,493

 

$ 536,252    

490,111

 

(1) Salaries and benefits include director fees. As at December 31, 2019, due to directors for fees amounted to $118,500 (December 31, 2018 -

$166,000) and due to officers, mainly for salaries and benefits accrued amounted to $464,320 (GBP 270,362) (December 31, 2018 - $113,099 - GBP 64,854), and is included with due to related  parties.

 

c)     As of December 31, 2019, Ross  Beaty owns 3,744,749 common shares of the Company or approximately 11.59% of the outstanding common shares. Roland Phelps, CEO and director, owns, directly and indirectly, 4,933,817 common shares of the Company or approximately 15.26% of the outstanding common shares of  the Company. Miton owns 5,012,800 common  shares of the Company or approximately 15.51%. Melquart owns,  directly and indirectly, 7,756,572 common shares of the Company or approximately 24.00% of the outstanding common shares of the Company. The remaining 32.64% of the shares are widely held, which includes various small holdings which are owned by directors of the Company. These holdings can change at anytime at the discretion of the owner.

 

The Company is not aware of any arrangements that may at a subsequent date result in a change in control of the Company.

 

22. Segment Disclosure

 

The Company has determined that it has one reportable segment. The Company's operations are substantially all  related  to  its  investment  in  Cavanacaw and its subsidiaries, Omagh and Flintridge. Substantially all of the Company's revenues, costs and assets of the business that support these operations are derived or located in Northern Ireland. Segmented information on a geographic basis is as follows:

 

December 31, 2019

United Kingdom

Canada

Total

 

Current assets

 

$ 891,210

 

$ 1,509,237

 

$ 2,400,447

Non-current assets

22,286,304

50,358

22,336,662

Revenues

$ 5,788

$ -

$ 5,788

 

December 31, 2018

 

United Kingdom

 

Canada

 

Total

 

Current assets

 

$ 794,772

 

$ 5,692,390

 

$ 6,487,162

Non-current assets

17,706,643

64,051

17,770,694

Revenues

$ 71,243

$ -

$ 71,243

 

23. Contingency

 

During the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company's subsidiary Omagh received a payment demand from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs ("HMRC") in the amount of $522,588 (GBP 304,290) in connection with an aggregate levy arising from the removal of waste rock from the mine site during 2008 and early 2009. Omagh Minerals believed this claim to be without merit. An appeal was lodged with the Tax Tribunals Service and the hearing started at the beginning of March 2017 and following a number of adjournments was completed in August 2018. During the year ended  December 31, 2019, the Tax Tribunals Service issued their judgement dismissing the appeal by Omagh in respect of the assessments. A provision has now been included in the consolidated financial statements in respect of the aggregates levy plus interest and penalty.

 

There is a contingent liability  in respect of potential additional interest which may be applied in respect of the aggregates levy dispute. Omagh     Minerals Limited is unable to make a reliable estimate of the amount of the potential additional interest that may be applied by HMRC.

 

24. Supplement  Schedule of  Non-Cash Transactions

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

2019

2018

Shares issued to settle accounts payable and other liabilities   (note 16(b)(iii))

$ -

$ 862,500

 

 

25. Event After the Reporting  Period

 

The Company's operations could be significantly adversely affected by the effects of a widespread global outbreak of a contagious disease, including    the recent outbreak of respiratory illness caused by COVID-19. The Company cannot accurately predict the impact COVID-19 will have on  its  operations and the ability  of others to meet their obligations  with the Company, including uncertainties relating to the ultimate geographic spread of    the virus, the severity  of the disease, the duration of the outbreak, and the length of travel and quarantine restrictions imposed by governments of  affected countries. In addition, a significant outbreak  of contagious diseases in the human population could  result in a widespread health crisis that  could adversely affect the economies and financial markets of many  countries, resulting in an economic downturn that could further affect the  Company's operations and ability to finance its   operations.

 


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