UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
Amendment No. 1 to
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
GOLD RIDGE RESOURCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
7582 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 552
Las Vegas, NV 89123-1060
(Address, including zip code and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)
David Mough, President
Gold Ridge Resources, Inc.
7582 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 552
Las Vegas, NV 89123-1060
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agents for service)
Copies of all communications to:
Frederick C. Bauman Esq.,
6440 Sky Pointe Dr., Ste 140-149
Las Vegas, NV 89131
Aspen Asset Management Services, LLC.
6623 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Suite 255
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Approximate Date of Commencement of Proposed Sale to Public: As soon as practicable after the effective date of this Registration Statement
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CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
THE REGISTRANT HEREBY AMENDS THIS REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON SUCH DATE OR DATES AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO DELAY ITS EFFECTIVE DATE UNTIL THE REGISTRANT SHALL FILE A FURTHER AMENDMENT WHICH SPECIFICALLY STATES THAT THIS REGISTRATION STATEMENT SHALL THEREAFTER BECOME EFFECTIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 8(A) OF THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR UNTIL THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE ON SUCH DATE AS THE COMMISSION, ACTING PURSUANT TO SAID SECTION 8(A), MAY DETERMINE.
THE INFORMATION IN THIS PROSPECTUS IS NOT COMPLETE AND MAY BE CHANGED. WE MAY NOT SELL THESE SECURITIES UNTIL THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION IS EFFECTIVE. THIS PROSPECTUS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL THESE SECURITIES AND IT IS NOT SOLICITING AN OFFER TO BUY THESE SECURITIES IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE THE OFFER OR SALE IS NOT PERMITTED.
SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, dated ___________, 2013
GOLD RIDGE RESOURCES, INC.
10,000,000 SHARES OF COMMON STOCK
$0.01 PER SHARE
This prospectus relates to the offering (the “Offering”) of up to 10,000,000 shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of GOLD RIDGE RESOURCES, INC.. (hereinafter referred to as “GOLD RIDGE,” “we,” “our,” the “Company” or the “Registrant”), in a self-underwritten direct public offering, without any participation by underwriters or broker-dealers. The Shares will be sold through the efforts of our officers and directors. Our officers and directors will not receive any compensation for their role in selling such Shares. The offering price is $0.01 per share (the “Offering Price”). The offering period will begin on the date the Company’s registration statement is declared effective (the “Effective Date”) by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company will offer the Shares on a best efforts basis, and there will be no minimum amount required to close the Offering. All proceeds from sale of the Shares are non-refundable. No arrangements have been made to place funds into escrow or any similar account. Upon receipt, offering proceeds will be deposited into our operating account and used to conduct our business and operations. Prior to this Offering, there has been no public market for the common stock of the Company.
This is our initial public offering. Prior to this Offering there has been no public market for our common stock and we have not applied for listing or quotation on any public market. After the Effective Date, we intend to seek a listing of our common stock on the OTC Bulletin Board (“OTCBB”), which is maintained by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”).
Gold Ridge Resources, Inc. qualifies as an “emerging growth company” as defined in the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”).
BEFORE PURCHASING ANY OF THE SHARES COVERED BY THIS PROSPECTUS, CAREFULLY READ AND CONSIDER THE RISK FACTORS INCLUDED IN THE SECTION ENTITLED “RISK FACTORS” BEGINNING ON PAGE 7. THESE SHARES INVOLVE A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK, AND PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SUSTAIN THE LOSS OF THEIR ENTIRE INVESTMENT. THERE IS CURRENTLY NO PUBLIC TRADING MARKET FOR THE SECURITIES.
NEITHER THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (THE “SEC”) NOR ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THESE SECURITIES OR PASSED UPON THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS PROSPECTUS. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.
You should rely only on the information contained in this Prospectus. We have not authorized any person to provide you with any information about this Offering, the Company, or the Shares offered hereby that is different from the information included in this Prospectus. If anyone provides you with different information, you should not rely on it.
The Offering will commence promptly after the date of this prospectus and close no later than 180 days from the date of this prospectus.
The date of this prospectus is ______________, 2013 .
Table of Contents
This summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this Prospectus and may not contain all of the information you should consider before investing in the Shares. You are urged to read this Prospectus in its entirety, including the information under “Risk Factors“, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and the Financial Statements, before making an investment decision.
In this prospectus, ‘‘GOLD RIDGE,’’ ‘‘the Company,’’ ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our,’’ refer to Gold Ridge Resources, Inc., unless the context otherwise requires. Unless otherwise indicated, the term ‘‘fiscal year’’ refers to our fiscal year ending June 30. Unless otherwise indicated, the term ‘‘common stock’’ refers to shares of the Company’s common stock.
All dollar amounts are reported in U.S. dollars (USD)
This Prospectus relates to the offering of shares by the Company on a self-underwritten basis. The Company proposes to raise $100,000 (the “Offering Amount”) through the sale of 10,000,000 shares of the common stock of the Company (each a “Share” and collectively the “Shares”) at the price of $0.01 per Share (the “Offering”) as more fully described in the “Plan of Distribution”. No arrangements have been made to place funds into escrow or any similar account. Upon receipt, offering proceeds will be deposited into our operating account and used to conduct our business and operations.
Investors should be aware that our independent auditors have issued an audit opinion which includes a statement expressing substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern. This means that our auditors believe there is substantial doubt that we can continue as an on-going business for the next 12 months. Our auditor's opinion is based on our suffering initial losses, having limited operations, and having limited working capital. Our only other sources for cash at this time are investments by others in our Company or loans or capital advances by our officers and directors. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 7.
Potential investors should be aware that our President, Mr. Mough, an officer and director of the Company, presently owns 8,000,000 shares of common stock, which would represent 44.4 % of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company if all our offered shares are sold. He will own a greater percentage if less than all of our offered shares are sold. All of these shares held by Mr. Mough are restricted shares. All 8,000,000 shares of common stock were purchased at a price of $0.001 per share representing a total cost of $8,000.
Gold Ridge Resources, Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada on July 15, 2010. The Company’s principal offices are located at 7582 Las Vegas Blvd S., Suite 552, Las Vegas, NV 89123. Our telephone number there is (702) 418-0055.
The Company is a mining exploration stage company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company has leased a property called The Dayton Claims. The property consists of four (4) contiguous lode mining claims totaling approximately 80 acres in Lyon County, Nevada. The claims are within Township 16 North, Range 23 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian.
The property is centered at Latitude 390 15’ 44” North, Longitude 1190 29’ 45” West in Lyon County, Nevada USA. It is approximately 50 miles southeast of Reno, NV and 5.5 miles East of the town of Dayton. The claims are located at the northern edge of the Como Mining District.
We received our initial funding of $8,000 through the private sale of common stock to our president and director who purchased 8,000,000 shares of our common stock at $0.001 per share. Our financial statements from inception (July 15, 2010) through June 30, 2012 report a net loss of $8,954. Our independent auditor has issued an audit opinion which includes a statement expressing substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern.
The Property may not contain any mineral reserves and funds that we spend on exploration may be lost. Even if we complete our current exploration program and are successful in identifying a mineral deposit, we will be required to raise additional and substantial funds to bring our Claim to production.
The Terms of the Offering
Summary Financial Information
You should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described below and the other information in this Prospectus before deciding whether to invest in the Shares we are offering. If any of these risks actually occur, our business and financial condition or results of operation may be materially adversely affected, the trading price of our common stock could decline and you may lose all or part of your investment. We make various statements in this section which constitute “forward-looking” statements.
Risks Relating to Our Company
Our only mining property is one group of four mining claims, the feasibility of which has not been established as we have not completed exploration or other work necessary to determine if it is commercially feasible to develop the Property.
We are currently an exploration stage mining company. Our only mining asset is one group of four mining claims on the Property. The Property does not have any proven or probable reserves. A “reserve,” as defined by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), is that part of a mineral deposit which could be economically and legally extracted or produced at the time of the reserve determination. A reserve requires a feasibility study demonstrating with reasonable certainty that the deposit can be economically extracted and produced. We have not carried out any feasibility study with regard to the Property. As a result, we currently have no reserves and there are no assurances that we will be able to prove that there are reserves on the Property.
Our auditors have expressed substantial doubt about our ability to continue in business as a going concern.
Our auditors have issued a going concern opinion. This means that there is substantial doubt that we will be an ongoing business for the next twelve months. As of the date of this Prospectus, we have not commenced operations.
We may not be able to sell all of the Shares included in this Offering.
We need to raise approximately $14,500 in this offering in order to commence phase one exploration of the Claims and cover initial administrative costs. If we are unable to sell enough of the Shares included in this Offering, we may not be able to commence phase one exploration of the Claims, in which event we would need to raise additional funds to commence phase one exploration. Exploration of the claim is the initial step we must take in order to determine whether further exploration and/or development is warranted. If we are unable to proceed with phase one exploration, further exploration and/or development will likewise be delayed.
We may never find commercially viable reserves.
Mineral exploration and development involve a high degree of risk and few properties that are explored are ultimately developed into producing mines. We cannot assure you that any future mineral exploration and development activities will result in any discoveries of proven or probable reserves as defined by the SEC since such discoveries are remote. Further, we cannot provide any assurance that, even if we discover commercial quantities of mineralization, a mineral property will be brought into commercial production. Development of our mineral property will follow only upon obtaining sufficient funding and satisfactory exploration results.
We will require significant additional capital to continue our exploration activities, and, if warranted, to develop mining operations.
Exploration activities and, if warranted, development of the Property will involve significant expenditures. We will be required to raise significantly additional capital in order to fully develop the Property for mining production assuming that economically viable reserves exist. Specifically, the budget for the Phase 2 exploration program is estimated at $400,000. Following this Offering, we will need additional funds if we determine to proceed with Phase 2 of our exploration program. There is no assurance that the exploration will disclose potential for mineral development and no assurance that any such development would be financially productive. Our ability to obtain additional necessary funding depends upon a number of factors, including, among others, the price of copper and other base metals and minerals which we are able to locate and mine, the status of the national and worldwide economy and the availability of funds in the capital markets. If we are unable to obtain the required financing for these or other purposes, our exploration and any production activities would be delayed or indefinitely postponed, and this would likely, eventually, lead to failure of our Company. Even if financing is available, it may be on terms that are not favorable to us, in which case, our ability to become profitable or to continue operating would be adversely affected. If we are unable to raise funds to continue our exploration and feasibility work on the Property, or if commercially viable reserves are not present, the market value of our securities will likely decline, and our investors may lose some or all of their investment.
We have incurred loss since our incorporation and may never be profitable which raises substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.
Since the Company was incorporated July 15, 2010, we have been involved in organizational activities, have no operations and have incurred operating losses. As we commence exploration activities on the Property, we expect to incur additional losses in the foreseeable future, and such losses may be significant. To become profitable, we must be successful in raising capital to continue with our exploration activities, discover economically feasible mineralization deposits and establish reserves, successfully develop the Property and finally realize adequate prices on our minerals in the marketplace. It could be years before we receive any revenues from copper and mineral production, if ever. Thus, we may never be profitable. Even if we do achieve profitability, we may not be able to sustain or increase profitability on a long-term basis. These circumstances raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern as described in note 1 of the notes to financial statements. If we are unable to continue as a going concern, investors will likely lose all of their investments in the Company.
Because we have not yet commenced business operations, evaluating our business is difficult.
We were incorporated on July 15, 2010, and to date have been involved primarily in organizational activities. We have not earned revenues as of the date of this Prospectus and have incurred total losses of $12,926 from inception on July 15, 2010 to September 30, 2012.
Accordingly, you cannot evaluate our business or our future prospects due to our lack of operating history. To date, our business development activities have consisted solely of organizational activities. Potential investors should be aware of the difficulties normally encountered by exploration stage companies and the high rate of failure of such enterprises. In addition, there is no guarantee that we will commence business operations. Even if we do commence operations, at present, we do not know when.
Furthermore, prior to completion of our exploration stage, we anticipate that we will incur increased operating expenses without realizing any revenues. We therefore expect to incur significant losses into the foreseeable future. We recognize that if we are unable to generate significant revenues from development of the Claim and any production of minerals from the Claim, we will not be able to earn profits or continue operations.
Very few mineral properties are ultimately developed into producing mines.
The business of exploration for minerals and mining involves a high degree of risk. Few properties that are explored are ultimately developed into producing mines. At present, the Claim has no known body of commercial mineralization. Most exploration projects do not result in the discovery of commercially mineable deposits of mineralization.
Substantial expenditures are required for the Company to establish mineralization reserves through drilling, to develop metallurgical processes, to extract the metal from the ore and, in the case of new properties, to develop the mining and processing facilities and infrastructure at any site chosen for mining.
Although substantial benefits may be derived from the discovery of a major mineral deposit, we cannot assure you that the Company will discover minerals in sufficient quantities to justify commercial operations or that it can obtain the funds required for development on a timely basis. The economics of developing precious and base metal mineral properties is affected by many factors including the cost of operations, variations in the grade of ore mined, fluctuations in metal markets, costs of processing equipment and other factors such as government regulations, including regulations relating to royalties, allowable production, importing and exporting of minerals and environmental protection.
Fluctuating metal and mineral prices could negatively impact our business plan.
The potential for profitability of metal and mineral mining operations which we commence, if any, and the value of the Property will be directly related to the market price of the metals and minerals that we mine. Historically, metal and mineral prices have widely fluctuated and are influenced by a wide variety of factors, including inflation, currency fluctuations, regional and global demand and political and economic conditions. Fluctuations in the price of metal and minerals that we mine, if any, may have a significant influence on the market price of our common stock, and a prolonged decline in these prices will have a negative effect on our results of operations and financial condition.
Reclamation obligations on the Property and our mining operations, if any, could require significant additional expenditures.
We are responsible for the reclamation obligations related to any exploratory and mining activities located on the Property. Since we have only begun exploration activities, we cannot estimate these costs at this time. We may be required to file for a reclamation bond for any mining operations which we conduct, and the cost of such a bond will be significant. We do not currently have an estimate of the total reclamation costs for mining operations on the Property. The satisfaction of current and future bonding requirements and reclamation obligations will require a significant amount of capital. There is a risk that we will be unable to fund these additional bonding requirements, and further, that increases to our bonding requirements or excessive actual reclamation costs will negatively affect our financial position and results of operation.
Title to mineral properties can be uncertain, and we are at risk of loss of ownership of the Claim.
Our ability to explore and mine the Property depends on the validity of title to the Claim. The Property consists of four mining claims. Unpatented mining claims are effectively only a lease from the government to extract minerals; thus an unpatented mining claim is subject to contest by third parties or the government. These uncertainties relate to such things as the sufficiency of mineral discovery, proper posting and marking of boundaries, failure to meet statutory guidelines, assessment work and possible conflicts with other claims not determinable from descriptions of record. Since a substantial portion of all mineral exploration, development and mining now occurs on unpatented mining claims, this uncertainty is inherent in the mining industry. We have not obtained a title opinion on the Claim. Thus, there may be challenges to the title to the Claim which, if successful, could impair future development and/or operations.
Our operations, if any, will be subject to environmental risks, which could expose us to significant liability and delay, suspension or termination of our operations.
Mining exploration and exploitation activities are subject to national, provincial and local laws, regulations and policies, including laws regulating the removal of natural resources from the ground and the discharge of materials into the environment. These regulations mandate, among other things, the maintenance of air and water quality standards and land reclamation. They also set forth limitations on the generation, transportation, storage and disposal of solid and hazardous waste. Exploration and exploitation activities are also subject to national, provincial and local laws and regulations which seek to maintain health and safety standards by regulating the design and use of exploration methods and equipment.
National and state agencies may initiate enforcement activities against our Company. The agencies involved, generally, can levy significant fines per day of each violation, issue and enforce orders for clean-up and removal, and enjoin ongoing and future activities. Our inability to reach acceptable agreements with agencies in question would have a material adverse effect on us and our ability to continue as a going concern.
Environmental and other legal standards imposed by national, provincial or local authorities are constantly evolving, and typically in a manner which will require stricter standards and enforcement, and increased fines and penalties for non-compliance. Such changes may prevent us from conducting planned activities or increase our costs of doing so, which would have material adverse effects on our business. Moreover, compliance with such laws may cause substantial delays or require capital outlays in excess of those anticipated, thus causing an adverse effect on us. Additionally, we may be subject to liability for pollution or other environmental damages that we may not be able to or elect not to insure against due to prohibitive premium costs and other reasons. Unknown environmental hazards may exist on the Property or upon properties that we may acquire in the future caused by previous owners or operators, or that may have occurred naturally.
Our industry is highly competitive, attractive mineral lands are scarce and we may not be able to obtain quality properties or recruit and retain qualified employees.
We compete with many companies in the mining industry, including large, established mining companies with capabilities, personnel and financial resources that far exceed our limited resources. In addition, there is a limited supply of desirable mineral lands available for claim-staking, lease or acquisition in North America, and other areas where we may conduct exploration activities. We are at a competitive disadvantage in acquiring mineral properties, since we compete with these larger individuals and companies, many of which have greater financial resources and larger technical staffs. Likewise, our competition extends to locating and employing competent personnel and contractors to prospect, develop and operate mining properties. Many of our competitors can offer attractive compensation packages that we may not be able to meet. Such competition may result in our Company being unable not only to acquire desired properties, but to recruit or retain qualified employees or to acquire the capital necessary to fund our operation and advance our properties. Our inability to compete with other companies for these resources would have a material adverse effect on our results of operation and business.
We depend on our Chief Executive Officer and the loss of this individual could adversely affect our business.
Our Company is completely dependent on David Mough, our President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Mough has experience in and has made decisions with respect to exploration of mines and mineral production activity in his capacity as a qualified Mining Geologist. The loss of Mr. Mough‘s services and his knowledge of the Property and the industry would significantly and adversely affect our business. We have no life insurance on the life of David Mough.
Because our President and Secretary have other business interests, they may not be able or willing to devote a sufficient amount of time to our business operations, causing our business to fail.
Presently, our officers and directors, spend only a minimum number of hours per week of their business time providing their services to us. While they presently possess adequate time to attend to our interests, it is possible that the demands on them from their other obligations could increase with the result that they would no longer be able to devote sufficient time to the management of our business.
The nature of mineral exploration and production activities involves a high degree of risk and the possibility of uninsured losses that could materially and adversely affect our operations.
Mineral exploration and production activities are highly speculative activities and involve greater risk than many other businesses. Many exploration programs do not result in the discovery of economically feasible mineralization. Few properties that are explored are ultimately advanced to the stage of producing mines. We are subject to all of the operating hazards and risks normally incident to exploring for and developing mineral properties. The primary risk related to exploration activities is that the exploration activity will reveal that there are no mineral deposits on the Property to warrant the commencement of production activities, in which case the expenses for the exploration activity will have been spent with no prospect of recovery. Risks which we expect to experience in the production phase of our operations, if operations are warranted based upon the results of our exploration phase, include but are not limited to:
Any of these risks can materially and adversely affect, among other things, the development of properties, production quantities and rates, costs and expenditures and production commencement dates. We currently have no insurance to guard against any of these risks. If we determine that capitalized costs associated with any of our mineral interests are not likely to be recovered, we would incur a write-down of our investment in these interests. All of these factors may result in losses in relation to amounts spent which are not recoverable.
Our operations are subject to permitting requirements which could require us to delay, suspend or terminate our operations on our mining property.
Our operations, including our planned exploration activities on the Property, require permits from governmental agencies. We may be unable to obtain these permits in a timely manner, on reasonable terms or at all. If we cannot obtain or maintain the necessary permits, or if there is a delay in receiving these permits, our timetable and business plan for exploration of the Property will be adversely affected.
Mineral exploration involves a high degree of risk against which the Company is not currently insured.
Unusual or unexpected rock formations, formation pressures, fires, power outages, labor disruptions, flooding, cave-ins, landslides and the inability to obtain suitable or adequate machinery, equipment or labor are risks involved in the operation of mines and the conduct of exploration programs. The Company has relied on and will continue to rely upon consultants and others for exploration expertise.
It is not always possible to fully insure against such risks, and the Company may decide not to take out insurance against such risks as a result of high premiums or other reasons. Should such liabilities arise, they could reduce or eliminate any future profitability and result in increasing costs and a decline in the value of the Company’s shares. The Company does not currently maintain insurance relating to the Property.
Mining accidents or other material adverse events at our mining location may reduce our production levels.
If we commence mining operations on the Property, production may fall below estimated levels as a result of mining accidents, such as a pit wall failure in an open pit mine, or cave-ins or flooding at underground mines. In addition, production may be unexpectedly reduced at a location if, during the course of mining, unfavorable ground conditions or seismic activity are encountered, ore grades are lower than expected, the physical or metallurgical characteristics of the ore are less amenable to mining or treatment than expected, or our equipment, processes or facilities fail to operate properly or as expected.
The costs to meet our reporting and other requirements as a public company subject to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 will be substantial and may result in us having insufficient funds to expand our business or even to meet routine business obligations.
Upon becoming subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, we will incur ongoing expenses associated with professional fees for accounting, legal and a host of other expenses for annual reports and proxy statements, if applicable. We estimate that these costs will range up to $18,000 per year for the next few years and will be higher if our business volume and activity increases but lower during the first year of being public because our overall business volume will be lower. These obligations will reduce our ability and resources to fund other aspects of our business and may prevent us from meeting our normal business obligations.
Risks Associated with Our Common Stock
The Offering Price of the Shares is arbitrary.
The Offering Price of the Shares has been determined arbitrarily by the Company and bears no relationship to the Company’s assets, book value, potential earnings or any other recognized criteria of value.
The offering price of the Shares was determined arbitrarily and should not be used as an indicator of the future market price of the securities. Therefore, the offering price bears no relationship to the actual value of the Company and may make our shares difficult to sell.
Since our shares are not listed or quoted on any exchange or quotation system, the offering price of $0.01 for the shares of common stock was determined arbitrarily. The offering price bears no relationship to the book value, assets or earnings of our company or any other recognized criteria of value. The offering price should not be regarded as an indicator of the future market price of the securities.
The Company has a lack of dividend payments.
The Company has no plans to pay any dividends in the foreseeable future.
Certain Company actions and the interests of stockholders may differ.
The voting control of the Company could discourage others from initiating a potential merger, takeover or another change-of-control transaction that could be beneficial to stockholders. As a result, the value of stock could be harmed. Purchasers should be aware that after this offering, a single stockholder who is our president and director will own 44.4% of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock if the maximum amount of the offering is sold. This stockholder will own a greater percentage if less than the maximum offering is sold..
Currently, there is no public market for our securities, and we cannot assure you that any public market will ever develop and it is likely to be subject to significant price fluctuations.
Currently, there is no public market for our stock and our stock may never be traded on any exchange, or, if traded, a public market may not materialize. Even if we are successful in developing a public market, there may not be enough liquidity in such market to enable stockholders to sell their stock.
Our common stock is unlikely to be followed by any market analysts, and there may be few or no institutions acting as market makers for the common stock. Either of these factors could adversely affect the liquidity and trading price of our common stock. Until our common stock is fully distributed and an orderly market develops in our common stock, if ever, the price at which it trades is likely to fluctuate significantly. Prices for our common stock will be determined in the marketplace and may be influenced by many factors, including the depth and liquidity of the market for shares of our common stock, developments affecting our business, including the impact of the factors referred to elsewhere in these Risk Factors, investor perception of the Company, and general economic and market conditions. No assurances can be given that an orderly or liquid market will ever develop for the shares of our common stock.
Because Mr. Mough, our president and director, who is also our promoter, will own a substantial amount of the outstanding shares after this Offering, he will retain significant influence over us and be able to strongly influence the election of directors which could decrease the price and marketability of the Shares.
Even if we sell all 10,000,000 shares of common stock in this Offering, our president and director, David Mough will still own 8,000,000 shares and will continue to strongly influence the decisions of the Company. As a result, Mr. Mough will have significant influence to:
Moreover, because of the significant ownership position held by Mr. Mough, new investors may not be able to effect a change in the Company’s business or management, and therefore, stockholders would be subject to decisions made by management and the majority stockholder.
In addition, sales of significant amounts of shares held by Mr. Mough, or the prospect of these sales, could adversely affect the market price of our common stock. Management’s stock ownership may discourage a potential acquirer from making a tender offer or otherwise attempting to obtain control of us, which in turn could reduce our stock price or prevent our stockholders from realizing a premium over our stock price.
You will incur immediate and substantial dilution of the price you pay for your Shares.
Our existing stockholder acquired his shares at a cost of $0.001 per share, a cost per share that is substantially less than the amount you will pay for the Shares you purchase in this Offering. Accordingly, any investment you make in these shares will result in the immediate and substantial dilution of the net tangible book value of those shares from the $0.01 you pay for them. Upon completion of the Offering, the net tangible book value of your Shares will be $0.0055.
We may, in the future, issue additional common shares, which would further reduce investors' percentage of ownership in the Company and may dilute our share value.
Our Certificate of Incorporation authorizes the issuance of 100,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value, of which 8,000,000 shares are issued and outstanding. The future issuance of common stock may result in further and substantial dilution in the percentage of our common stock held by our then existing stockholders. We may value any common stock issued in the future on an arbitrary basis. The issuance of common stock for future services or acquisitions or other corporate actions may have the effect of diluting the value of the shares held by our investors and might have an adverse effect on any trading market for our common stock.
Our Common Stock will be subject to “penny stock” rules which may be detrimental to investors.
The SEC has adopted regulations which generally define “penny stock” to be any equity security that has a market price (as defined) of less than $5.00 per share or an exercise price of less than $5.00 per share. Such securities are subject to rules that impose additional sales practice requirements on broker-dealers who sell them. For transactions covered by these rules, the broker-dealer must make a special suitability determination for the purchaser of such securities and have received the purchaser’s written consent to the transaction prior to the purchase. Additionally, for any transaction involving a penny stock, unless exempt, the rules require the delivery, prior to the transaction, of a disclosure schedule prepared by the SEC relating to the penny stock market. The broker-dealer also must disclose the commissions payable to both the broker-dealer and the registered representative, current quotations for the securities and, if the broker-dealer is the sole market-maker, the broker-dealer must disclose this fact and the broker-dealer’s presumed control over the market. Finally, among other requirements, monthly statements must be sent disclosing recent price information for the penny stock held in the account and information on the limited market in penny stocks. As the shares immediately following this Offering will likely be subject to such penny stock rules, purchasers in this Offering will in all likelihood find it more difficult to sell their Shares in the secondary market.
We have not voluntarily implemented various corporate governance measures, in the absence of which, stockholders may have more limited protections against interested director transactions, conflicts of interest and similar matters.
Recent U. S. legislation, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, has resulted in the adoption of various corporate governance measures designed to promote the integrity of the corporate management and the securities markets. Some of these measures have been adopted in response to legal requirements. Others have been adopted by companies in response to the requirements of national securities exchanges, such as the NYSE or The NASDAQ Stock Market, on which their securities are listed. Among the corporate governance measures that are required under the rules of national securities exchanges and NASDAQ are those that address board of directors’ independence, audit committee oversight and the adoption of a code of ethics. We have not yet adopted any of these corporate governance measures and, since our securities are not listed on a national securities exchange or NASDAQ, we are not required to do so. It is possible that if we were to adopt some or all of these corporate governance measures, stockholders would benefit from somewhat greater assurances that internal corporate decisions were being made by disinterested directors and that policies had been implemented to define responsible conduct. For example, in the absence of audit, nominating and compensation committees comprised of at least a majority of independent directors, decisions concerning matters such as compensation packages to our senior officers and recommendations for director nominees may be made by a majority of directors who have an interest in the outcome of the matters being decided. Prospective investors should bear in mind our current lack of corporate governance measures in formulating their investment decisions.
FINRA sales practice requirements may limit a stockholder’s ability to buy and sell our stock.
FINRA has adopted rules that require that in recommending an investment to a customer, a broker-dealer must have reasonable grounds for believing that the investment is suitable for that customer. Prior to recommending speculative low priced securities to their non-institutional customers, broker-dealers must make reasonable efforts to obtain information about the customer’s financial status, tax status, investment objectives and other information. Under interpretations of these rules, FINRA believes that there is a high probability that speculative low priced securities will not be suitable for certain customers. FINRA requirements will likely make it more difficult for broker-dealers to recommend that their customers buy our common stock, which may have the effect of reducing the level of trading activity in our common stock. As a result, fewer broker-dealers may be willing to make a market in our common stock, reducing a stockholder’s ability to resell shares of our common stock.
If quoted on the OTCBB, the price of our common stock may be volatile, which may substantially increase the risk that you may not be able to sell your shares at or above the price that you may pay for the shares.
Currently, there is no public market for our stock and our stock may never be traded on any exchange, or, if traded, a public market may not materialize. Even if our shares are quoted for trading on the OTCBB following this offering and a public market develops for our common stock, the market price of our common stock may be volatile. It may fluctuate significantly in response to the following factors:
Your inability to sell your shares during a decline in the price of our stock may increase losses that you may suffer as a result of your investment.
Because we do not intend to pay any dividends on our common stock, holders of our common stock must rely on stock appreciation for any return on their investment.
We have not declared or paid any dividends on our common stock since our inception, and we do not anticipate paying any such dividends for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, holders of our common stock will have to rely on capital appreciation, if any, to earn a return on their investment in our common stock.
The Company will deposit offering proceeds into its operating account upon receipt and use them to conduct its business and operations, and proceeds are non-refundable.
Subscription funds submitted by subscribers will be deposited into the Company’s operating account upon receipt and used to conduct the Company’s business and operations. All proceeds from the sale of the Shares are non-refundable.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This Prospectus contains projections and statements relating to the Company that constitute “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of predictive, future-tense or forward-looking terminology, such as “intends,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates,” “may,” or similar terms. Such statements speak only as of the date of such statement, and the Company undertakes no ongoing obligation to update such statements. These statements appear in a number of places in this Prospectus and include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company, and its respective directors, officers or advisors with respect to, among other things: (1) trends affecting the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or future prospects, (2) the Company’s business and growth strategies and (3) the Company’s financing plans and forecasts. Potential investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve significant risks and uncertainties, and that, should conditions change or should any one or more of the risks or uncertainties materialize or should any of the underlying assumptions of the Company prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, some of which are unknown. The factors that could adversely affect the actual results and performance of the Company include, without limitation, the Company’s inability to raise additional funds to support operations and capital expenditures, the Company’s inability to effectively manage its growth, the Company’s inability to achieve greater and broader market acceptance in existing and new market segments, the Company’s inability to successfully compete against existing and future competitors and other factors described elsewhere in this Prospectus, or other reasons. Potential investors are urged to carefully consider such factors. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements and the “Risk Factors” described herein.
USE OF PROCEEDS
Assuming 10,000,000 Shares are subscribed for in this Offering, the gross proceeds from this Offering will be $100,000. We expect to disburse the proceeds from this Offering within the first 12 months after successful completion in the priority set forth below,: The table indicates the planned use of proceeds if 25%, 50%,75% or100% of the proceeds are raised:
Should the Company raise 25% or less of the Offering, they would use the proceeds to pay the outstanding Offering expenses and the ongoing administration expenses. Phase one exploration of the claims would be postponed until additional funding is obtained. Should the Company raise more than 25% of the Offering, they would pay the Offering expenses, conduct phase 1 of the exploration program, and pay the administrative costs of the Company, expected not to exceed $12,000 for the first year. Any funds raised surplus to these needs would be reserved to begin Phase 11 of the exploration program if recommended by the Company’s Consultant after review of the results of Phase 1.
Working capital remaining after the described use of proceeds above would be used for administrative costs and to begin Phase 11 of the exploration program if warranted.
The Company plans to pay the balance of the unpaid expenses associated with this Offering from the proceeds of the Offering.
Exploration of the Claim
As set forth in the table above, in addition to working capital, the Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for exploration of the Claim including assessment, mapping and sampling.
DETERMINATION OF OFFERING PRICE
There is no established market for our common stock. The Offering Price of the Shares has been determined arbitrarily by the Company and bears no direct relationship to our assets, book value, earnings, or other established criteria for valuing a privately held company. In determining the number of Shares to offer and the Offering Price, we took into consideration our capital structure and the amount of money we would need to implement our business plan. The Offering Price of the Shares should not be considered an indication of the actual or subsequent trading value of our common stock.
Penny Stock Rules
The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted rules that regulate broker-dealer practices in connection with transactions in penny stocks. Penny stocks are generally equity securities with a price of less than $5.00, other than securities registered on certain national securities exchanges or quoted on the NASDAQ system, provided that current price and volume information with respect to transactions in such securities is provided by the exchange or quotation system. The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, prior to a transaction in a penny stock, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document prepared by the SEC, that:
The broker or dealer also must provide, prior to effecting any transaction in a penny stock, the customer with:
In addition, the penny stock rules require that prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from those rules; the broker-dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser’s written acknowledgment of the receipt of a risk disclosure statement, a written agreement to transactions involving penny stocks, and a signed and dated copy of a suitably written statement.
These disclosure requirements may have the effect of reducing the trading activity in the secondary market for our stock. Therefore, if our common stock becomes subject to the penny stock rules, stockholders may have difficulty selling those securities.
We had one holder of record of our common stock as of the date of this Prospectus.
Securities Authorized For Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans
We do not have any securities authorized for issuance under any equity compensation plans.
We have not paid any dividends since our incorporation and do not anticipate the payment of dividends in the foreseeable future. At present, our policy is to retain earnings, if any, to pursue our business plan. The payment of dividends in the future will depend upon, among other factors, our earnings, capital requirements, and operating financial conditions.
Dilution represents the difference between the Offering Price and the net tangible book value per share immediately after completion of this Offering. Net tangible book value is the amount that results from subtracting total liabilities and intangible assets from total assets. Dilution arises mainly as a result of our arbitrary determination of the Offering Price of the Shares being offered. Dilution of the value of the Shares you purchase is also a result of the lower book value of the shares held by our existing stockholder.
In this Offering, the level of dilution is increased as a result of the relatively low book value of the Company’s presently issued and outstanding stock. This is due to the shares of common stock issued to the Company’s founder totaling 8,000,000 shares at $0.001 per share for $8,000 versus the current Offering Price of $0.01 per share.
The Company’s net book value on September 30, 2012 was $-4,926 or approximately $-0.005 per share, based upon 8,000,000 shares outstanding. Upon completion of this Offering, but without taking into account any change in the net tangible book value after completion of this offering other than that resulting from the sale of the Shares and receipt of the total proceeds of $100,000, the net tangible book value of the 18,000,000 shares to be outstanding will be $95,074, or approximately $0.0053per share. Accordingly, the net tangible book value of the shares held by our existing stockholder (8,000,000 shares) will be increased by $.0052 per share without any additional investment on his part. The purchasers of Shares in this Offering will experience immediate dilution (a reduction in the net tangible book value per share from the offering price of $0.01 per share) of $0.0053 per share
After completion of the Offering, the existing stockholder will own 44.4% of the total number of shares then outstanding, for which he will have made a cash investment of $8,000, or $.001 per share. Upon completion of the Offering, the purchasers of the Shares offered hereby will own 55.6% of the total number of shares then outstanding, for which they will have made a cash investment of $100,000, or $0.01 per share.
The following table illustrates the per share dilution to the new investors and does not give any effect to the results of any operations subsequent to September 30, 2012:
The following table summarizes the number and percentage of shares purchased the amount and percentage of consideration paid and the average price per share paid by our existing stockholder and by new investors in this offering:
We are not providing any tax advice as to the acquisition, holding or disposition of the securities offered herein. In making an investment decision, investors are strongly encouraged to consult their own tax advisor to determine the U. S., federal, state and any applicable foreign tax consequences relating to their investment in the Shares.
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION
There is no public market for our common stock. Therefore, the current and potential market for our common stock is limited and the liquidity of our Shares may be severely limited. To date, we have made no effort to obtain listing or quotation of our securities on a national stock exchange or association. We have not identified or approached any broker/dealers with regard to assisting us to apply for such listing or quotation. We are unable to estimate if or when we expect to undertake this endeavor. No market may ever develop for our common stock, or if developed, such market may not be sustained in the future. Accordingly, the Shares should be considered totally illiquid, which inhibits investors' ability to sell their Shares. The market price of the Shares of common stock is likely to be highly volatile and may be significantly affected by factors such as actual or anticipated fluctuations in the Company's operating results, announcements of technological innovations, new products and/or services or new contracts by the Company or its competitors, developments with respect to copyrights or proprietary rights, adoption of new accounting standards or regulatory requirements affecting the mining business, general market conditions and other factors. In addition, the stock market from time to time experiences significant price and volume fluctuations that may adversely affect the market price for the Company's common stock.
The Company is offering to sell up to 10,000,000 Shares pursuant to the terms of this Prospectus in a self-underwritten direct public offering, without any participation by underwriters or broker-dealers. The Offering Price is $0.01 per Share. The Offering Period will commence on the date of this prospectus and close no later than 180 days from the date of this prospectus. The Company is offering the Shares on a best efforts basis, and there will be no minimum amount required to close the Offering. If all the Shares are not sold, there is the possibility that the amount raised may be minimal.
No arrangements have been made to place funds into escrow or any similar account. Upon receipt, Offering proceeds will be deposited into our operating account and used to conduct our business and operations. If an investor’s subscription is accepted by Company, the subscription funds, together with any interest earned on the funds, will be immediately drawn upon and used by the Company.
The officers and directors of the Company reserve the right at their option to purchase Shares pursuant to the terms of this Prospectus, but any such purchase shall be without discount and at the full Offering Price per Share.
Shares will be sold through the efforts of the officers and directors of the Company. There will be no participation by underwriters or broker-dealers. The Shares will be sold in accordance with the laws of the states in which the Shares are offered and/or sold.
This is a self-underwritten offering. There are no plans or arrangements to enter into any contracts or agreements to sell the Shares with a broker or dealer. Mr. Mough and Ms Goedderz, our officers and directors, will sell the shares and intend to offer them to friends, family members and business acquaintances with no commission or other remuneration payable to him for any Shares they sell. In offering the securities on our behalf, they will rely on the safe harbor from broker-dealer registration set out in Rule 3a4-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”).
Mr. Mough or Ms. Flansburg will not register as a broker-dealer pursuant to Section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in reliance upon Rule 3a4-1, which sets forth those conditions under which a person associated with an issuer may participate in the offering of the issuer's securities and not be deemed to be a broker-dealer. Our officers and directors satisfy the requirements of Rule 3a4-1, because they are an officer and director of the Company and:
Only after our registration statement is declared effective by the SEC, do we intend to advertise, through tombstones, and hold investment meetings. We will not utilize the internet to advertise our offering. Mr. Mough will also distribute the prospectus to potential investors at the meetings, to business associates and to his friends and relatives who are interested in us and a possible investment in the Offering. No Shares purchased in this Offering will be subject to any kind of lock-up agreement.
Our officers, directors, control persons and their affiliates do not intend to, but may, purchase any Shares in this Offering.
We intend to sell our Shares to purchasers inside the United States.
Section 15(g) of the Exchange Act
Section 15(g) of the Exchange Act, and Rules 15g-1 through 15g-6 and Rule 15g-9 promulgated there under, impose additional sales practice requirements on broker/dealers who sell our securities to persons other than established customers and accredited investors (generally institutions with assets in excess of $5,000,000 or individuals with net worth in excess of $1,000,000 or annual income exceeding $200,000 or $300,000 jointly with their spouses). While Section 15(g) and Rules 15g-1 through 15g-6 apply to brokers-dealers, they do not apply to us.
Rule 15g-1 exempts a number of specific transactions from the scope of the penny stock rules. Rule 15g-2 declares unlawful broker/dealer transactions in penny stocks unless the broker/dealer has first provided to the customer a standardized disclosure document.
Rule 15g-3 provides that it is unlawful for a broker/dealer to engage in a penny stock transaction unless the broker/dealer first discloses and subsequently confirms to the customer current quotation prices or similar market information concerning the penny stock in question.
Rule 15g-4 prohibits broker/dealers from completing penny stock transactions for a customer unless the broker/dealer first discloses to the customer the amount of compensation or other remuneration received as a result of the penny stock transaction.
Rule 15g-5 requires that a broker/dealer executing a penny stock transaction, other than one exempt under Rule 15g-1, disclose to its customer, at the time of or prior to the transaction, information about the sales persons compensation.
Rule 15g-6 requires broker/dealers selling penny stocks to provide their customers with monthly account statements.
Rule 15g-9 requires broker/dealers to approve the transaction for the customer's account; obtain a written agreement from the customer setting forth the identity and quantity of the stock being purchased; obtain from the customer information regarding his investment experience; make a determination that the investment is suitable for the investor; deliver to the customer a written statement for the basis for the suitability determination; notify the customer of his rights and remedies in cases of fraud in penny stock transactions; and, the FINRA’s toll free telephone number and the central number of the North American Securities Administrators Association, for information on the disciplinary history of broker/dealers and their associated persons.
The application of the penny stock rules may affect your ability to resell your Shares.
Expenses of Offering
The Company will pay all of the costs and expenses in connection with the Offering, including but not limited to all expenses incurred to prepare, reproduce or print this Prospectus, legal expenses, accounting and audit expenses and other expenses incurred in qualifying the Offering for sale under federal securities laws and applicable state securities, or “blue sky,” laws. It is estimated that the expenses of the Offering will not exceed $12,000.
Procedures and Requirements for Subscription
If after carefully reviewing this Prospectus, you desire to purchase Shares, you must do the following:
(1) Complete, execute, date and deliver to us the Subscription Agreement which accompanies this Prospectus.
(2) Forward the Subscription Agreement to David Mough, Gold Ridge Resources, Inc., 7582 Las Vegas Blvd S. Suite 552, Las Vegas, NV 89123, with a check payable to “GOLD RIDGE RESOURCES, INC.” in an amount equal to the total purchase price for the number of Shares you desire to purchase.
Subscriptions, once received by the Company, are irrevocable.
No arrangements have been made to place funds into escrow or any similar account. Upon receipt, Offering proceeds will be deposited into our operating account and used to conduct our business and operations.
Right to Reject Subscriptions
We maintain the right to accept or reject subscriptions in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason. All monies from rejected subscriptions will be returned immediately by us to the subscriber, without interest or deductions. Subscriptions for the Shares will be accepted or rejected within 48 hours of our having received them.
DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES
The following statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the detailed provisions of our Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws. The Shares registered pursuant to the registration statement of which this Prospectus is a part are shares of common stock, all of the same class and entitled to the same rights and privileges as all other shares of common stock.
The authorized capital stock of the Company is 100,000,000 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.001 per share.
As of the date of this prospectus, there are 8,000,000 shares of common stock issued outstanding.
Each stockholder is entitled to one (1) vote for each share of common stock.
Options and Warrants
There are no outstanding options or warrants or other securities that are convertible into our common stock.
We have not paid any cash dividends to stockholders. The declaration of any future cash dividends is at the discretion of our Board of Directors and depends upon our earnings, if any, our capital requirements and financial position, general economic conditions, and other pertinent conditions. It is our present intention not to pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future, but rather to reinvest earnings, if any, in our business operations.
The registrar and transfer agent for our common stock will be Quicksilver Stock Transfer Inc. upon completion of this Offering. Its address and telephone number are 6623 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Suite 255, Las Vegas NV 89119, (702) 629-1883. Until the present time, we have acted as our own registrar and transfer agent.
Penny Stock Regulation
The SEC has adopted regulations which generally define “penny stock” to be any equity security that has a market price (as defined) of less than $5.00 per share or an exercise price of less than $5.00 per share. Such securities are subject to rules that impose additional sales practice requirements on broker-dealers who sell them. For transactions covered by these rules, the broker-dealer must make a special suitability determination for the purchaser of such securities and have received the purchaser’s written consent to the transaction prior to the purchase. Additionally, for any transaction involving a penny stock, unless exempt, the rules require the delivery, prior to the transaction, of a disclosure schedule prepared by the SEC relating to the penny stock market. The broker-dealer also must disclose the commissions payable to both the broker-dealer and the registered representative, current quotations for the securities and, if the broker-dealer is the sole market-maker, the broker-dealer must disclose this fact and the broker-dealer’s presumed control over the market. Finally, among other requirements, monthly statements must be sent disclosing recent price information for the penny stock held in the account and information on the limited market in penny stocks. As the Shares immediately following this Offering will likely be subject to such penny stock rules, purchasers in this Offering will in all likelihood find it more difficult to sell their Shares in the secondary market.
INTERESTS OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL
No expert or counsel named in this Prospectus as having prepared or certified any part of this Prospectus or having given an opinion upon the validity of the securities being registered or upon other legal matters in connection with the registration or offering of the Shares was employed on a contingency basis, or had, or is to receive, in connection with the Offering, a substantial interest, direct or indirect, in the Company, nor was any such person connected with the Company as a promoter, managing or principal underwriter, voting trustee, director, officer or employee.
The financial statements of the Company as of June 30, 2012 and for the period of July 15, 2010 (inception) through June 30, 2012 included herewith have been audited by Sadler, Gibb & Associates LLC, an independent registered public accounting firm located at 291 South 200 West, Farmington, UT 84025 and have been included herein in reliance upon such report given upon the authority of said firm as experts in auditing and accounting.
David R. Shaddrick, M.Sc., CPG, P.Geo (BC) of Shaddrick & Associates., with an office at 3405 Bowie Road, Reno, NV 89503 has provided us with the technical report contained herein. His certificate, which makes up a part on the attached Geological report, reads in part:
“I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology with a B.Sc. degree in Geology (1970) and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a M.Sc. degree in Geology (1971).
I am a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and have been certified as a Professional Geologist by that organization (CPG #10677). I am licensed to practice geology by the State of Washington, USA (LG #1073). I am a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) and I am licensed to practice geology in that province (P.Geo. #129789). I have practiced my profession, as a mining and exploration geologist, continuously since 1971.”
We were incorporated on July 15, 2010 in the state of Nevada. We have no subsidiaries. The Company has not been the subject of any bankruptcy, receivership or similar proceedings or any reclassification, merger or consolidation proceedings. We are engaged in the business of acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company has leased a group of claims called the Dayton Claims covering approximately 80 acres located in Lyon County Nevada (the “Dayton Claims”). This property consists of four claims held by Robert S. Friberg (the “Lessor”) and is located about 50 miles southeast of Reno, NV and 5.5 miles east of the town of Dayton. We refer to this group of claims as the “Property” or the “Claims” or the “Dayton Claims” throughout this Prospectus. We leased the claims for a period of thirty years, renewable for additional periods, by granting Mr. Friberg a 2% NSR royalty on all production from the property and payment of advanced minimum royalties of $5,000 on signing, and on December 31, 2012 then $ 7,500 on December 31, 2012, $10,000 on December 31, 2013 and each December 31 thereafter. We are presently in the exploration stage at the Property.
We have not generated revenue from mining operations.
Our independent auditor has issued an audit opinion which includes a statement expressing substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern. In August 2010, we engaged David Shaddrick M.Sc.,CPG, P.Geo (BC)., an independent professional mining geologist, to assess the Property for mineral occurrences. To date, we have incurred expenses of $7,663 for the report. The source of information contained in this discussion is our technical report that has been included as Exhibit 99.1 in our Form S-1 registration statement.
Our principal offices are located at 7582 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Suite 552, Las Vegas, NV 89123. Our telephone number is (702) 418-0055.
Mineral property exploration is typically conducted in phases. We have not yet commenced the initial phase of exploration on the Property; however, our consulting geologist recommends the exploration work based on the results from the most recent phase of technical and area review. Once we have completed each phase of exploration and analyzed the results, we will make a decision as to whether we will proceed with each successive phase. Our President will make this decision based upon the recommendations of David Shaddrick. Our goal in exploration of the Property is to ascertain whether it possesses economic quantities of mineralization. We cannot assure you that any economical mineral deposits exist on the Property until appropriate exploration work is completed. Even if we complete our proposed exploration program on the Property and we are successful in identifying a mineral deposit, we will have to spend substantial funds on further drilling and engineering studies before we will know if we have a commercially viable mineral deposit.
The Mineral Claims
The Claims are described as the Dayton Claims and are recorded Lyon County, NV in the name of Robert Friberg. The following are the serial numbers of the recorded claims. The Company has a lease agreement with Mr. Friberg which is described in detail herein.
The Claims are in good standing to September 1, 2013
Financial Details of Lease agreement on Claims
Unless and until this Agreement is sooner terminated, Lessee shall pay Lessor Annual Advance Royalty payments in accordance with the following schedule:
All Advance Royalty payments payable to Lessor pursuant to this paragraph shall be credited and recoverable from Production Royalty payments payable by Lessee to Lessor. Said right of recovery shall apply to the first such Production Royalty payments accruing and shall continue thereafter until Lessee has recovered the full amount of previously paid Advance Royalty payments. All Advance Royalty payments accruing subsequent to the first Production Royalty payment shall be recovered and deducted in a like manner from Production Royalty payments thereafter accruing.
Lessee shall pay to Lessor a Production Royalty of
2.00 % NSR
Payments will be made quarterly, no later than 20 business days following the end of each calendar quarter. Quarterly royalty payments will be provisional and subject to adjustment at the end of Lessee's accounting year. If no written objection is made by Lessor to the correctness of a royalty payment or its accompanying statement within two years from the date of such payment, such statement shall be conclusively deemed to be correct and such royalty payment sufficient and complete, and no exception or claim for adjustment shall thereafter be permitted.
The term "NSR" as used herein shall mean the dollar amount actually received by Lessee from the sale of minerals from the Property less costs of shipping, insurance and transportation. All payments and royalties payable hereunder may be made by Lessee’s check, and delivery thereof shall be deemed completed on the mailing thereof to Lessor.
The Dayton Property is an early stage exploration project located at the northern edge of the Pine Nut Mountains of Nevada, USA. The Dayton Property is approximately 50 miles southeast of Reno, Nevada in Lyon County at the northern edge of the Como Mining District. It consists of four (4) contiguous lode mining claims controlled by Gold Ridge Resources, Inc. through an option agreement with R. Steve Friberg (“Friberg”), the original locator of the claims.
The Dayton Property can be accessed from Reno, Nevada which has commercial air service with links to major transportation hubs. The climate and vegetation of the Project area are typical of the west central Great Basin. The region is arid to semiarid with the extreme temperature ranges typical of desert areas. Mining and exploration in the region take place year-round and new exploration and development projects are welcomed by the majority of the area residents. Dayton is the nearest community to the Property but all lodging, casual labor, supplies for exploration, heavy equipment and operators will come from nearby Carson City or Reno/Sparks.
The Dayton Property is situated within the topographically distinct Walker Lane Belt of the Western Great Basin physiographic province. Northwest-Southeast trending mountain ranges and intermountain basins, which reflect the underlying structural setting, characterize the area. The elevation of the claims ranges from approximately 4600 to 4900 feet. The terrain is gentle and will not impose significant challenges for the construction of mining or milling facilities. The town of Dayton was the site of the first gold discovery in the state of Nevada and, although several mines have been developed in modern times, there are, at present, no projects in production in the local area.
There is no indication of past mining or exploration activity on or near the property. The project was identified by review of private, historic sample data which indicated highly anomalous values of gold and trace elements in the area.
The Dayton Property is located in a region of extremely complex geology on the western margin of the Basin and Range Tectonic Province within a regionally extensive tectonic complex referred to as the “Walker Lane”. This feature is a distinct, roughly 500 mile long, 50 to 100 mile wide, north-northwesterly trending structural zone that represents the transition from the northwesterly trending structures of the Sierra Nevada massif on the west to the northerly trending structures of the Basin and Range Province on the east. Within the Walker Lane, the oldest exposed rock units are Neoproterozoic meta-sedimentary rocks – the youngest are Pleistocene and Recent cinder cones and lava flows. Structurally, the Walker Lane is dominated by right lateral faulting with associated internal shear couples and a strong overprint of late extension.
The Como District is within the north central Walker Lane and is almost entirely underlain by Tertiary age andesitic, basaltic and rhyolitic volcanic rocks of the Kate Peak Formation and Quaternary age flows of basaltic composition. The basement is inferred to be granites of the Sierra Nevada Batholith.
Structurally the district is dominated by north to northeast trending, slightly arcuate, high angle extensional faults related to the most recent, and ongoing, extensional regime. The project area is entirely underlain by volcanic rocks of Tertiary age with minor alluvial deposits forming small fans near the two drainages that dissect the property. A small area of lahar deposits occurs immediately west of the claim boundary.
No geologic mapping has been completed but rapid site review by David Shaddrick, the Company’s consulting geologist, indicates that exposed rocks include flows and hypabyssal intrusive rocks of andesitic/dacitic composition and several small brecciated rhyolitic dikes. The rhyolite dikes occur within a broader zone of altered and quartz veined andesite/dacite. It is inferred that these are located on high angle structures related to the regional extension that has been ongoing since the early Tertiary.
The geologic setting of the Dayton Project is permissive for the occurrence of multiple deposits similar to those mined in the past at the Como and Hercules mines. These are structurally controlled epithermal deposits of gold and silver. Base metals occur in minor amounts.
Although some diversity exists, all deposits in the Como District appear to fit a model commonly referred to as “structurally controlled, volcanic hosted, epithermal gold/silver deposits”. The deposits, if found, can be expected to be characterized by:
Targeting techniques are straightforward. Structures are readily identifiable from geologic mapping, geophysical and geochemical surveys and three dimensional modeling. Minor but important structures can be identified only through exposure by excavation or drilling. Mineralization on structures is identifiable only where exposed or drilled. There are, at present, no geological tools available to provide predictability of ore occurrence on known structures. Exploration, therefore, becomes an exercise of locating structures through geological mapping and focused geophysics coupled with rock chip and soil sample geochemistry to locate potentially mineralized areas and, finally, trenching or drilling of identified targets.
Field examination by David Shaddrick, the Company’s consulting geologist, and the results of limited rock chip sampling indicate one, rather broad, area of alteration and mineralization evident in both outcrop and float. The zone is argillized and leached with moderate staining by iron oxides after sulfide minerals. Small, banded quartz veins are common. Fresh sulfide minerals (pyrite +/- others?) are rare but present in exposed rocks. Limited sampling of this zone has returned gold values ranging from 0.059 to 0.54 ppm (g/t). Values of silver (0.4 – 18.4 ppm) and arsenic (95 – 1280 ppm) are also quite high. From These data it is clear that a gold bearing hydrothermal system exists on the Dayton Property.
No significant exploration work has, as yet been completed on the property. The old sampling and the results of the site visit represent the first known identification of a mineral system in this area and determining the geologic framework and mineral distribution of the Property must be the first priority of systematic exploration.
No properties of significance are adjacent to the Dayton Project. Nearby deposits worthy of note include the Comstock, Talapoosa, Como and Hercules deposits. All are similar in geology and mineralization. They consist of steeply dipping auriferous and/or argentiferous veins in variously altered and silicified volcanic country rocks. Structural orientations are varied and reflect local adjustments to regional extensional tectonics. Mineralization consists dominantly of electrum (associated with pyrite) and tetrahedrite. Alteration, including argillization, propylitization and leaching is quite variable.
A two phase exploration program is recommended. Phase One should consist of a comprehensive geological mapping and rock chip/soil sampling program to form the basis for a proper project database. This is expected to take approximately 2 months to complete and cost approximately $14,500. Phase Two, if warranted, should consist of focused geochemical and geophysical surveys, trenching and a report detailing the results of the work and recommendations for further work if warranted. This work can be expected to cost in the range of $400,000. The results of Phase Two, if positive, can be expected to define a number of high quality drill targets.
The Dayton Property is centered at Latitude 390 15’ 44” North, Longitude 1190 29’ 45” West in Lyon County, Nevada, USA. It is approximately 50 miles southeast of Reno, Nevada and 5.5 miles East of the town of Dayton. The claims are located at the northern edge of the Como Mining District.
Property Description and Ownership
The unpatented lode mining claims presently comprising the Dayton Property are as follows:
The Dayton Property can be accessed from Reno, Nevada, which has commercial air service with links to major transportation hubs.
From Reno, Nevada, the Dayton Property can be accessed by driving 33 miles south on US highway 395 to Carson City, Nevada then 21 miles northeast on US highway 50 to the town of Dayton. In Dayton, turn east on Main Street, merge into Dayton Valley Road and follow it to its end, approximately 5 miles northeast. Continue east, through a gate in a boundary fence and follow the unimproved road approximately 0.5 miles to the western boundary of the Dayton Property. Essentially all of the Dayton Property can be accessed by four wheel drive vehicles and ATV’s from that point.
Climate and Vegetation
The climate and vegetation of the project area are typical of the west central Great Basin. The region is arid to semiarid with the extreme temperature ranges typical of desert areas. In the valleys the maximum temperature ranges from near zero degrees F. in the winter to over 100 degrees F. in the summer. In the higher ranges winter temperatures can be several degrees below zero F. but summer temperatures seldom exceed the 90 degree F. range.
Humidity and precipitation are low. The valleys receive the least precipitation, usually in the range of 6 inches per year and from 12 inches to 20 inches per year in the mountains. Most of the precipitation comes as winter snow and spring rains. June through October is generally the dry season, although thunderstorms can create wet periods and local flash flooding.
Greasewood is typical of the salt flats and sagebrush is ubiquitous from the edge of the salt flats to the crest of all but the highest mountains. The foothills are dominated by typical desert plants including various cacti (dominantly Prickly Pear). At higher elevations in the Pine Nut Mountains, to the south, Piñon pines and Juniper are common as well as a variety of grass species.
Mining and exploration in the region take place year-round, with only occasional weather-related difficulties such as brief periods of heavy snow in the winter and muddy, unstable roads in the spring.
Local Resources and Infrastructure
Nevada is a mining state and is well accustomed to mining activities. Lyon County has a long history of mining and that activity has remained a significant economic element for the County. There are a number of inactive mines and active development projects in the region. The Company believes that new exploration and development projects will be viewed positively by the majority of the area residents.
Dayton is the nearest community to the Dayton Property but all lodging, casual labor, supplies for exploration, heavy equipment and operators will come from nearby Carson City or Reno/Sparks. Major support for mine development and operation is available in Reno/Sparks.
Apart from exploration and mining, the principal land use in the area is Agriculture, recreation and tourism.
There are no utilities located at the Dayton Property. Electricity will ned to be provided by diesel generator. Water will need to be hauled in, or developed by drilling at or near the Dayton Property.
The Dayton Property is situated within the topographically distinct Walker Lane belt of the Western Great Basin physiographic province. Northwest-Southeast trending mountain ranges and intermountain basins, which reflect the underlying structural setting, characterize the area. The entire region is a closed drainage system with all streams flowing to interior “sinks” such as the Carson and Humboldt sinks. The Dayton Property is located on the Carson River drainage system which flows, ultimately, into the Carson Sink.
The elevation of the claims ranges from approximately 4600 to 4900 feet. The terrain is gentle and will not impose significant challenges for the construction of mining or milling facilities.
The town of Dayton is believed to be the site of the first gold discovery in the state of Nevada, with the discovery of placer gold in May, 1850. In modern times, several mines have been developed in the region including the Comstock Lode (Tenneco among others) and Talapoosa (several operators). At present, no projects are in production in the local area.
There is no indication of past mining or exploration activity on or near the Dayton Property. The project area was identified by review of private, historic and unverified sample data. Two samples from this small database indicated anomalous values of gold and trace elements (Table 1) and the D-1 through D-4 claims have been located based on this data.
Table 1: Historic Samples (Friberg Files).
Regional and District Geologic Setting
The Dayton Property is located in a region of extremely complex geology and the following description is necessarily simplified and abridged.
The geologic setting of the Dayton Project is permissive for the occurrence of multiple deposits similar to those mined in the past at the Como and Hercules mines. These are structurally controlled epithermal deposits of gold and silver. Base metals occur in minor amounts.
Although some diversity exists, all deposits in the Como District appear to fit a model commonly referred to as “Volcanic hosted epithermal gold/silver deposits”. These are structurally controlled occurrences generally associated with high angle structures formed as a result of the regional extension that has been ongoing since the early Tertiary.
In the view of David Shaddrick, the deposits, if found, can be expected to be characterized by:
Figure 7 represents an initial, idealized sketch of the possible occurrence model and reflects the current thinking with regard to targeting.
Targeting techniques are straightforward. Structures are readily identifiable from geologic mapping, geophysical and geochemical surveys and three dimensional modeling. Minor, but important, structures can be identified only through exposure by excavation or drilling. Mineralization on structures is identifiable only where exposed or drilled. There are, at present, no geological tools available to provide predictability of ore occurrence on known structures. Exploration, therefore, becomes an exercise of locating structures through geological mapping and focused geophysics coupled with rock chip and soil geochemical sampling to locate potentially mineralized areas and, finally, trenching or drilling of identified targets.
Field examination and the results of rock chip sampling by David Shaddrick indicate one, rather broad, area of alteration and mineralization evident in both outcrop and float (Fig. 6). This area is argillized and leached with moderate staining by iron oxides after sulfide minerals. Fresh sulfide minerals (pyrite) are present but rare in exposed rocks.
Table 2: Dayton Project Reconnaissance Sampling.
Table 3. Dayton Sample Locations and Descriptions
No drilling has, as yet, been completed by the Company and there is no evidence on the ground of historic drilling activities.
Sampling by David Shaddrick
Geochemical data consists of analyses from historic and unverified sampling (Table 1) and 6 reconnaissance samples taken during the field visit (Tables 2 & 3).
The samples were “grab” or “chip channel” rock samples taken from outcrops or float at selected locations on the Dayton Property. Some were focused on apparent mineralization and others were taken with no geological bias. The samples were all taken by, or under the supervision of, the AUTHOR.
A summary of the gold and silver results from the sampling is presented in Table 2, and sample locations and descriptions are presented in Table 3.
Given the fact that the Project is very early stage and that the intent of the sampling was only to demonstrate the occurrence of anomalous mineralization on the Dayton Property, the sampling procedures and analytical methods are adequate for the purpose and the results can be relied upon in that context.
Sample Preparation, Analyses and Security
All samples were delivered by David Shaddrick to the Inspectorate America Corporation lab (“Inspectorate”) in Reno, Nevada The samples were handled under the lab’s standard preparation procedure and analyzed using various digestion techniques and combinations of gravimetric and/or ICP analytical techniques. Inspectorate is an ISO certified laboratory (ISO: 9001-2008) with labs and offices worldwide.
The samples were in the possession of David Shaddrick until delivered to Inspectorate in Reno, Nevada. The sample handling, preparation and analysis were completed using the labs standard procedures which can be considered adequate for this preliminary level of evaluation and the results of the analyses can be reasonably relied upon.
The Dayton Property at an early stage of exploration and no data exists other than the old unverified analyses and the observations and samples taken during David Shaddrick’s field visit.
Samples taken at the time of the site visit were handled under industry standard verification procedures by Inspectorate Labs, an ISO certified lab. This is considered sufficient verification for this level of project.
Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserves Estimate
No resources have yet been identified on the Dayton Property.
Recommendations of David Shaddrick
A two phase exploration program is recommended by David Shaddrick, the Company’s consulting geologist. Phase One should consist of a comprehensive geological mapping and sampling program to form the basis for a proper project database. This work can be expected to generate several important drill targets for initial testing. Phase Two should consist of detailed geochemical and geophysical surveys, trenching and drilling.
The details of the recommended Phase One program are presented in Table 4. This work totals $14,500 and should take approximately 2 months to complete (including time for assay returns and report writing).
Table 4. Phase One Budget: Dayton Project
Mapping should be at a scale appropriate to the detail being investigated. A map scale of 1”=100’ is recommended. Rock Chip samples should be large (5 to 10 pounds each) and carefully taken. Supervision of sampling is required. Samples should be analyzed for gold and silver using a one assay ton charge for fire assay with an AA finish providing accuracy and precision to the 5 ppb range. A standard ICP geochemical package is recommended for trace element analyses.
Phase Two, if warranted, should consist of focused geochemical and geophysical surveys, trenching and a report detailing the results of the work and recommendations for further work, if warranted. Details of the program will be contingent on the results of Phase One but can be expected to include:
1. Geological Supervision
2. Focused geophysical/geochemical Surveys
3. Trenching and mapping/sampling
4. Report detailing the results of the work with recommendations and budget for further work, including drilling, if warranted.
Total cost of Phase Two should be in the range of $400,000.
The results of the Phase Two program, if positive, can be expected to define a number of high quality drill targets.
Compliance with Government Regulation
Both Federal and Arizona laws govern work on the claims. Title to mineral claims are issued and administered by the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and any work on the property must comply with all provisions under the BLM surface management regulations. A mineral claim acquires the right to the minerals, which were available at the time of location and as defined in the Mining Act of 1872. There are no surface rights included, but the title holder has the right to use the surface of the claim for mining purposes only. All work carried out on a claim that disturbs the surface by mechanical means requires a Plan of Operations and bonding and must receive written approval from the BLM prior to commencement.
Our mineral exploration program will comply with the BLM surface management regulations. In order to explore for minerals on our mineral claim we must submit the plan of operations for review and approval by the BLM. Upon approval, the BLM will likely require us to post a bond to cover the cost of any remediation The cost of remediation work will vary according to the degree of physical disturbance. We have budgeted for regulatory compliance costs in the proposed exploration program. As mentioned above, we will have to sustain the cost of reclamation and environmental remediation for all exploration and other work undertaken. The amount of reclamation and environmental remediation costs are not known at this time as we do not know the extent of the exploration program that will be undertaken beyond completion of the recommended exploration program. Because there is presently no information on the size, tenor, or quality of any mineral resource at this time, it is impossible to assess the impact of any capital expenditures on earnings or our competitive position in the event a potential mineral deposit is discovered.
If we enter into substantial exploration, the cost of complying with permit and regulatory environment laws will be greater than in Phases 1or 2 because the impact on the project area is greater. Permits and regulations will control all aspects of any program if the project continues to that stage because of the potential impact on the environment. We may be required to conduct an environmental review process , including preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) if we determine to proceed with a substantial project. An EIS is not required to proceed with the recommended Phase 1, 2 or 3 exploration programs on our Dayton Property.
We will also have to sustain the cost of reclamation and environmental remediation for all work undertaken which causes sufficient surface disturbance to necessitate reclamation work. Both reclamation and environmental remediation refer to putting disturbed ground back as close to its original state as possible. Other potential pollution or damage must be cleaned-up and renewed along standard guidelines outlined in the usual permits. Reclamation is the process of bringing the land back to a natural state after completion of exploration activities. Environmental remediation refers to the physical activity of taking steps to remediate, or remedy, any environmental damage caused, i.e. refilling trenches after sampling or cleaning up fuel spills. Our initial programs do not require any reclamation or remediation other than minor clean up and removal of supplies because of minimal disturbance to the ground. The amount of these costs is not known at this time as we do not know the extent of the exploration program we will undertake, beyond completion of the recommended three phases described above. Because there is presently no information on the size, tenor, or quality of any resource or reserve at this time, it is impossible to assess the impact of any capital expenditures on our earnings or competitive position in the event a potentially economic deposit is discovered.
Employees and Employment Agreements
At present, we have no employees and no employment agreements. Our President and Secretary provide services on a consultant basis without compensation. We anticipate that we will be conducting most of our business through agreement with consultants and third parties.
Reports to Stockholders
We will make our financial information available to stockholders and any interested parties or investors through compliance with the disclosure rules of Regulation S-K applicable to a smaller reporting company. We will become subject to certain disclosure filing requirements once our S-1 registration statement becomes effective and will be required to file periodic reports. We intend at some time in the future to register our common stock under the Exchange Act which would expand and extend our reporting requirements, including the requirement to send an annual report to stockholders containing audited financial statements in connection with the solicitation of proxies. Until required to do so, we do not intend to voluntarily send an annual report to stockholders, as we feel that stockholders will have on-line access through the SEC’s EDGAR system to material information concerning us (including audited financial statements) found in our annual reports on Form 10-K. The timing of the filing of the registration of our common stock under the Exchange Act has not yet been determined. The public may read and copy any materials that we file with the SEC, at the SEC's Public Reference Room at 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549. The public may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. The SEC maintains an Internet site (http://www.sec.gov) that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC.
Property Description and Location
The Property consists of four (4) contiguous lode mining claims totaling approximately 80 acres in Lyon County, Nevada. The claims are within Township 16 North, range 23 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian.
The Property is centered at Latitude 390 , 15’44” North, Longitude 1190 29’ 45” West in Lyon County, Nevada, USA. It is approximately 50 miles southeast of Reno, Nevada and 5.5 miles East of the town of Dayton. The claims are located at the northern edge of the Como Mining District (Tingly 1998).
The mining industry is fragmented, and there are many mineral prospectors and producers, small and large. We do not compete with anyone with respect to the Claim. That is because there is no competition for the exploration or removal of minerals from the Property. We will either find gold or other minerals on the Property or not. If we do not, we will cease or suspend operations. We are one of the smallest exploration companies in existence. We are an infinitely small participant in the gold and mineral mining market. Readily available gold and mineral markets exist in, the United States and around the world for the sale of gold and other minerals in which we would attempt to sell any gold or minerals that we are able to recover.
We do not expect any major challenges in accessing the Property during the initial exploration stages.
We will also have to sustain the cost of reclamation and environmental remediation for all work undertaken which causes sufficient surface disturbance to necessitate reclamation work. Other potential pollution or damage must be cleaned-up and renewed along standard guidelines outlined in the usual permits. Reclamation is the process of bringing the land back to a natural state after completion of exploration activities. Environmental remediation refers to the physical activity of taking steps to remediate, or remedy, any environmental damage caused, i.e. refilling trenches after sampling or cleaning up fuel spills. Our initial programs do not require any reclamation or remediation other than minor clean up and removal of supplies because of minimal disturbance to the ground. The amount of these costs is not known at this time as we do not know the extent of the exploration program we will undertake, beyond completion of the recommended phases described above. Because there is presently no information on the size, tenor, or quality of any resource or reserve at this time, it is impossible to assess the impact of any capital expenditures on our earnings or competitive position in the event a potentially economic deposit is discovered.
Emerging Growth Company Status under the JOBS Act
Gold Ridge Resources, Inc. qualifies as an “emerging growth company” as defined in the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”).
The JOBS Act creates a new category of issuers known as "emerging growth companies." Emerging growth companies are those with annual gross revenues of less than $1 billion (as indexed for inflation) during their most recently completed fiscal year. The JOBS Act is intended to facilitate public offerings by emerging growth companies by exempting them from several provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and its regulations. An emerging growth company will retain that status until the earliest of:
Financial and Audit Requirements
Under the JOBS Act, emerging growth companies are subject to scaled financial disclosure requirements. Pursuant to these scaled requirements, emerging growth companies may:
In addition, during the IPO offering process, emerging growth companies are exempt from:
Other Public Company Requirements
Emerging growth companies are also exempt from other ongoing obligations of most public companies, such as:
Election under Section 107(b) of the JOBS Act
As an emerging growth company we have made the irrevocable election to not adopt the extended transition period for complying with new or revised accounting standards under Section 107(b), as added by Section 102(b), of the JOBS Act. This election allows companies to delay the adoption of new or revised accounting standards that have different effective dates for public and private companies until those standards apply to private companies.
We do not hold ownership or leasehold interest in any property other than the Claims. To date, our president, David Mough, has provided us with office space and related office services free of charge. There is no obligation for or guarantee that this arrangement will continue in the future.
We do not have any subsidiaries.
We do not own, either legally or beneficially, any patents or trademarks.
There is presently no public market for our common stock and there has never been a market for our common stock. We anticipate applying for quotation of our common stock on the OTC Bulletin Board upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. However, we cannot assure you that our shares will be quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board or, if quoted, that a public market will materialize.
Obtaining a market maker to sponsor a company's securities is required to obtain a quotation of the securities on the OTC Bulletin Board. If we are unable to obtain a market maker for our securities, we will be unable to develop a trading market for our common stock. We may be unable to locate a market maker that will agree to sponsor our common stock. Even if we do locate a market maker, there is no assurance that our securities will be able to meet the requirements for a quotation or that the securities will be accepted for quotation on the OTC Bulletin Board.
We intend to apply for quotation of the securities on the OTC Bulletin Board, but there can be no assurance that we will be able to obtain this listing. The OTC Bulletin Board securities are not quoted and traded on the floor of an organized national or regional stock exchange. Instead, OTC Bulletin Board securities transactions are conducted through a telephone and computer network connecting dealers in stocks. OTC Bulletin Board stocks are traditionally smaller companies that do not meet the financial and other listing requirements of a regional or national stock exchange.
The SEC has adopted rules that regulate broker-dealer practices in connection with transactions in penny stocks. Penny stocks are generally equity securities with a price of less than $5.00, other than securities registered on certain national securities exchanges or quoted on the NASDAQ system, provided that current price and volume information with respect to transactions in such securities is provided by the exchange or quotation system. The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, prior to a transaction in a penny stock, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document prepared by the SEC.
In addition, the penny stock rules require that prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from those rules; the broker-dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser’s written acknowledgment of the receipt of a risk disclosure statement, a written agreement to transactions involving penny stocks, and a signed and dated copy of a suitably written statement.
These disclosure requirements may have the effect of reducing the trading activity in the secondary market for our stock. Therefore, if our common stock becomes subject to the penny stock rules, stockholders may have difficulty selling those securities.
Upon completion of this Offering, based on our outstanding shares as of the date of this Prospectus, we will have outstanding an aggregate of 18,000,000 shares of our common stock, assuming the sale of the maximum number of Shares offered hereunder. Of these shares, upon effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, the 10,000,000 Shares covered hereby will be freely transferable without restriction or further registration under the Securities Act.
The remaining 8,000,000 restricted shares of common stock then outstanding are owned by our President and director, known as our “affiliate,” and may not be resold in the public market except in compliance with the registration requirements of the Securities Act or under an exemption under Rule 144 under the Securities Act, if available, or otherwise.
The outstanding shares of our common stock not included in this prospectus will be available for sale in the public market as follows:
Of our outstanding shares, 8,000,000 shares are beneficially owned by executive officers, directors and affiliates.
In general, under Rule 144, as currently in effect, a person, other than an affiliate, who has beneficially owned securities for at least six months, including the holding period of prior owners is entitled to sell his or her shares without any volume limitations; an affiliate, however, can sell such number of shares within any three-month period as does not exceed the greater of:
Sales under Rule 144 are also subject to manner-of-sale provisions, notice requirements and the availability of current public information about an issuer. In order to effect a Rule 144 sale of common stock, the transfer agent requires an opinion from legal counsel. Further, the six month holding period is applicable only to issuers who have been subject to the reporting requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for at least 90 days.
As of the date of this Prospectus, no shares of our common stock are available for sale under Rule 144.
Restrictions on the Use of Rule 144 by Former Shell Companies
Rule 144 is not available for the resale of securities issued by any issuer that is or has been at any time previously a shell company unless the following conditions have been met:
Holders of Our Common Stock
As of the date of this Prospectus, we have one stockholder of record.
Stock Options and Warrants
To date, we have not granted any stock options, warrants or any other securities convertible into shares of our common stock, and we have no shares reserved for issuance under any stock option plan.
There are no restrictions in our Articles of Incorporation or By-Laws that prevent us from declaring dividends. Our By-Laws permit the Board of Directors to establish various reserves before the payment of any dividend. The Nevada Revised Statutes provide that a corporation may pay dividends out of its surplus or, if none, out of its net profits for the fiscal year in which the dividend is declared and/or the preceding fiscal year. Declaration and payment of dividends is prohibited during any period in which the capital of the corporation is less than the amount represented by issued and outstanding stock of all classes having a preference upon the distribution of assets. We have not declared any dividends, and we do not plan to declare any dividends in the foreseeable future.
On June 14, 2012, we issued an aggregate of 8,000,000 shares of our common stock to our founder, officer and director for aggregate consideration of $8,000.
We have determined beneficial ownership in accordance with the rules of the SEC. These rules generally attribute beneficial ownership of securities to persons who possess sole or shared voting power or investment power with respect to those securities. The person is also deemed to be a beneficial owner of any security of which that person has a right to acquire beneficial ownership within 60 days. Unless otherwise indicated, the person identified in this table has sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares shown as beneficially owned by him.
The following table provides information regarding the beneficial ownership of our common stock as of the date of this Prospectus by:
Except as otherwise indicated, we believe that all persons named in the table have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of common stock beneficially owned by them.
The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our financial statements, including the notes thereto, appearing elsewhere in this Prospectus. The discussions of results, causes and trends should not be construed to imply any conclusion that these results or trends will necessarily occur. This discussion includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. As a result of many factors, such as those set forth under “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this Prospectus, our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements.
Selected Financial Data
The Company was organized on July 15, 2010. Our total current assets as of September 30 were $2,824 our current liabilities were $7,750, and our total stockholders’ deficit was $4,926. As of September 30, 2012, the Company held cash and cash equivalents in the amount of $2,824. From inception through September 30, 2012 we incurred a net loss of $12,926. The recoverability of costs incurred for acquisition and exploration of the Property is dependent upon the Company’s discovery of economically recoverable reserves and the Company’s ability to obtain financing sufficient to satisfy the expenditure requirements and to complete development of the Property and pursue production and sales thereof.
The notes to the Company’s financial statements express substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern because of the Company’s accumulated deficit since inception of $12,926 and the further losses which are anticipated in the development of its business. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company’s generation of profits in the future and/or the ability to obtain financing necessary to meet its obligations.
We are engaged in the business of acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company has leased a group of claims called the Dayton Claims covering approximately 80 acres located in Lyon County Nevada (the “Dayton Claims”). This property consists of four claims held by Robert S. Friberg (the “Lessor”) and is located about 50 miles southeast of Reno, NV and 5.5 miles east of the town of Dayton. We refer to this group of claims as the “Property” or the “Claims” or the “Dayton Claims” throughout this Prospectus. We leased the claims for a period of thirty years, renewable for additional periods, by granting Mr. Friberg a 2% NSR royalty on all production from the property and payment of advanced minimum royalties of $5,000 on signing, and on June 30, 2013 then $ 7,500 on June 30,2014, $10,000 on June 30, 2014 and each June 30 thereafter. We are presently in the exploration stage at the Property. We have not generated revenue from mining operations
Plan of Operation
We are an exploration stage company. We have not yet started operations or generated or realized any revenues from our business operations.
Our auditors have issued a going concern opinion. This means that there is substantial doubt that we can continue as an ongoing business for the next twelve months unless we obtain additional capital to pay our bills. This is because we have not generated any revenues and no revenues are anticipated until we begin removing and selling minerals. Accordingly, we must raise cash from sources other than the sale of minerals found on the Property. Our only other sources for cash at this time are loans from related parties and additional sales of common stock. Our success or failure will be determined by what additional financing we obtain and what we find under the ground.
If we find mineralized material and it is economically feasible to remove the mineralized material, we will attempt to raise additional money through a private placement, public offering or through loans. Our sole officer and director has made an unenforceable verbal commitment to loan money to us in an amount not to exceed $20,000. At the present time, we have not made any arrangements to raise additional cash. If we need additional cash and can't raise it, we will either have to suspend activities until we do raise the cash, or cease activities entirely. Other than as described in this paragraph, we have no financing plans.
Even if we complete our current exploration program and it is successful in identifying a mineral deposit, we will have to spend substantial funds on further drilling and engineering studies before we will know if we have a commercially viable mineral deposit, a reserve.
We will be conducting research in the form of exploration of the Property. Our exploration program is explained in as much detail as possible in the business section of this Prospectus. We are not going to buy or sell any plant or significant equipment during the next twelve months.
We will not buy any equipment until have located a reserve and have determined it is economical to extract the minerals from the land. If we find mineralized materials in the Property, we intend to try to develop the reserves ourselves.
We do not intend to hire employees at this time. All of the work on the Property will be conducted by unaffiliated independent contractors that we will hire. The independent contractors will be responsible for surveying, geology, engineering, exploration, and excavation. The geologists will evaluate the information derived from the exploration and excavation and the engineers will advise us on the economic feasibility of removing the mineralized material.
Mineral property exploration is typically conducted in phases. Based on our consultant’s studies, Mr. Simmons recommends a two-phase program of exploration on the Property.
The first phase of exploration estimated to cost $14,500 and would include geological mapping, rock chip sampling, grid establishment and soil sampling.
After the completion of the first phase of the exploration program, we will review the results and conclusions and evaluate the advisability of additional exploration work on the Property.
Phase Two, if warranted, should consist of focused geochemical and geophysical surveys, trenching, mapping sampling and a report detailing the results of the work and recommendations for further work, if warranted. Total cost of Phase Two should be in the range of $400,000.
If we are unable to complete any phase of exploration because we don’t have enough money, we will cease activities until we raise more money. If we can’t or don’t raise more money, we will cease activities. If we cease activities, we have no plans for any other business activity.
Limited Operating History; Need for Additional Capital
We have not yet commenced the initial phase of exploration on the Property. We would need additional financing to cover exploration costs, although we currently do not have any specific financing arranged. Further exploration would be subject to financing. Management expects to finance operating costs over the next twelve months with existing cash on hand, loans and/or the proceeds from a securities offering.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
We are attempting to raise money from this Offering to generate cash to begin exploration of the Property. As of September 30, 2012, our total assets were $2,824, and our total liabilities were $7,750 From inception on July 15, 2010 through September 30, 2012, we incurred a total net loss of $12,926. As of September 30, 2012, we held cash and cash equivalents of $2,824.
The Company has no firm cash commitments for capital expenditures and is expending no capital pending completion of this Offering. The Company expects that the proceeds from this Offering together with cash on hand will be sufficient to support its business plan for twelve months. Initially, the Company’s sole focus will be the exploration of the Property.
From inception through June 30, 2012, we have raised $8,000 through the sale of our common stock and have incurred expenses of $12,926. The Company’s projected financial requirements for the next 12 months are $47,000. We plan to finance the cost of Phase One of the exploration program and administration costs from cash on hand, from this Offering and from advances from our President and director, if required and he is willing, and/or securities offerings. Our President and director has made an unenforceable verbal commitment to loan or advance capital to us up to a maximum of $20,000.
We will require additional funding in order to proceed with any additional recommended exploration program following the completion of Phase One.
If commercially viable metal or mineral reserves are found on the Property, the Company intends to mine the reserves. The funds generated from this Offering will not exceed exploration costs for phase one. If mineral reserves are found of the Property, the Company will require additional funds to develop such mineral reserves.
If the Company successfully mines any minerals or metals discovered on the Property, it will explore sales opportunities for such products. The proceeds from this Offering will be insufficient to develop such sales opportunities. Should the Company successfully mine any minerals or metals on the Property, it will require additional funds to develop sales opportunities.
The Company is in its exploration stage and has not begun operations. As such, the Company has no historical periods with which to compare anticipated capital requirements in the future. The Company will use the proceeds from this Offering to support its capital requirements. To the best of the Company’s knowledge, it is not aware of any event or future trend which would cause the Company’s anticipated immediate capital requirements with respect to phase one exploration to exceed the proceeds of the Offering and cash on hand.
Results of Operations
We did not earn any revenues from our incorporation on July 15, 2010 to September 30, 2012. We are in the exploration stage of our business and can provide no assurance that we will discover economic mineralization on our mineral property.
For the year ended June 30, 2012, we incurred operating expenses in the amount of $8,954 which comprised of general and administrative expenses, relating to filing fees and professional fees.
We incurred total operating expenses in the amount of $12,926 for the period from our inception on July 15, 2010 to September 30, 2012. These operating expenses were comprised of filing fees and professional fees.
Mineral exploration and development involve a high degree of risk and few properties that are explored are ultimately developed into producing mines. At this stage without having conducted the initial exploration phase, we are unable to determine whether future mineral exploration and development activities will result in any discoveries of proven or probable reserves. Even if we discover commercial quantities of mineralization, the mineral Property may never be brought into commercial production. Our development of mineral properties will occur only upon obtaining sufficient funding and satisfactory exploration results.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.
Changes In and Disagreements with Accountants
We know of no existing or pending legal proceedings against us, nor are we involved as a plaintiff in any proceeding or pending litigation. There are no proceedings in which any of our director, officer or any of their respective affiliates, or any beneficial stockholder, is an adverse party or has a material interest adverse to our interest. Our address for service of process in Aspen Asset Management Services, LLC., 6623 Las Vegas Blvd., S, Suite 255, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
The directors of the Company hold office for annual terms and will remain in their positions until successors have been elected and qualified. The officers are appointed by the board of directors of the Company and hold office until their death, resignation or removal from office. The ages, positions held, and duration of terms of the directors and executive officers are as follows:
Our officers and directors and their age as of the date of this Prospectus is as follows:
The persons named above expect to hold their offices/positions until the next annual meeting of our stockholders.
Each of Mr. Mough and Ms Flansburg devote a minimum amount of time as is required by this early stage company and have agreed to spend up to 10% of their available business hours as it may be required at this early stage.
Set forth below is a brief description of the background and business experience of our President and director, Mr. David Mough:
Mr. David Mough has acted as our president, secretary, treasurer, chief executive officer and as a director since our incorporation on July 15, 2010. He attended the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno. Here he studied Mining Engineering for two years before transferring his efforts toward a degree in geology. He was caught in the 1980's gold exploration boom, working in the western U.S. for a variety of clients, eventually specializing in northern Nevada. In the past five years, he has been engaged as a consultant for junior and major resource firms, including Bravo Gold, Rio Fortuna Exploration, Placer Dome, and Trend Resources, supervising drill programs and generating targets through classic mapping and sampling. Additionally, he has worked as a prospector, leasing properties to the likes of Teck, FMC Gold, and Midway Gold.
Currently, in addition to his involvement with Gold Ridge, Mr. Mough operates his own Geological Consulting business.
Mr. Mough’s Geological background and training and overall mining experience renders him uniquely qualified to serve as officer and director of this Company.
Set forth below is a brief description of the background and business experience of our Secretary and director, Maureen Flansburg:
Maureen Flansburg has acted as our Secretary and Director since June 29, 2011. Ms Flansburg brings over twenty five years experience in business administration and financial management to our Company.
Her recent experience includes her current position as Business Manager for Las Vegas Shakespeare Company (3 years), and as Project Manager/Bookkeeper for Las Vegas Field and Focus where she implemented and supervised a wide variety of market research projects and managed the company’s accounting and payroll.
Ms. Flansburg’s history of business administration and management qualify her to act as Secretary and Director of Gold Ridge Resources.
During the past ten years neither of our Officers/Directors above have been the subject of the following events:
1. Any bankruptcy petition filed by or against any business of which Mr. Mough was a general partner or executive officer either at the time of the bankruptcy or within two years prior to that time.
2. Any conviction in a criminal proceeding or being subject to a pending criminal proceeding.
3. An order, judgment, or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, or any court of competent jurisdiction, permanently or temporarily enjoining, barring, suspending or otherwise limiting Mr. Mough’s involvement in any type of business, securities or banking activities.
4. Found by a court of competent jurisdiction (in a civil action), the SEC or the Commodity Future Trading Commission to have violated a federal or state securities or commodities law, and the judgment has not been reversed, suspended or vacated.
Term of Office
Our directors are appointed for one-year terms to hold office until the next annual meeting of our stockholders or until removed from office in accordance with our By-Laws. Our officers are appointed by our board of directors and hold office until removed by the board.
Our Bylaws provide that the Board of Directors shall consist of at least one but not more than nine members as fixed from time to time by action of the Board of Directors. Each director serves for a term that expires until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until his successor shall have been elected and qualified, or until his earlier resignation, removal from office, or death.
Committees of the Board of Directors
We do not presently have a separately constituted audit committee, compensation committee, nominating committee, executive committee or any other committees of our Board of Directors, nor do we have an audit committee “financial expert.” As such, our entire Board of Directors acts as our audit committee and handles matters related to compensation and nominations of directors.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
Since we do not have an audit or compensation committee comprised of independent directors, the functions that would have been performed by such committees are performed by our directors, who are also our executive officer. Thus, there is an inherent conflict of interest.
As of the date of this Registration Statement filed on Form S-1, we have no independent directors.
Our determination of independence of directors is made using the definition of “independent director” defined under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5605(a)(2) and by the regulations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. However, we are not at this time required to have our Board comprised of a majority of “independent directors” because we are not subject to the listing requirements of any national securities exchange or national securities association.
The Board shall undertake an annual review of the independence of all non-management Directors. To enable the Board to evaluate each non-management Director, in advance of the meeting at which the review occurs, each non-management Director shall provide the Board with full information regarding the Director’s business and other relationships with the Company, its affiliates and senior management.
Directors must inform the Board whenever there are any material changes in their circumstances or relationships that could affect their independence, including all business relationships between a Director and the Company, its affiliates, or members of senior management, whether or not such business relationships would be deemed not to be material under any of the categorical standards set forth above. Following the receipt of such information, the Board shall re-evaluate the Director's independence.
Stockholder Communications with the Board
We have not implemented a formal policy or procedure by which our stockholders can communicate directly with our Board of Directors. Nevertheless, every effort will be made to ensure that the views of stockholders are heard by the Board of Directors and that appropriate responses are provided to stockholders in a timely manner. During the upcoming year, our Board will continue to monitor whether it would be appropriate to adopt such a process.
The following table sets forth the compensation paid by us for the period from inception until the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010 for our sole officer and director. This information includes the dollar value of base salaries, bonus awards and number of stock options granted, and certain other compensation, if any. The compensation discussed addresses all compensation awarded to, earned by, or paid to our named executive officers.
Since our incorporation on July 15, 2010, we have not compensated and have no arrangements to compensate our officers and directors for their services to us as officers and directors. There are no employment agreements or consulting agreements with our current directors and officers. There are no arrangements or plans in which we provide pension, retirement or similar benefits for directors or executive officers. We do not have any material bonus or profit sharing plans pursuant to which cash or non-cash compensation is or may be paid to our directors or executive officers, except that stock options may be granted at the discretion of our board of directors from time to time. We have no plans or arrangements in respect of remuneration received or that may be received by our executive officers to compensate such officers in the event of termination of employment (as a result of resignation, retirement, change of control) or a change of responsibilities following a change of control.
Outstanding Equity Awards at 2012 Fiscal Year-End
We do not currently have a stock option plan nor any long-term incentive plans that provide compensation intended to serve as an incentive for performance. No individual grants of stock options or other equity incentive awards have been made to our officers and directors since our inception; accordingly, none were outstanding at September 30, 2012.
Compensation of Directors
The members of our board of directors are not compensated for their services as a director. The Board has not implemented a plan to award options to any directors. There are no contractual arrangements with our directors. We have no director's service contracts.
Other than the transactions discussed below, none of the following parties has, since the date of incorporation, had any material interest, direct or indirect, in any transaction with us or in any presently proposed transaction that has or will materially affect us:
On June 14, 2012, we issued an aggregate of 8,000,000 shares of our common stock to our president and director, David Mough, for a purchase price of $0.001 per share or for aggregate consideration of $8,000. The shares were issued in reliance upon an exemption under Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933.The certificate issued to Mr. David Mough contains a restrictive legend with respect to the issuance of securities pursuant to exemptions from registration requirements and the restrictions upon transfer of the securities under the Securities Act.
During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, the Company received $500 in cash and had $938 in operating expenses paid on its behalf by David Mough leaving a balance due to David Mough as of June 30, 2012. Mr. Mough loaned the Company an additional $5,000 in August, 2012, leaving a balance due Mr. Mough of $6,438 as of September 30, 2012.
Our President may be considered a promoter of the Company due to his participation in and management of the business since our incorporation.
We are not subject to the corporate governance rules of any securities exchange or securities association, because our securities are not traded on any exchange. We have no audit, nominating or compensation committees. As a small business, we do not have the resources to engage additional individuals to perform these functions. Our directors perform these functions. When seeking nominees to serve as director, our directors will evaluate the candidacy of an individual based on his or her educational attainments, his or her relevant experience and professional stature. Our directors also perform the function of the audit committee by overseeing the quality and integrity of the financial reporting practices of the Company.
Two individuals currently serve as the principal executive officers and directors of the Company. The Company currently has no operations. At this stage of its development, the Company does not, in the opinion of its officers and directors, require the engagement of additional directors because any oversight functions are minimal at this time. The Company will, in compliance with corporate governance standards, reassess the desirability of engaging additional directors to provide oversight functions if and when the Company has active operations.
We were organized under the laws of the State of Nevada on July 15, 2010 to engage in the business of acquisition, exploration and development of natural resource properties. At that time we appointed David Mough as sole director, President and Chief Executive Officer. Subsequently, Maureen Flansburg was appointed Secretary and Director. In connection with our organization, we have issued 8,000,000 shares of common stock to David Mough for proceeds of $8,000.
FOR SECURITIES ACT LIABILITIES
The Nevada Revised Statutes require us to indemnify officers and directors for any expenses incurred by any officer or director in connection with any actions or proceedings, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative, brought against such officer or director because of his or her status as an officer or director, to the extent that the director or officer has been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of the action or proceeding. The Nevada Revised Statutes permit a corporation to indemnify an officer or director, even in the absence of an agreement to do so, for expenses incurred in connection with any action or proceeding if such officer or director acted in good faith and in a manner in which he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation and such indemnification is authorized by the stockholders, by a quorum of disinterested directors, by independent legal counsel in a written opinion authorized by a majority vote of a quorum of directors consisting of disinterested directors, or by independent legal counsel in a written opinion if a quorum of disinterested directors cannot be obtained.
The Nevada Revised Statutes prohibit indemnification of a director or officer if a final adjudication establishes that the officer's or director's acts or omissions involved intentional misconduct, fraud, or a knowing violation of the law and were material to the cause of action. Despite the foregoing limitations on indemnification, the Nevada General Corporation Law may permit an officer or director to apply to the court for approval of indemnification even if the officer or director is adjudged to have committed intentional misconduct, fraud, or a knowing violation of the law.
The Nevada Revised Statutes also provide that indemnification of directors is not permitted for the unlawful payment of distributions, except for those directors registering their dissent to the payment of the distribution.
According to Article 9 of our Bylaws, we are authorized to indemnify our directors to the fullest extent authorized under Nevada law subject to certain specified limitations.
Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be provided to directors, officers or persons controlling us pursuant to the foregoing provisions, we have been informed that, in the opinion of the SEC, such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.
We have filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (including exhibits) under the Securities Act with respect to the Shares to be sold in this Offering. This Prospectus, which forms part of the Registration Statement, does not contain all the information set forth in the Registration Statement as some portions have been omitted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC. For further information with respect to our Company and the Shares offered in this Prospectus, reference is made to the Registration Statement, including the exhibits filed thereto, and the financial statements and notes filed as a part thereof. With respect to each such document filed with the SEC as an exhibit to the Registration Statement, reference is made to the exhibit for a more complete description of the matter involved. We are not currently subject to the informational requirements of the Exchange Act. As a result of the offering of the Shares of our common stock, we will become subject to the informational requirements of the Exchange Act, and, in accordance therewith, we will file quarterly and annual reports and other information with the SEC. The Registration Statement, such reports and other information may be inspected and copied at the Public Reference Room of the SEC located at 100 F Street, N. E., Washington, D. C. 20549. Copies of such materials, including copies of all or any portion of the Registration Statement, may be obtained from the Public Reference Room of the SEC at prescribed rates. You may call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 to obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room. Such materials may also be accessed electronically by means of the SEC’s home page on the internet (http://www.sec.gov).
GOLD RIDGE RESOURCES, INC.
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