UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 10-K
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017

Commission File Number: 333-182072
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Hunt Mining Corp.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

British Columbia
1041
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Primary Standard Industrial Classification Code Number)

23800 East Appleway Ave.
Liberty Lake, WA   99019
(509)-290-5659
(Address of principal executive offices)




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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Descriptions of agreements or other documents in this report are intended as summaries and are not necessarily complete. Please refer to the agreements or other documents filed or incorporated herein by reference as exhibits. Please see the Exhibit Index at the end of this report for a complete list of those exhibits.
PART I
Item 1. Business

Hunt Mining Corp. (the "Company" or "Hunt"), is a mineral exploration company incorporated on January 10, 2006 under the laws of Alberta, Canada and, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the exploration of mineral properties in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
Effective November 6, 2013, the Company continued from the Province of Alberta to the Province of British Columbia.  The Company's registered office is located at 25th Floor, 700 West Georgia Street,
Vancouver, B.C.  V7Y 1B3.  The Company's head office is located at 23800 E Appleway Avenue, Liberty Lake, Washington, 99019 USA.
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the following subsidiaries after elimination of intercompany transactions and balances:

 
Corporation
 
Incorporation
Percentage
ownership
Business Purpose
Cerro Cazador S.A. ("CCSA")
Argentina
100%
Holder of Assets and Exploration Company
Ganadera Patagonia(1)
Argentina
40%
Land Holding Company
1494716 Alberta Ltd.
Alberta
100%
Nominee Shareholder
Hunt Gold USA LLC
Washington, USA
100%
Management Company

The Company's activities include the exploration of mineral properties in Argentina. On the basis of information to date, the Company has not yet determined whether the exploration properties contain economically recoverable ore reserves. The underlying value of the mineral properties is entirely dependent upon the existence of economically recoverable reserves, the ability of the Company to obtain the necessary financing to complete development and upon future profitable production or a sale of these properties.
The Company has one reportable segment, consisting of evaluation, acquisition and exploration activities which are focused principally in Argentina. The Company evaluates, acquires, and explores for advanced silver and gold exploration and potential development projects, which may lead to silver and gold production or value adding strategic transactions. In 2017, the Company began exploration activities at the Martha Project which resulted in recoveries from sale of silver and gold concentrate as "Silver and gold recovery, net of expenses" in the amount of $5,757,321 during the year ended December 31, 2017 (December 31, 2016- $0 (zero)). Geographic location of mineral properties and plant and equipment is provided in Item 2 – Properties and Notes 8 and 10 – Mineral Properties and Property and Equipment to the Consolidated Financial Statements under the section heading "Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data" below.

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Competitive Business Conditions
 
The mineral exploration business is an extremely competitive industry. The Company is competing with other exploration companies for the capital necessary to sustain exploration and development programs. There is competition for the limited number of silver and gold acquisition and exploration opportunities. As a result, the Company may have difficulty acquiring attractive silver and gold projects at reasonable prices. The Company also competes for skilled labor and consultants for the man hours and consulting time.
The year ended, 2017, was the first year of milling production for the refurbished Martha Mill. The mill began limited trial operations in January of 2017, with regular milling activities of ore from exploration activities commencing in April 2017. The risks associated exploration, mining and milling operations include risks typical of the mining industry. For example, the Company's operational effectiveness in the processing plan must be properly calibrated and managed to avoid lower recovery of the economic metals. Mechanical failure of equipment could increase costs, decrease efficacy or result in significant delays. The Company manages these risks with detailed mine planning and extraction processes, a maintenance program, and hiring experienced and technically proficient management.
Generally, the Company is subject to the risks inherent to the mineral industry. The primary risk of mineral exploration is the low probability of finding a major deposit of ore. The Company attempts to mitigate this risk by focusing its efforts in areas known to host significant mineral deposits, and by relying on its experienced management team to drive acquisitions of properties that have higher-than-average probabilities of success. In addition to deal essentials, such as cost, terms, timing, and market considerations, the Company's process of property acquisition involves screening target properties based on geological, engineering, environmental, and metallurgical factors. In all its operations the Company also competes for skilled labor within the mining industry.
Another significant risk in the mining industry is the price of metals such as gold and silver. If the prices of these metals were to fall substantially it could lead to a loss of investor interest in the mineral exploration sector, which would make it more difficult to raise the capital necessary for the Company or other potential customers to move exploration and development plans forward.
Effect of Existing or Probable Government Regulation

The Company's exploration and development activities and other property interests are subject to various national, state, provincial and local laws and regulations in the United States, Argentina, and other jurisdictions, which govern prospecting, development, mining, production, exports, taxes, labor standards, occupational health, waste disposal, protection of the environment, mine safety, hazardous substances and other matters. The Company has obtained or has pending applications for those licenses, permits or other authorizations currently required to conduct exploration and other programs. The Company believes that it complies in all material respects with applicable mining, health, safety and environmental statutes and regulations in all the jurisdictions in which it operates. The Company is not aware of any current orders or directions relating to us with respect to the foregoing laws and regulations.

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Environmental Regulation

The Company's projects are subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations governing protection of the environment. These laws are continually changing and, in general, are becoming more restrictive. The Company's policy is to conduct business in a way that safeguards public health and the environment. The Company believes that its operations are conducted in material compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Changes to current local, state or federal laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where it operates could require additional capital expenditures and increased operating and/or reclamation costs. The Company is unable to predict what additional legislation, if any, might be proposed or enacted, or what additional regulatory requirements could impact the economics of its projects. During 2017, none of the project sites had any material non-compliance occurrences with any applicable environmental regulations.
The Company generally will be required to mitigate long-term environmental impacts by stabilizing, contouring, re-sloping and revegetating various portions of a site after mining and mineral processing operations are completed. These reclamation efforts would be conducted in accordance with detailed plans, which must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate regulatory agencies.
Employees
As at December 31, 2017, the Company had 32 full and part time employees and 11 individuals working on a consulting basis. Its operations are managed by officers with input from directors.
 
Item 1A. Risk Factors

The Company is a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and is not required to provide the information under this item.
 
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
 
 None.
 
 
Item 2. Properties
 
Ongoing production at the Martha Project is being undertaken without established mineral resources or reserves and the Company has not established the economic viability of the operations on the Martha Project. As a result, there is increased uncertainty and economic risk of failure associated with these production activities. A NI 43-101 compliant technical report from 2010 does exist for the La Josefina project with measured, indicated and inferred resources. The Ailin vein is part of this resource estimate.
Klaus Triebel, Hunt Mining's director of project development, is the qualified person under National Instrument 43-101 who has approved the technical and scientific aspects of this press release.
The majority of the Company's assets are located in Argentina.  The Company's material holdings consist of
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Approximately 25,000-acre property on which the Company's La Josefina project is located
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Approximately 29,600-hectare parcel on which the Company's La Valenciana project is located
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Approximately 35,700-hectare parcel on which the Company's Martha project is located

The Company also owns mobile housing units, trucks and additional mechanical equipment, all purchased within the last ten years and in good physical condition.

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Geology of the land holdings is characterized by abundant middle-to-late Jurassic Age volcanic and volcaniclastic rock units.  All projects are within the Deseado Massif of the Santa Cruz province of Argentina which is dominated by rhyolitic to rhyodacitic ignimbrite flows and lava domes together with subordinate agglomerates, volcanic breccias and tuffs with minor basalts, andesites and volcanic agglomerates intercalated upward with mafic tuffs, conglomerates and sediments.  Faults active during the period of intense Jurassic extension and volcanism generally trend NNW-SSE and form a series of grabens, and horst blocks.

General Geology of the Deseado Massif

The geology of the Deseado Massif region has been described and discussed in numerous papers and reports published during the last fifteen years. The geology has been mapped at various scales by government agencies, most recently covered by a series of 1: 250,000 quadrangles published by the Instituto de Geología y Recursos Minerales and Servico Geológico Minero Argentino.
The Deseado Massif is dominated by a few major regional sequences comprised of felsic volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks deposited in middle- to late-Jurassic time. The rocks are broken by a series of regional fractures that probably represent reactivated basement fracture zones. Faults that were active during the period of intense Jurassic extension and volcanism trend mostly NNW-SSE and form a series of grabens, half-grabens and horst blocks which are tilted slightly to the east. Since Jurassic time, the rocks have been cut by normal faults of several different orientations, mainly NW-SE and ENE-WSW, but have undergone very little compression. As a result, they remain relatively undeformed and generally flat-lying to gently dipping, except locally where close to faults, volcanic domes or similar features.
Exposures of rocks older than Jurassic are limited. The oldest pre-Jurassic "basement" rocks are small outcrops of metamorphic rocks thought to be late Precambrian to early Paleozoic in age (about 540 Ma). These rocks have been assigned to the La Modesta Formation in the western part of the area and to the Complejo Río Deseado in the eastern part. They consist of schists, phyllites, quartzites, gneisses and amphibolites and plutonic intrusions.

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The Precambrian and older Paleozoic rocks are unconformably overlain by thick continental sedimentary sequences of late-Paleozoic to early-Mesozoic age, called La Golondrina Formation and El Tranquilo Group. La Golondrina Formation is Permian (299–251 Ma) and is up to 2,200m of arkosic to lithic sandstones, siltstones and conglomerates deposited in N-S to NW-SE rift basins along older reactivated basement structures. El Tranquilo Group is Triassic in age (251– 200 Ma) and is up to 650m of rhythmically bedded arkosic sandstones and shales which grade upward into conglomerates and redbeds.
The Triassic sequence is intruded and overlain by the first indications of igneous activity related to the crustal separation and extension initiated in early Jurassic: La Leona and the Roca Blanca Formations. La Leona Formation, early Jurassic in age (175–200 Ma), is composed of calc-alkaline granitic intrusive bodies sparsely scattered throughout the northeastern part of the Deseado Massif. The Roca Blanca Formation is also early Jurassic age, and consists of up to 900m of a coarsening-upward fluvial to lacustrine mudstone and sandstone sequence deposited in grabens or other rift basins, mainly in the south-central part of the Deseado Massif. The upper third of the sequence is distinctly richer in volcanic tuffs and other pyroclastic materials.
The Jurassic volcanic rocks are divided into formal units but can be treated as a single bimodal (andesite-rhyolite) Jurassic volcanic complex. There are three units in this volcanic complex: the Cerro Leon and Bajo Pobre Formations and the Bahía Laura Group. The last two units make up the most extensive unit in the massif.
The Cerro Leon unit (lower to middle Jurassic in age) consists of hypabyssal mafic rocks composed of andesitic to basaltic dykes and shallow intrusions located in the south-central part of the massif. The Bajo Pobre Formation (middle to upper Jurassic in age) is typically 150-200m thick and is locally up to 600m thick. It is composed of andesites and volcanic agglomerates with minor basalts, which intercalate upwards with mafic tuffs, conglomerates and sediments. Olivine basalts, common in the lower part of the formation in the El Tranquilo anticline region are thought to be products of fissure eruptions from rifts related to the early stages of the Gondwana breakup and continental separation.
The Bahia Laura Group (middle to upper Jurassic in age) covers more than half the area of the massif and hosts more than 90 percent of the known gold-silver occurrences. It is a complex sequence of felsic volcanic-sedimentary rocks that has been divided into two formations according to whether there is a predominance of volcanic flows (Chon Aike Formation) vs. a predominance of volcaniclastic and sedimentary debris (La Matilde Formation). These two formations are complexly intercalated and have rapid lateral changes in facies and thickness which make it virtually impossible to define a coherent regional stratigraphy.
Non-marine sediments of late Jurassic to early Cretaceous age occur at various places throughout the Deseado Massif filling structural or erosional basins in the underlying Jurassic terrain. The presence of continental sediments in these basins, typically less than 150 meters thick, indicates that the massif remained as a positive geological feature throughout the Cretaceous. The most extensive cover rocks are a series of young basalt lava flows, Miocene to Quaternary in age, which blanket large parts of the region. The flows are typically only a few meters thick except where they fill paleo-valleys in the old land surface. In some cases, these thicker lava accumulations stand in relief above the surrounding landscape, providing classic examples of inverted topography caused by differential erosion. The youngest deposit consists of an extensive veneer of Quaternary gravels, especially in the eastern part of the massif.


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Mina Martha Property

Location

Martha is located in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, at 48o , 41', 33.94" south latitude and 69o , 42', 00.79" west longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) at approximately 350 meters elevation. The closest community is the town of Gobernador Gregores, situated approximately 50 road kilometers (km) to the west-southwest of Martha.
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Property Description and Ownership

The property was purchased in 2016 by Cerro Cazador SA (CCSA), an Argentine subsidiary of the Company, from an Argentine subsidiary of Coeur. The intent to purchase was announced February 10, 2016 and closed May 11, 2016 as disclosed by the Company on its website (www.huntmining.com). See note 8 of the 2017 financial statements for details on the purchase of the Mina Martha property.
The Martha property consists of approximately 7,850 hectares of concessions, various buildings and facilities, surface and underground mining and support equipment, a 480 tonne per day (tpd - maximum) crushing, grinding and flotation plant, tailings facility, various stockpiles and waste dumps, employee living and cafeteria quarters, and miscellaneous physical materials. The Company restored and repaired the physical assets acquired in the purchase during the latter part of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017. The In addition, the Company has access to surface ranch ("estancia") lands surrounding the mine and mill site that are approximately 35,700 hectares in size.
Royal Gold Inc. holds a 2% Net Smelter Return (NSR) royalty on all production from the Martha property; the obligation for which transferred from Coeur to the Company (www.royalgold.com). In addition, the provincial government holds a 3% pit-head royalty from future production.

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Geology and Mineralization

Silver and gold mineralization at Martha is hosted in Jurassic-aged felsic volcanic rocks of the Chon Aike Formation of the Bahia Laura volcanic complex (BLVC). Host rocks are relatively shallowly dipping ignimbrites, locally inter-bedded with thin sections of sedimentary strata.
The oldest geological unit in the Martha area is a crystal rich, dacitic ignimbrite, which is overlain by a thin, tuffaceous unit. Further up in the Chon Aike sequence rocks change to crystal rich, rhyolitic ignimbrite followed again by a thin layer of tuffaceous sediments. The upper part of the sequence at Martha is comprised of lithic rich, rhyodacitic ignimbrite related to a caldera-forming, volcanic event.
Most of the historic mineral deposits were hosted in the crystal rich ignimbrites and tuffaceous units (Paéz et al, 2015) although, locally, upper lithic fragment tuffs and ignimbrites can host high-grades of vein-hosted silver and gold. An example of the latter is the mineralization in the Betty deposit at Martha.
Martha mineralization is epithermal, intermediate sulfidation in style, hosted in quartz veins, veinlets and vein breccias cutting the margins of the Jurassic-aged caldera (Primero de Abril Caldera; Paéz et al, 2015). Vein widths vary significantly on surface from a few centimeters up to several meters. Banded textures are common in the wider veins. Adularia is a common gangue mineral in the quartz veins.
History
Exploration and production at Martha has a relatively short history, commencing in the late 1990's with the activities of Yamana. On April 3, 2002, Coeur purchased Yamana's 100 percent interest in Polimet. From that point in time to late 2007, Coeur mined and shipped material. Beginning in January 2008, all mine production from Martha was processed at a new mill and flotation plant located at the Martha mine site.
Yamana

In 1997, Yamana conducted regional exploration reconnaissance work in Santa Cruz, Argentina. This program resulted in the discovery of a wide vein, up to 4.7 true width meters on surface, grading up to 6.9 grams/metric tonne (g/t) gold (Au) and 5,200 g/t silver (Ag). This discovery outcrop occurred on the vein subsequently named Martha. Surface work continued in the area in the spring of 1997.
Yamana initiated reconnaissance drilling on the property in January 1998 with shallow reverse circulation (RC) methods. Holes drilled during this phase returned samples with precious metals values of sufficient grade, in sulfidic and oxidized material along the Martha vein system, to justify additional drilling. Definition drilling used a combination of diamond drill core (DDH) and RC methods sited between (in-filling) the reconnaissance-phase drill holes. This work supported the completion of an initial Mineral Resource estimation in late 1999, followed by creation of the first mine plan for the property in February 2000.
The mineral rights were subsequently transferred to Compañía Minera Polimet S.A (Polimet); a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamana. Mine development started in October 2000 utilizing contractors. Mine production, from shallow surface pits, started late that year and the first direct shipping ore (DSO) was exported in February 2001. Mining activities lasted until October 2001 and the export of DSO continued to February 2002. Yamana produced nearly 2,300 gold ounces and 1.7 million silver ounces from approximately 4,000 tonnes of material (Coeur, Martha Mine Technical Report, 2006).

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Coeur
On April 3, 2002, Coeur purchased Yamana's 100 percent interest in Polimet for US$2.5 million. From that point in time to late 2007, Coeur shipped Martha mined material to its Cerro Bayo mill and concentrator facilities near the town of Chile Chico, Chile; a distance of nearly 900 kilometers by road. Beginning in January 2008, all mine production from Martha was processed at a new mill and flotation plant located at the Martha mine site.
Exploration History

Since discovery of the Martha vein by Yamana, exploration proceeded at Martha annually until Coeur terminated activities in 2012. Typically, methods used in exploration included initial prospecting, sampling and mapping, followed by detailed sampling via trenching, geochemical analyses on the collected samples, air and ground geophysical surveying and, ultimately, drilling by RC and Core methods to evaluate anomalous geochemical results; in general, all of which are typical methods used within the minerals industry.
Yamana used RC drilling methods with track-mounted drills in the early days of the project. Coeur conducted some RC drilling in the province but shifted to diamond coring methods at Martha. Core drilling, completed from surface and underground platforms, consisted of IEW (25 mm), BQ (36 mm), NQ (47 mm) and HQ (64 mm) diameter drill holes. In addition, Coeur collected a significant amount of data from other exploration techniques, such as air and ground geophysics, Aster remote sensing data collection and interpretation and high-resolution topographic data collection.
Mine and Mill Production

Mining began at Martha by Yamana and continued by Coeur until late 2012. Yamana's mine production yielded Direct Shipping Ore (DSO), from shallow pits and limited underground workings, which was sent to foreign smelters.
From 2002 through late 2007, Coeur shipped all of its Martha concentrates to its Cerro Bayo mill and flotation plant near the town of Chile Chico in Region XI of southern Chile. Concentrates were trucked east from Martha to San Julian then north to Comodoro Rivadavia then west to Chile Chico; a distance of over 900 km. The cutoff grade for Mineral Reserves was, as a result, high.
In 2006 and 2007, exploration and definition drilling were increased to define sufficient Mineral Reserves and additional Mineral Resources to justify the capital expense to build a mill and flotation concentrator on site at Martha. This program was successful and onsite processing commenced in December 2007.
During its years of production, Martha produced over 530,000 tonnes of material and over 24 million ounces of silver and 31 thousand ounces of gold).

Martha Mineralized Zones

Silver and gold mineralization at Martha is located within a series banded and brecciated, veins and veinlets. The style of mineralization has been interpreted to be intermediate-sulfidation in character. The main trend of the mineralized systems is WNW and EW and dip steeply to moderately to the S, SW. On surface, mineralized structures can be several meters wide but often are much less than a meter in true width but may expand in width in the subsurface.

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Present Status of Work Completed and Exploration Plans

Exploration on this property by the Company began in 2017 and currently the mine and mill facilities at Martha are active and processing the minerals from exploration activities.  Other vein-hosted silver and gold mineralization targets occur on the Martha property and are targeted for future exploration.
Several valid exploration target areas exist on the acquired property. They are grouped herein into three priority areas based on historic mineral resources, proximity to the mill and the amount and results of prior exploration work.

Priority 1. Martha Cluster; This cluster has produced the majority of Martha's silver and gold and contained the largest amount of historic mineral resources all from the Martha, R4 and Del Medio System veins. Together, the three systems form a belt of WNW-striking veins that is nearly 2 km long. Generally, the veins dip to the S and SW at steep to moderate angles.

Priority 2. Areas peripheral to Martha; Veins in this area are Martha Oeste Martha Sur, Futuro, Esperanza, Estero and Wendy. It is reasonable to expect that review of historic data will identify zones deserving of new exploration investment.

Priority 3. This area lies to the north of the main Martha concession within the Ana concession. A small breccia body of sulfidic, base and precious metal mineralization, called Tesoro, occurs in this block. Other notable vein targets in the Ana block are Leonor and Teres Exploration

Royalties and Taxes

The provincial governments in Argentina own the minerals. In October 2014, a new provincial law increased the mining royalty applicable to doré and concentrate to 3% of the pit-head (mine mouth) value, with certain allowable deductions. In addition, Royal Gold holds a 2% Net Smelter Return royalty on Martha.
The Company is not aware of any other rights, encumbrances, or obligations attached to the Company's Martha property.

La Josefina Property
Location

The La Josefina Project is situated about 450 km northwest of the city of Rio Gallegos, in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina within a scarcely populated steppe-like region known as Patagonia. The La Josefina property occupies 52,800 hectares and makes up approximately 90% of all meters drilled by the Company.
The La Josefina Project consists of mineral rights composed by an area of 528 square kilometers established in 1994 as a Mineral Reserve held by Fomicruz, an oil and mining company owned by the Santa Cruz provincial government. The La Josefina Project comprises 16 Manifestations of Discovery totaling 52,767 hectares which are partially covered by 399 pertenencias.

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Property Description and Ownership

Exploration Agreement between Fomicruz and CCSA

In March 2007, CCSA was awarded the exploration and development rights from Fomento Minero de Santa Cruz Sociedad del Estado ("Fomicruz") through a required public bidding process to explore the La Josefina Project. As Fomicruz is a government owned company in Santa Cruz province in Argentina, it cannot make individual agreements with a private company without first publishing the offer and giving other private companies the opportunity to submit bids, but the first company making an offer has the right to match any new offer.
The definitive agreement between CCSA and Fomicruz was finalized in July 2007. Pursuant to this agreement, CCSA was obligated to spend US$6 million in exploration and complete pre-feasibility and feasibility studies during a 4-year exploration period (excluding three months each year for winter holiday) commencing in October 2007 at La Josefina in order to earn mining and production rights for a 40-year period in a joint venture partnership ("JV") with Fomicruz. CCSA may terminate this agreement at the end of each exploration stage if results are negative.
The 4-year exploration period was originally planned to proceed in the following three stages:

 
Year 1
Year 2
Years 3 & 4
 
Target Area
To July 2008
July 2008 to
July 2009
July 2009 to
July 2011
Totals
Noreste Area
US$300,000
US$400,000
US$500,000
US$1,200,000
Veta Norte
500,000
800,000
800,000
2,100,000
Central Area
500,000
800,000
900,000
2,200,000
Piedra Labrada
200,000
100,000
200,000
500,000
TOTAL US$
US$1,500,000
US$2,100,000
US$2,400,000
US$6,000,000

Other conditions of the agreement:

1.
CCSA posted a US$600,000 performance bond (equal to 10% of the total proposed exploration investment).

2.
CCSA must maintain the La Josefina mining rights by paying the annual canons due the province on the project's 398 pertenencias.

3.
CCSA must complete surface agreements (lease or buy) with the surface landowners, as required by the Federal mining law, to gain legal access to the ranches (estancias) that cover the project.  Most of the project and all the current target areas lie within two large ranches that have been unoccupied for many years - Estancia La Josefina and Estancia Piedra Labrada. The major part of mineralization occurs on Estancia La Josefina, which CCSA purchased in 2007. CCSA rents Estancia Piedra Labrada, which it uses as an exploration field camp.

The Company is currently in negotiations with Fomicruz to develop a new joint venture that will have joint participating ownership.
Since CCSA fulfilled its exploration requirement mandated by the agreement with Fomicruz, the performance bond was no longer required to secure the La Josefina project.  In June 2010, the Company used the bond to secure the La Valenciana project (discussed later in this document).


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On November 15, 2012, the Company signed an amendment to the agreement with Fomicruz which extends the time to develop the La Josefina project by four years, from 2015 to 2019.  The Company has agreed to make a minimum investment of US$12 million, of which it has already invested approximately US$9 million.  Additionally, and subject to proof of compliance with committed investments, the Company has the option to continue exploration for a second additional term of four years, ending on June 30, 2019, requiring it to make an additional investment US$6 million, which will bring the total investments in the La Josefina Project to US$18 million.
Total costs incurred to date are approximately US$19 million.
The 2012 agreement provided a participating interest for Fomicruz over the minerals and metals extracted of 19% and the purchase option of up to a 49% participating interest in the incorporation of the future Company to be organized for the production and exploitation of the project, having Fomicruz contributing capital for the equivalent of such increase in percentage of participation. The Company has the right to buy back any increase in Fomicruz's ownership interest in the JV Corporation at a purchase price of USD$200,000 per each percentage interest owned by Fomicruz down to its initial ownership interest of 19%; the Company can purchase 10% of the Fomicruz's initial 19% JV Corporation ownership interest by negotiating a purchase price with Fomicruz.
In December 2007, CCSA purchased the "La Josefina Estancia", a 92 square kilometer parcel of land within the La Josefina Project area. CCSA plans to use the La Josefina Estancia as a base of operations for Santa Cruz exploration. The purchase price for the La Josefina Estancia was US$710,000.
Initially, the La Josefina property was excluded from an exploration agreement the Company had with Eldorado Gold.  This property was made subject to this agreement with Eldorado Gold on May 7, 2013, but in July 2013 the agreement was terminated by Eldorado Gold.
Present Status of Work Completed and Exploration Plans

In 2014, the Company conducted a shallow Diamond drilling campaign, including 12 holes totaling 651 meters in length completed on the Maria Belen target and 15 holes totaling 957 meters on the Sinter target.  Detailed results of the La Josefina drilling program are included in the Company's website, www.huntmining.com.
By late 2015, when the options for test milling the material that would be mined at La Josefina under this bulk sampling program seemed very limited, the Company began talks and eventual negotiations with Coeur Mining Inc. to the purchase the assets of the Mina Martha project approximately 110 km (65 miles) to the south of La Josefina from Coeur's Argentine subsidiary, Coeur Argentina SRL.
The Company has been actively pursuing a new exploration partner for the La Josefina project, as of the date of this filing these discussions are still in process.
The Company obtained permission from Fomicruz for extraction of mineral from the property for test purposes and plans to begin doing so early 2018. The material extracted will be processing at the Company's Mina Martha facility.
Much of the following information is derived from, and based upon the La Josefina 2010 Technical Report, which is available for Hunt Mining Corp. on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR") at www.sedar.com.
History

Santa Cruz province - and indeed much of Patagonia - has only a short history of mineral prospecting and mining. Until the Cerro Vanguardia mine was commissioned in late 1989, only a few mineral occurrences had been identified within the 100,000 square kilometer area of the Deseado Massif.  Notably, although Coeur Mining Corporation ceased active mining operations at its Martha Mine in September 2012, the Deseado Massif continues to host three producing mines: the Cerro Vanguardia Mine (AngloGold Ashanti Limited - Fomicruz), the San Jose – Huevos Verdes Mine (Hochschild Mining plc – Minera Andes Incorporated) and the Manantial Espejo Mine (Pan American Silver Corp.). Additionally, several new mines are being readied for production, and many active exploration projects (including Coeur Mining's Joaquin exploration project) are in progress.

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In 1975, the first occurrence of metals known in the La Josefina area was publicly mentioned by the Patagonian delegation of the National Ministry of Mining. They reported the presence of an old lead-zinc mine in veins very near Estancia La Josefina. The mineralization received no further attention until 1994 when a research project by the Institute of Mineral Resources of the Universidad Nacional de la Plata and the geology department of the University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco examined the occurrence. That investigation corroborated not only the presence of base metals, but also precious metals.
In 1994, immediately after the La Josefina gold-silver discovery, Fomicruz claimed the area as a Provincial Mineral Reserve and explored the project in collaboration with the Instituto de Recursos Minerales (INREMI) of La Plata University. The geology and alteration of the project area was mapped at a scale of 1:20,000. Mineralized structures and zones of sinter were mapped at 1:2,500, trenches across the structures were continuously sampled and mapped at scales of 1:100 and ground geophysical surveys consisting of 6,000 m of IP-resistivity and 5,750 meters of magnetic surveys were completed over sectors of greatest interest.
In 1998, after four years of exploring and advancing interest in the project, Fomicruz offered La Josefina for public bidding by international mining companies. In accordance with provincial law, the winner would continue exploring the project to earn the right to share production with Fomicruz of any commercial discoveries. The bid was awarded to Minamérica S. A. ("Minamerica"), a private Argentine mining company. Minamerica dug a limited number of new trenches, initiated a program of systematic surface geochemical sampling, completed several new IP-Resistivity geophysical survey lines and drilled the first exploration holes on the project – 12 diamond core holes totaling 1,320 meters in length. The results of this effort were relatively encouraging but Minamerica nevertheless abandoned the project a year later in 1999.
In 2000, Fomicruz resumed exploration of the project and continued their efforts until 2006.  Pits were dug to bedrock over some of the target areas, 3,900 meters of new trenches were dug and sampled, more than 8,000 float, soil and outcrop samples were collected for geochemical analyses, some new IP-Resistivity surveys were completed under contract to Quantec Geophysical Co., and 59 diamond core holes (total 3,680 meters) were drilled to average shallow depth below surface of 55 meters. Of these holes, 37 were NQ-size core (47.6mm diameter) and 22 were HQ-size core (63.5mm).
Fomicruz reported spending more than US$2.8 million in exploring and improving infrastructure on the La Josefina Project from 1994 to 2006. In late-2006, the La Josefina Project was again opened to international bidding and in May 2007, CCSA was awarded the right to explore the project. Throughout 2007 and 2008, CCSA was mainly focused on an intensive drill plan (37,605 meters), and in 2009 and the first quarter of 2010 reviewed all the data gathered in order to generate a geological model for the project and continued working on regional exploration to define new additional targets for next drilling stages.
Royalties

Mineral properties in Argentina carry no federal royalties but the provinces are entitled to collect up to 3% mine-mouth royalty (MMR).
In Santa Cruz, the province has opted to drop this MMR to 1% if the operation is a precious metal mine that produces doré bullion within the province. The agreement between CCSA and Fomicruz stipulates that any doré bullion resulting from future La Josefina operations must be produced in the province, so it is likely the project will carry the minimal 1% MMR unless it is processed at the Martha Mill which produces concentrate and not a doré. However, because La Josefina is a Mining Resource in which the mineral rights belong to Fomicruz, the project also carries an additional 5% MMR payable to the province. Therefore, the total MMR for any future gold/silver/base metal production at La Josefina under the current agreement could total 6%.

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Environmental Liabilities

There are no known environmental liabilities associated with the La Josefina Property.
Permits Required

No permits are required at this time to conduct the proposed exploration.

La Valenciana Property

Location

La Valenciana is located on the central-north area of the Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.  The project encompasses an area of approximately 29,600 hectares and is contiguous to the Company's La Josefina property to the east. The La Valenciana project is comprised of 11 Manifestations of Discovery covering segments of Estancia Canodon Grande, Estancia Flecha Negra, Estancia Las Vallas, Estancia La Florentina, Estancia La Valenciana and Estancia La Modesta (inactive ranches).
Property Description and Ownership

The Company leases the surface rights to the approximate 29,600 hectares of land on which the La Valenciana is located and has a joint venture with Fomicruz for the mineral rights.

Exploration Agreement between Fomicruz and CCSA

In 2017 the La Valenciana Project was combined under the same agreement with Fomicruz as La Josefina and now operates under the terms of that contract.
The previous agreement for La Valenciana was the following:
In 2010, the right to develop and mine the property was opened up for bidding to private companies.  Hunt Mining Corp, through CCSA, was awarded the prospects and mining rights.  The Company entered into an agreement with Fomicruz effective as of November 15, 2012, for the right to explore and develop the La Valenciana property for a period of seven years.  The agreement with Fomicruz requires the Company to spend USD $5,000,000 in exploration on the project over 7 years.
Total costs incurred to date are approximately US$4.6 million.
Since CCSA fulfilled its exploration requirement mandated by the La Josefina agreement with Fomicruz, the performance bond was no longer required to secure the La Josefina project.  In June 2010, the Company used the bond to secure the La Valenciana project.
If the Company elects to exercise its option to bring the La Valenciana project into production, it must grant Fomicruz a 9% ownership in a new JV Corporation to be created by the Company to manage the project. If Fomicruz elects to increase their ownership they can under the following formula up to a maximum of 49% interest.
·
To purchase an additional 10% in the JV corporation, Fomicruz must reimburse the Company for 10% of the exploration expenses made by the Company during the exploration period;

·
To purchase the next 10% interest in the JV corporation, Fomicruz must reimburse the Company for 20% of the exploration expenses made by the Company during the exploration period;


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·
To purchase a final additional 20% interest in the JV Corporation, Fomicruz must reimburse the Company for 25% of the exploration expenses made by the Company during the exploration period; bringing Fomicruz's total ownership interest in the JV Corporation to 49%.

At the Company's option it can purchase all but the 9% granted ownership interest in the JV Corporation from Fomicruz for USD $200,000 per percentage point owned.  The remaining 9% can be purchased for a mutually agreed amount, to be determined by negotiation between Fomicruz and the Company
Geology and Mineralization

Geology of La Valenciana Project, within the Deseado Massif, is characterized by abundant middle-to-late Jurassic Age volcanic and volcaniclastic rock units. The units are dominated by rhyolitic to rhyodacitic ignimbrite flows and lava domes together with subordinate agglomerates, volcanic breccias and tuffs with minor basalts, andesites and volcanic agglomerates intercalated upward with mafic tuffs, conglomerates and sediments. Faults active during the period of intense Jurassic extension and volcanism generally trend NNW-SSE and form a series of grabens, and horst blocks.

Since Jurassic time, the rocks have been cut by normal faults of several different orientations but have undergone only a moderate amount of compression. In general, the Jurassic rocks remain relatively undeformed and remain flat to gently dipping, except locally where close to faults, volcanic domes or similar features. Thin Quaternary Age basalt flows conceal about half of the Jurassic Age rocks on the La Valenciana project.
The type of mineralization and alteration styles present across the project area are classified as sulfidation type epithermal deposits. Gold and silver occur in fissure vein systems localized in structures, often a meter or wider and hundreds of meters long. They are comprised of quartz veins, stockworks and breccias, rich in adularia with some calcite, that carry gold, silver, electrum and some sulfides, primarily pyrite with small amounts of base metal sulfides.
The La Valenciana project is without known reserves as defined by SEC industry Guide No. 7.
The exploration targets consist of gold and silver mineralized quartz veins in volcanic host rocks. Current work is conducted on the La Josefina and La Valenciana claim blocks. La Josefina includes four major vein systems while La Valenciana harbors three. A total of more than 900 trenches and drill holes have been drilled with approximately 40,000 assayed samples. Higher gold values exceed 100 g/tone and higher silver values are above 1,000 g/t. Veins are formed by upward fluid migration and are therefore typically open to depth.
There is no geophysics. Geochemistry is conducted through ICP analysis (35+ elements) of all field and drill-hole samples. Even if no elevated precious metal grades are encountered this trace element analysis can still expose possible trends which often preclude gold and silver mineralization.
History

Several historical exploration programs, consisting of trenching, mapping and drilling by Fomicruz carried out from 1994 to 2000 and air geophysics including gamma spectrometry from 1996 to 1998, have taken place to date at La Valenciana, with the most recent exploration being conducted by CCSA. Initially, the La Valenciana property was excluded from the exploration agreement with Eldorado Gold.  This property was made subject to the exploration agreement with Eldorado Gold on May 7, 2013, an agreement later terminated by Eldorado in July 2013.

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In 2014, CCSA conducted a shallow Diamond drilling campaign on the La Valenciana project.  This was the first drill program undertaken by the Company at La Valenciana and consisted of 42 holes totaling 3,000 meters, designed to partially test four separate targets: Principal, 19 holes totaling 1,135 meters; Valenciana, 6 holes totaling 438 meters; Rosario, 7 holes totaling 521 meters; and Florentina, 10 holes totaling 726 meters.  Detailed results of the La Valenciana drilling program are included in the Company's website, www.huntmining.com.
Present Status of Work Completed and Exploration Plans

The Company has been actively pursuing a new exploration partner for the La Valenciana project, as of the date of this filing these discussions are still in process.
There was no drilling activity during 2017 at La Valenciana.
Royalties

Mineral properties in Argentina carry no federal royalties but the provinces are entitled to collect up to 3% mine-mouth royalty.
In Santa Cruz, the province has opted to drop this MMR to 1% if the operation is a precious metal mine that produces doré bullion within the province. The agreement between CCSA and Fomicruz stipulates that any doré bullion resulting from future La Valenciana operations must be produced in the province, so it is likely the project will carry the minimal 1% MMR. However, because La Valenciana is a Mining Reserve in which the mineral rights belong to Fomicruz, the project also carries an additional 5% MMR payable to the province. Therefore, the total MMR for any future gold/silver/base metal production at La Josefina under the current agreement could total 6%.
Environmental Liabilities

There are no known environmental liabilities associated with the La Valenciana Property.
Permits Required

No permits are required at this time to conduct the proposed exploration.
Other Properties

Bajo Pobre Property

The Bajo Pobre property covers 3,190 hectares and is mainly on the Estancia Bajo Pobre and is owned 100% by the Company. The property is located 90 kilometers south of the town of Las Heras.
In January 2006, CCSA signed a letter of intent with FK Minera S.A., an arm's length party to CCSA and CCSA's former parent corporation, to acquire a 100% interest in the Bajo Pobre property, a gold exploration property located in Santa Cruz province, Argentina.  On March 27, 2007 CCSA signed a definitive lease purchase agreement with FK Minera to acquire the Bajo Pobre property.  Pursuant to this agreement, CCSA can earn up to a 100% equity interest in the Bajo Pobre property by making cash payments and exploration expenditures over a 5 year earn-in period.
The Company has completed all lease payments to FK Minera S.A., the owner of the Bajo Pobre property.  The parties to the contract have finalized an amendment to the contract terms and therefore the Company's ability to retain rights to explore the Bajo Pobre property is affirmed.  As part of the amendment, the Company's obligation of exploration expenditures has been waived by FK Minera S.A., thus affirming the Company's right to ownership.
Geology and Mineralization

The Bajo Pobre project comprises an extensive low sulphidation epithermal gold/silver vein and stock work system located in the North-central region of the Deseado Massif in Santa Cruz Argentina. The known extent of the Bajo Pobre gold system encompasses more than 12 kilometers of exposed vein strike within a 5 square kilometer area of intense hydrothermal alteration.  The main vein system generally trends northeast and is comprised of at least five outcropping sub-parallel structures, varying between 1 and 10 meters in width, with an average outcrop width of 3 meters. These sub parallel veins converge on a hill which shows extensive stockwork, strong silicification, acid leaching and argillic alteration.  The mineralization is hosted within permeable dacitic to andesitic tuffaceous rocks of the Jurassic age Bajo Pobre Formation.
 

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The Company's Bajo Pobre project does not have any known reserves, and the property does not have any processing infrastructure or equipment on site.  There are no power generation facilities on the property, and if it was to become a mine a power generation facility would have to be built or power lines would have to be run to the project.  The property does have access to a good water supply that can be utilized for both drilling and processing should it become a mine.
The Bajo Pobre project is without known reserves as defined by SEC industry Guide No. 7.
History

The Bajo Pobre property was discovered in 1970 and has been worked intermittently by several government entities and private companies.  However, serious exploration was not initiated until the mid- 90's with detailed geologic mapping and surface sampling.  Assays from this sampling yielded up to 40 grams per ton gold.  Drill targets identified from surface sampling were augmented in 2002 with additional targets derived from geophysical surveys.  In 2003 and 2004, the property saw a limited amount of exploration drilling which tested a small portion of these targets.  The specific work that was conducted from 1996 to 2004 included 62-line kilometers of IP/resistivity geophysical surveys, the emplacement and sampling of 40 trenches totaling 2,500 meters, more than 1000 surface chip and channel samples and 12 widely spaced shallow drill holes.
The Company has conducted cursory reconnaissance on the Bajo Pobre property.  The Bajo Pobre property was included in the exploration agreement with Eldorado Gold, an agreement later terminated by Eldorado in July 2013.
Mineral Exploration Activity

The Company completed detailed geological mapping, surface soil sampling and advanced drill targeting during 2012 on the Bajo Pobre project.  The Company did not carry out any exploration work on the Bajo Pobre project in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017.
Total costs incurred to date are approximately US$1.5 million.
There are no current detailed plans to conduct exploration on the property.
Royalties

If CCSA is able to commence commercial production on the Bajo Pobre property, CCSA shall pay FK Minera S.A. the greater of a 1% Net Smelter Royalty ("NSR") on commercial production or US$100,000 per year.  CCSA has the option to purchase the NSR for a lump sum payment of US$1,000,000 less the sum of all royalty payments made to FK Minera S.A. to that point.
Environmental Liabilities

There are no known environmental liabilities associated with the Bajo Pobre Property.

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El Gateado Property

In March 2006, CCSA acquired the right to conduct exploration on the El Gateado property through a claim staking process for a period of at least 1,000 days, commencing after the Government issues a formal claim notice, and retain 100% ownership of any mineral deposit found within.
The Company has not yet received a formal claim notice pertaining to the El Gateado property. Should a mineral deposit be discovered, CCSA has the exclusive option to file for mining rights on the property.  The surface rights of the El Gateado claim are held by the following Ranches, Estancia Los Ventisqueros, Estancia La Primavera, Estancia La Virginia and Estancia Piedra Labrada.  The El Gateado claims are filed with the government under file #406.776/DPS/06.
The El Gateado project is without known reserves as defined by SEC industry Guide No. 7.
El Gateado is a 10,000-hectare exploration concession filed with the Santa Cruz Provincial mining authority. The El Gateado property is located in the north-central part of Santa Cruz province, contiguous to La Josefina on the east.
Environmental Liabilities

There are no known environmental liabilities associated with the El Gateado Property.
History

No known exploration had taken place at El Gateado prior to the work completed by CCSA from 2006 to 2011. During that time CCSA conducted an exploration program consisting of surface channel outcrop sampling, trenching, geological mapping, topographic surveying and more than 3,500 meters of diamond core drilling.

Mineral Exploration Activity - El Gateado

CCSA began field reconnaissance work on the El Gateado property in 2006 with the completion of a topographic survey, base map generation, and a staked grid. In late 2006 and early 2007, CCSA drilled 13 holes on the El Gateado property.  Results of this drilling program, based on assay results over 1 g/t Au, are included in the Company's Filing Statement dated November 30, 2009, as filed on SEDAR on December 3, 2009.

CCSA incurred approximately US$706,000 in exploration expenses on the initial El Gateado drilling program. CCSA's management conducted all exploration processes except for drilling, which was conducted by an independent Argentine drilling contractor. All assay results above were based on assay work performed by an independent assay laboratory.
CCSA was encouraged by these drilling results.  However, did not conduct any exploration activity on the El Gateado property in 2008, 2009 or 2010.
In the first quarter of 2011, CCSA prepared roads and drill pads at El Gateado.  The Company has spent approximately $50,000 on this infrastructure work.  During 2011, the Company completed 2,358 meters of drilling on the El Gateado property.
The Company did not carry out any exploration work on the El Gateado project in 2012, 2013 or 2014.
Total costs incurred to date are approximately US$1.5 million and no current detailed plans to conduct exploration on the property

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Item 3. Legal Proceedings
 
A lawsuit was filed in Buenos Aires on March 18, 2011 by a former director and accounting consultant against the Company and its subsidiaries for damages in the amount of US$249,041, including wages, alleged bonus payments, interest and penalties. Subsequent to December 31, 2017 a settlement was reached (see Note 19(a) and Note 23 to the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017).
 
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

The Company has no outstanding mine safety violations or other regulatory safety matters to report.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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PART II
  
Item 5.  Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

The common stock is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, also referred to as the "TSXV", and trades under the symbol "HMX.V". The following table sets forth the high and low sales prices per share expressed in Canadian dollars and
 
High
Low
Volume
2016
$ CAD
$ CAD
(shares)
First Quarter
                   0.08
                   0.02
617,300
Second Quarter
                   0.35
                   0.05
1,603,700
Third Quarter
                   0.40
                   0.19
992,400
Fourth Quarter
                   0.35
                   0.24
550,600
 
High
Low
Volume
2017
$ CAD
$ CAD
(shares)
First Quarter
                   0.34
                   0.21
416,000
Second Quarter
                   0.24
                   0.16
756,500
Third Quarter
                   0.28
                   0.13
778,800
Fourth Quarter
                   0.25
                   0.14
2,208,400

 As of December 31, 2017, there were 1,419 registered holders of record of the Company's common share and an undetermined number of beneficial holders.
Exchange Rates
The Company maintains its books of account in United States dollars and references to dollar amounts herein are to the lawful currency of the United States except that it is traded on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange (TSXV) and, accordingly, stock price quotes and sales of stock are conducted in Canadian dollars (C$). The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain exchange rates based on the noon rate provided by the Bank of Canada. Such rates are the number of Canadian dollars per one (1) U.S. dollar (US$). The high and low exchange rates for each month during the previous six months were as follows:
Month
High
Low
Jan-18
1.2535
1.2293
Dec-17
1.2886
1.2545
Nov-17
1.2888
1.2683
Oct-17
1.2893
1.2472
Sep-17
1.2505
1.2128
Aug-17
1.2755
1.2482


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The following table sets out the exchange rate (price of one U.S. dollar in Canadian dollars) information as at each of the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2017.
 
Year Ended December 31
 
 (Canadian $ per U.S. $)
 
2017
2016
Rate at end of Period
1.2545
1.3427
Low
1.2128
 1.2562
High
1.3743
 1.4661
Dividends
The Company has not paid any cash dividends on common shares since inception and do not anticipate paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future. The Company plans to retain earnings, if any, to provide funds for the expansion of business.
Outstanding Share Data

The authorized share capital of the Company consists of an unlimited number of common shares and preferred shares without nominal or par value.  As at December 31, 2017, the Company's outstanding equity and convertible securities were as follows:
Securities
Outstanding
Voting equity securities issued and outstanding(1)
63,588,798 common shares
Securities convertible or exercisable into voting equity securities – stock options
Stock options to acquire up to 4,380,000 common shares
Securities convertible or exercisable into voting equity securities – warrants
22,500,000 warrants to acquire 22,500,000 common shares at an exercise price of $0.075 CAD per share before July 20, 2020
25,000,000 warrants to acquire 25,000,000 common shares at an exercise price of $0.050 CAD per share before October 13, 2020
1,362,500 warrants to acquire 1,362,500 common shares at an exercise price of $0.40 CAD per share before November 25, 2018

(1)
On June 24, 2015, the Company's common shares were consolidated on the basis of one (1) post-consolidation common share for every ten (10) pre-consolidation common shares.  All common share, share option, share purchase warrant and per share figures have been adjusted to reflect the 10:1 share consolidation.


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Holders

As of December 31, 2017, the Company had 1,419 stockholders of record.

Dividends

The Company has never declared or paid cash dividends. There are currently no restrictions which limit the ability to pay dividends in the future.
Securities authorized for issuance under equity compensation plans

Unlimited number of common shares without par value
Under the Company's share option plan, and in accordance with TSX Venture Exchange requirements, the number of common shares reserved for issuance under the option plan shall not exceed 10% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company. In connection with the foregoing, the number of common shares reserved for issuance to: (a) any individual director or officer will not exceed 5% of the issued and outstanding common shares; and (b) all consultants will not exceed 2% of the issued and outstanding common shares.

Equity Compensation Plan Information for the Incentive Stock Option Plan

Plan category
Number of securities issued upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights
Weighted-average exercise price of outstanding options, warrants and rights (CAD)
Number of securities remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans (excluding securities reflected in column (a))
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders
4,380,000
$                         0.21
1,978,880
Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders
-
$                             -
-


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Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

None.

Purchases of Equity Securities by the Company and Affiliated Purchasers

None.

Section 15(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

The company's shares are covered by Section 15(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended that imposes additional sales practice requirements on broker/dealers who sell such 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). For transactions covered by the Rule, the broker/dealer must make a special suitability determination for the purchase and have received the purchaser's written agreement to the transaction prior to the sale. Consequently, the Rule may affect the ability of broker/dealers to sell securities and may affect your ability to sell your shares in the secondary market.

Section 15(g) also imposes additional sales practice requirements on broker/dealers who sell penny securities. These rules require a one-page summary of certain essential items. The items include the risk of investing in penny stocks in both public offerings and secondary marketing; terms important to in understanding of the function of the penny stock market, such as "bid" and "offer" quotes, a dealers "spread" and broker/dealer compensation; the broker/dealer compensation, the broker/dealers duties to its customers, including the disclosures required by any other penny stock disclosure rules; the customers rights and remedies in causes of fraud in penny stock transactions; and, the FINRA's toll free telephone number and the central number of the North American 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.


ITEM 6: SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA

 The Company is a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information under this item.

 
ITEM 7: MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Special Note on Forward-Looking Statements
 
Certain statements contained in this report (including information incorporated by reference) are "forward-looking statements."  The Company's forward-looking statements include current expectations and projections about future production, results, performance, prospects and opportunities, including reserves and other mineralization. The Company has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words such as "may," "might," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "could," "intend," "plan," "estimate" and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us and are expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However, the forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual production, results, performance, prospects or opportunities, including reserves and mineralization, to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.




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Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Projections and other forward-looking statements included in this report have been prepared based on assumptions, which the Company believes to be reasonable, and in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") or any guidelines of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Actual results may vary, perhaps materially. You are strongly cautioned not to place undue reliance on such projections and other forward-looking statements. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Hunt Mining Corporation or to persons acting on the Company's behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Except as required by federal securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
You should read the following discussion and analysis of the Company's financial condition and results of operations together with its financial statements and related notes in this annual report on Form 10-K. This discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including those set forth under "Risk Factors" in this annual report on Form 10-K.
The Company

Hunt Mining Corp., is a mineral exploration company incorporated on January 10, 2006 under the laws of Alberta, Canada and, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the exploration of mineral properties in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
Effective November 6, 2013, the Company continued from the Province of Alberta to the Province of British Columbia.  The Company's registered office is located at 25th Floor, 700 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V7Y 1B3.  The Company's head office is located at 23800 E Appleway Avenue, Liberty Lake, Washington, 99019 USA.
During the year ended December 31, 2017, the major source of funding was from sales of silver-gold concentrate and tailings, exceeding $9.2 million. Other sources of funding included loans from the Hunt Family Limited Partnership, and a loan facility from Ocean Partners; advanced against future concentrate sales.  The Company incurred net operating losses for the aggregate of years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 but were profitable in 2017 by approximately $1.66 million. The Company remains focused on evaluating its mining properties in Argentina, with near term prospects of mining the La Josefina gold property and the continuation of production of silver-gold concentrate from the Mina Martha property.  The Company is also reviewing strategic opportunities, focusing primarily on development or operating properties.
 Results of Operations
For the Years Ended December 31, 2017 compared to December 31, 2016

Liquidity and Capital Resources

For the year ended December 31, 2017 the Company generated a net income of $1,655,914, or $0.03 per basic share, compared to a net loss of $3,109,074 or $0.05 per basic share, for the year ended December 31, 2016.  The increase was due to the sale of silver and gold concentrate and tailings from the Mina Martha property.
Working capital increase from 2016 to 2017 of $2,860,011 is primarily due to the sale of concentrate and negotiating more favorable repayment terms on loans.  See Notes 12 and 14 of the financial statements for further details.
The total assets increase from 2016 to 2017 of $2,460,200 primarily due to the continued restoration of the Mina Martha plant and equipment to bring it to intended useable state and receivables related to the sale of concentrate. Other capital assets were also acquired during the year that were needed for the extraction and processing of minerals.
 

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The non-current liability increased balance from 2016 and 2017 of $1,170,335 is due to accretion of the asset retirement obligation for the Mina Martha property as well as reclassifying current debt to non-current.  See Note 14 of the financial statements.
The total shareholder's equity increase from 2016 to 2017 of $1,777,057 is due to the net income less adjustments for other comprehensive income, and for stock option offerings during 2017.
Summary of Results of Operations:

   
December 31,
   
December 31,
   
Change from prior year
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
Favorable (Unfavorable)
 
 Net income (loss) for the year
 
$
1,655,914
   
$
(3,109,074
)
 
$
4,764,988
 
 Net loss per share – basic:
   
0.03
     
(0.05
)
   
0.08
 
 Net loss per share – diluted:
   
0.01
     
(0.05
)
   
0.06
 
 Working capital
   
(5,308,822
)
   
(8,168,833
)
   
2,860,011
 
 Total assets
   
8,531,328
     
6,071,128
     
2,460,200
 
 Total non-current liabilities
   
2,142,030
     
971,695
     
(1,170,335
)
 Total shareholders' equity
   
(1,544,661
)
   
(3,321,718
)
   
1,777,057
 

The Company is in the exploration phase and has incurred losses since its inception up to 2017 at which point it began selling silver and gold concentrate. As shown in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the Company has an accumulated loss of $35,993,656 through December 31, 2017. The Company intends to fund operations for the next twelve months sales of material from the Mina Martha property and the Josefina property
Financial Position
Cash
There was a small decrease in cash from 2016 mostly because the company used all excess cash generated from sales to pay down liabilities and purchase new operating assets. Of the $3,432,377 cash generated from operations, $2,599,799 was used for investing activities in mining assets and 1,040,289 was used to for financing activities to repay loans. See the accompanying footnotes 10-14 of the financial statements for details of the significant transactions.
Accounts Receivable
The sale of concentrate played a significant role in the Company's operations during 2017. With sales of 8,740,854, of which $1,144,740 remained receivable at December 31, 2017, the Company was able to achieve net income for the year. The company also has a value added tax recoverable of approximately $1,000,120.
Inventory
There remained approximately $333,000 of mineral inventory at December 31, 2017 from the results of mining and exploration.

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Property, plant and equipment
Property plant and equipment consists of office furniture, computer equipment, geological equipment, and the Mina Martha plant and equipment assets.  In May 2016 the Mina Martha property purchased for $3 million and in 2017 it underwent a restoration project to bring it to a useable state. The costs incurred during the restoration process along with acquisition of other mining equipment were the primary reason for the increase in asset costs of $1,264,299 from 2016. Net of depreciation, total property, plant and equipment value increased by $98,707.
Trade Liabilities
The Company was able to eliminate liabilities related to the purchase of the Martha property of $1,500,000, however; there were increases in trade accounts payable and accrued liabilities of approximately $1,159,331 primarily due to the increase in mining activities.
Loan Payable and Long-term Debt
The Company acquired a new loan facility from a related party during the year up to $1,000,000 at any given time, of which $700,000 was outstanding as at December 31, 2017. The Company was also able to renegotiate the terms of its loan acquired in 2016 resulting in $1,368,594 being reclassified as a non-current liability.
Off-balance sheet arrangements
At December 31, 2017, the Company had no material off-balance sheet arrangements such as guarantee contracts, contingent interest in assets transferred to an entity, derivative instruments obligations or any obligations that trigger financing, liquidity, market or credit risk to us.
Contractual Obligations

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Going Concern
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business. During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company had net income of $1,655,914. As at December 31, 2017, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $35,993,656. The Company intends to continue funding operations through operation of the Martha Mine and equity financing arrangements, which may be insufficient to fund its capital expenditures, working capital and other cash requirements for the year ending December 31, 2018.
These factors, among others, raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. The accompanying financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
Additional Information and Accounting Pronouncements
Discussed below are the accounting policies that the Company believes are critical to its financial statements due to the degree of uncertainty regarding the estimates or assumptions involved and the magnitude of the asset, liability, revenue or expense reported.
The significant accounting policies used in the preparation of these consolidated financial statements are described below.

(a) Basis of measurement

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention, except for the revaluation of certain financial assets and financial liabilities to fair value.

(b) Consolidation

The Company's consolidated financial statements consolidate the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries. All intercompany transactions, balances and unrealized gains or losses from intercompany transactions are eliminated on consolidation.

(c) Foreign currency translation

Monetary assets and liabilities, denominated in foreign currencies are translated into the functional currency at the rates of exchange prevailing at the reporting date. Non-monetary assets and liabilities are translated at the exchange rate prevailing at the transaction date. Revenues and expenses are translated at average exchange rates throughout the reporting period. Gains and losses on translation of foreign currencies are included in the consolidated statement of operations. 
The Company's functional currency is the Canadian dollar.  All of the Company's subsidiaries have a US dollar functional currency. Financial statements are translated to their US dollar equivalents using the current rate method. Under this method, the statements of operations and comprehensive loss and cash flows for each period have been translated using the average exchange rates prevailing during each period. All assets and liabilities have been translated using the exchange rate prevailing at the balance sheet date. Translation adjustments are recorded as income or losses in other comprehensive income or loss. Transaction gains and losses resulting from fluctuations in currency exchange rates on transactions denominated in currencies other than the functional currency are recognized as incurred in the accompanying consolidated statement of loss and comprehensive loss.


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(d) Financial instruments

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

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

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

See Note 17 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for fair value disclosures.

(e) Cash and equivalents

Cash and equivalents include cash on hand, deposits held with banks and other liquid short-term investments with original maturities of three months or less. The Company has no cash equivalents for all years presented.

(f) Property, plant and equipment

Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and accumulated impairment losses. Cost includes expenditures that are directly attributable to the acquisition of an asset.

Repairs and maintenance costs are charged to the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss during the period in which they are incurred.

Depreciation is calculated to amortize the cost of the property, plant and equipment over their estimated useful lives using the straight-line method. Plant, buildings, equipment and vehicles are stated at cost and depreciated straight line over an estimated useful life of three to eight years. Depreciation begins once the asset is in the state intended for use by management.
The Company allocates the amount initially recognized in respect of an item of property and equipment to its significant parts and depreciates separately each such part. Residual values, method of depreciation and useful lives of the assets are reviewed annually and adjusted if appropriate.

Gains and losses on disposals of property, plant and equipment are determined by comparing the proceeds with the carrying amount of the asset and are included as part of other gains or losses in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss.

(g) Mineral properties and exploration and evaluation expenditures

All exploration expenditures are expensed as incurred. Expenditures to acquire mineral rights, to develop new mines, to define further mineralization in mineral properties which are in the development or operating stage, and to expand the capacity of operating mines, are capitalized and amortized on a units-of-production basis over proven and probable reserves.

Should a property be abandoned, its capitalized costs are charged to the consolidated statement of loss and comprehensive loss. The Company charges to the consolidated statement of loss and comprehensive loss the allocable portion of capitalized costs attributable to properties sold. Capitalized costs are allocated to properties sold based on the proportion of claims sold to the claims remaining within the project area.
 
 

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(h) Long-lived assets

Long-lived assets held and used by the Company are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. For purposes of evaluating the recoverability of long-lived assets, the recoverability test is performed using undiscounted net cash flows related to the long-lived assets. If such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds the fair value of the assets. Assets to be disposed of are reported at the lower of their carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell.

 (i) Asset retirement obligations

The Company records the fair value of an asset retirement obligation as a liability in the period in which it incurs a legal obligation associated with the retirement of tangible long-lived assets that result from the acquisition, construction, development, and/or normal use of the long-lived assets. The Company also records a corresponding asset, which is amortized over the life of the asset. Subsequent to the initial measurement of the asset retirement obligation, the obligation is adjusted at the end of each period to reflect the passage of time (accretion expense) and changes in the estimated future cash flows underlying the obligation (asset retirement cost).

(j) Income taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. Under the asset and liability method, the effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. A valuation allowance is recognized if it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax asset will not be recognized.

(k) Share-based compensation

The Company offers a share option plan for its directors, officers, employees and consultants. ASC 718 "Compensation – Stock Compensation" prescribes accounting and reporting standards for all share-based payment transactions in which employee services are acquired. Transactions include incurring liabilities, or issuing or offering to issue shares, options, and other equity instruments such as employee stock ownership plans and stock appreciation rights. Share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, are recognized as compensation expense in the financial statements based on their fair values. That expense is recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide services in exchange for the award, known as the requisite service period (usually the vesting period).


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The Company accounts for stock-based compensation issued to non-employees and consultants in accordance with the provisions of ASC 505-50, "Equity Based Payments to Non-Employees." Measurement of share-based payment transactions with non-employees is based on the fair value of whichever is more reliably measurable: (a) the goods or services received; or (b) the equity instruments issued. The fair value of the share-based payment transaction is determined at the earlier of performance commitment date or performance completion date.

(l) Earnings (loss) per share

The calculation of earnings (loss) per share ("EPS") is based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding for each year. The basic EPS is calculated by dividing the earnings or loss attributable to the equity owners of the Company by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the year.

The computation of diluted EPS assumes the conversion, exercise or contingent issuance of securities only when such conversion, exercise or issuance would have a dilutive effect on the earnings per share. The treasury stock method is used to determine the dilutive effect of the warrants and share options. When the Company reports a loss, the diluted net loss per common share is equal to the basic net loss per common share due to the anti-dilutive effect of the outstanding warrants and share options.

(m) Silver and gold recovery

Recovery of concentrate and other income is recognized when title and the risks and rewards of ownership to delivered concentrate and commodities pass to the buyer and collection is reasonably assured. Sale of concentrate is classified as silver and gold recovery, net of expenses in profit and loss because the Company has not established proven or probable ore reserves and remains in the exploration stage as defined by Industry guide 7.
Not all Mina Martha costs are applied against Silver Recovery. Since the Company has no reserves, the Company is treated as an exploration company and as such, only direct mining and milling costs are applied against Silver Recovery. Other administrative, office, professional fees, and travel are disclosed separately.

From time to time, some of the Company's sales of concentrate are made under provisional pricing arrangements where the final sale prices are determined by quoted market prices in a period subsequent to the date of sale. In these circumstances, sales are recorded at period end based on latest information about prices and quantities available to management for the expected date of final settlement. Under such arrangements, the Company's receivable changes as the underlying commodity market price varies, this component of the contract is an embedded derivative which is recognized at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in profit and loss and receivables. Subsequent variations in prices and metal quantities are recognized as they occur.

(n) Inventories

Mineral concentrate and ore stockpiles are physically measured or estimated and valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Net realizable value is the estimated future sales price of the product the entity expects to realize when the product is processed and sold, less estimated costs to complete production and bring the product to sale. Where the time value of money is material, these future prices and costs to complete are discounted.

If the ore stockpile is not expected to be processed in 12 months after the reporting date, it is included in noncurrent assets and the net realizable value is calculated on a discounted cash flow basis.

Cost of silver concentrate and ore stockpiles is determined by using the first in first out method and comprises direct costs and a portion of fixed and variable overhead costs, including depreciation and amortization, incurred in converting materials into concentrate, based on the normal production capacity.

Materials and supplies are valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Any provision for obsolescence is determined by reference to specific items of stock. A regular review is undertaken to determine the extent of any provision for obsolescence.
 

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Restricted Cash

 In November 2016, ASU No. 2016-18 was issued related to the inclusion of restricted cash in the statement of cash flows. This new guidance requires that a statement of cash flows explain the change during the period in the total of cash, cash equivalents and amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 and early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this guidance will result in the inclusion of the restricted cash balances within the overall cash balance and removal of the changes in restricted cash activities, which are currently recognized in other financing activities, on the Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows. Furthermore, an additional reconciliation will be required to reconcile Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash reported within the Consolidated Balance Sheets to sum to the total shown in the Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows. The Company has made a preliminary evaluation and expects no material impact to arise from the adoption of this standard on January 1, 2018.
 
Intra-Entity Transfers

In October 2016, ASU No. 2016-16 was issued related to the intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory. This new guidance requires entities to recognize the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset other than inventory when the transfer occurs. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 and early adoption is permitted. The Company has made a preliminary evaluation and expects no material impact to arise from the adoption of this standard on January 1, 2018.

Statement of Cash Flows
 
In August 2016, ASU No. 2016-15 was issued related to the statement of cash flows. This new guidance addresses eight specific cash flow issues with the objective of reducing the existing diversity in practice in how certain cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 and early adoption is permitted. The Company has made a preliminary evaluation and expects no material impact to arise from the adoption of this standard on January 1, 2018.

 Stock-based compensation
 
In March 2016, ASU No. 2016-09 was issued related to stock-based compensation. The new guidance simplifies the accounting for stock-based compensation transactions, including income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities and classification on the statement of cash flows. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2016 and early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this ASU had no material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.  


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Leases
 
In February 2016, ASU No. 2016-02 was issued related to leases. The new guidance modifies the classification criteria and requires lessees to recognize the assets and liabilities arising from most leases on the balance sheet. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2018 and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the updated guidance.
 
Investments
 
In January 2016, ASU No. 2016-01 was issued related to financial instruments. The new guidance requires entities to measure equity investments that do not result in consolidation and are not accounted for under the equity method at fair value and recognize any changes in fair value in net income. This new guidance also updates certain disclosure requirements for these investments. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 and early adoption is not permitted. The Company has made a preliminary evaluation and expects no material impact to arise from the adoption of this standard on January 1, 2018.
 
Inventory
 
In July 2015, ASU No. 2015-11 was issued related to inventory, simplifying the subsequent measurement of inventories by replacing the lower of cost or market test with a lower of cost and net realizable value test. The update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2016 and early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this ASU had no material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.  
 
Revenue recognition
 
In May 2014, ASU No. 2014-09 was issued related to revenue from contracts with customers. This ASU was further amended in August 2015, March 2016, April 2016, May 2016 and December 2016 by ASU No. 2015-14, No. 2016-08, No. 2016-10, No. 2016-12 and No. 2016-20, respectively. The new standard provides a five-step approach to be applied to all contracts with customers and also requires expanded disclosures about revenue recognition. In August 2015, the effective date was deferred to reporting periods, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 and will be applied retrospectively. Early adoption is not permitted. The Company has made a preliminary evaluation and expects no material impact to arise from the adoption of this standard on January 1, 2018.

ITEM 7A: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

The Company is a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information under this item.
ITEM 8: FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

The consolidated financial statements and supplementary information filed as part of this Item 8 are listed under Part IV, Item 15, "Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules" and contained in this annual report on Form 10-K.

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Consolidated Financial Statements



Years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016
Page
 
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
35
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
36
 
 
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Deficiency
37
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
38
 
 
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
39-60
     
 
 
 
 
 
 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM


To the Shareholders and Directors of
Hunt Mining Corp.


Opinion on the consolidated Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Hunt Mining Corp. (the "Company"), as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss), changes in stockholders' deficiency, and cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the related notes and schedules (collectively referred to as the "financial statements").  In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Hunt Mining Corp. as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Going Concern

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 3 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company has suffered recurring losses from operations and has a net capital deficiency that raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management's plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 3. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

Basis for Opinion

These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's consolidated financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) ("PCAOB") and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatements of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

We have served as the Company's auditor since 2017.


Vancouver, Canada "DAVIDSON & COMPANY LLP"
April 16, 2018
Chartered Professional Accountants

 

 
 

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Hunt Mining Corp.
               
 Expressed in U.S. Dollars
               
                 
 Consolidated Balance Sheets
               
       
December 31,
   
December 31,
 
 
NOTE
   
2017
   
2016
 
 CURRENT ASSETS:
               
 Cash
 
17
   
$
78,145
   
$
108,272
 
 Accounts receivable
 
12,17,20
     
2,144,830
     
126,453
 
 Prepaid expenses
         
13,750
     
17,593
 
 Other deposit
 
19
a
   
55,092
     
-
 
 Inventory
 
7
     
333,320
     
-
 
 Total Current Assets
         
2,625,137
     
252,318
 
                       
 NON-CURRENT ASSETS:
                     
 Mineral Properties
 
8
     
438,062
     
438,062
 
 Property, plant and equipment
 
10
     
5,033,490
     
4,934,783
 
 Performance bond
 
11,17
     
434,639
     
381,355
 
 Other deposit
 
19
a
   
-
     
64,610
 
 Deferred tax asset, less valuation allowance of $2,700,000
                     
 (December 31, 2016 - $4,829,000)
 
22
     
-
     
-
 
 Total Non-Current Assets:
         
5,906,191
     
5,818,810
 
                       
 TOTAL ASSETS:
       
$
8,531,328
   
$
6,071,128
 
                       
 CURRENT LIABILITIES:
                     
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
 
13,16,17,19a,23
   
$
6,673,319
   
$
3,087,611
 
 Purchase price payable
 
8
     
-
     
1,500,000
 
 Deferred advances
         
-
     
190,269
 
 Interest payable
 
16,17
     
151,024
     
53,293
 
 Transaction taxes payable
 
17
     
47,188
     
118,667
 
 Loan payable and current portion of long-term debt
 
14,16,17
     
1,062,428
     
3,471,311
 
 Total Current Liabilities:
         
7,933,959
     
8,421,151
 
                       
 NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:
                     
 Long-term debt
 
14,16, 17
     
1,368,594
     
-
 
 Asset retirement obligation
 
9
     
773,436
     
721,695
 
 Contingent liability
 
19a, 23
     
-
     
250,000
 
 Total Non-Current Liabilities:
         
2,142,030
     
971,695
 
                       
 TOTAL LIABILITIES:
       
$
10,075,989
   
$
9,392,846
 
                       
 STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIENCY:
                     
 Capital stock: Authorized- Unlimited No Par Value Issued and outstanding - 63,588,798 common shares (December 31, 2016 - 63,588,798 common shares)
 
15
   
$
24,695,186
   
$
24,695,186
 
 Additional paid in capital
         
9,696,520
     
9,661,992
 
 Deficit
         
(35,993,656
)
   
(37,649,570
)
 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
         
57,289
     
(29,326
)
 Total Stockholders' Deficiency:
         
(1,544,661
)
   
(3,321,718
)
                       
 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIENCY:
       
$
8,531,328
   
$
6,071,128
 
                       
 Going Concern (Note 3)
                     
 Commitments and Provision (Note 19)
                     
 Subsequent Events (Note 23)
                     
                       
 Approved on behalf of the Board of Directors
                     
                       
Signed CEO "Tim Hunt"
                     
                       
Signed CFO "James Meek"
                     
                       
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
         
 

 

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Hunt Mining Corp.
                       
 Expressed in U.S. Dollars
                       
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
       
 
             
Years ended December 31,
 
   
NOTE
         
2017
   
2016
 
 OPERATING EXPENSES:
                       
 Professional fees
   
16
         
$
887,198
   
$
508,817
 
 Directors fees
                 
3,934
     
-
 
 Exploration expenses
                 
752,341
     
783,127
 
 Travel expenses
                 
310,718
     
259,532
 
 Administrative and office expenses
   
16
           
295,921
     
319,896
 
 Payroll expenses
   
16
           
402,785
     
501,350
 
 Share based compensation
   
15,16
           
34,528
     
256,484
 
 Interest expense
   
16
           
462,127
     
208,427
 
 Banking charges
                 
104,227
     
30,187
 
 Depreciation
   
10
           
1,165,592
     
83,540
 
 Total operating expenses:
               
$
4,419,371
   
$
2,951,360
 
                               
 OTHER INCOME/(EXPENSE):
                             
 Silver and gold recovery, net of expenses
   
20
         
$
5,757,321
   
$
-
 
 Interest income
                 
16,292
     
17,841
 
 Transaction taxes
                 
(33,169
)
   
(60,313
)
 Gain (loss) on foreign exchange
                 
(11,910
)
   
(71,579
)
 Contingent liability recovery
   
19
       
a
   
73,970
     
-
 
 Accretion expense
   
9
             
(68,068
)
   
(43,663
)
Recovery of written-off value added tax, net of write-off
             
340,849
     
-
 
 Total other income (expense):
                 
$
6,075,285
   
$
(157,714
)
                                 
 NET INCOME (LOSS) FOR THE YEAR
                 
$
1,655,914
   
$
(3,109,074
)
                                 
 OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), net of tax:
                               
 Change in value of performance bond
   
11
             
53,284
     
28,777
 
 Foreign currency translation adjustment
                   
33,331
     
(147,303
)
                                 
 TOTAL NET INCOME (LOSS) AND COMPREHENSIVE
                               
  INCOME (LOSS) FOR THE YEAR:
                 
$
1,742,529
   
$
(3,227,600
)
                                 
 Weighted average shares outstanding - basic
                   
63,588,798
     
62,313,989
 
 Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted
                   
115,163,798
     
62,313,989
 
                                 
 NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE - BASIC:
                 
$
0.03
   
$
(0.05
)
 NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE - DILUTED:
                 
$
0.01
   
$
(0.05
)
                                 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
         

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Hunt Mining Corp.
                             
 Expressed in U.S. Dollars
                             
                               
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Deficiency
             
                               
               
Accumulated
             
               
Other
   
Additional
       
   
Capital
         
Comprehensive
   
Paid in
       
 
 
Stock
   
Deficit
   
Income (Loss)
   
Capital
   
Total
 
                               
 Balance -January 1, 2016
 
$
24,560,711
   
$
(34,540,496
)
 
$
89,200
   
$
9,296,239
   
$
(594,346
)
 Net Loss
   
-
     
(3,109,074
)
   
-
     
-
     
(3,109,074
)
 Other comprehensive loss
   
-
     
-
     
(118,526
)
   
-
     
(118,526
)
 Capital stock issued, net
   
243,744
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
243,744
 
 Portion of units attributable to warrants issued
   
(109,269
)
   
-
     
-
     
109,269
     
-
 
 Share based compensation
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
256,484
     
256,484
 
 Balance - December 31, 2016
 
$
24,695,186
   
$
(37,649,570
)
 
$
(29,326
)
 
$
9,661,992
   
$
(3,321,718
)
                                         
 Balance - January 1, 2017
 
$
24,695,186
   
$
(37,649,570
)
 
$
(29,326
)
 
$
9,661,992
   
$
(3,321,718
)
 Net Income
   
-
     
1,655,914
     
-
     
-
     
1,655,914
 
 Other comprehensive income
   
-
     
-
     
86,615
     
-
     
86,615
 
 Share based compensation
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
34,528
     
34,528
 
 Balance - December 31, 2017
 
$
24,695,186
   
$
(35,993,656
)
 
$
57,289
   
$
9,696,520
   
$
(1,544,661
)
                                         
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
                 
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Hunt Mining Corp.
                 
 Expressed in U.S. Dollars
                 
                   
 Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                 
    
Years ended December 31,
 
   
NOTE
   
2017
   
2016
 
                   
 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
                 
 Net income (loss)
       
$
1,655,914
   
$
(3,109,074
)
 Items not affecting cash
                     
 Depreciation
   
10
     
1,165,592
     
83,540
 
 Contingent liability recovery
           
(73,970
)
   
-
 
 Gain on foreign exchange
           
(6,809
)
   
3,799
 
 Share based compensation
   
15
     
34,528
     
256,484
 
 Realized gain on marketable securities
           
-
     
-
 
 Accretion
   
9
     
68,068
     
43,663
 
 Net change in non-cash working capital items
                       
 Increase in accounts receivable
           
(2,018,377
)
   
(40,697
)
 Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses
           
4,362
     
(11,016
)
 Increase in inventory
           
(333,320
)
   
-
 
 Increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities
           
2,910,022
     
1,784,939
 
 Increase in interest payable
           
97,731
     
53,293
 
 Increase in transaction taxes payable
           
(71,479
)
   
37,034
 
             
3,432,262
     
(898,035
)
 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
                       
 Purchases of property and equipment
   
10
     
(2,599,799
)
   
(2,111,793
)
 Purchases of mineral property
           
-
     
(438,062
)
             
(2,599,799
)
   
(2,549,855
)
 CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
                       
 Proceeds from issuance of share capital
   
15
     
-
     
243,744
 
 Change in bank line of credit (net)
           
-
     
(29,362
)
 Proceeds from loans
   
14
     
4,400,000
     
3,500,000
 
 Repayment of loans
   
14
     
(5,440,289
)
   
(28,689
)
             
(1,040,289
)
   
3,685,693
 
                         
 NET INCREASE IN CASH:
           
(207,826
)
   
237,803
 
                         
 EFFECT OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE ON CASH
           
177,699
     
(162,214
)
                         
 CASH, BEGINNING OF YEAR:
           
108,272
     
32,683
 
                         
 CASH, END OF YEAR:
         
$
78,145
   
$
108,272
 
                         
 Taxes paid
         
$
146,090
   
$
-
 
 Interest paid
         
$
143,695
   
$
59,536
 
                         
 SUPPLEMENTAL NON-CASH INFORMATION
                       
 Reclassification of long-term debt from current
   
14
   
$
1,368,594
   
$
-
 
 Change in value of performance bond
         
$
53,284
   
$
-
 
 PP&E included in AP
         
$
164,500
   
$
1,500,000
 
 Reclassification of contingent liability to accrued liability
   
19a,23
   
$
176,030
     
-
 
                         
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
         


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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


1.
Nature of Business

Hunt Mining Corp. (the "Company" or "Hunt Mining"), is a mineral exploration and processing company incorporated on January 10, 2006 under the laws of Alberta, Canada and, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the exploration of mineral properties in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

Effective November 6, 2013, the Company continued from the Province of Alberta to the Province of British Columbia. The Company's registered office is located at 25th Floor, 700 West Georgia Street, Vancouver,
B.C. V7Y 1B3. The Company's head office is located at 23800 E Appleway Avenue, Liberty Lake, Washington, 99019 USA.

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the following subsidiaries after elimination of intercompany transactions and balances:

 
Corporation
 
Incorporation
Percentage
ownership
Business Purpose
Cerro Cazador S.A. ("CCSA")
Argentina
100%
Holder of Assets and Exploration Company
Ganadera Patagonia(1)
Argentina
40%
Land Holding Company
1494716 Alberta Ltd.
Alberta
100%
Nominee Shareholder
Hunt Gold USA LLC
Washington, USA
100%
Management Company

(1) The Company has determined that the subsidiary is a variable interest entity because the Company is the primary beneficiary of the land the subsidiary holds, and therefore consolidates the subsidiary in its financial statements.

The Company's activities include the exploration and processing of minerals from properties in Argentina including the Mina Martha project (Note 8). On the basis of information to date, the Company has not yet determined whether the Exploration properties contain economically recoverable ore reserves. The underlying value of the mineral properties is entirely dependent upon the existence of economically recoverable reserves, the ability of the Company to obtain the necessary financing to complete development and upon future profitable production or a sale of these properties.  The Mina Martha project was purchased in the second quarter of 2016 and refurbishing activities began in late 2016. The Company finished all refurbishments to the Mina Martha project in the first quarter of 2017 and began selling concentrate in the second quarter of 2017.

Despite the sale of concentrate, the Mina Martha project remains in the exploration stage because management has not established proven or probable ore reserves required to be classified in either the development or production stage.  As such, the sales of concentrate are classified as silver and gold recovery, net of expenses in profit and loss.

2.    Basis of presentation

These consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles of the United States of America ("US GAAP").

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


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

The Company's presentation currency is the US Dollar.

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements requires management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of policies and reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expenses. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

Judgments made by management in the application of US GAAP that have a significant effect on the consolidated financial statements and estimates with significant risk of material adjustment in the current and following years are discussed in Note 6.

3.    Going Concern
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business. During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company had net income of $1,655,914. As at December 31, 2017, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $35,993,656. The Company intends to continue funding operations through operation of the Martha Mine and equity financing arrangements, which may be insufficient to fund its capital expenditures, working capital and other cash requirements for the year ending December 31, 2018.
These factors, among others, raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. The accompanying financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
4.    Significant Accounting Policies

The significant accounting policies used in the preparation of these consolidated financial statements are described below.

(a) Basis of measurement

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention, except for the revaluation of certain financial assets and financial liabilities to fair value.

(b) Consolidation

The Company's consolidated financial statements consolidate the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries. All intercompany transactions, balances and unrealized gains or losses from intercompany transactions are eliminated on consolidation.

(c) Foreign currency translation

Monetary assets and liabilities, denominated in foreign currencies are translated into the functional currency at the rates of exchange prevailing at the reporting date. Non-monetary assets and liabilities are translated at the exchange rate prevailing at the transaction date. Revenues and expenses are translated at average exchange rates throughout the reporting period. Gains and losses on translation of foreign currencies are included in the consolidated statement of operations.

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


The Company's functional currency is the Canadian dollar.  All of the Company's subsidiaries have a US dollar functional currency. Financial statements are translated to their US dollar equivalents using the current rate method. Under this method, the statements of operations and comprehensive loss and cash flows for each period have been translated using the average exchange rates prevailing during each period. All assets and liabilities have been translated using the exchange rate prevailing at the balance sheet date. Translation adjustments are recorded as income or losses in other comprehensive income or loss. Transaction gains and losses resulting from fluctuations in currency exchange rates on transactions denominated in currencies other than the functional currency are recognized as incurred in the accompanying consolidated statement of loss and comprehensive loss.

(d) Financial instruments

The Company measures the fair value of financial assets and liabilities based on US GAAP guidance, which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements.
 
The Company classifies financial assets and liabilities as held-for-trading, available-for-sale, held-to-maturity, loans and receivables or other financial liabilities depending on their nature. Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognized at fair value on their initial recognition, except for those arising from certain related party transactions, which are accounted for at the transferor's carrying amount or exchange amount.
 
Financial assets and liabilities classified as held-for-trading are measured at fair value, with gains and losses recognized in net income. Financial assets classified as held-to-maturity, loans and receivables, and financial liabilities other than those classified as held-for-trading are measured at amortized cost, using the effective interest method of amortization. Financial assets classified as available-for-sale are measured at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses being recognized as other comprehensive income until realized, or if an unrealized loss is considered other than temporary, the unrealized loss is recorded in income.
 
See Note 17 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for fair value disclosures.

(e) Cash and equivalents

Cash and equivalents include cash on hand, deposits held with banks and other liquid short-term investments with original maturities of three months or less. The Company has no cash equivalents for all years presented.

(f) Property, plant and equipment

Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and accumulated impairment losses. Cost includes expenditures that are directly attributable to the acquisition of an asset.

Repairs and maintenance costs are charged to the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss during the period in which they are incurred.

Depreciation is calculated to amortize the cost of the property, plant and equipment over their estimated useful lives using the straight-line method. Plant, buildings, equipment and vehicles are stated at cost and depreciated straight line over an estimated useful life of three to eight years. Depreciation begins once the asset is in the state intended for use by management.

The Company allocates the amount initially recognized in respect of an item of property and equipment to its significant parts and depreciates separately each such part. Residual values, method of depreciation and useful lives of the assets are reviewed annually and adjusted if appropriate.
 
 

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016



Gains and losses on disposals of property, plant and equipment are determined by comparing the proceeds with the carrying amount of the asset and are included as part of other gains or losses in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss.

(g) Mineral properties and exploration and evaluation expenditures

All exploration expenditures are expensed as incurred. Expenditures to acquire mineral rights, to develop new mines, to define further mineralization in mineral properties which are in the development or operating stage, and to expand the capacity of operating mines, are capitalized and amortized on a units-of-production basis over proven and probable reserves.

Should a property be abandoned, its capitalized costs are charged to the consolidated statement of loss and comprehensive loss. The Company charges to the consolidated statement of loss and comprehensive loss the allocable portion of capitalized costs attributable to properties sold. Capitalized costs are allocated to properties sold based on the proportion of claims sold to the claims remaining within the project area.

(h) Long-lived assets

Long-lived assets held and used by the Company are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. For purposes of evaluating the recoverability of long-lived assets, the recoverability test is performed using undiscounted net cash flows related to the long-lived assets. If such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds the fair value of the assets. Assets to be disposed of are reported at the lower of their carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell.

 (i) Asset retirement obligations

The Company records the fair value of an asset retirement obligation as a liability in the period in which it incurs a legal obligation associated with the retirement of tangible long-lived assets that result from the acquisition, construction, development, and/or normal use of the long-lived assets. The Company also records a corresponding asset, which is amortized over the life of the asset. Subsequent to the initial measurement of the asset retirement obligation, the obligation is adjusted at the end of each period to reflect the passage of time (accretion expense) and changes in the estimated future cash flows underlying the obligation (asset retirement cost).


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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


(j) Income taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. Under the asset and liability method, the effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. A valuation allowance is recognized if it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax asset will not be recognized.
(k) Share-based compensation

The Company offers a share option plan for its directors, officers, employees and consultants. ASC 718 "Compensation – Stock Compensation" prescribes accounting and reporting standards for all share-based payment transactions in which employee services are acquired. Transactions include incurring liabilities, or issuing or offering to issue shares, options, and other equity instruments such as employee stock ownership plans and stock appreciation rights. Share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, are recognized as compensation expense in the financial statements based on their fair values. That expense is recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide services in exchange for the award, known as the requisite service period (usually the vesting period).
 
The Company accounts for stock-based compensation issued to non-employees and consultants in accordance with the provisions of ASC 505-50, "Equity Based Payments to Non-Employees." Measurement of share-based payment transactions with non-employees is based on the fair value of whichever is more reliably measurable: (a) the goods or services received; or (b) the equity instruments issued. The fair value of the share-based payment transaction is determined at the earlier of performance commitment date or performance completion date.

(l) Earnings (loss) per share

The calculation of earnings (loss) per share ("EPS") is based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding for each year. The basic EPS is calculated by dividing the earnings or loss attributable to the equity owners of the Company by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the year.

The computation of diluted EPS assumes the conversion, exercise or contingent issuance of securities only when such conversion, exercise or issuance would have a dilutive effect on the earnings per share. The treasury stock method is used to determine the dilutive effect of the warrants and share options. When the Company reports a loss, the diluted net loss per common share is equal to the basic net loss per common share due to the anti-dilutive effect of the outstanding warrants and share options.

(m) Silver and gold recovery

Recovery of concentrate and other income is recognized when title and the risks and rewards of ownership to delivered concentrate and commodities pass to the buyer and collection is reasonably assured. Sale of concentrate is classified as silver and gold recovery, net of expenses in profit and loss because the Company has not established proven or probable ore reserves and remains in the exploration stage as defined by Industry guide 7.


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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


Not all Mina Martha costs are applied against Silver Recovery. Since the Company has no reserves, the Company is treated as an exploration company and as such, only direct mining and milling costs are applied against Silver Recovery. Other administrative, office, professional fees, and travel are disclosed separately.

From time to time, some of the Company's sales of concentrate are made under provisional pricing arrangements where the final sale prices are determined by quoted market prices in a period subsequent to the date of sale. In these circumstances, sales are recorded at period end based on latest information about prices and quantities available to management for the expected date of final settlement. Under such arrangements, the Company's receivable changes as the underlying commodity market price varies, this component of the contract is an embedded derivative which is recognized at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in profit and loss and receivables. Subsequent variations in prices and metal quantities are recognized as they occur.

(n) Inventories

Mineral concentrate and ore stockpiles are physically measured or estimated and valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Net realizable value is the estimated future sales price of the product the entity expects to realize when the product is processed and sold, less estimated costs to complete production and bring the product to sale. Where the time value of money is material, these future prices and costs to complete are discounted.

If the ore stockpile is not expected to be processed in 12 months after the reporting date, it is included in noncurrent assets and the net realizable value is calculated on a discounted cash flow basis.

Cost of silver concentrate and ore stockpiles is determined by using the first in first out method and comprises direct costs and a portion of fixed and variable overhead costs, including depreciation and amortization, incurred in converting materials into concentrate, based on the normal production capacity.

Materials and supplies are valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Any provision for obsolescence is determined by reference to specific items of stock. A regular review is undertaken to determine the extent of any provision for obsolescence.

5.    Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

Restricted Cash

 In November 2016, ASU No. 2016-18 was issued related to the inclusion of restricted cash in the statement of cash flows. This new guidance requires that a statement of cash flows explain the change during the period in the total of cash, cash equivalents and amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 and early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this guidance will result in the inclusion of the restricted cash balances within the overall cash balance and removal of the changes in restricted cash activities, which are currently recognized in other financing activities, on the Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows. Furthermore, an additional reconciliation will be required to reconcile Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash reported within the Consolidated Balance Sheets to sum to the total shown in the Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows. The Company has made a preliminary evaluation and expects no material impact to arise from the adoption of this standard on January 1, 2018.
 

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


Intra-Entity Transfers

In October 2016, ASU No. 2016-16 was issued related to the intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory. This new guidance requires entities to recognize the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset other than inventory when the transfer occurs. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 and early adoption is permitted. The Company has made a preliminary evaluation and expects no material impact to arise from the adoption of this standard on January 1, 2018.

Statement of Cash Flows
 
In August 2016, ASU No. 2016-15 was issued related to the statement of cash flows. This new guidance addresses eight specific cash flow issues with the objective of reducing the existing diversity in practice in how certain cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 and early adoption is permitted. The Company has made a preliminary evaluation and expects no material impact to arise from the adoption of this standard on January 1, 2018.

 Stock-based compensation
 
In March 2016, ASU No. 2016-09 was issued related to stock-based compensation. The new guidance simplifies the accounting for stock-based compensation transactions, including income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities and classification on the statement of cash flows. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2016 and early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this ASU had no material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.  

Leases
 
In February 2016, ASU No. 2016-02 was issued related to leases. The new guidance modifies the classification criteria and requires lessees to recognize the assets and liabilities arising from most leases on the balance sheet. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2018 and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the updated guidance.
 
Investments
 
In January 2016, ASU No. 2016-01 was issued related to financial instruments. The new guidance requires entities to measure equity investments that do not result in consolidation and are not accounted for under the equity method at fair value and recognize any changes in fair value in net income. This new guidance also updates certain disclosure requirements for these investments. This update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 and early adoption is not permitted. The Company has made a preliminary evaluation and expects no material impact to arise from the adoption of this standard on January 1, 2018.
 
Inventory
 
In July 2015, ASU No. 2015-11 was issued related to inventory, simplifying the subsequent measurement of inventories by replacing the lower of cost or market test with a lower of cost and net realizable value test. The update is effective in fiscal years, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2016 and early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this ASU had no material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.  
 

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016
Revenue recognition

In May 2014, ASU No. 2014-09 was issued related to revenue from contracts with customers. This ASU was further amended in August 2015, March 2016, April 2016, May 2016 and December 2016 by ASU No. 2015-14, No. 2016-08, No. 2016-10, No. 2016-12 and No. 2016-20, respectively. The new standard provides a five-step approach to be applied to all contracts with customers and also requires expanded disclosures about revenue recognition. In August 2015, the effective date was deferred to reporting periods, including interim periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 and will be applied retrospectively. Early adoption is not permitted. The Company has made a preliminary evaluation and expects no material impact to arise from the adoption of this standard on January 1, 2018.

6.    Critical accounting judgments and estimates
(a) Significant judgments

Preparation of the consolidated financial statements requires management to make judgments in applying the Company's accounting policies.  Judgments that have the most significant effect on the amounts recognized in these consolidated financial statements relate to functional currency; income taxes; provisions and reclamation and closure cost obligations. These judgments have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial year.

Functional Currency

Management determines the functional currency for each entity.  This requires that management assess the primary economic environment in which each of these entities operates.  Management's determination of functional currencies affects how the Company translates foreign currency balances and transactions.  Determination includes an assessment of various indicators.  In determining the functional currency of the Company's operations in Canada (Canadian dollar) and Argentina (U.S. dollar), management considered the indicators of ASC 830.

Income Taxes and value-added taxes receivable

Significant judgment is required in determining the provision for income taxes. There are many transactions and calculations undertaken during the ordinary course of business for which the ultimate tax determination is uncertain and subject to judgment. The Company recognizes liabilities and contingencies for anticipated tax audit issues based on the Company's current understanding of the tax law in the various jurisdictions in which it operates. For matters where it is probable that an adjustment will be made, the Company records its best estimate of the tax liability including the related interest and penalties in the current tax provision. Management believes they have adequately provided for the probable outcome of these matters; however, the final outcome may result in a materially different outcome than the amount included in the tax liabilities.

The Company has receivables due from the Argentinian government for value-added taxes.  Significant estimates and judgements are involved in the assessment of recoverability of these receivables.  Changes in management's impairment assumptions may result in an additional impairment provision, or a reduction to any previously recorded impairment provision, with the impact recorded in profit and loss.

Provisions

Management makes judgments as to whether an obligation exists and whether an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits of a liability of uncertain timing or amount is probable, not probable or remote.  Management considers all available information relevant to each specific matter.


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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


Reclamation and closure costs obligations

The Argentine mining regulations require that mine property be restored in accordance with specified standards and an approved reclamation plan. Significant reclamation activities include reclaiming refuse and slurry ponds, reclaiming the pit and support acreage at surface mines, and sealing portals at deep mines. The Company accrues for the cost of final mine closure reclamation over the estimated useful mining life of the property. At each period, the Company reviews the entire reclamation liability and makes necessary adjustments for revisions to cost estimates to reflect current experience.  

The Company has adopted ASC 410, Asset Retirement and Environmental Obligations, which requires legal obligations associated with the retirement of long-lived assets to be recognized at their fair value at the time that the obligations are incurred. Upon initial recognition of a liability, that cost is capitalized as part of the related long-lived asset and allocated to expense over the useful life of the asset.

Title to Mineral Property Interests

Although the Company has taken steps to verify title to mineral properties in which it has an interest, these procedures do not guarantee the Company's title. Such properties may be subject to prior agreements or transfers and title may be affected by undetected defects.

(b) Estimation uncertainty
The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires the Company to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The Company also makes estimates and assumptions concerning the future. The determination of estimates requires the exercise of judgment based on various assumptions and other factors such as historical experience and current and expected economic conditions. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

The more significant areas requiring the use of management estimates and assumptions relate to title to mineral property interests; share-based payments, asset retirement obligations and inventories. These estimates have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial year.

The Company is also exposed to legal risk. The outcome of currently pending and future proceedings cannot be predicted with certainty. Thus, an adverse decision in a lawsuit could result in additional costs that are not covered, either wholly or partly, under insurance policies and that could significantly influence the business and results of operations.

Estimates and assumptions are continually evaluated and are based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.


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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


Share-based Payment Transactions
The Company measures the cost of equity-settled transactions with employees by reference to the fair value of the equity instruments at the date at which they are granted. Estimating fair value for share-based payment transactions is done by application of the Black-Scholes option-pricing model, which is dependent on the terms and conditions of the grant. This estimate also requires determining the most appropriate inputs to the Black-Scholes option-pricing model, including the expected life of the stock option, forfeiture rate, and volatility based on historical share prices and dividend yield and making assumptions about them.

Legal Proceedings

In the normal course of business, legal proceedings and other claims brought against the Company expose us to potential losses.  Given the nature of these events, in most cases the amounts involved are not reasonably estimable due to uncertainty about the final outcome.  In estimating the final outcome of litigation, management makes assumptions about factors including experience with similar matters, past history, precedents, relevant financial, scientific and other evidence, and facts specific to the matter.  This determines whether management requires a provision or disclosure in the consolidated financial statements.

Asset retirement obligation

Upon retirement of the Company's mineral properties, retirement costs will be incurred by the Company. Estimates of these costs are subject to uncertainty associated with the method, timing and extent of future decommissioning activities. The liability, the related asset and the expense are affected by estimates with respect to the costs and timing of retiring the assets.

Inventories

Net realizable value tests are performed at each reporting date and represent the estimated future sales price of the product the Company expects to realize when the product is processed and sold, less estimated costs to complete production and bring the product to sale. Where the time value of money is material, these future prices and costs to complete are discounted.

Stockpiles are measured by estimating the number of tones added and removed from the stockpile, the number of contained ore ounces is based on assay data, and the estimated recovery percentage is based on the expected processing method.

Stockpile tonnages are verified by periodic surveys.

Silver and gold recovery

From time to time, some of the Company's sales of concentrate are made under provisional pricing arrangements where the final sale prices are determined by quoted market prices in a period subsequent to the date of sale. In these circumstances, sales are recorded at period end based on latest information about prices and quantities available to management for the expected date of final settlement.


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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


7.    Inventory

   
December 31, 2017
   
December 31,
2016
 
             
 Silver concentrate
 
$
128,894
   
$
-
 
 Ore stockpiles
   
98,210
     
-
 
 Materials and supplies
   
106,216
     
-
 
   
$
333,320
   
$
-
 



8.    Mineral properties
(a) Acquisition of Mina Martha project

On May 6, 2016, the Company acquired the assets of the Mina Martha project from Coeur Mining Inc. ("Coeur"). The Mina Martha project consists of land, mineral rights, a mine camp, offices, a warehouse, maintenance shop, mining facilities including a flotation mill and a tailings retention facility. The transaction has been accounted for as acquisition of assets. The consideration of $3,000,000 paid by Hunt Mining Corp., and the transaction costs of $129,360 have been allocated to the assets and liabilities acquired based on their relative fair value on the date of acquisition. During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company paid the remaining purchase price of $1,500,000 outstanding as at December 31, 2016.

The following table summarizes the allocation of the purchase price and the related acquisition costs to the fair value of the assets acquired at the date of acquisition.

 (b) Acquisition of La Josefina project
In March 2007, the Company acquired the exploration and development rights to the La Josefina project from Fomento Minero de Santa Cruz Sociedad del Estado ("Fomicruz").
 
 

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


In July 2007, the Company entered into an agreement (subsequently amended) with Fomicruz which provides that, in the event that a positive feasibility study is completed on the La Josefina property, a Joint Venture Corporation ("JV Corporation") would be formed by the Company and Fomicruz. The Company would own 81% of the joint venture company and Fomicruz would own the remaining 19%. Fomicruz has the option to earn up to a 49% participating interest in JV Corporation by reimbursing the Company an equivalent amount, up to 49%, of the exploration investment made by the Company. The Company has the right to buy back any increase in Fomicruz's ownership interest in the JV Corporation at a purchase price of USD$200,000 per each percentage interest owned by Fomicruz down to its initial ownership interest of 19%; the Company can also purchase 10% of the Fomicruz's initial 19% JV Corporation ownership interest by negotiating a purchase price with Fomicruz. Under the agreement, the Company has until the end of 2019 to complete cumulative exploration expenditures of $18 million and determine if it will enter into production on the property.
As at December 31, 2017 this project has a carrying amount of $Nil (2016- $Nil) on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.
 (c) Acquisition of La Valenciana project
On November 1, 2012, the Company entered into an agreement for the exploration of the La Valenciana project in Santa Cruz province, Argentina.  The agreement is for a total of 7 years, expiring on October 31, 2019. The agreement requires the Company to spend $5,000,000 in exploration on the project over 7 years. If the Company elects to exercise its option to bring the La Valenciana project into production, it must grant Fomicruz a 9% ownership in a new JV Corporation to be created by the Company to manage the project and the Company will have a 91% ownership interest in the JV Corporation.

9.    Asset retirement obligation
On May 6, 2016, the Company purchased the Mina Martha project (Note 8) that has an estimated life of 8 years. The Company is legally required to perform reclamation on the site to restore it to its original condition at the end of its useful life. In accordance with FASB ASC 410-20, Asset Retirement Obligations, the Company recognized the fair value of a liability for an asset retirement obligation in the amount of $678,032. The total amount of undiscounted cash flows required to settle the estimated obligation is $1,226,817 which has been discounted using a credit-adjusted rate of 10% (2016 – 10%) and an inflation rate of 2% (2016 – 2%).

The Company capitalized that cost as part of the carrying amount of the flotation plant acquired as part of the Mina Martha project, which is depreciated on a straight-line basis over 8 years.

The following table describes all of the changes to the Company's asset retirement obligation liability:

   
December 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
 
 Asset retirement obligation at beginning of year
 
$
721,695
   
$
-
 
 Additions
   
-
     
678,032
 
 Foreign exchange
   
(16,327
)
   
-
 
 Accretion expense
   
68,068
     
43,663
 
 Asset retirement obligation at end of year
 
$
773,436
   
$
721,695
 


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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


10.    Property, Plant and Equipment
   
Land
   
Plant
   
Buildings
   
Vehicles and Equipment
   
Total
 
 Cost
                             
 Balance at December 31, 2015
 
$
714,103
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
1,132,837
   
$
1,846,940
 
 Additions
   
321,294
     
2,631,646
     
117,500
     
1,219,385
     
4,289,825
 
 Balance at December 31, 2016
   
1,035,397
     
2,631,646
     
117,500
     
2,352,222
     
6,136,765
 
 Additions
   
-
     
792,055
     
-
     
472,244
     
1,264,299
 
 Balance at December 31, 2017
 
$
1,035,397
   
$
3,423,701
   
$
117,500
   
$
2,824,466
   
$
7,401,064
 
                                         
 Accumulated amortization
                                       
 Balance at December 31, 2015
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
1,118,442
   
$
1,118,442
 
 Depreciation for the year
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
83,540
     
83,540
 
 Balance at December 31, 2016
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
1,201,982
     
1,201,982
 
 Depreciation for the year
   
-
     
753,391
     
29,375
     
382,826
     
1,165,592
 
 Balance at December 31, 2017
 
$
-
   
$
753,391
   
$
29,375
   
$
1,584,808
   
$
2,367,574
 
                                         
 Net book value
                                       
 At December 31, 2016
 
$
1,035,397
   
$
2,631,646
   
$
117,500
   
$
1,150,240
   
$
4,934,783
 
 At December 31, 2017
 
$
1,035,397
   
$
2,670,310
   
$
88,125
   
$
1,239,658
   
$
5,033,490
 

11.    Performance bond
The performance bond, originally required to secure the Company's rights to explore the La Josefina property, is a step-up US dollar denominated 2.5% coupon bond, paying quarterly, issued by the Government of Argentina with a face value of $600,000 and a maturity date of 2035.  The bond trades in the secondary market in Argentina.  The bond was originally purchased for $247,487.  As of the year ended December 31, 2017, the value of the bond increased to $434,639 (December 31, 2016 - $381,355).  The change in the face value of the performance bond of $53,284 for the year ended December 31, 2017 (December 31, 2016- $28,777) is recorded as other comprehensive income (loss) in the Company's consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income (loss).

Since Cerro Cazador S.A. ("CCSA") fulfilled its exploration expenditure requirement mandated by the agreement with Fomento Minero de Santa Cruz Sociedad del Estado ("Fomicruz"), the performance bond was no longer required to secure the La Josefina project.  Therefore, in September 2010 the Company used the bond to secure the La Valenciana project, an additional Fomicruz exploration project.


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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


12.  Accounts receivable
   
Year ended
 
   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
 
 Receivable from sale of concentrate
 
$
1,144,710
   
$
-
 
 Value added tax ("VAT") recoverable
   
1,000,120
     
-
 
 Other receivables
   
-
     
126,453
 
 Total accounts receivable
 
$
2,144,830
   
$
126,453
 


During the year ended December 31, 2017 the Company recognized $1,000,120 (2016 - $Nil) VAT recoverable due to export sales of concentrate.  Such sales are treated as zero-rated transactions in Argentina, nevertheless VAT related to these transactions can either be used as a credit against output VAT or refunded in cash.

13.    Accounts payable
         
Year ended
 
   
Note
   
December 31,
 
         
2017
   
2016
 
 Accounts payables due to related parties
   
16
   
$
4,410,894
   
$
1,984,517
 
 Trade accounts payable and accrued liabilities
           
2,262,425
     
1,103,094
 
 Total accounts payable and accrued liabilities
         
$
6,673,319
   
$
3,087,611
 

14. Loan Payable and long-term debt
The Following is a summary of all loans.


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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


   
December 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
 
Unsecured loan payable to related party at 8% interest per annum, due 20221 (Note 16)
 
$
1,731,022
   
$
1,972,092
 
                 
Unsecured loan payable to related party at 8% interest per annum, due on demand (Note 16)
   
700,000
     
-
 
                 
Loan payable, repayable  in monthly installments of $15,000 per dry metric ton of concentrate, at 6% per annum, secured by concentrate, due 20172
   
-
     
1,499,219
 
   
$
2,431,022
   
$
3,471,311
 
 Less current portion
   
(1,062,428
)
   
(3,471,311
)
 Lont-term debt
 
$
1,368,594
   
$
-
 
1Principal payments on long-term debt are due as follows.
     
 
Year ending December 31,
 
 2018
 
$
362,428
 
 2019
 
$
375,510
 
 2020
 
$
394,590
 
 2021
 
$
414,910
 
 2022
 
$
183,584
 

2During the year ended December 31, 2017, the maturity date of the loan payable was extended to May 9, 2022.  The modification of the loan payable did not result in an extinguishment in accordance with ASC 470-50. During the year ended December 31, 2017 loan payable was re-classified as long-term debt.

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company received a separate $1,500,000 loan from the same party who had a loan payable balance outstanding of $1,499,219 as at December 31, 2016.  As at December 31, 2017, both loans had been entirely repaid.  Subsequent to December 31, 2017, the Company received a loan from the same party under a new facility in the amount of $900,000 (Note 23).

15.  Capital Stock

Authorized:

Unlimited number of common shares without par value
Unlimited number of preferred shares without par value


Issued:
Common Shares
 
Year ended
   
Year ended
 
   
December 31, 2017
   
December 31, 2016
 
   
Number
   
Amount
   
Number
   
Amount
 
 Balance, beginning of year
   
63,588,798
   
$
24,695,186
     
62,150,298
   
$
24,560,711
 
   Non-brokered private placements
   
-
     
-
     
1,313,500
     
229,433
 
   Exercise of stock options
   
-
     
-
     
125,000
     
14,311
 
   Portion of units attributable to warrants issued
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
(109,269
)
 Balance, end of year
   
63,588,798
   
$
24,695,186
     
63,588,798
   
$
24,695,186
 

Warrants
 Year ended
 Year ended
   
December 31, 2017
December 31, 2016
   
 Number
 Amount
 Number
 Amount
 
 Balance, beginning of year
      48,862,500
 $     735,152
     47,500,000
 $     625,883
 
   Portion of units attributable to warrants issued
                   -
                 -
       1,362,500
        109,269
 
 Balance, end of year
      48,862,500
 $     735,152
     48,862,500
 $     735,152

Common share issuances:

On November 25, 2016, the Company announced the closing of the non-brokered private placement. The Company issued 1,313,500 units at an issue price of CAD 0.25 per unit. Each unit consists of one common share and one common share purchase warrant. Each common share purchase warrant entitles the holder to acquire common shares at an exercise price of CAD 0.40 per common share until November 25, 2018.  The non-brokered private placement raised $229,433, net of cash share issuance costs of $14,604 and the issuance of 49,000 broker warrants on the same terms as the warrants included within the units. The fair value of the warrants attached in the units was determined to be $109,269.
 

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


The $109,269 fair value of the 1,313,500 warrants granted as part of the units was calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model and using the following assumptions:
   
November 25, 2016
 
Risk free interest rate
   
0.75
%
Expected volatility
   
252.66
%
Expected life (years)
   
2
 
Expected dividend yield
   
0
%
Forfeiture rate
   
0
%
Stock price
 
CAD 0.26
 

Stock options
Under the Company's share option plan, and in accordance with TSX Venture Exchange requirements, the number of common shares reserved for issuance under the option plan shall not exceed 10% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company, have a maximum term of 5 years and vest at the discretion of the Board of Directors. In connection with the foregoing, the number of common shares reserved for issuance to: (a) any individual director or officer will not exceed 5% of the issued and outstanding common shares; and (b) all consultants will not exceed 2% of the issued and outstanding common shares.
 
 Range of Exercise prices (CAD)
 Number outstanding
 Weighted average life (years)
 Weighted average exercise price (CAD)
 Number exercisable on December 31, 2017
 Stock options
$0.15 - $1.00
                4,380,000
3.28
$0.21
                  4,380,000

   
December 31, 2017.
   
December 31, 2016
 
   
Number of options
   
Weighted Average Price (CAD)
   
Number of options
   
Weighted Average Price (CAD)
 
 Balance, beginning of year
   
4,225,000
   
$
0.24
     
434,753
   
$
1.59
 
 Granted
   
200,000
   
$
0.20
     
4,000,000
   
$
0.15
 
 Forfeiture of stock options
   
-
   
$
0.00
     
(35,000
)
 
$
1.00
 
 Expiration of stock options
   
(45,000
)
 
$
3.00
     
(49,753
)
 
$
3.34
 
 Exercise of stock options
   
-
   
$
0.00
     
(125,000
)
 
$
0.15
 
 Balance, end of year
   
4,380,000
   
$
0.21
     
4,225,000
   
$
0.24
 

On June 14, 2017, 200,000 stock options were granted to the Company's controller with an exercise price of $CAD 0.20 and expiry date of June 14, 2022. On May 20, 2016, the Company granted 4,000,000 options with an exercise price of $CAD 0.15 to directors, officers, employees and consultants. The $34,528 fair value (2016 - $256,484) of the options granted were calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model and using the following assumptions:

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


   
Year ended
 
   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
 
 Discount rate
   
1.11
%
   
0.42
%
 Expected volatility
   
235.10
%
   
205.09
%
 Expected life (years)
   
5
     
5
 
 Expected dividend yield
   
0
%
   
0
%
 Forfeiture rate
   
0
%
   
0
%
 Stock price
 
$CAD 0.23
   
$CAD 0.05
 

On February 27, 2017, 45,000 options with an exercise price of CAD 3.00 expired.

As at December 31, 2017, the Company's outstanding and exercisable stock options had an aggregate intrinsic value of $316,717 (December 31, 2016 - $374,898).
Warrants:
   
Range of Exercise prices (CAD)
   
Number outstanding
   
Weighted average life (years)
   
Weighted average exercise price (CAD)
 
 Warrants
   
0.05 - 0.40
     
48,862,500
     
2.63
   
$
0.07
 

   
December 31, 2017
   
December 31, 2016
 
   
Number of warrants
   
Weighted Average Price (CAD)
   
Number of warrants
   
Weighted Average Price (CAD)
 
 Balance, beginning of year
   
48,862,500
   
$
0.07
     
47,500,000
   
$
0.06
 
 Warrants
   
-
     
-
     
1,362,500
   
$
0.40
 
 Balance, end of year
   
48,862,500
   
$
0.07
     
48,862,500
   
$
0.07
 

16.    Related Party Transactions
During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company incurred $155,004 (2016- $155,004) in professional fees expense from a key managerial person of CCSA and $37,437 (2016 -$Nil) relating to property rental recorded in silver and gold recovery.  Included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities as at December 31, 2017 was $254,089 (December 31, 2016- $180,359) owing to the President of CCSA for professional geological fees and property rental.

During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company incurred $55,200 (2016- $43,200) in professional fees expense relating to the accounting services of a key managerial person of CCSA. Included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities as at December 31, 2017, the Company had a payable owing to the director of CCSA of $15,810 (December 31, 2016- $39,403).
 
 

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company incurred $282,223 (2016- $347,183) in administrative and office expenses relating to the rental of office space and various administrative services and expenses payable to an entity controlled by a director of the Company. In 2017 this entity also advanced $1,659,963 (2016- $1,644,712) to the Company for general administrative purposes. The advances accrue interest at 7% per annum compounding on a monthly basis and are unsecured. During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company incurred $181,716 (2016 - $92,067) in interest expense on these advances. As at December 31, 2017, the combined balance of payables for services, advances, and interest due to this entity was $3,807,423 (2016 - $1,576,506), which is included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities.

The Company has a loan balance to a director of the Company of $1,731,022 (December 31, 2016- $1,972,092). During the year ended December 31, 2017 the Company made payments of $241,070 (2016 -$27,908) on the loan principle. During the year ended December 31, 2017, this director modified the repayment terms of the loan and subsequently this loan has been reclassified to long-term (see note 14). Also, during the year ended December 31, 2017, this director loaned an additional $2,900,000 to the Company, of which $2,200,000 was repaid prior to December 31, 2017. The Company incurred interest expense of $186,676 (December 31, 2016- $112,381) of which $151,024 is included in interest payable at December 31, 2017 (December 31, 2016- $53,293).

Included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities as at December 31, 2017, are amounts owing to a key managerial person of the Company for consulting fees of $98,549 (December 31, 2016- $50,956).

Included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities as at December 31, 2017, are amounts owing to a director of the Company for compensation of $84,000 (December 31, 2016– $84,000).

All related party transactions are in the normal course of business and were measured at the exchange amount which is the amount of consideration established and agreed to by the related party.

Remuneration of directors and key management of the Company
The remuneration awarded to directors and to senior key management, including the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, a Director of the Company, the President of CCSA and a Director of CCSA, is as follows:

   
Year ended
 
 
 
December 31, 2017
   
December 31,
2016
 
 Salaries and benefits
 
$
124,977
   
$
136,143
 
 Professional fees
   
361,863
     
272,181
 
 Share based compensation
   
-
     
164,000
 
 
 
$
486,840
   
$
572,324
 

17.    Financial Instruments
The Company's financial instruments consist of cash, accounts receivable, performance bond, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, purchase price payable, transaction taxes payable, loan payable, interest payable, and long-term debt.


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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016

 
The Company characterizes inputs used in determining fair value using a hierarchy that prioritizes inputs depending on the degree to which they are observable.  The fair value hierarchy establishes three levels to classify the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value.  The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:

·
Level 1:  inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.  Active markets are those in which transactions occur in sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.
·
Level 2:  inputs, other than quoted prices, that are observable, either directly or indirectly.  Level 2 valuations are based on inputs, including quoted forward prices for commodities, market interest rates, and volatility factors, which can be observed or corroborated in the market place.
·
Level 3:  inputs are less observable, unavoidable or where the observable data does not support the majority of the instruments' fair value.

Fair value
As at December 31, 2017, there were no changes in the levels in comparison to December 31, 2016.  The fair values of financial instruments are summarized as follows:

   
December 31, 2017
   
December 31, 2016
 
   
Carrying amount
   
Fair value
   
Carrying amount
   
Fair value
 
   
$
     
$
     
$
     
$
   
 Financial Assets
                               
                                 
 FVTPL
                               
    Cash (Level 1)
   
78,145
     
78,145
     
108,272
     
108,272
 
                                 
 Available for sale
                               
    Performance bond (Level 1)
   
434,639
     
434,639
     
381,355
     
381,355
 
                                 
 Loans and receivables
                               
    Accounts receivable
   
2,144,830
     
2,144,830
     
126,453
     
126,453
 
                                 
 Financial Liabilities
                               
                                 
 Other financial liabilities
                               
    Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
   
6,673,319
     
6,673,319
     
3,087,611
     
3,087,611
 
    Purchase price payable
   
-
     
-
     
1,500,000
     
1,500,000
 
    Transaction taxes payable
   
47,188
     
47,188
     
118,667
     
118,667
 
    Interest payable
   
151,024
     
151,024
     
53,293
     
53,293
 
    Loan payable
   
1,062,428
     
1,062,428
     
3,471,311
     
3,471,311
 
    Long-term debt
   
1,731,022
     
1,731,022
     
-
     
-
 


Cash and performance bond are measured based on Level 1 inputs of the fair value hierarchy on a recurring basis.
The carrying value of accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, purchase price payable, transaction taxes payable, loan payable, interest payable, and long-term debt approximate their fair value because of the short-term nature of these instruments and because long-term debt approximates a market rate of interest.  The Company assessed that there were no indicators of impairment for these financial instruments.
 

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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of cash and accounts receivable.  The Company places its cash with high quality financial institutions and limits the amount of credit exposure with any one institution.  Accounts receivable consist of trade receivables and VAT recoverable and are not considered subject to significant risk, because the amounts are due from a government and a customer who is considered credit worthy.

The Company has concentrations of credit risk with respect to its trade receivables, the majority of which are concentrated geographically in Argentina amongst a small number of customers. As at December 31, 2017, the Company had one customer whose trade receivable of $1,144,710 accounted for greater than 10% of the total trade receivables.  As of December 31, 2016, the Company had no customers who accounted for greater than 10% of the total trade receivables.  The Company controls credit risk through monitoring procedures, and by performing credit evaluations of its customers, but generally does not require collateral to secure accounts receivable.

The Company has concentrations in the volume of sales it made to customers.  For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company made sales of $8,740,854 to one customer which accounted for greater than 10% of the total silver and gold recovery, net of expenses.  For the year ended December 31, 2016 the Company did not have sales.

The Company currently maintains a substantial portion of its day-to-day operating cash balances at financial institutions.  At December 31, 2017, the Company had total cash balances of $78,145 (December 31, 2016- $108,272) at financial institutions, where $Nil (December 31, 2016- $Nil) is in excess of federally insured limits.

18.    Segmented Information

All of the Company's operations are in the mineral properties exploration industry with its principal business activity in mineral exploration.  The Company conducts its activities primarily in Argentina. All of the Company's long-lived assets are located in Argentina. All of the Company's silver and gold recovery arose from sales made in Argentina.

19.    Commitments and Provision

a)
On March 18, 2011, a lawsuit was filed against the Company and its subsidiaries by a former director and consultant "the Consultant".  The lawsuit claimed that the Consultant was an employee of the Company, not a consultant, since 2006. Subsequent to the year ended December 31, 2017, the lawsuit was settled (Note 23), resulting a total payment of $176,030.  This amount has been included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities, and the difference between the settlement amount and the previously recorded contingent liability of $250,000 was recognized as a contingent liability recovery of $73,970 in profit and loss.  As at December 31, 2017 the Company had an amount totaling $55,092 (2016 - $64,610) withheld from its Argentine bank account and placed in escrow with the Court pending the outcome of the lawsuit.  This amount was released subsequent to year end as part of the settlement payment.

b)
On October 31, 2011, the Company signed an agreement with the owners of the Piedra Labrada Ranch for the use and lease of facilities on the same premises as the Company's La Josefina facilities.  The initial term was for three years beginning November 1, 2011 and ended on October 31, 2014, including annual commitments of $60,000. The Company extended this agreement on April 30, 2015 for three years.


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Hunt Mining Corp.
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
(Expressed in US Dollars)
Year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016


20.    Silver Recovery
Silver recovery includes the sales from concentrate sold during the year ended December 31, 2017 from the Martha Mine project of $8,740,854. It also includes $514,979 from tailing sales from the Martha Mine project. Silver recovery revenues have been reported net of direct operating expenses of $3,498,512 for the year ended December 31, 2017. Accounts receivable include $1,144,710 for the sales of concentrate.

21. Bank Indebtedness
The Company has a variable rate line of credit available for $50,000 with interest charged at the lender's Index Rate plus 1.0%, with a floor of 4.25%.  As at December 31. 2017 and 2016 the balnce of bank indebtedness was $Nil.

22.    Income Taxes

A reconciliation of income taxes at statutory rates with the reported taxes is as follows:

 
 
2017
   
2016
 
             
Net income (loss) for the year
 
$
1,655,914
   
$
(3,109,074
)
                 
Expected income tax (recovery)
   
431,000
     
(886,000
)
Change in statutory, foreign tax, foreign exchange rates and other
   
1,240,000
     
(87,000
)
Permanent Difference
   
404,000
     
386,000
 
Adjustments to prior years provision versus statutory tax returns and expiry of non-capital losses
   
73,000
     
-
 
Change in unrecognized deductible temporary differences
   
(2,148,000
)
   
587,000
 
Total income tax expense (recovery)
 
$
-
   
$
-
 
                 
Current income tax
 
$
-
   
$
-
 
Deferred tax recovery
 
$
-
   
$
-