10-Q 1 f10q0613_usrareearth.htm QUARTERLY REPORT f10q0613_usrareearth.htm


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549

FORM 10-Q

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

For the Quarter ended June 30, 2013

Commission File Number: 333-154912

U.S. RARE EARTH MINERALS, INC
(Formerly known as U.S. Natural Nutrients & Minerals, Inc.)
 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Nevada
 
26-2797630
(State or jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
     
6460 Medical Center St. Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV
 
 
89148
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip code)

(503) 551-1989
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Check whether the issuer (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the past 12 months and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes   T No   £

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files); Yes   T No   £.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large Accelerated Filer
£
Accelerated Filer
£
Non-Accelerated Filer
£
Smaller Reporting Company
T

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes   £ No   T

There were 299,106,132 shares of common stock outstanding as of August 9, 2013.
 


 
 

 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
 
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ITEM 1. INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

U.S. RARE EARTH MINERALS, INC
(Formerly known as U.S. Natural Nutrients & Minerals, Inc)
BALANCE SHEETS
 
 
 
As of
   
As of
 
   
June 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2013
   
2012
 
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Audited)
 
ASSETS  
             
CURRENT ASSETS
           
    Cash
  $ 1,222     $ 5,523  
    Accounts receivable
    47,673       27,406  
    Prepaid expenses
    -       254,600  
    Inventory
    15,825       11,846  
       Total current assets
    64,720       299,375  
                 
    Property and Equipment, Net
    193,416       129,063  
                 
       Total assets
    258,136       428,438  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
               
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses
  $ 306,187     $ 28,188  
    10% Series A Senior (non-subordinated) debentures
    5,000       10,000  
    Accrued interest
    11,638       11,183  
    Loan payable
    110,000       25,000  
       Total current liabilities
    432,825       74,371  
                 
       Total liabilities
    432,825       74,371  
                 
STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT
               
    Common stock: $0.001 par value; 300,000,000 authorized, 193,856,138 and 161,303,196 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively
    193,856       161,303  
    Additional paid-in capital - common stock
    9,180,107       8,115,743  
    Preferred stock: $1.00 par value; 500,000 authorized, 40,500 and 37,500 shares issued and outstanding as of  June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012
    41       38  
    Additional paid in capital - preferred stock
    40,460       37,462  
    Net assets from discontinued operations
    -       15,633  
    Accumulated deficit
    (9,589,153 )     (7,976,112 )
       Total stockholders' equity (deficit)
    (174,689 )     354,067  
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT
  $ 258,136     $ 428,438  

See accompanying notes to the financial statements.
 
 
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U.S. RARE EARTH MINERALS, INC
(Formerly known as U.S. Natural Nutrients & Minerals, Inc)
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
 
   
For the Three Months Ended
   
For the Six Months Ended
 
   
June 30,
   
June 30,
   
June 30,
   
June 30,
 
   
2013
   
2012
   
2013
   
2012
 
                         
REVENUES
  $ 98,897     $ 118,774     $ 213,194     $ 252,187  
Cost of goods sold
    43,619       37,608       54,002       75,528  
Gross Profit
    55,278       81,166       159,192       176,659  
                                 
General, selling and administrative expenses
    674,120       736,012       1,740,811       1,297,923  
Depreciation
    12,764       10,145       22,947       20,290  
Total operating expenses
    686,884       746,157       1,763,758       1,318,213  
                                 
Operating Loss
    (631,606 )     (664,991 )     (1,604,566 )     (1,141,554 )
                                 
Other income (expense):
                               
Other income
    -       -       -       10,200  
Interest expense
    (7,389 )     (1,037 )     (8,475 )     (2,539 )
Total other (expenses)
    (7,389 )     (1,037 )     (8,475 )     7,661  
                                 
Net Loss
    (638,995 )     (666,028 )     (1,613,041 )     (1,133,893 )
                                 
Net loss per common share - basic and diluted
  $ (0.00 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.01 )
                                 
Weighted average of common shares outstanding
    191,514,873       126,032,314       181,099,862       121,580,518  
 
See accompanying notes to the financial statements.
 
 
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.S. RARE EARTH MINERALS, INC
(Formerly known as U.S. Natural Nutrients & Minerals, Inc)
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 
   
For the Six Months Ended
 
             
   
June 30,
   
June 30,
 
   
2013
   
2012
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
           
Net Loss
  $ (1,613,041 )   $ (1,133,893 )
Depreciation
    12,764       32,175  
Common stock issued for services
    1,096,917       1,153,994  
Net assets from discontinued operations
    (15,633 )     -  
Changes in assets and liabilities:
               
    Decrease(Increase) accounts receivable
    (20,267 )     (112,188 )
    Decrease(Increase) prepaid expense
    254,600       4,999  
    Decrease(Increase) inventory
    (3,979 )     20,780  
    Increase (decrease) accounts payable and accrued expenses
    277,999       21,983  
    Due to Bio Multimin
    -       (248 )
Net cash used in operating activities
    (10,640 )     (12,398 )
                 
Cash flows used in Investing Activities:
               
Acquisition of property equipment
    (77,117 )     (13,185 )
Net cash used in investing activities
    (77,117 )     (13,185 )
                 
Cash flows from Financing Activities:
               
Accrued interest
    455       2,512  
Proceeds from loan
    85,000       -  
Repayment of debentures
    (5,000 )     -  
Preferred stock issued for cash
    3,001       -  
Common stock issued for cash
    -       12,000  
Net cash provided by financing activities
    83,456       14,512  
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash
    (4,301 )     (11,071 )
                 
Cash, beginning of period
    5,523       12,555  
Cash, end of period
  $ 1,222     $ 1,484  
                 
Cash paid for interest
  $ 1,085     $ 2,539  
                 
Supplemental schedule of non-cash activities:
               
Common stock issued for services
  $ 1,096,917     $ 1,153,994  
 
See accompanying notes to the financial statements
 
 
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US. RARE EARTH MINERALS, INC.
(Formerly known as U.S. Natural Nutrients & Minerals, Inc)
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)

Note 1. Basis of Presentation and Organization and Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation and Organization
Basis of Presentation

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on substantially the same basis as the audited financial statements included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and regulations regarding interim financial statements. All amounts included herein related to the  financial statements as of June 30, 2013 and the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 are unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and the notes there to included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

The Company completed the announced "spin-off" of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bio-Multimin, Inc. to the shareholders in January, 2013.  Shares were distributed to each shareholder based on one share of Bio-Multimin, Inc. for each 5 shares of the Company owned shares.  Therefore these financial statements are no longer consolidated.
     
In the opinion of management, the accompanying financial statements include all necessary adjustments for the fair presentation of the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows. The results of operations for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the operating results to be expected for any subsequent interim period or for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.

U.S. Rare Earth Minerals, Inc. (Formerly U.S. Natural Nutrients and Minerals, Inc.) was incorporated in the state of Nevada on June 9, 2008.

As used in these Notes to the Financial Statements, the terms the "Company", "we", "us", "our" and similar terms refer to U. S. Rare Earth Minerals, Inc. (Formerly U.S. Natural Nutrients and Minerals, Inc.)

Going Concern

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, which contemplate continuation of the Company as a going concern.  To date, the Company generated minimal revenue and has experienced recurring net operating losses, had a net loss of $638,995 for the three months ended June 30, 2013, and a working capital deficiency of ($368,105) at June 30, 2013.  These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.  These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts, or amounts and classification of liabilities that might result from this uncertainty. We will need to raise funds or implement our business plan to continue operations.

In order to continue as a going concern, the Company will need, among other things, additional capital resources. Management’s plan is to obtain such resources for the Company by obtaining capital sufficient to meet its minimal operating expenses by seeking equity and/or debt financing. However management cannot provide any assurances that the Company will be successful in accomplishing any of its plans.
 
 
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Note 1. Basis of Presentation and Organization and Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Going Concern (continued)

The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent upon among other things, its ability to successfully accomplish the plans described in the preceding paragraph and eventually begin operations in accordance with its business plan. The accompanying financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.

Note 2. Common Stock
 
The Company’s authorized preferred stock is 50,000,000 with a $0.001 par value and common stock is 300,000,000 common shares with $0.001 par value.
 
There were 193,856,138 shares of common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2013.
 
On February 13, 2013, the Company issued 10,000,000_shares of its common stock in exchange for services valued at $200,000.
 
On February 28, 2013, the Company issued 12,062,382_shares of its common stock in exchange for services valued at $482,496.
 
On April 18, 2013, the Company issued 9,665,560_shares of its common stock in exchange for services valued at $386,422.
 
On April 19, 2013, the Company issued 500,000_shares of its common stock in exchange for services valued at $15,000.
 
On June 30, 2013, 325,000 shares were issued in exchange for the conversion of $5,000 worth of outstanding debentures.
 
On April 12, 2011, the Company announced that the board of directors approved a 3 for 1 forward split of the shares of common stock issued and outstanding effective May 2, 2011.

Note 3. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

From time to time new accounting pronouncements are issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or other standard setting bodies that may have an impact on the Company’s accounting and reporting.  The Company believes that such recently issued accounting pronouncements and other authoritative guidance for which the effective date is in the future will not have an impact on its accounting or reporting or that such impact will not be material to its financial position, results of operations and cash flows when implemented.

Note 4. Distributorship Agreement

In February 2012, the Company entered into a distributor agreement with a Company to market its products in various countries.  Under the terms of the agreement, the Company will receive payments upon the attaining of certain sales goals by the distributor.  The agreement is for a period of 36 months and can be canceled by either party upon 30 days written notice.

Note 5. Loan payable

In June 2013, the Company received an $85,000 loan bearing interest @ 6% per annum and due within 90 days of the date received.

Note 6. Subsequent Events

On July 12, 2013, the Company issued 105,250,000 "restricted" shares of common stock in exchange for services, future services, certain intellectual property and a senior management contract with a member of the Company's current Board of Advisors.  These shares were issued pursuant to the Section 4(2) or private offering exemption under federal law and corollary securities exemptions under state law.  These shares will be controlled by the Company and held in escrow, or otherwise held in reserve, until final details under which they will be fully earned are contractually agreed upon and determined.  In the event that details concerning how and when the shares will be fully earned cannot be agreed upon, the shares, which will remain under the control of the Company, can and will be canceled or partially canceled.
 
 
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The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our unaudited financial statements and the notes thereto.

Forward-Looking Statements

This quarterly report contains forward-looking statements and information relating to us that are based on the beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, our management. When used in this report, the words "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "estimate," “intend”, “plan” and similar expressions, as they relate to us or our management, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management's current view of us concerning future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including among many others: a general economic downturn; a downturn in the securities markets; federal or state laws or regulations having an adverse effect on proposed transactions that we desire to effect; Securities and Exchange Commission regulations which affect trading in the securities of "penny stocks,"; and other risks and uncertainties. Should any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this report as anticipated, estimated or expected. All forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statement.

Overview
 
U.S. Rare Earth Minerals, Inc. (Formerly U.S. Natural Nutrients and Minerals, Inc.) (the “Company”), primary focus is on sales and distribution of certain products derived from the Company’s mining activities relating to natural mineral deposits commonly known as Calcium Montmorillonite. These activities will be carried out through a web-based and distributor-based sales program directed at agricultural, animal and human uses of the products.

To the extent that the company requires additional capital for operations that it cannot derive from profits from sales, the Company plans to sell additional shares of unregistered preferred stock to raise money for additional operating capital.  There is no guarantee the Company will be successful in selling additional shares to raise funds for additional operating capital, or if successful, it will raise the desired amount or be on terms and conditions which are beneficial to the Company.

Plan of Operation
 
The Company markets and sells the product extracted in the mining process under the name “EXCELERITE®”.  The Company believes that EXCELERITE® has broad applications for plants, animals and humans.  Specifically, the Company believes that by adding EXCELERITE® back into the soil, household and commercial farmers are replacing what has been lost by the use of man-made fertilizers over hundreds of years. Farmers using EXCELERITE® are seeing higher yields and larger and more nutritious crops. In addition, studies suggest that animals whose feed is supplemented with Exceleriteâ grow healthier and produce more. The naturally chelated nutrients and minerals in EXCELERITE® may enhance the production of enzymes. Without enzymes living things cannot build protein and other vital processes.  “Micro-Excelerite ™”, a supplement form of EXCELERITE® is believed to rejuvenate the health of the human body in many ways.  In addition to its natural supply of 78 essential nutrients and minerals, its ionic charge removes toxins as it works through the digestive tract.

The Company is marketing its products through various channels including but not limited to direct distribution, sales through third-party distributors and sales through the Company’s website.  The Company has also undertaken to develop a network of distributors, both in the United States and internationally.  The Company’s directors, Michael Tague and Dennis Cullison, have been marketing the product to agricultural customers in Oregon, throughout the United States and internationally as well.
 
 
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Plan of Operation (continued)

The Company has been engaged in various testing programs with several major agriculture firms for the past two years.  Two of these firms are listed NYSE companies and do business worldwide.  Results of these test on strawberries, carrots, peaches, soy beans, sweet potatoes and grapes have been very positive.  EXCELERITE® has also been tested and proved to eliminate the odor from pig and cow manure which should lead to large orders from cattle and pig farmers worldwide.  The product is also being tested by poultry farmers.

Management believes that by partnering with these certain firms, long term business relationships will develop, deriving substantial future product sales.  The Company is bound by certain “Non-Disclosure Agreements” and therefore cannot divulge the names of partnering companies.  Announcements of the Company’s test results and identity of its partners will be forthcoming when certain test results are completed and the parties agree on the content of the disclosure.
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following table shows the financial data of the  statements of operations of the Company for the three-months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012.

THREE-MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013 COMPARED TO THREE-MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012.

   
June 30,
   
June 30,
     $       %  
   
2013
   
2012
   
Change
   
Change
 
REVENUES
  $ 98,897     $ 118,774     $ (19,877 )     -17 %
Cost of sales
    43,619       37,608       6,011       16 %
      55,278       81,166       (25,888 )        
                                 
General and administrative expenses
    674,120       736,012       (61,892 )     -8 %
Operating Loss
  $ (618,842 )   $ (654,846 )   $ 36,004          

During the three months ended June 30, 2013, we incurred expenses of $674,120, a decrease of 8% from the three months ended June 30, 2012.  There were significant variances in compensation expense and land lease costs for the period.
 
 
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SIX-MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013 COMPARED TO SIX-MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012.

   
June 30,
   
June 30,
     $     %  
   
2013
   
2012
   
Change
   
Change
 
REVENUES
  $ 213,194     $ 252,187     $ (38,993 )     -15 %
Cost of sales
    54,002       75,528       (21,526 )     -29 %
      159,192       176,659       (17,467 )        
                                 
General and administrative expenses
    1,763,758       1,318,213       445,545       34 %
Operating Loss
  $ (1,604,566 )   $ (1,141,554 )   $ (463,012 )        

During the six months ended June 30, 2013, we incurred expenses of $1,763,758, a increase of 34% from the six months ended June 30, 2012.  There were significant variances in compensation expense and land lease costs for the  period.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
   
June 30,
   
December 31,
     $     %  
   
2013
   
2012
   
Change
   
Change
 
Cash
  $ 1,222     $ 5,523     $ (4,301 )     -78 %
Accounts payable and accured expenses
    306,187       28,188       (277,999 )     986 %
Total current Liabilities     307,409       33,711       273,698       812 %
Cash proceeds from the sale of common stock
    -       12,000       (12,000 )     -100 %
Cash proceeds from the sale of prefered stock
  $ 3,001     $ -     $ 3,001       100  %
 
We believe that the level of financial resources is a significant factor for our future development, and accordingly we may choose at any time to raise capital through private debt or equity financing to strengthen its financial position, facilitate growth and provide us with additional flexibility to take advantage of business opportunities.  While we are presently considering a limited private offering of our securities, we do not have immediate plans to have a public offering of our common stock and there is no guarantee that any such offering would be successful or be completed on terms that are beneficial to the Company.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

In presenting our financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, we are required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported therein. Several of the estimates and assumptions we are required to make relate to matters that are inherently uncertain as they pertain to future events. However, events that are outside of our control cannot be predicted and, as such, they cannot be contemplated in evaluating such estimates and assumptions. If there is a significant unfavorable change to current conditions, it could result in a material adverse impact to our results of operations, financial position and liquidity. We believe that the estimates and assumptions we used when preparing our financial statements were the most appropriate at that time. Presented below are those accounting policies that we believe require subjective and complex judgments that could potentially affect reported results. However, the majority of our businesses operate in environments where we pay a fee for a service performed, and therefore the results of the majority of our recurring operations are recorded in our financial statements using accounting policies that are not particularly subjective, nor complex.
 
 
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Revenue Recognition

Revenue from the sale of product obtained from our mining contractor is recognized when ownership passes to the purchaser at which time the following conditions are met:

i) persuasive evidence that an agreement exists;
ii) the risks and rewards of ownership pass to the purchaser including delivery of the product;
iii) the selling price is fixed and determinable; or,
iv) collectively is reasonably assured.

Stock Based Compensation

Stock based compensation is accounted for using the Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employee Topic of the FASB ASC, which establishes standards for the accounting for transactions in which an entity exchanges its equity instruments for goods or services. It also addresses transactions in which an entity incurs liabilities in exchange for goods or services that are based on the fair value of the entity’s equity instruments or that may be settled by the issuance of those equity instruments. We determine the value of stock issued at the date of grant. We also determine at the date of grant the value of stock at fair market value or the value of services rendered (based on contract or otherwise) whichever is more readily determinable.

Shares issued to employees are expensed upon issuance.

If the Company issues stock for services which are performed over a period of time, the Company capitalizes the value paid in the equity section of the Company’s financial statements as it’s a non-cash equity transaction. The Company accretes the expense to stock based compensation expense on a monthly basis for services rendered within the period.
 
On February 13, 2013, the Company issued 10,000,000_shares of its common stock in exchange for services valued at $200,000.
 
On February 28, 2013, the Company issued 12,062,382_shares of its common stock in exchange for services valued at $482,496.
 
On April 18, 2013, the Company issued 9,665,560_shares of its common stock in exchange for services valued at $386,422.
 
On April 19, 2013, the Company issued 500,000_shares of its common stock in exchange for services valued at $15,000.
 
On June 30, 2013, 325,000 shares were issued in exchange for the conversion of $5,000 worth of outstanding debentures.

We use the fair value method for equity instruments granted to non-employees and will use the Black-Scholes model for measuring the fair value of options, if issued. The stock based fair value compensation is determined as of the date of the grant or the date at which the performance of the services is completed (measurement date) and is recognized over the vesting periods.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.
 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide information required by this Item.
 
 
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Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting.  Internal control over financial reporting is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the Company’s principal executive and principal financial officers and effected by the Company’s board of directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and includes those policies and procedures that:

Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company;

Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements.  Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.  All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations.  Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation.  Because of the inherent limitations of internal control, there is a risk that material misstatements may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by internal control over financial reporting. However, these inherent limitations are known features of the financial reporting process.  Therefore, it is possible to design into the process safeguards to reduce, though not eliminate, this risk.

As of June 30, 2013, management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the criteria for effective internal control over financial reporting established in Internal Control--Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("COSO") and SEC guidance on conducting such assessments.  Based on that evaluation, they concluded that, during the period covered by this report, such internal controls and procedures may not be effective to detect the inappropriate application of US GAAP rules as more fully described below.  This was due to deficiencies that existed in the design or operation of our internal controls over financial reporting that adversely affected our internal controls and that may be considered to be material weaknesses.

The matter involving internal controls and procedures that our management considered may be a material weakness under the standards of the COSO was the lack of a functioning audit committee due to a lack of a majority of independent members and a lack of a majority of outside directors on our board of directors, resulting in the potential for ineffective oversight in the establishment and monitoring of required internal controls and procedures.  The aforementioned material weakness was identified by our Chief Executive Officer in connection with the review of our financial statements as of September 30, 2011.

Management believes that the lack of a functioning audit committee and the lack of a majority of outside directors on our board of directors results in ineffective oversight in the establishment and monitoring of required internal controls and procedures, which could result in a material misstatement in our financial statements in future periods.
 
 
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Management’s Remediation Initiatives

In an effort to remediate the identified material weakness and other deficiencies and enhance our internal controls, we have initiated, or plan to initiate, the following series of measures:

Management believes that the appointment of one or more outside directors, who shall be appointed to a fully-functioning audit committee, will remedy the lack of a functioning audit committee and a lack of a majority of outside directors on our Board.

We anticipate that these initiatives will be at least partially, if not fully, implemented by December 31, 2013.  Additionally, we plan to test our updated controls and remediate our deficiencies by December 31, 2013.

Changes in internal controls over financial reporting

There was no change in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this report, which has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.



 
As disclosed on the Form 10K recently, the Company is involved in a legal proceeding concerning the ownership of four million five hundred thousand shares of common stock paid for certain financial public relations services which were not adequately performed or not performed at all.  The shares are being held in abeyance pending the court determination of whether or not the service provider performed the services for which it was hired.  The Company expects an outcome favorable to the Company.

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide information required by this Item


None

 
None


The name change and forward stock split were approved by consent of the shareholders owning a majority of the outstanding common stock of the Company
 
 
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On October 26, 2009, U.S. Rare Earth Minerals, Inc.(USMN) (formerly known as  U.S. Natural Nutrients and Minerals, Inc., a Nevada corporation (entered into an Agreement with M Strata, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company (“M Strata”) (“M Strata Agreement”) whereby M Strata granted to USMN permission and consent to mine the certain mineral products (the “Product”) from certain mining claims owned or controlled by M Strata located in Panaca, Nevada.  Pursuant to the terms of the M Strata Agreement, M Strata will designate which claims may be mined and USMN shall have the right to mine the Product and remove the Product from the mining claims so designated.

The M Strata Agreement further provided that it was granting USMN the exclusive right to mine and purchase the Product from M Strata (“Exclusive Right”) and M Strata agreed that it will not sell Product or permit any other person or entity to purchase Product or mine on the claims controlled by M Strata other than USMN, on condition that USNNM meets certain Purchase Minimums (as defined in the agreement) (“Purchase Minimums”) and makes timely payments therefor.  In the event USMN fails to meet the Purchase Minimums for a period of one year, then such Exclusive Right shall terminate and M Strata shall be entitled to either (i) terminate the M Strata Agreement and cause USMN to terminate all mining operations on M Strata’s claims or (ii) sell Product to other purchasers in addition to USMN.   USMN may cure any default in the Purchase Minimum by paying for the difference between the amount actually purchased in any one calendar year, which was less than the Purchase Minimum and the amount actually ordered and paid for. Nothing in the M Strata Agreement conferred on USMN or its agents any rights of ownership in any mining claims owned or controlled by M Strata now or in the future.  In addition, USMN agreed that it would only purchase Calcium Montmorillonite clay from M Strata and from no other source for the term of the M Strata Agreement or any extensions thereof.  No default has been declared by M Strata of any of the terms of the Agreement as of the date hereof.
 
The term of the M Strata Agreement is five (5) years and there is a provision for automatic extensions of the term for additional one (1) year terms thereafter.  The M Strata Agreement provides for payments by USMN of $24.00 per ton of Product removed from M Strata’s claims, subject to periodic adjustment for cost of living in accordance with the terms of the M Strata Agreement.  Payments for Product are to be made by USNNM to M Strata on a monthly basis, upon presentation of invoices and in accordance with the terms of the M Strata Agreement.

Twenty five percent (25 %) of the beneficial ownership of M Strata is owned by Dennis Cullison, who is a director of the Company.

A copy of the Agreement was attached to the filing of a Form 8K in November 2009.

The Agreement was supplemented in 2011 to include the right of the Company to mine various rare earth minerals on the mining claims.


Exhibit No.
 
Description
     
31.1
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer filed pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2
 
Certification of Principal Financial Officer filed pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.1
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer furnished pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.2
 
Certification of Principal Financial Officer furnished pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 
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In accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

U.S. RARE EARTH MINERALS, INC
(Formerly known as U.S. Natural Nutrients  & Minerals, Inc)

Dated: August 14, 2013
   
     
 
By
/s/ Dennis Cullison
   
  Dennis Cullison
   
  Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
     
Dated: August 14, 2013
   
     
 
By
/s/ Michael Tague
   
  Michael Tague
   
  Principle Financial Officer, Secretary and Director
 
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