PINX:TRGD Quarterly Report 10-Q Filing - 6/30/2012

Effective Date 6/30/2012



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
(Mark One)
 
R  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2012
 
£  TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
FOR THE TRANSITION FROM __________ TO __________.

COMMISSION FILE NUMBER   000-29595

TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Nevada
 
90-0316566
(State or other jurisdiction of
 
 (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
 
Identification No.)
     
375 N. Stephanie St., Bldg. 2 Ste. #211
   
Henderson, NV
 
89014
(Address of principal executive office)
 
  (Zip code)
     
(888) 901-4550
   
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
   

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes R    No £

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§233.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes R  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 R

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes  £   No R
 
As of August 14, 2012 the Company had 102,795,119 outstanding shares of common stock.
 
 
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TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(An Exploration Stage Company)


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR
THE THREE MONTHS AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011
AND
THE PERIOD FROM INCEPTION (OCTOBER 14, 1999) THROUGH JUNE 30, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(An Exploration Stage Company)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)

   
June 30, 2012
   
December 31, 2011
 
   
(Unaudited)
       
Assets
           
Current assets:
           
Cash
 
$
4,190
   
$
419
 
Other receivables, net
   
826
     
539
 
Due from related parties, net
   
85
     
-
 
Deferred tax asset, current portion
   
3,809
     
4,041
 
Other current assets
   
104
     
117
 
Total current assets
   
9,014
     
5,116
 
                 
Property, plant, equipment, mine development, land and construction in progress, net
   
11,759
     
11,084
 
Mining deposits
   
26
     
29
 
Deferred tax asset, non-current portion
   
1,748
     
2,475
 
Other assets
   
24
     
222
 
Total assets
 
$
22,571
   
$
18,926
 
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
               
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
$
3,727
   
$
2,858
 
Notes payable, current portion
   
3,562
     
2,607
 
Notes payable related party, current portion
   
-
     
100
 
Due to related parties, net of due from
   
-
     
156
 
Total current liabilities
   
7,289
     
5,721
 
Notes payable, non-current portion
   
1,209
     
69
 
Total liabilities
   
8,498
     
5,790
 
                 
Iron Ore Properties financial instrument, net
   
600
     
570
 
                 
Stockholders’ equity:
               
Common stock: $0.001 par value; authorized 150,000,000 shares; issued and
outstanding 102,795,119 and 102,795,119 shares
   
103
     
103
 
Additional paid-in capital
   
10,787
     
10,787
 
Accumulated deficit during exploration stage
   
(20,230
)
   
(19,620
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
   
(496
)
   
(446
)
Total Tara Gold stockholders’ deficit
   
(9,836
)
   
(9,176)
 
Non-controlling interest
   
23,309
     
21,742
 
Total stockholders’ equity
   
13,473
     
12,566
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
$
22,571
   
$
18,926
 
 
See Accompanying Notes to these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 (An Exploration Stage Company)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(UNAUDITED)
 (In thousands of U.S. Dollars, except per share amounts)

   
For the Three Months Ended
 June 30,
   
For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
   
From Inception
October 14, 1999
Through
 
   
2012
   
2011
   
2012
   
2011
   
June 30, 2012
 
                               
Revenues
                             
      Revenue from website development and software
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 168  
      Mining revenues
    -       -       -       -       557  
Total revenues
    -       -       -       -       725  
Cost of revenue
    -       -       -       -       767  
Gross margin
    -       -       -       -       (42 )
Exploration expenses
    707       891       860       2,821       10,104  
Operating, general, and administrative expenses
    1,707       1,198       2,481       2,975       42,538  
Net operating loss
    (2,414 )     (2,089 )     (3,341 )     (5,796 )     (52,684 )
                                         
Non-operating (income) expense:
                                       
      Interest (income)
    (7 )     (7 )     (14 )     (14 )     (357 )
      Interest  expense
    4       64       9       69       1,248  
      Settlement gain
    -       -       -       -       (134 )
      Loss on extinguishment of debt, net
    -       -       -       -       1,549  
      Gain on deconsolidation, dissolution and sale of joint
venture interest
    -       -       -       -       (21,036 )
      Loss on disposal of assets
    -       -       -       4       403  
      Gain on acquisition of mining concession
    -       -       -       -       (100 )
      Realized loss on the sale of marketable securities
    -       -       -       -       5,099  
      Gain on sale of net cash flow interest
    -       -       -       -       (197 )
      Gain on Tara Minerals Stock Dividend
    -       (1,028 )     -       (1,028 )     (1,028 )
      Other income
    -       -       -       (11 )     (1,345 )
Total non-operating income
    (3 )     (971 )     (5 )     (980 )     (15,898 )
Loss before income taxes
    (2,411 )     (1,118 )     (3,336 )     (4,816 )     (36,786 )
      Income tax benefit
    -       -       -       -       (5,902 )
Loss from continuing operations
    (2,411 )     (1,118 )     (3,336 )     (4,816 )     (30,884 )
Discontinued operations:
                                       
      Loss from operations of oil properties and La Escuadra
    -       -       -       -       (1,020 )
      Gain from discontinued operations, net of tax
    3,631       -       3,576       -       3,576  
                                         
Net income (loss)
    1,220       (1,118 )     240       (4,816 )     (28,328 )
                                         
     Add: Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling
interest
    (1,227 )     847        (851 )     1,641        8,098  
                                         
Net loss attributable to Tara Gold shareholders’
    (7 )     (271 )     (611 )     (3,175 )     (20,230 )
                                         
Other comprehensive income (loss):
                                       
     Foreign currency translation
    134       16       (50 )     (51 )     (496 )
     Unrealized loss on investments
    -       (349 )     -       (349 )     -  
     Total comprehensive income (loss)
  $ 127     $ (604 )   $ (661 )   $ (3,575 )   $ (20,726 )
                                         
Net income (loss) per share, basic and diluted
  $ 0.01     $ (0.01 )   $ 0.00     $ (0.05 )        
                                         
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted
    102,795,119       102,795,119       102,795,119       102,795,119          

See Accompanying Notes to these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 (An Exploration Stage Company)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 (In thousands of U.S. Dollars)

   
For the Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2012
   
For the Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2011
   
From Inception
(October 14, 1999)
Through
June 30, 2012
 
                   
Cash flows from operating activities:
                 
Net loss attributable to Tara Gold shareholders
 
$
(611
)
 
$
(3,175
)
 
$
(20,230
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash:
                       
Depreciation and amortization
   
136
     
148
     
1,103
 
Allowance for doubtful accounts
   
151
     
907
     
3,281
 
Common stock issued for services and other expenses
   
-
     
-
     
2,599
 
Stock based compensation and stock bonuses
   
-
     
-
     
126
 
Gain on deconsolidation, dissolution and sale of joint venture interest
   
-
     
-
     
(20,311
)
Non-cash expense due to deconsolidation of joint venture
   
-
     
-
     
216
 
Loss on debt due to extinguishment and conversion
   
-
     
-
     
1,529
 
Gain on disposed and discontinued operations
   
(3,576
   
-
     
(2,575
Deferred tax asset, net
   
-
     
-
     
(6,516
)
Non-controlling interest in net loss of consolidated subsidiaries
   
851
     
(1,641
)
   
(8,098
)
Amortization of beneficial conversion
   
-
     
-
     
650
 
Loss on the disposal of assets
   
-
     
4
     
222
 
Realized loss on the sale of marketable securities
   
-
     
-
     
4,993
 
Common stock of subsidiary issued and option valuation for services
   
164
     
100
     
8,197
 
Subsidiaries’ stock based compensation and stock bonuses
   
245
     
530
     
7,137
 
Exploration expenses paid with stock of subsidiaries
   
430
     
2,492
     
4,146
 
Lawsuit settlement payable in stock
   
-
     
-
     
315
 
Cancellation of common stock for settlement (Tara Minerals)
   
-
     
-
     
(750
)
Gain on acquisition of mining concession and mining assets
   
-
     
-
     
(430
)
Gain on sale of net cash flow interest
   
-
     
-
     
(197
)
Gain on Tara Minerals stock dividend
   
-
     
(1,028
   
(1,028
)
    Other
   
38
     
12
     
168
 
Changes in current operating assets and liabilities:
                       
Other receivables
   
(131
)
   
(414
)
   
(1,179
)
Other assets
   
13
     
(156
)
   
(972
)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
   
(1,031
   
(284
   
2,356
 
Deferred joint venture income
   
-
     
-
     
(33
)
Net cash used in operating activities
   
(3,321
)
   
(2,505
)
   
(25,281
)
                         
Cash flows from investing activities:
                       
  Acquisition of property, plant and equipment
   
(20
)
   
-
     
(3,269
)
  Proceeds from the sale of marketable securities
   
-
     
-
     
6,322
 
  Proceeds from the sale or disposal of assets
   
-
     
29
     
731
 
  Purchase of mining concession
   
-
     
(30
)
   
159
 
  Mining deposits
   
3
     
(7
)
   
(178
)
  Loans to unrelated third parties
   
-
     
-
     
(380
)
  Proceeds from the sale of American Copper Mining
   
7,500
     
-
     
7,500
 
  Cash investment in American Copper Mining in 2012
   
(33
   
-
     
(33
)
  Payments made for construction in progress
   
(127
)
   
-
     
(127
)
  Other
   
-
     
-
     
(6
)
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities
   
7,323
     
(8
)
   
10,719
 

 
Cash flows from financing activities:
                       
Proceeds from short term debt
   
-
     
-
     
72
 
Proceeds from notes payable, related party
   
-
     
-
     
150
 
Proceeds from notes payable
   
-
     
-
     
480
 
Payments toward short term debt
   
-
     
-
     
(22
)
Payments toward notes payable
   
(240
)
   
(103
)
   
(11,153
)
Payments toward notes payable, related party
   
(100
)
   
-
     
(100
)
Change in due to/from related parties, net
   
(248
)
   
314
     
27
 
Non-controlling interest – cash from sale of sale of common stock of
 subsidiaries
   
357
     
1,866
     
12,826
 
Payments from joint venture partners
   
-
     
-
     
10,020
 
Cash from the sale of common stock
   
-
     
-
     
5,753
 
Iron Ore financial instrument
   
50
     
750
     
800
 
Other
   
-
     
-
     
(9
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
   
(181
)
   
2,827
     
18,844
 
                         
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
   
(50
)
   
(51
)
   
(92
)
                         
Net (decrease) increase
   
3,771
     
263
     
4,190
 
Cash, beginning of period
   
419
     
193
     
-
 
Cash, end of period
 
$
4,190
   
$
456
   
$
4,190
 
                         
Supplemental Information:
                       
Interest paid
 
$
15
   
$
60
   
$
955
 
Income taxes paid
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
20
 
                         
Non-cash Investing and Financing Transactions:
                       
Conversion of debt to common stock or payable, plus accrued interest
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
1,292
 
Issuance of common stock for assets
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
304
 
Purchase of or (reduction) in purchase of concession notes payable, stock
and warrants plus capitalized interest
 
$
2,147
   
$
(1,311
)
 
$
20,333
 
Beneficial conversion feature, convertible debt, related and nonrelated party
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
391
 
Recoverable value-added taxes incurred through additional debt and due to
related party, net of mining concession modification
 
$
348
   
$
(192
)
 
$
1,564
 
Purchase of property, equipment and assets with debt
 
$
-
   
$
49
   
$
1,833
 
Receipt of stock for joint venture payments and fee income
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
2,301
 
Accrued and capitalized interest
 
$
16
   
$
37
   
$
427
 
Beneficial conversion feature, financial instrument
 
$
20
   
$
180
   
$
200
 
Other
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
90
 
Reclassification of mining deposit to mining concession paid by debt
 
$
(175
)
 
$
-
   
$
(175
)
Unrealized gain in investments, available for sale
 
$
-
   
$
(51
)
 
$
-
 
Subsidiary common stock for prepaid services
 
$
-
   
$
66
   
$
-
 
 
See Accompanying Notes to these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 (An Exploration Stage Company)
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
Note 1.     Nature of Business and Significant Accounting Policies
 
Basis of Presentation and Organization

The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements of Tara Gold Resources Corp. (the “Company”) should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as may be amended, for the year ended December 31, 2011. Significant accounting policies disclosed therein have not changed except as noted below.
 
In May 2005 Tara Gold, through its subsidiary Corporacion Amermin S.A. de C.V. (“Amermin”), began acquiring mining properties in Mexico.  In May 2006, the Company formed Tara Minerals Corp. (“Tara Minerals”), which owns 99.9% of the common stock of American Metal Mining S.A. de C.V. (“AMM”), a Mexican corporation.  Tara Minerals also owns 85% of the common stock of Adit Resources Corp (“Adit”). Tara Gold’s operations in Mexico are conducted through Amermin and American Metal Mining since Mexican law provides that only Mexican corporations are allowed to own mining properties. Tara Gold, through Amermin, focuses primarily on gold mining concessions.  American Metal Mining’s primary focus is on industrial minerals, copper, lead, zinc, iron, industrial metals, and other associated metals.  All of Tara Gold’s operations in Mexico are conducted through its Mexican subsidiaries.  As of June 30, 2012, Tara Gold owned approximately 52% of the outstanding common stock of Tara Minerals.

On April 4, 2012 Adit Resources Corp. sold its subsidiary, American Copper Mining S.A. de C.V. (“ACM”) to Yamana Mexico Holdings B.V. (“Yamana”).  ACM’s primary asset was the Picacho groupings.

The Company currently has limited operations and, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (“FASB ASC”) Development Stage Entities Topic, is considered an Exploration Stage Company.

In this filing references to "Company," "we," "our," and/or "us," refers to Tara Gold Resources and, unless the context indicates otherwise, its consolidated subsidiaries.

The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the related footnote information are unaudited.  In the opinion of management, they include all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the condensed consolidated balance sheets of the Company as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the condensed consolidated results of its operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011. Results of operations reported for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the entire year.  All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

Unless otherwise indicated, all references to the Company include the operation of its subsidiaries and all references to Adit include the operations of its subsidiary.

The reporting currency of the Company, Tara Minerals and Adit is the U.S. dollar.  The functional currency of Amermin, AMM and ACM is the Mexican Peso. As a result, the financial statements of the subsidiaries have been re-measured from Mexican pesos into U.S. dollars using (i) current exchange rates for monetary asset and liability accounts, (ii) historical exchange rates for nonmonetary asset and liability accounts, (iii) historical exchange rates for revenues and expenses associated with nonmonetary assets and liabilities and (iv) the weighted average exchange rate of the reporting period for all other revenues and expenses. In addition, foreign currency transaction gains and losses resulting from U.S. dollar denominated transactions are eliminated. The resulting re-measurement income (loss) is recorded as other comprehensive income (loss).

Current and historical exchange rates are not indicative of what future exchange rates will be and should not be construed as such.

Relevant exchange rates used in the preparation of the financial statements for Amermin, AMM and ACM are as follows the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011. Mexican pesos per one U.S. dollar.

 
June 30, 2012
 
Current exchange rate
Ps.     
    13.6530  
Weighted average exchange rate for the six months ended
Ps.     
    13.2656  
 
 
 
 
June 30, 2011
 
Current exchange rate
Ps.     
    11.7748  
Weighted average exchange rate for the six months ended
Ps.     
    11.9044  

Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management 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 financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Reclassifications

Certain reclassifications, which have no effect on net loss, have been made in the prior period financial statements to conform to the current presentation.

Recoverable Value-Added Taxes (IVA) and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

Impuesto al Valor Agregado taxes (IVA) are recoverable value-added taxes charged by the Mexican government on goods sold and services rendered at a rate of 16%.  Under certain circumstances, these taxes are recoverable by filing a tax return and as determined by the Mexican taxing authority.

Each period, receivables are reviewed for collectability.  When a receivable is determined to not be collectable we allow for the receivable until we are either assured of collection or assured that a write-off is necessary.  Our allowance in association with our receivable from IVA from our Mexico subsidiaries is based on our determination that the Mexican government may not allow the complete refund of these taxes.

   
June 30, 2012
   
December 31, 2011
 
   
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
   
(Unaudited)
       
Allowance – recoverable value-added taxes
  $ 2,452     $ 2,495  
Allowance – other receivables
    23       7  
Total
  $ 2,475     $ 2,502  

Recently Adopted and Recently Issued Accounting Guidance

Adopted

In May 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued an accounting standard update that amends the accounting standard on fair value measurements. The accounting standard update provides for a consistent definition and measurement of fair value, as well as similar disclosure requirements between U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and International Financial Reporting Standards. The accounting standard update changes certain fair value measurement principles, clarifies the application of existing fair value measurement, and expands the fair value measurement disclosure requirements, particularly for Level 3 fair value measurements. The amendments in this accounting standard update are to be applied prospectively and are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011.  The adoption of this accounting standard update became effective for the reporting period beginning January 1, 2012.  The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows

In June 2011, the FASB issued an accounting standard update which requires the presentation of components of other comprehensive income with the components of net income in either (1) a continuous statement of comprehensive income that contains two sections, net income and other comprehensive income, or (2) two separate but consecutive statements. This accounting standard update eliminates the option to present components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of shareholders’ equity, and is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011.   The adoption of this accounting standard update became effective for the reporting period beginning January 1, 2012.  The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
 

In September 2011, the FASB issued an accounting standard update that amends the accounting guidance on goodwill impairment testing. The amendments in this accounting standard update are intended to reduce complexity and costs by allowing an entity the option to make a qualitative evaluation about the likelihood of goodwill impairment to determine whether it should calculate the fair value of a reporting unit. The amendments also improve previous guidance by expanding upon the examples of events and circumstances that an entity should consider between annual impairment tests in determining whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount.  The amendments in this accounting standard update are effective for interim and annual goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011.  The adoption of this accounting standard update became effective for the reporting period beginning January 1, 2012.  The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, result of operations or cash flows.

Issued

Other recent accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB (including its Emerging Issues Task Force), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the SEC did not, or are not believed by management to, have a material impact on the Company's present or future financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Note 2.
Property, plant, equipment, mine development, land and construction in progress, net

   
June 30, 2012
   
December 31, 2011
 
   
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
   
(Unaudited)
       
Land
 
$
20
   
$
20
 
                 
La Currita
   
1,253
     
1,253
 
Las Minitas (a)
   
2,428
     
2,412
 
Pilar
   
728
     
728
 
Don Roman  
   
522
     
522
 
Las Nuvias
   
100
     
100
 
Centenario
   
636
     
636
 
La Palma
   
80
     
80
 
La Verde
   
60
     
60
 
Picacho and Picacho Fractions (b)
   
-
     
1,457
 
Las Brisas
   
3
     
3
 
Mezquite and Mariana
   
171
     
171
 
Auriferos
   
100
     
100
 
Pirita
   
250
     
250
 
Las Viboras Dos
   
188
     
188
 
Champinon (c)
   
2,147
     
-
 
Mining concessions
   
8,666
     
7,960
 
                 
Construction in progress
   
127
     
-
 
Property, plant and equipment
   
3,728
     
3,751
 
     
12,541
     
11,731
 
Less – accumulated depreciation
   
(782
)
   
(647
)
   
$
11,759
   
$
11,084
 

Las Minitas, Auriferos, Mariana and Mezquite, and Las Brisas properties are located in Mexico in close proximity to each other.

Pilar, Don Roman, Las Nuvias, Centenario, La Palma and La Verde properties are located in Mexico and are known as the Don Roman Groupings.

The Picacho and Picacho Fraction are located in Mexico and are known as the Picacho Groupings.

a.
In March 2006, the Company acquired “Las Minitas” from an independent third party for the effective purchase price of $2,427,403, plus $340,000 in value-added tax.

The remaining notes payable, including applicable value-added tax is $2,052,500.
 
 
In accordance with the Interest Expense topic of FASB ASC, the note payable amount of $2,150,000 has been discounted using the incremental borrowing rate of 3.56%. As of June 30, 2012, the present value of future payments toward the notes payable on the Las Minitas contract is as follows:

   
Debt
   
IVA
   
Total
 
Present value of debt
  $ 1,750,000     $ 302,500     $ 2,052,500  

The Company is currently reviewing the Las Minitas property for continued inclusion as part of the Company’s mining property portfolio.  No payments toward this property have been made since February 2008 and the Company may decide to terminate the purchase agreement and return the property.
 
b.
On April 2012 the Company sold ACM to Yamana. ACM’s primary asset was the Picacho groupings (see Note 11).

c.
In September 2011, the Company leased the Mina El Champinon Iron Ore Project (“Champinon”) for royalty payments based on production.

In May, 2012, the Company terminated the lease agreement for Champinon and entered into a new agreement to acquire the Iron Ore Project for an effective purchase price of $2,175,000, plus $348,000 in value-added taxes.

Included in the purchase agreement, all prior payments plus value-added taxes (see Note 4) were applied to debt.

The resulting outstanding debt payment schedule, including applicable value added taxes, is as follow:

2012
  $ 473,667  
2013
    947,333  
2014
    696,000  
Total
  $ 2,117,000  

In accordance with the Interest Topic of FASB ASC, the note payable amount of $2,175,000 has been discounted using the incremental borrowing rate of 1.30%. As of June 30, 2012, the present value of future payments toward the notes payable on the contract is as follows:

   
Debt
   
IVA
   
Total
 
                   
Total remaining debt
  $ 1,825,000     $ 292,000     $ 2,117,000  
Imputed interest
    (27,829 )     -       (27,829 )
Present value of debt
  $ 1,797,171     $ 292,000     $ 2,089,171  

In May 2012, the Company purchased technical data pertaining to the Champinon from the former owner for 500,000 shares of the Tara Mineral’s common stock valued at $430,000.

Other Mining Commitments

Mina Godinez

In July 2010, the Company entered into a joint venture agreement whereby third parties would contribute 100% of the mining rights to the concession “Mina Godinez” and Tara Minerals would have the exclusive rights to manage, operate, explore and exploit the concession. This joint venture was terminated on January 18, 2012.

Note 3.
Income Taxes

On April 2012, the Company sold ACM (see Note 11) resulting in an updated deferred tax asset of $5,557,000 (current and non-current). The change of $959,000 from December 31, 2011 was recognized as an income tax expense and offset the gain on discontinued operations as of June 30, 2012.
 
 
Note 4.
Other assets

As of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, the Company had no advances and $175,000 towards the Champinon lease (see Note 2) and security deposits of $21,537 and $32,752. During the six months ending June 30, 2012, the Company made an additional advance toward Champinon in the amount of $60,345 and all advances related to Champinon were applied towards the note payable (see Note 2).
 
 
Note 5.
Notes Payable

The following table represents the outstanding balance of notes payable.

   
June 30, 2012
   
December 31, 2011
 
   
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
   
(Unaudited)
       
Mining concessions
  $ 4,689     $ 2,579  
Auto loans
    82       97  
Related party
    -       100  
      4,771       2,776  
Less – current portion
    (3,562 )     (2,707 )
Non-current portion
  $ 1,209     $ 69  

See Note 2 above for notes payable relating to mining concessions.

The five year maturity schedule for notes payable is presented below (in thousands of U.S. dollars):

   
2013
   
2014
   
2015
   
2016
   
2017
   
Total
 
                                     
Mining concessions
  $ 3,532     $ 811     $ 346     $ -     $ -     $ 4,689  
Auto loans
    30       34       18       -       -       82  
Total
  $ 3,562     $ 845     $ 364     $ -     $ -     $ 4,771  

Note 6.
Related Party Transactions

 
June 30, 2012
 
December 31, 2011
 
 
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
(Unaudited)
     
Due from related parties
  $ 87     $ 152  
Due to related parties
    (2 )     (308 )
    $ 85     $ (156 )

All transactions with related parties have occurred in the normal course of operations and Mexico based related party transactions are measured at the foreign exchange amount.

Note 7.
Stockholders’ Equity

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, Tara Gold did not issue any shares of common stock.


Note 8.
Non-controlling Interest

All non-controlling interest of the Company is a result of the Company’s subsidiaries stock movement and results of operations.  For additional details on these underlying stock movements, consult the Tara Minerals Form’s 10-K and 10-Q as filed at www.sec.gov.
 
   
June 30, 2012
December 31, 2011
   
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
                 
Cash for subsidiary common stock
 
$
20,218
   
$
19,751
 
Services for subsidiary common stock
   
4,620
     
4,566
 
Stock based compensation paid for in subsidiary common stock
   
1,190
     
945
 
Loan conversion plus accrued interest
   
1,342
     
1,342
 
Exploration expenses paid for in subsidiary common stock
   
4,146
     
3,716
 
Cumulative net loss attributable to non-controlling interest
   
(7,793
)
   
(8,644
)
Treasury stock
   
(500
)
   
-
 
Other non-controlling interests
   
86
     
66
 
Total non-controlling interest
 
$
23,309
   
$
21,742
 

Note 9.
Options and Warrants

Tara Gold Resources does not have any stock option or bonus plans.

Tara Minerals has the following incentive plans which are registered under a Form S-8:
 
·
Incentive Stock Option Plan
 
·
Nonqualified Stock Option Plan
 
·
Stock Bonus Plan

In March 2012, Tara Minerals sold 594,000 units in a private offering for $297,000 in cash, or $0.50 per unit. Each unit consisted of one share of Tara Minerals’ common stock, and one warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Tara Minerals’ common stock at a price of $1.00 per share at or any time before December 31, 2012.  The shares and warrants were issued in April 2012.

On October 28, 2009, Adit, the Company’s subsidiary, adopted the following incentive plans which have not been registered:
 
·
Incentive Stock Option Plan
 
·
Nonqualified Stock Option Plan
 
·
Stock Bonus Plan

There was no issuance of instruments under the Adit plans in 2012.

The fair value of each award discussed above is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes valuation model that uses the assumptions noted in the following table. Expected volatilities are based on volatilities from the Tara Minerals’ traded common stock. The expected term of the award granted is usually estimated at half of the contractual term as noted in the individual agreements, unless the life is one year or less based upon management’s assessment of known factors, and represents the period of time that management anticipates awards granted to be outstanding.  The risk-free rate for the periods within the contractual life of the option is based on the U.S. Treasury bond rate in effect at the time of grant for bonds with maturity dates at the estimated term of the options.

   
June 30, 2012
   
December 31, 2011
 
Expected volatility
   
104.82%
     
96.06% - 163.11%
 
Weighted-average volatility
   
104.82%
     
143.46%
 
Expected dividends
   
0
     
0
 
Expected term (in years)
   
1.50
     
1.50
 
Risk-free rate
   
0.05%
     
0.58%
 

 
A summary of option activity under the Plans as of June 30, 2012 (unaudited) and changes during the period then ended is presented below:

Options
 
Shares
   
Weighted-Average
Exercise Price
   
Weighted-Average
Remaining
Contractual Term
   
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2011
   
3,350,000
   
$
0.69
             
Granted
   
200,000
     
0.05
             
Exercised
   
(200,000
)
   
0.05
             
Forfeited, expired or cancelled
   
-
     
-
             
Outstanding at June 30, 2012
   
3,350,000
   
$
0.69
     
3.0
   
$
1,000,000
 
Exercisable at June 30, 2012
   
2,590,000
   
$
0.58
     
3.5
   
$
980,800
 

 Non-vested Options
 
Options
   
Weighted-Average
Grant-Date  Fair Value
 
Non-vested at December 31, 2011
   
1,010,000
   
$
1.08
 
Granted
   
200,000
     
0.05
 
Vested
   
     (450,000
)
   
0.32
 
Forfeited, expired or cancelled
   
-
     
-
 
Non-vested at June 30, 2012
   
760,000
   
$
0.48
 

A summary of warrant activity as of June 30, 2012 (unaudited) and changes during the period then ended is presented below:

Warrants
 
Shares
   
Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price
   
Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term
   
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2011
   
7,393,081
   
$
0.89
             
Granted
   
594,000
     
1.00
             
Exercised
   
(125,000
)
   
0.40
             
Forfeited, cancelled or expired
   
(1,893,334
)
   
0.51
             
Outstanding at  June 30, 2012
   
5,968,747
   
$
1.04
     
1.5
   
$
516,500
 
Exercisable at June 30, 2012
   
5,968,747
   
$
1.04
     
1.5
   
$
516,500
 

 All warrants vest upon issuance.

Note 10.
Fair Value

Tara Gold's financial assets and liabilities, measured at fair value by level within the fair value hierarchy, are shown below. Assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

   
Fair Value at June 30, 2012 (Unaudited)
 
   
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
 
   
Total
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
 
Assets:
                       
None
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
                                 
Liabilities:
                               
Iron Ore Properties financial instrument
 
$
600
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
600
 

 
   
Fair Value at December 31, 2011
 
   
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
 
   
Total
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
 
Assets:
                       
None
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
                                 
Liabilities:
                               
Iron Ore Properties financial instrument
 
$
570
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
570
 

Note 11.
Sale of American Copper Mining

On April 4, 2012, Adit sold its wholly owned subsidiary, American Copper Mining (“ACM”), to Yamana Mexico Holdings B.V. (“Yamana”). ACM’s primary asset was the Picacho Groupings. The Picacho concessions do not have any proven reserves. Subsequent to the sale, the Company did not retain ownership in ACM.

Additional payments due in consideration of the sale of ACM are contingent to whether or not Yamana exercises its option to terminate the agreement within ten business days prior to May 25, 2013. If the agreement is terminated, Yamana will be required to return the capital stock of ACM. Due to the contingent nature of future payments they are recognized when the contingency is removed. Possible future payments include:

 
·
$9.8 million on May 25, 2013;
 
·
During the period ending on May 25, 2017, Yamana will pay $1.0 million for every 100,000 ounces of gold, (whether proved, measured or inferred) (as defined by Canadian Securities Administrators National Instrument 43-101) discovered on the Picacho Groupings. If no gold is discovered on the Picacho Groupings by May 25, 2015, Yamana will make an advance payment of $3 million. Pursuant to this provision of the Agreement, Yamana will pay a maximum of $14 million.
 
·
$4.3 million on May 25, 2018.

Gain from discontinued operations, net of tax was calculated as the followed on the date of sale:

Other receivables, net
  $ 24,000  
Other current assets
    10,000  
Goodwill
    12,000  
Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation
    4,000  
Mining concessions
    1,456,000  
     Fair market value of net assets
  $ 1,506,000  

Fair value of consideration received:
     
      Cash
  $ 7,500,000  
      Treasury Stock
    500,000  
Fair market value of net assets
    (1,506,000 )
      Gain on deconsolidation of subsidiary
    6,494,000  
      Loss on discontinued operations
    (58,000 )
      Tax expense
    (2,860,000 )
Gain from discontinued operations, net of tax
  $ 3,576,000  
 


Tara Gold was incorporated in October 1999.  During the period from its incorporation through June 30, 2012 Tara Gold generated revenue of approximately $725,000 and incurred expenses of approximately $767,000 in cost of sales; approximately $10,104,000 in exploration expenses and approximately $42,539,000 in operating and general administration expenses.  Included in operating and general and administrative expenses is a non-cash charge of approximately $8,820,000 pertaining to the issuance of stock options.

Material changes of certain items in Tara Gold’s Statement of Operations for the three months ended June 30, 2012, as compared to the same period last year, are discussed below.

Three Months Ended
 
June 30, 2012
   
June 30, 2011
 
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
     
Revenue
  $ -     $ -  
Cost of revenue
    -       -  
Exploration expenses
    707       891  
Operating, general and administrative expenses
    1,707       1,198  
Net operating loss
  $ (2,414 )   $ (2,089 )

For the three months ending June 30, 2012, exploration expenses consisted of $430,000 for the purchase of Champinon’s technical data, preproduction activities, geological consulting, assaying, field supplies and other mine expenses. For the three months ended June 30, 2011, exploration expenses consisted of $740,000 for the purchase of technical data for the La Verde property part of the Don Roman Groupings, $1,000 for geological consulting, assaying, and field supplies for the Picacho Groupings, and $150,000 for mine and smelting operations and other various mine expenses for the Don Roman Groupings and Tania Iron Ore Project. As of June 30, 2011, exploration expenses consisted of $39,000 for geological consulting, assaying, and field supplies for the Picacho Groupings, $107,000 for mine and smelting operations and other various mine expenses for the Don Roman Groupings.

Material changes of certain items in Tara Gold’s operating, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2012, as compared to the same period last year, are discussed below.

Three Months Ended
 
June 30, 2012
   
June 30, 2011
 
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
     
Bad debt expense
  $ 116     $ 160  
Investment banking and investor relations expense
    199       36  
Compensation, officer employment contracts and bonuses
    483       502  
Professional fees
    502       359  

Bad debt expense for the three months ending June 30, 2012 of $116,113 was due to the corresponding Impuesto al Valor Agregado taxes (“IVA”) receivable experienced in the normal course of business in the Mexican subsidiaries. During the three months ending June 30, 2011 bad debt included an adjustment at Amermin in the allowance and the renegotiation of an agreement which included IVA and caused an adjustment of IVA Receivables, allowance and bad debt expense.

The increase in investment banking and investor relations expense is due to options awarded to investor relations consultants in 2012. During the three months ended June 30, 2012 investor relations consisted of $81,232 paid in cash, $110,000 in options awarded and $8,200 that were accrued. For the three months ended June 30, 2011, investor relations expenses consisted of the issuance of common stock valued at $17,000 and approximately $19,000 in cash to consultants.

During the three months ended June 30, 2012 compensation, officer employment contracts and bonuses consisted of options valued at $245,000 and officer compensation of $238,000. For the three months ended June 30, 2011, compensation, officer employment contracts and bonuses consisted of options with a value of $311,000, and officers’ compensation of approximately $191,000.

Professional fees increased in 2012 due to increased legal expenses due to negotiations of the sale of American Copper Mining, which was finalized on April 4, 2012.
 

Material changes of certain items in Tara Gold’s Statement of Operations for the six months ended June 30, 2012, as compared to the same period last year, are discussed below.

Six Months Ended
 
June 30, 2012
   
June 30, 2011
 
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
     
Revenue
  $ -     $ -  
Cost of revenue
    -       -  
Exploration expenses
    860       2,821  
Operating, general and administrative expenses
    2,481       2,975  
Net operating loss
  $ (3,341 )   $ (5,796 )

For the six months ending June 30, 2012, exploration expenses consisted of $430,000 for the purchase of Champinon’s technical data, preproduction activities, geological consulting, assaying, field supplies and other mine expenses.

In 2011, Tara Minerals sought to expand and advance the Don Roman Groupings project by acquiring additional mineral claims and by finding a joint venture partner that would provide the capital and expertise to restart the operations. The Company also ventured into the iron ore industry segment, exploring the Tania, Las Viboras Dos and Champinon properties.

During the six months ended June 30, 2011, Tara Gold did not have revenue. For the six months June 30, 2011, exploration expenses consisted of $2,592,000 for the purchase of technical data for both the Centenario (part of the Don Roman Groupings) and La Verde and La Palma properties (part of the Don Roman Groupings), $16,000 for geological consulting, assaying, and field supplies for the Picacho Groupings, and $213,000 for mine and smelting operations and other various mine expenses for the Don Roman Groupings and Tania Iron Ore Project.

Material changes of certain items in Tara Gold’s operating, general and administrative expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2012, as compared to the same period last year, are discussed below.

Six Months Ended
 
June 30, 2012
   
June 30, 2011
 
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
     
Bad debt expense
  $ 112     $ 803  
Investment banking and investor relations expense
    232       98  
Compensation, officer employment contracts and bonuses
    708       921  
Professional fees
    821       593  

Bad debt expense for the six months ending June 30, 2012 of $112,000 was due to the corresponding IVA receivable experienced in the normal course of business in the Mexican subsidiaries. During the six months ending June 30, 2011 bad debt included an adjustment at Amermin in the allowance and the renegotiation of an agreement which included IVA and caused an adjustment of IVA Receivables, allowance and bad debt expense.

As of June 30, 2012 investor relations consisted of $110,000 in options, $114,000 in cash and $8,000 in accrued expenses. During the six months ended June 30, 2011, investor relations expenses consisted of $36,000 in options, $16,500 paid with common stock and $46,000 in cash to consultants.

During the six months ended June 30, 2012 compensation, officer employment contracts and bonuses consisted of officer compensation of $245,000 in options and $463,000 in cash. During the six months ended June 30, 2011, compensation, officer employment contracts and bonuses consisted of options with a value of $493,000, and officers’ compensation of approximately $428,000.

Professional fees increased in 2012 due to increased legal expenses due to negotiations of the sale of American Copper Mining, which was finalized in April 2012.

The following is an explanation of Tara Gold’s material sources and uses of cash during the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011:
 
     
June 30, 2012
June 30, 2011
 
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
       
Net cash used in operating activities
 
$
(3,321
)
 
$
(2,505
)
Acquisition of property, plant and equipment
   
            (20
)
   
-
 
Proceeds from the sale or disposal of assets
   
-
     
29
 
Purchase of mining concession
   
-
     
(30
)
Mining deposits
   
3
 
   
(7
)
Proceeds from the sale of American Copper Mining
   
7,500
     
-
 
Cash investment in American Copper Mining in 2012
   
  (33
)
   
-
 
Payments made for construction in progress
   
(127
)
   
-
 
Payments towards notes payable
   
(240
)
   
(103
)
Payments towards notes payable, related party
   
(100
)
   
-
 
Change in due to/from related parties, net
   
(248
   
314
 
Non-controlling interest – cash from the sale of common stock
         of subsidiaries
   
357
     
1,866
 
Iron Ore Property Financial Instrument
   
50
     
750
 
Cash, beginning of period
   
419
     
193
 

In March 2012, Tara Minerals sold 594,000 units in a private offering for $297,000 in cash, or $0.50 per unit. Each unit consisted of one share of Tara Minerals’ common stock, which have not been issued and are recorded as common stock payable, and one warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Tara Minerals’ common stock at a price of $1.00 per share at or any time before December 31, 2012.

Tara Gold anticipates that its capital requirements during the twelve months ending June 30, 2013 will be:

Tara Minerals
     
Exploration and Development – Don Roman Groupings
 
$
750,000
 
Exploration and Development – Champinon
   
750,000
 
Property taxes
   
95,000
 
General and administrative expenses
   
1,000,000
 
         
Tara Gold
       
Property taxes
   
150,000
 
General and administrative expenses
   
500,000
 
Total
 
$
3,245,000
 

The capital requirements shown above include capital required by Tara Gold and subsidiaries.

In 2012, Tara Minerals is focusing its efforts on the exploration and development of the Mina El Champinon Iron Ore Project (“Champinon”) and preparatory work to bring the Don Roman mill into production in 2013. The Company has developed a strategy, which we believe will lead to the successful development of the mine and commercial production of iron ore. To date, the Company has completed numerous assays of the ore body, along with recovery analysis from Metcon Research supporting the potential viability of commercial production. Digital surveying of the area has been commissioned to develop a detailed map for the plotting of past, present, and future exploration work and current mine development planning. The permit necessary to begin mining and commercial production is in progress, with the application for an export permit to immediately follow its receipt. A production site has been determined and excavation work is ongoing to prepare the site for the installation of equipment necessary to achieve commercial quantities of saleable grade iron ore. The Company’s goal is to begin pilot production in the third quarter of 2012, with commercial sales in the fourth quarter. To this end, the Company has signed a sales agreement with a customer for mined iron ore as of the date of this filing.

Tara Gold will need to obtain additional capital if it is unable to generate sufficient cash from its operations or find joint venture partners to fund all or part of its exploration and development costs.

In an effort to resume trading in our common stock, the Company filed a registration statement on Form 10.  Once the registration statement is cleared, Tara Gold can apply to have its stock relisted on the OTC Bulletin Board.  The Company hopes to have the registration statement cleared in the near future.
 
 
As of the date of this filing, the Company is reviewing the Las Minitas, Mariana & Mezquite, Pirita, Tania and Las Viboras Dos properties for continued inclusion as part of the Company’s mining property portfolio.  No payments toward Las Minitas, Mariana and Mezquite or Pirita were made in 2012 or 2011.

Tara Gold does not know of any trends, events or uncertainties that have had, or are reasonably expected to have, a material impact on its sales, revenues or income from continuing operations, or liquidity and capital resources except for the possible future payments related to the sale of American Copper Mining which are disclosed in the financial statements above.

Tara Gold’s future plans will be dependent upon the amount of capital available to Tara Gold, the amount of cash provided by it and its subsidiaries operations and the extent to which Tara Gold is able to have joint venture partners pay the costs of exploring and developing its mining properties.

Tara Gold does not have any commitments or arrangements from any person to provide Tara Gold with any additional capital.  If additional financing is not available when needed, Tara Gold may continue to operate in its present mode or Tara Gold may need to cease operations.  Tara Gold does not have any plans, arrangements or agreements to sell its assets or to merge with another entity.

See Note 1 to the financial statements included as part of this report for a description of Tara Gold’s accounting policies and recent accounting pronouncements.


Francis Richard Biscan, Jr., Tara Gold’s Principal Executive Officer and Lynda R. Keeton-Cardno, Tara Gold’s Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, have evaluated the effectiveness of Tara Gold’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) as of the end of the period covered by this report, and in their opinion Tara Gold’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective.

There were no changes in Tara Gold’s internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the period that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, Tara Gold’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION


On September 13, 2010, Tara Gold announced that it had entered into a tentative agreement with Tara Minerals which provided that Tara Minerals would acquire all of the common shares of Tara Gold by exchanging one share of Tara Minerals’ common stock for two Tara Gold shares.  In an effort to avoid any conflicts due to common directors, the transaction would require the approval of non-affiliate shareholders owning a majority of the outstanding shares of Tara Minerals and Tara Gold.

On September 20, 2010 Chris Columbo filed a lawsuit in the District Court for Carson City Nevada, against Tara Minerals, Tara Gold, and Tara Minerals’ officers and directors. The essence of the lawsuit was to obtain the fairest price for Tara Gold, whether from Tara Minerals or a third party.  On October 25, 2010 Mr. Columbo voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit against Tara Minerals and other defendants.

On October 22, 2010 Patricia J. Root filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Dupage County, Illinois, against Tara Minerals, Tara Gold, and Tara Gold’s directors.  The essence of the lawsuit was to prevent the Company’s proposed acquisition of Tara Gold.

Tara Minerals believed the lawsuit filed by Ms. Root was premature since, as noted in the September 13, 2010 press release, the transaction was tentative and was subject to the approval of the shareholders of Tara Gold who are not officers or directors of Tara Gold.  No binding agreement between Tara Gold and Tara Minerals has been was ever signed.

On April 6, 2011 Ms. Root voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit against Tara Minerals, Tara Gold, and all other defendants.

Tara Minerals subsequently decided that it would not acquire Tara Gold.

In August 2011 Tara Minerals entered into an agreement with Carnegie Mining and Exploration, Inc. which provided Carnegie with the option to earn up to a 50% interest in Tara Minerals’ Don Roman and iron ore projects.

In order to earn an interest in the Don Roman project, Carnegie was required to spend certain amounts on the Don Roman property such that the Don Roman plant reached minimum production levels. Carnegie could earn a 50% interest in Tara Minerals’ iron ore projects by spending $1,000,000 toward the projects by November 6, 2011.

Carnegie did not spend the required amounts on either project and Tara Minerals terminated the option.

On November 10, 2011, Tara Minerals filed a complaint in Nevada against Carnegie seeking a declaration that Carnegie failed to properly exercise its option to acquire an interest in the iron ore properties.

On December 9, 2011, Carnegie and a purported affiliate, Carnegie Operations, LLC filed a complaint in Texas state court against former employees of Carnegie. Although Tara Minerals was not initially named as a defendant, the substance of the state court complaint made it clear that the core issues were substantially similar to those raised in the Nevada litigation. The individual defendants removed the case to federal court in Dallas, Texas on December 22, 2011. Carnegie responded with a First Amended Complaint on January 31, 2012, which formally named Tara Minerals as a defendant. In its amended complaint, Carnegie seeks an injunction against Tara Minerals in connection with its option on the iron ore properties, as well as damages for alleged fraud, trade secret theft, civil conspiracy, and tortuous interference with Carnegie’s employment contracts with the individual defendants.

On February 14, 2012, Tara Minerals moved the Texas court for a transfer of venue to Nevada so that the cases could be consolidated. The motion is premised upon the facts that: 1) the option agreement includes an express consent to jurisdiction and venue in Nevada; 2) Tara Minerals filed its lawsuit first in Nevada; 3) the cases involve common issues of fact and law; and 4) transfer is cost-efficient and more convenient for the key witnesses in both matters. As of July 2012 the Texas court granted Tara Minerals’ motion and transferred the case to Nevada.


None.


None.
 
 

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Exhibit No.
Description of Exhibit
 
10.1
El Champinon – Acquisition Agreement
(1)
10.2
El Champinon – Technical Data
(1)
10.3
Purchase Agreement among Adit Resources Corp., ACM and Yamana Mexico Holdings B.V.
(1)
31.1
Rule 13a-14(a) Certifications – CEO
(1)
31.2
Rule 13a-14(a) Certifications - CFO
(1)
32
Section 1350 Certifications
(1)
101.INS
XBRL Instance Document
(1)
101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
(1)
101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document
(1)
101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
(1)
101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document
(1)
101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document
(1)

(1)
Filed with this report.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 
 
TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP.
 
       
       
Dated: August 14, 2012
By:
/s/ Francis Richard Biscan, Jr.
 
   
Francis R. Biscan, Jr.,  Director and
 
   
Principal Executive Officer
 
       
       
Dated: August 14, 2012
By: 
/s/ Lynda R. Keeton-Cardno, CPA
 
   
Lynda R. Keeton-Cardno, CPA
 
   
Principal Financial and Accounting Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
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