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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2012

or

[   ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from ______ to ______

Commission file number: 000-28837

NEW JERSEY MINING COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Idaho 82-0490295
(State or other jurisdiction (I.R.S. employer identification No.)
of incorporation or organization)  

89 Appleberg Road, Kellogg, Idaho 83837
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)

(208) 783-3331
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 as the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes [X] 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 (§ 232.405 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 [X] 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 definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “small reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large Accelerated Filer [   ] Accelerated Filer [   ]
Non-Accelerated Filer [   ] Smaller reporting company [X]

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

On November 1, 2012, 45,305,862 shares of the registrant’s common stock were outstanding.

1


NEW JERSEY MINING COMPANY
QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD
ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
Item 1: Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) 3
Item 2: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 8
Item 3: Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 10
Item 4: Controls and Procedures 10
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION  
Item 1: Legal Proceedings 10
Item 2: Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 10
Item 3: Defaults Upon Senior Securities 10
Item 4: Mine Safety Disclosures 10
Item 5: Other Information 10
Item 6: Exhibits 11
SIGNATURES 12
CERTIFICATIONS  

2


PART I-FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1: CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

New Jersey Mining Company
(A Development Stage Company)
Consolidated Balance Sheets
September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011

ASSETS  
    September 30, 2012     December 31, 2011  
    (Unaudited)        
Current assets:            
   Cash and cash equivalents $  65,512   $  612,989  
   Investment in marketable equity security, at market (cost-$3,868)   28,965     19,344  
   Joint venture receivables   65,690     131,718  
   Deposits         44,280  
   Inventory   20,633     18,410  
   Other current assets   18,095     55,442  
                       Total current assets   198,895     882,183  
             
Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation   5,056,972     3,967,467  
Mineral properties   699,575     699,575  
Investment in Golden Chest LLC   527,766     553,205  
             Total assets $  6,483,208   $  6,102,430  
             
             
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  
             
Current liabilities:            
   Accounts payable $  23,030   $  122,060  
   Accrued payroll and related payroll expenses   17,564     54,367  
   Account and note payable, related party, current   25,258     1,500  
   Accounts payable, related party joint venture   4,255        
   Obligations under capital lease, current   31,161     30,153  
   Notes payable, current   151,042     102,151  
                       Total current liabilities   252,310     310,231  
             
Asset retirement obligation   9,509     8,645  
Account and note payable, related party, non-current   199,441        
Obligations under capital lease, non-current   34,694     58,376  
Notes payable, non-current   179,863     308,362  
                       Total non-current liabilities   423,507     375,383  
             
                       Total liabilities   675,817     685,614  
             
Commitments (Note 5)            
             
Stockholders’ equity:            
   Preferred stock, no par value, 1,000,000 shares 
         authorized; no shares issued and outstanding
       
   Common stock, no par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 
         45,305,862 shares issued and outstanding, both periods
  10,423,469     10,423,469  
   Deficit accumulated during the development stage   (7,829,598 )   (7,233,754 )
   Accumulated other comprehensive income:            
             Unrealized gain in marketable equity security   25,097     15,475  
                       Total New Jersey Mining Company stockholders' equity   2,618,968     3,205,190  
   Noncontrolling interest in New Jersey Mill Joint Venture   3,188,423     2,211,626  
                       Total stockholders’ equity   5,807,391     5,416,816  
             
             Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $  6,483,208   $  6,102,430  

3

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


New Jersey Mining Company
(A Development Stage Company)
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Unaudited)
For the Three and Nine Month Periods Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011,
And from Inception (July 18, 1996) through September 30, 2012

                          From Inception  
                          (July 18, 1996)
                            Through  
    September 30, 2012     September 30, 2011     September 30, 2012  
    Three Months     Nine Months     Three Months     Nine Months        
Income earned during the development stage:                              
       Sales of gold                         $  437,122  
       Sales of concentrate                           601,168  
       Drilling and exploration contract income $     $  769,084   $  456,409   $  863,745     2,371,344  
       Joint venture management fee income   2,049     43,074     24,583     56,320     122,105  
       Mill processing fee income   20,145     21,174                 21,174  
       Engineering services income         68,700     21,150     90,700     232,522  
               Total income earned during the development stage   22,194     902,032     502,142     1,010,765     3,785,435  
                               
Costs and expenses:                              
       Direct production costs   (940 )   6,885     4,591     8,398     1,340,093  
       Drilling and exploration contract expense   318     348,078     226,987     474,673     1,197,623  
       Engineering servicing expense         19,500                 71,591  
       Management   16,553     39,284     24,121     73,004     1,955,823  
       Exploration   3,155     4,069     2,446     9,745     2,423,150  
       Net loss (gain) on sale of or default on mineral property                           (281,398 )
       Net gain on sale of equipment                     (12,895 )   (47,993 )
       Depreciation and amortization   58,774     122,697     30,527     64,360     946,410  
       General and administrative expenses   37,527     213,753     92,692     280,830     3,298,769  
               Total operating expenses   115,387     754,266     381,364     898,115     10,904,068  
               Operating income (loss)   (93,193 )   147,766     120,778     112,650     (7,118,633 )
Other (income) expense:                              
       Timber sales                           (54,699 )
       Timber expense                           14,554  
       Royalties and other income   (2,000 )   (8,000 )   (3,000 )   (14,624 )   (113,445 )
       Royalties expense                           44,089  
       Gain on sale of marketable equity security                           (92,269 )
       Interest income   (89 )   (376 )   (137 )   (697 )   (49,278 )
       Interest expense   8,779     8,779     7,943     14,119     100,667  
       Write off of goodwill and investment                           120,950  
       Equity in loss of Golden Chest LLC   40,647     755,439                 755,439  
               Total other (income) expense   47,337     755,842     4,806     (1,202 )   726,008  
                               
Net income (loss)   (140,530 )   (608,076 )   115,972     113,852     (7,844,641 )
                               
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest-Mill JV   10,335     12,234     703     2,108     15,044  
                               
Net income (loss) attributable to the Company   (130,195 )   (595,842 )   116,675     115,960     (7,829,597 )
                               
Other comprehensive income (loss):                              
       Unrealized gain (loss) on marketable equity security   (4,886 )   9,622     627     (6,143 )   25,097  
                               
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to the Company $  (135,081 ) $  (586,220 ) $  117,302   $  109,817   $  (7,804,500 )
                               
Net income (loss) per common share basic and diluted $ Nil $ (0.01 ) $ Nil $ Nil $ (0.32 )
                               
Weighted average common shares outstanding basic and diluted 45,305,862 45,305,862 45,040,662 45,033,174 24,362,390

4

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


New Jersey Mining Company
(A Development Stage Company)
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
For the Nine Month Periods Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011,
And from Inception (July 18, 1996) through September 30, 2012

                From Inception  
    September 30,     (July 18, 1996)
                through  
    2012     2011     September 30, 2012  
Cash flows from operating activities:                  
     Net income (loss) $  (608,076 ) $  113,852   $  (7,844,641 )
     Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided (used) by operating activities:            
             Depreciation and amortization   122,697     64,360     946,410  
             (Gain) loss on sale of equipment         (12,895 )   (36,721 )
             Write-off of goodwill and investment               120,950  
             Gain on sale of mineral property               (281,334 )
             Gain on sale of marketable equity security               (92,269 )
             Accretion of asset retirement obligation   864     2,604     8,671  
             Equity in loss of Golden Chest LLC   755,439           755,439  
     Common stock issued for:                  
             Management and directors’ fees               1,169,335  
             Services and other               255,874  
             Exploration               96,521  
             Mineral property agreement               15,000  
     Change in:                  
             Deposits   44,280              
             Inventory   (2,222 )   (2,700 )   (20,633 )
             Joint venture receivables   66,027     (179,327 )   (65,689 )
             Other current assets   37,348     (46,097 )   (18,094 )
             Other assets               (778 )
             Accounts payable   (99,030 )   37,060     38,774  
             Accrued payroll and related payroll expense   (36,802 )   39,019     17,565  
             Accounts payable related party joint venture   4,255     75,312     4,255  
             Accrued reclamation costs               (1,443 )
                       Net cash provided (used) by operating activities   284,780     91,188     (4,932,808 )
Cash flows from investing activities:                  
     Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (1,086,034 )   (1,465,021 )   (4,438,577 )
     Deposit on equipment purchase         (422,995 )      
     Purchase (sales) of mineral property               (3,904 )
     Proceeds from sale of mineral property               240,000  
     Deposit received on sale of mineral property               320,000  
     Contribution to Golden Chest LLC   (730,000 )         (730,000 )
     Proceeds from sale of equipment         12,676     49,174  
     Redemption (purchase) of reclamation bonds         (110 )   (120,500 )
     Purchase of marketable equity security               (7,500 )
     Proceeds from sales of marketable equity securities               95,901  
     Cash of acquired companies               38,269  
     Deferral of development costs               (759,209 )
                       Net cash provided (used) by investing activities   (1,816,034 )   (1,875,450 )   (5,316,346 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                  
     Exercise of stock purchase warrants               2,571,536  
     Sales of common stock, net of issuance costs         5,000     5,246,236  
     Principle payments on capital lease   (22,675 )   (10,314 )   (235,183 )
     Principle payments on notes payable   (79,609 )   (82,040 )   (569,919 )
     Note and interest payable, related party, net   97,030     1,500     98,530  
     Contributions from noncontrolling interest in Mill JV   989,031     1,950,363     3,203,466  
             Net cash provided by financing activities   983,777     1,864,509     10,314,666  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (547,477 )   80,247     65,512  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   612,989     357,317     0  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $  65,512   $  437,564   $  65,512  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information                  
Interest paid in cash, net of amount capitalized   8,779   $  14,119   $  88,646  
Non-cash investing and financing activities:                  
     Common stock issued for:                  
             Property, plant and equipment             $  50,365  
             Mineral properties agreement             $  351,600  
             Payment of accounts payable             $  18,730  
             Acquisitions of companies, excluding cash             $  743,653  
     Capital lease obligation incurred for equipment acquired             $  275,838  
     Notes payable for property and equipment acquired       $  401,763   $  884,397  
     Mineral property transferred to Golden Chest LLC             $  553,205  
     Debt relieved from sale of truck       $  2,785   $  2,785  
     Related party note payable for property $  223,807         $  223,807  

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


New Jersey Mining Company
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)

1. The Company and Significant Accounting Policies:

These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the management of New Jersey Mining Company (the Company) in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information, as well as the instructions to Form 10-Q. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete consolidated financial statements. In the opinion of the Company’s management, all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the interim consolidated financial statements have been included.

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires the use of estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities known to exist as of the date the financial statements are published, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Uncertainties with respect to such estimates and assumptions are inherent in the preparation of the Company's financial statements; accordingly, it is possible that the actual results could differ from these estimates and assumptions, which could have a material effect on the reported amounts of the Company's financial position and results of operations. Operating results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2012, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year ending December 31, 2012.

For further information refer to the financial statements and footnotes thereto in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

The Company's consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with accounting guidance for development stage entities as it devotes substantially all of its efforts to acquiring and developing mining interests that will eventually provide sufficient net profits to sustain the Company’s existence. Until such interests are engaged in major commercial production, the Company will continue to prepare its financial statements and related disclosures in accordance with entities in the development stage.

Principles of Consolidation
At September 30, 2012, the consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and the accounts of our majority owned New Jersey Mill Joint Venture. Intercompany items and transactions between companies included in the consolidation are eliminated.

2. Related Party Transactions

The Company jointly owns with Marathon Gold USA (MUSA) and acts as the operator of the Golden Chest LLC (GC LLC). Accounts receivable are a part of normal operations which include operating costs, payroll, and drilling. As of September 30, 2012, a related party account receivable existed with MUSA and GC LLC for $4,789 for services rendered. In addition, income, expense, and equity in loss items for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2012 related to MUSA and GC LLC were as follows:

          Three month     Nine Month  
 
  • Drilling and exploration contract income   $     $  769,084  
     
  • Joint Venture Management fees income     2,049     43,074  
     
  • Drilling and exploration contract expense     318     348,078  
     
  • Equity in loss of Golden Chest LLC     40,647     755,439  

    Engineering services income includes engineering services provided to United Silver Corp. (USC). USC holds the noncontrolling interest in the Company's New Jersey Mill Joint Venture. Engineering services to USC in the nine month period ended September 30, 2012 was $68,700, no engineering services were provided in the third quarter. As of September 30, 2012, a related party account receivable existed with the New Jersey Mill Joint Venture (Mill JV) and USC for $60,901. As of September 30, 2012, $4,255 was recorded as an account payable to Mine Fabrication and Machine, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of USC.

    $1,500 is payable quarterly by the Company to Mine Systems Design (MSD), a company controlled by our CEO, for office rent. The third quarter's office rent to MSD was recorded as a related party account payable on September 30, 2012. In August the Company was extended a note to purchase property by MSD for $223,807 at 12% interest to be paid in 48 monthly payments. At September 30, 2012 the remaining amount due was $223,199 and $2,238 has been paid in interest.

    3 Earnings per Share

    For the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2011 and 2012, the effect of the Company’s potential issuance of shares from the exercise of 6,099,550 outstanding warrants would have been anti-dilutive. Accordingly, only basic net loss per share has been presented.

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    4. Fair Value Measurement

    The table below sets forth our financial assets that were accounted for at fair value on at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, and their respective hierarchy level. We had no other financial assets or liabilities accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011.

      Balance at
    September 30,
    2012
    Balance at
    December 31,
    2011
    Hierarchy
    Level
    Investments in marketable equity securities $ 28,965 $19,344 Level 1

    5. Joint Ventures

    For joint ventures where the Company holds more than 50% of the voting interest and has significant influence, the joint venture is consolidated with the presentation of noncontrolling interest. For joint ventures in which the Company does not have joint control or significant influence, the cost method is used. For those joint ventures in which there is joint control between the parties, and the Company has significant influence, the equity method is utilized.

    At September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company’s percentage ownership and method of accounting for each joint venture is as follows:

      September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011
    Joint
    Venture
    %
    Ownership
    Significant
    Influence?
    Accounting
    Method
    %
    Ownership
    Significant
    Influence?
    Accounting
    Method
    New Jersey Mill Joint Venture 67% Yes Consolidated 71% Yes Consolidated
    Golden Chest LLC 50% Yes Equity 50% No Cost

    New Jersey Mill Joint Venture Agreement

    In June of 2012 USC completed their buy-in for 33% of the Mill JV with a cumulative $3.04 million contribution to bring the capacity of the mill to 15 tonnes/hr. The mineral processing fee income of $21,174 recognized by the company for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 is income for processing USC ore.

    Golden Chest LLC Joint Venture

    Funding in 2012 is being provided based upon ownership at 50% per partner. The Company provided $730,000 of funding in the nine months ended September 30, 2012. These cash call commitments may continue throughout 2012. Because both partners have now completed their initial contribution and the Company is now contributing additional funding, the cost method has been replaced by the equity method of accounting for this joint venture as of January 1, 2012, and accordingly, the Company is now recognizing its proportional share of the LLC's losses as equity in loss of Golden Chest, The equity in loss for the three and nine month periods ending September 30, 2012 was $40,647 and $755,439 respectively.

    6. Property, Plant, and Equipment

    Property, plant and equipment at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, consisted of the following:

        September 30, 2012     December 31,2011  
    Mill land at cost $  225,289   $  225,289  
    Mill building at cost   522,786     430,118  
    Milling equipment at cost   3,716,011     2,802,925  
             Less accumulated depreciation   (119,375 )   (80,385 )
    Total mill   4,344,711     3,377,947  
                 
    Building and equipment at cost   771,419     771,419  
             Less accumulated depreciation   (525,015 )   (441,308 )
    Total building and equipment   246,404     330,111  
                 
    Land   465,857     259,409  
                 
             Total $  5,056,972   $  3,967,467  

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    Item 2: MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

    When we use the terms "New Jersey Mining Company," the "Company," "we," "us," or "our," we are referring to New Jersey Mining Company (the Company) and its subsidiaries, unless the context otherwise requires.

    Cautionary Statement about Forward-Looking Statements
    This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements." All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this Form 10-Q that address activities, events or developments that our management expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include discussion of such matters as:

    • The amount and nature of future capital, development and exploration expenditures;
    • The timing of exploration activities; and
    • Business strategies and development of our business plan.

    Forward-looking statements also typically include words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "potential," "could" or similar words suggesting future outcomes. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including such factors as the volatility and level of metal prices, currency exchange rate fluctuations, uncertainties in cash flow, expected acquisition benefits, exploration mining and operating risks, competition, litigation, environmental matters, the potential impact of government regulations, and other matters related to the mining industry, many of which are beyond our control. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements.

    The Company is under no duty to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this report. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

    Plan of Operation
    The Company is conducting gold exploration in the Gold Belt of the Coeur d’Alene Mining District of northern Idaho and it operates a mineral processing plant near Kellogg, Idaho. The financial strategy involves forming joint ventures with partners who contribute cash to earn their interest. The strategy includes finding and developing ore reserves of significant quality and quantity to justify investment in mining and mineral processing facilities. The Company’s primarily focus is on gold with silver and base metals of secondary emphasis. The Company receives revenue for providing mineral processing, core drilling and engineering services from its joint venture partners, as well as management fees.

    All exploration is now being done at the Golden Chest mine. Other exploration properties include the Toboggan, Niagara/Copper Camp, the Coleman, and the Giant Ledge.

    Exploration activities at the Golden Chest during the third quarter of 2012 were quiescent because of both partners’ financial conditions. The Golden Chest project is a 50:50 joint venture agreement with Marathon Gold USA (MUSA), and the Company is the Operator.

    The Toboggan Project is a group of prospects in the Murray, Idaho District that contain gold and silver telluride minerals. The Toboggan Project was being explored by Newmont North America Exploration Limited under a joint venture agreement. Newmont did not complete their earn-in by March 20, 2011 and the joint venture agreement was terminated. Newmont returned all the unpatented claims held by the venture to the Company. The Company is now actively searching for a new joint venture partner to continue exploration of the favorable gold prospects examined by Newmont. During the third quarter some of the claims that form part of the Toboggan Project were leased to a subsidiary of Hecla Mining Co.

    The Niagara copper-silver deposit, also located in the Murray, Idaho area, in the Revett formation was drilled in the 1970’s, and the Company drilled five holes since which expanded the resource. Results of the recent drilling also indicate that gold would be a significant byproduct. Preliminary open pit mining studies have been completed. Early in the fourth quarter of 2011, an option agreement was signed with Desert Copper USA Corp. [now Daycon Minerals Corp.] relating to the Niagara and Copper Camp properties. Daycon terminated the Option Agreement in August 2012 unencumbering the properties.

    At the Coleman underground mine future plans are to conduct further drilling to locate higher grade reserves.

    The New Jersey mineral processing plant was expanded in order to process ore from the nearby Crescent silver mine. A letter of intent to form a joint venture with United Mine Services, Inc. (now United Silver Corp.) (USC) was signed in September 2010 and a definitive venture agreement was reached in January 2011. The plant has been expanded from a processing rate of 4 tonnes/hr to 15 tonnes/hr. USC has paid the expansion cost which was about $3.1 million. The Company owns 2/3 of the venture and USC owns 1/3. The Company is the operator of the venture. USC will have a minimum quota of ore of 7,000 tonnes per month and the Company will have 3,000 tonnes per month. Each party will pay its processing costs and the Company will charge a management fee of $2.50/tonne. The plant was commissioned in the second quarter and continued to process USC ore in the third quarter, processing about 9,000 tonnes. Late in the third quarter USC encountered marketing and mining problems which resulted in idling the mill, and the mill is still idle. It is not known when operations will resume.

    Changes in Financial Condition
    The Company maintains an adequate cash balance by increasing or decreasing its exploration expenditures as limited by availability of cash from operations or from financing activities. The cash balance at the end of the third quarter of 2012 was $65,512. The cash balance decreased during the quarter, from $152,415 from the previous quarter to $65,512, primarily because the Golden Chest project is joint funding and service revenues decreased.

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    Results of Operations
    Income Earned during the Development Stage (Revenue) for the third quarter of 2012 was $22,194 as compared to $502,142 for the third quarter of 2011. Revenue was less in 2012 due to decreased contracting services. The net loss for the third quarter of 2012 was $140,530 compared to an income of $115,972 for the third quarter of 2011. The net loss for the third quarter of 2012 compared to the income for the corresponding quarter in 2011 was due to joint funding and lack of contracting revenue at the Golden Chest.

    There are no plans for gold production in 2012 because only limited exploration activities are planned for the Golden Chest mine.

    Plans at the Golden Chest mine include only exploration in 2012 in order to increase resources and reserves before making a production decision.

    The New Jersey mineral processing plant will likely be idle throughout the remainder of 2012.

    The amount of money to be spent on exploration at the Company’s mines and prospects depends primarily on contributions of our joint venture partners, particularly at the Golden Chest. If new joint venture partners are engaged at the Toboggan Project, exploration activities would increase.

    The Company provides surface drilling services at the Golden Chest and receives payment from Golden Chest LLC. Currently, Golden Chest LLC is funded 50% by Marathon Gold and 50% by the Company. The Company also receives a management fee as Manager of the venture. The Company receives a management fee for processing ore for United Silver Corp. Additional financing activities will be necessary in 2012-13 if Marathon Gold does not exercise its option to increase its ownership of Golden Chest LLC to 60% by paying $3.5 million by November 2012.

    Changes in Joint Venture Receivables
    Joint venture receivables decreased as of September 30, 2012, compared to December 31, 2011, because of decreased activity with joint venture partners.

    Changes in Deposits
    Deposits decreased as of September 30, 2012, compared to December 31, 2011, because the deposit was returned and is no longer held.

    Changes in Other Current Assets
    Other current assets decreased as of September 30, 2012, compared to December 31, 2011, because of a decrease in prepaid claim fees and other miscellaneous accounts receivable.

    Changes in Property, Plant, and Equipment, net of accumulated depreciation
    Property, Plant and Equipment increased as of September 30, 2012, compared to December 31, 2011, because of increased investment in the New Jersey Mill Joint Venture by our joint venture partner.

    Accounts Payable
    Account payable decreased as of September 30, 2012, compared to December 31, 2011, because of a decrease in the Company's activity.

    Accued Payroll and Related Payroll Expenses
    Accrued payroll and related payroll expenses decreased as of September 30, 2012, compared to December 31, 2011, because of a decrease in the Company's activity.

    Account and Note Payable Related Party
    Account payable related party increased as of September 30, 2012, compared to December 31, 2011, because of a note payable that was issued to the company by MSD.

    Drilling and Exploration Contract Income
    Drilling and Exploration income decreased for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2012, compared to the comparable period last year because no drilling activity occurred during the third quarter at the Golden Chest under the Joint Venture agreement.

    Joint Venture Management Fee Income
    Joint Venture management income decreased for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2012, compared to the comparable period last year because no drilling activity occurred during the third quarter at the Golden Chest under the Joint Venture agreement.

    Mill Processing Fee Income
    Mill processing income increased for the three month period ended September 30, 2012, compared to the comparable period last year because the mill was commissioned and active during the third quarter.

    Engineering Services Income and Expense
    Engineering services provided to USC were completed at the time the mill was commissioned and are no longer being received.

    Drilling and Exploration Contract Expense
    Drilling and Exploration expense decreased for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2012, compared to the comparable period last year because no drilling activity occurred during the third quarter at the Golden Chest under the Joint Venture agreement.

    (Gain) Loss on Sale of Equipment
    Gain on Sale of Equipment decreased in 2012 compared to 2011 because no sales have occurred in 2012.

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    Depreciation
    Depreciation increased in the three and nine month periods ending September 30, 2012, compared to the comparable period last year, most notably because of the new core drill which was placed in service in June 2011.

    Changes in Equity in Loss and Contributions to Golden Chest LLC
    Equity in loss represents NJMC's share of losses in the Golden Chest LLC. As of January 1, 2012, the Company changed its method of accounting for the LLC from the cost method to the equity method and began making funding contributions. During the first nine months of 2012 the Company contributed $730,000 to its investment in the Golden Chest LLC.

    Item 3: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

    Not required for small reporting companies.

    Item 4: CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

    Disclosure Controls and Procedures
    The Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer who also serves as the Company’s principal financial officer, has evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act), as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on such evaluation, the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer, and principal financial officer has concluded that, as of the end of such period, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective in recording, processing, summarizing, and reporting, on a timely basis, information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files under the Exchange Act.

    Changes in internal control over financial reporting.
    The President, Chief Executive Officer, and principal financial officer conducted evaluations of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting to determine whether any changes occurred during the quarter ended September 30, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. No material changes in internal control over financial reporting occurred in the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

    PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

    Item 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

    The Company is currently a plaintiff along with Shoshone County, Idaho, and George E. Stephenson in a complaint against the USA, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Chief of the Forest Service, etc., for Declaratory Judgment and Quiet Title regarding a public right-of-way for the East Fork of Eagle Creek Road near Murray, Idaho. The complaint was filed on October 5, 2009 in the United States District Court, District of Idaho. The plaintiffs are bringing the action to adjudicate/declare under the Quiet Title Act, and under the Declaratory Judgment Act that the East Fork Eagle Creek Road is a public road as it crosses the lands owned by the USA in accordance with R.S. 2477. The Company is currently waiting for the judge’s decision regarding the Partial Summary Judgment.

    Item 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

    Neither the constituent instruments defining the rights of the Company’s securities filers nor the rights evidenced by the Company’s outstanding common stock have been modified, limited or qualified.

    No shares of the Company's stock were issued in the third quarter of 2012.

    Item 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

    The Company has no outstanding senior securities.

    Item 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

    Pursuant to Section 1503(a) of the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), issuers that are operators, or that have a subsidiary that is an operator, of a coal or other mine in the United States are required to disclose in their periodic reports filed with the SEC information regarding specified health and safety violations, orders and citations, related assessments and legal actions, and mining-related fatalities. During the quarter ended September 30, 2012, the Company received no citations for violations of mandatory health or safety standards that could significantly and substantially (S&S citations) contribute to the cause and effect a mine safety or health hazard under section 104 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. There were no legal actions, mining-related fatalities, or similar events in relation to the Company’s United States operations requiring disclosure pursuant to Section 1503(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act.

    Item 5. OTHER INFORMATION

    None

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    Item 6. EXHIBITS

    Number Description
    3.1

    Articles of Incorporation. Filed as an exhibit to the registrant's registration statement on Form 10-SB (Commission File No. 000-28837) and incorporated by reference herein.

    3.2

    Bylaws. Filed as an exhibit to the registrant's registration statement on Form 10-SB (Commission File No. 000-28837) and incorporated by reference herein.

    31.1

    Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002.

    31.2

    Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002.

    32.1

    Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

    32.2

    Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

    * as filed herewith .

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    SIGNATURES

         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.

       NEW JERSEY MINING COMPANY
         
      By: /s/ Fred W. Brackebusch
         
        Fred W. Brackebusch, its
        President, Treasurer & Director
        Date November 9, 2012
         
         
      By: /s/ Grant A. Brackebusch
         
        Grant A. Brackebusch, its
        Vice President & Director
        Date: November 9, 2012

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