ECR is a mineral exploration and development company, incorporated in the UK.

ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia (MGA) has agreed to acquire 100% ownership of the Avoca and Bailieston gold projects in Victoria, Australia. Mercator Gold Australia is estimated to have tax losses of approximately AUD 66M as at 30 June 2015, which may be available, subject to certain conditions (as described in ECR’s announcement dated 4 December 2014), to reduce MGA’s future taxable profits.

ECR has the right to earn a 50% interest in the Danglay epithermal gold project in the Philippines. Danglay is an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines. An NI43-101 technical report was completed in respect of the Danglay project in December 2015, and is available for download from ECR’s website.

ECR’s wholly owned subsidiary Ochre Mining has a 100% interest in the SLM gold project in La Rioja Province, Argentina. Exploration at SLM has focused on identifying small tonnage mesothermal gold deposits which may be suitable for relatively near term production.


ECR shares are listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with the symbol ECR.

Executive Chairman

Michael Silver was appointed Executive Chairman on 28 July 2008. A civil engineer, Mr Silver is a Member of the Institution of Engineers of Australia and has thirty years of experience in the mining industry. He founded a substantial contract mining company in Australia, operating in mineral sands, coal, copper, iron ore, sapphires and tin, and as the original contract miner at the Telfer gold-copper mine in Western Australia.

Previous mine development roles include:

  • Developing the Nevoria gold mine in Western Australia for Southern Goldfields
  • Assembling the development team for the Coliseum gold mine in California
  • Developing the Tolukuma gold mine in Papua New Guinea for Dome Resources

Mr Silver also has industrial experience as owner of numerous metal fabrication businesses.