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.

Patrick Harford was appointed Managing Director on 22 March 2004. He graduated with Honours in Geomorphology from Melbourne University in 1973.

Past senior management roles include:

  • Grants Patch Mining (Managing Director), which operated a 10Mt gold tailings retreatment operation in Western Australia producing 750,000oz gold
  • Zapopan (Managing Director), which participated in the discovery and development of the Mt Todd and Tanami gold mines in Australia’s Northern Territory
  • Auridiam Consolidated, which developed the 2Mtpa River Ranch diamond mine. The River Ranch mine produced in excess of 500,000 carats per annum