ECR Minerals plc (the “Company”) is a mineral exploration and development company incorporated in England & Wales. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd has 100% ownership of the Avoca, Bailieston, Moormbool and Timor gold exploration licences in Central Victoria, Australia.

Exploration for gold in Victoria is ECR’s current focus. A map of the Victorian licences can be viewed here. For the latest updates, please see our regulatory announcements.

ECR has earned a 25% interest in the Danglay epithermal gold project, 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.

ECR’s wholly owned Argentine subsidiary Ochre Mining has 100% ownership of the SLM gold project in La Rioja, 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