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.

(“Mercator Gold”, “Mercator” or “the Company”)




LONDON: 9 OCTOBER 2008 - The Company has requested the suspension in the trading in the Company's Ordinary Shares on AIM following the appointment of administrators to the Company's operating subsidiary, Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd.

A further announcement will be made as soon as practicable.

For further information please contact:

Mercator Gold plc Tel: +44 (0)20 7929 1010
Patrick Harford, Managing Director   +61 (0)428 103 447
Michael Silver, Chairman   +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
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Bankside Consultants Ltd Tel: +44 (0)20 7367 8888
Simon Rothschild    
Oliver Winters    


Administrators of Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd:

Ferrier Hodgson Tel: +61 (0) 8 9214 1444
Malcolm Field / Martin Jones    
Level 26, BankWest Tower    
108 St George's Terrace    
Perth WA 6000    




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