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: 28 FEBRUARY 2005 - The Directors of Mercator Gold plc (AIM: MCR), the UK based gold exploration company, are pleased to announce its results for the nine months ended 30 November 2004.


  • Admission to AIM on 8 October 2004
  • Annean Joint Venture – drilling commenced at Yaloginda
  • Geophysical program commenced at Meekatharra on target

Post 30 November 2004

  • Initial drilling of Bluebird, one of the three resource extension targets bring drilled in the Yaloginda region near Meekatharra, intersects high-grade gold.
  • High-grade gold mineralization intersected at Surprise, the second of three targets being drilled in the Yaloginda region near Meekatharra.
  • Additional £1.25 million funding raised
  • Ocean Equities Ltd appointed as joint broker


Commenting on the results, Patrick Harford, Managing Director of Mercator said:

“The last nine months have been highly significant for Mercator Gold. Our decision to list on AIM in October followed by the rapid delineation of high-grade gold at Bluebird and Surprise has earned us continued support from the market and allowed us to raise an additional £1.25 million in funding. We are now well placed to explore the potential of our significant Meekatharra gold properties and look forward to generating shareholder value in the period ahead.”


For further information please contact:

Mercator Gold plc    
Patrick Harford, Managing Director Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
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Beaumont Cornish Limited    
Roland Cornish Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7628 3396
Phillip Securities UK Limited    
Nick Bealer Tel: +44 (0) 20 7553 8281
Parkgreen Communications    
Justine Howarth / Ana Ribeiro Tel: +44 (0) 20 7493 3713

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