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: 14 NOVEMBER 2006 - Under sections 198 to 202 of the Companies Act 1985 the following information falls to be disclosed:

The Company was notified on 10 November 2006 that St Barbara Limited (“SBL”) ceased to have an interest in the share capital of the Company.

SBL became the Company’s largest shareholder at the time of the acquisition of the Meekatharra assets in January 2006. The shares had been held in escrow under an agreement between SBL and the Company. The Company agreed to facilitate the sale of the shares which were placed by the Company’s brokers to a range of existing and new shareholders.

Managing Director, Mr Patrick Harford said:

“This sale represents a strong vote of confidence in the Company’s purchase of the Meekatharra gold assets and substantially increases the liquidity of our shares. We wish SBL well and thank new and existing shareholders for their support.”


For further information please contact:

Mercator Gold plc    
Patrick Harford, Managing Director Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
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Parkgreen Communications    
Justine Howarth / Ana Ribeiro Tel: +44 (0) 20 7493 3713


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