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: 18 APRIL 2007 - Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd is pleased to announce a “Heads of Agreement” has been reached with Mining & Civil Australia Pty Ltd (‘MACA’) to carry out the initial Open Pit mining of the Surprise ore reserve.

The contractor will commence mobilisation of plant and equipment on 24 April 2007.

MACA is an emerging Western Australia owned and operated company which has quickly established an excellent reputation in the Mining Contracting industry.

MACA currently employs approximately 230 people and has completed projects for Lion Ore, Harmony Gold and Croesus Mining. Its current projects include Fortnum (Gleneagle), Jack Hills (Murchison Metals), Wiluna (Agincourt Resources), Kirkalocka (Equigold) and North Dordie (Mincor Resources).

“The appointment of Mining & Civil as earth moving contractor at Meekatharra brings us an important step closer to production. We move now from the planning stage to the implementation of our strategy for profitable and sustainable production.”


For further information please contact:

Mercator Gold plc    
Patrick Harford, Managing Director Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
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Bankside Consultants Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7367 8888
Simon Rothschild    
Keith Irons    
Oliver Winters    


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