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”)






  • Commercial gold production commenced in October 2007;
  • Gold sold during period 7,028 ounces, yielding revenue of A$6.4m at an average price realised per ounce of A$912 (US$806);
  • Vigorous exploration programme continues to produce promising results;
  • ASX listing expected to take place in next 12 weeks;
  • Technical due diligence completed on sale of non-core assets for shares (approximately 30%) in Silver Swan Group Ltd (ASX: SSW).


“These results cover a landmark period in Mercator’s development that has seen the Company commence commercial gold production and continue to lay the groundwork for considerable growth in its output over the coming years. The Company is in excellent shape, focusing on production, growth and exploration in Meekatharra according to plan.

I look forward to reporting progress on various fronts in the coming months.”


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    


Click Here for the full text PDF version of the Interim Results (unaudited) for the Six Months to 31 December 2007