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.

ECR Minerals plc is pleased to announce that further to its announcement of 9 March 2011, THEMAC Resources Group Ltd (“THEMAC”) has received final acceptance from the TSX Venture Exchange for its acquisition of the Company’s option over the Copper Flat copper-molybdenum-gold-silver project in New Mexico, USA and for related transactions.

Accordingly, the 14.5 million shares and 14.5 million warrants of THEMAC issued in the name of ECR on 4 March 2011 will be released from escrow. ECR’s holding is equivalent to approximately 19.5% of THEMAC’s issued shares (22% fully diluted).

Effective 18 March 2011, THEMAC has graduated from the NEX board to Tier 2 of the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MAC.

Patrick Harford, Managing Director of ECR Minerals plc, comments:

"The sale of the Copper Flat option to THEMAC demonstrates the capacity of ECR’s strategy to create value. Our holding in THEMAC puts a major asset on the Company’s balance sheet and maintains ECR shareholders’ exposure to potential upside from the Copper Flat project without any requirement to contribute to development costs.”

About ECR Minerals

ECR is a mineral development company with interests in the USA, Argentina, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia.


For further information please contact:

ECR Minerals plc
Michael Silver, Chairman Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
Patrick Harford, Managing Director
Stephen Clayson, Chief Financial Officer
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Daniel Stewart & Company plc
Oliver Rigby/Tessa Smith Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6550
Old Park Lane Capital plc
Forbes Cutler Tel: +44 (0) 20 7518 2603
Director of Corporate Broking
Blythe Weigh Communications
Ana Ribeiro Tel: +44 (0)20 7138 3204
Barry Kaplan Associates
Larry Kaplan Tel: +1 732 747 0702