Vehicle Collision at Meekatharra

(“Mercator Gold”, “Mercator” or “the Company”)




LONDON: 26 JUNE 2008 - Mercator Gold plc announces that at around 6:30pm Western Standard Time (Australia) on 24 June, a collision occurred between a dump truck and a stationary bulldozer critically injuring the driver of the dump truck. The accident happened at South Junction, a defunct pit that is being used for the disposal of waste rock.

Both vehicles belong to and are operated by Mining & Civil Australia Pty Ltd, Mercator’s mining earthmoving contractor.

The accident does not affect on-going mining activities and the overall impact of this unfortunate event on Mercator’s operations is expected to be negligible.

Patrick Harford, Managing Director of Mercator Gold plc, comments:

“Our thoughts are with the injured man and his family. We sincerely thank all of the people who were involved in removing the operator from his vehicle including the Mines Emergency Services, RFDS, FESA, St John Ambulance, the medical personnel and staff on site, as well as members of the wider local community, who have provided their assistance and support.”


For further information please contact:

Mercator Gold plc    
Patrick Harford, Managing Director Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
Denis Geldard, Chief Operating Officer Tel: +61 (0) 8 9316 9400
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Bankside Consultants Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7367 8888
Simon Rothschild    
Oliver Winters    


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