ECR is a mineral exploration and development company, incorporated in the UK.

ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia (MGA) has agreed to acquire 100% ownership of the Avoca and Bailieston gold projects in Victoria, Australia. Mercator Gold Australia is estimated to have tax losses of approximately AUD 66M as at 30 June 2015, which may be available, subject to certain conditions (as described in ECR’s announcement dated 4 December 2014), to reduce MGA’s future taxable profits.

ECR has the right to earn a 50% interest in the Danglay epithermal gold project in the Philippines. Danglay is 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, and is available for download from ECR’s website.

ECR’s wholly owned subsidiary Ochre Mining has a 100% interest in the SLM gold project in La Rioja Province, 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 plc is pleased to draw attention to the announcement made today by Silver Swan Group Limited (ASX: SWN) (“Silver Swan”) regarding the resumption of drilling at Silver Swan’s Austin prospect in Western Australia. Austin is a volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) copper-zinc-silver-gold deposit located within the package of exploration tenements sold to Silver Swan by Mercator in 2008.

Highlights:

  • Diamond drilling to extend Cu-Zn-Ag-Au mineralisation from ~300m to 600m
  • Established area of mineralisation open at depths significantly below current JORC resource
  • Resumption of drilling follows completion of down-hole EM (electromagnetic) survey
  • All EM conductors drilled to date have revealed copper mineralisation - current drilling program to test deep copper sulphide zones

 

Silver Swan’s full 28 July 2010 announcement can be viewed at:
http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20100728/pdf/31rk336f25ylrp.pdf

The closing price of Silver Swan ordinary shares on the ASX today was A$0.42 per share.

Mercator holds four million performance shares in Silver Swan, which convert to ordinary shares subject to certain conditions. The most significant condition is the identification by Silver Swan of a minimum 350,000oz gold equivalent in the JORC Indicated Mineral Resource category (or higher) on the tenements sold to it by Mercator.

On 6 April 2010 Silver Swan announced the completion of a maiden JORC resource statement for the Austin deposit. A total gold equivalent figure of 134,805oz was calculated by Mercator based on metal prices at that date.

On 21 June 2010 Silver Swan announced results from previous diamond drilling at Austin, including intersections of:

58m at 2% Cu from 148m including: 5m at 10% Cu

2m at 17% Cu
38m at 14% Zn from 105m including: 2m at 46% Zn

6m at 33% Zn

2m at 25% Zn

2m at 24% Zn
24m at 5% Zn from 427m including: 3m at 10% Zn

3m at 8% Zn

2m at 7% Zn

 

About Mercator

Mercator is a diversified mineral and renewable energy development company creating value for its shareholders through a process of finding value, adding value and realising value. Mercator has an experienced management team with expertise in the structuring and execution of value accretive transactions.

 

For further information please contact:

Mercator Gold plc
Michael Silver, Chairman Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
Patrick Harford, Managing Director +1 646 239 9087
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Daniel Stewart & Company plc
Oliver Rigby Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6550
Old Park Lane Capital plc
Forbes Cutler Tel: +44 (0) 20 7518 2603
Director of Corporate Broking
Bankside Consultants Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7367 8888
Simon Rothschild
Oliver Winters
Barry Kaplan Associates
Larry Kaplan Tel: +1 732 747 0702

 

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