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.

Electrum Resources plc, the diversified mineral and renewable energy development company, is pleased to draw attention to the announcement made today by Silver Swan Group Limited (ASX: SWN) (“Silver Swan”) regarding the results of drilling at Silver Swan’s Austin deposit 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 Electrum in 2008.

Highlights:

  • Austin drilling intersects grades up to 14% copper, 9% zinc, 5.9g/t gold and 63g/t silver, with drilling continuing
  • High grade copper, gold and silver mineralisation in ATD110 9m at 7.9% copper including 5m at 12% copper and 1.4% zinc 10m at 37.3g/t silver including 7m at 2.0g/t gold
  • High grade copper mineralisation in ATD108 22m at 1.6% copper, 8.3g/t silver, 0.36g/t gold 2m at 4.7% copper, 21.1g/t silver, 1.1g/t gold 5m at 4.6% zinc 26m at 0.4g/t gold
  • Silver Swan proceeding to an updated resource assessment at Austin and commencing preliminary metallurgical testwork
  • Silver Swan cash position A$7 million

 

Silver Swan’s full 27 October 2010 announcement can be viewed at: http://www.silverswangroup.com.au/pdf/Announcements/2010/OCT10/101027-Drilling_Results_at_Austin.pdf

The closing price of Silver Swan ordinary shares on the ASX today was A$0.35 per share.

Electrum 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 Electrum.

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 Electrum based on metal prices at that date.

 

About Electrum

Electrum Resources plc is a mineral and renewable energy development company with interests in Argentina, the USA, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia.

Electrum’s interests in Argentina include the Sierra de las Minas and Los Aquirres gold/base metal projects, at which the Company is pursuing an exploration strategy oriented around high grade, smaller tonnage targets potentially suitable for progression towards early mining.

Electrum holds a substantial interest in THEMAC Resources Group Ltd, a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The primary objective of THEMAC Resources Group is to return the Copper Flat project, a former producing copper-molybdenum-gold-silver mine located in New Mexico, USA, to commercial production.

 

For further information please contact:

Electrum Resources plc
Michael Silver, Chairman Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
Patrick Harford, Managing Director
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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
Barry Kaplan Associates
Larry Kaplan Tel: +1 732 747 0702

 

Michael Elias (B.Sc (Hons), Fellow and Chartered Professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy), Non-Executive Director of the Company, has reviewed the technical information contained in this announcement and consents to its inclusion in the form and context in which it appears.