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ECR Minerals plc #ECR – Property purchase within the Bailieston License Area

ECR Minerals plc (LON: ECR), the gold exploration and development company focused on Australia, is pleased to announce that its 100% owned Australian subsidiary, Mercator Gold Holdings Pty Ltd (“MGH”), has purchased a property at 127 Nagambie-Rushworth Road, subject only to payment of the completion monies. The property is located within the Company’s 100% owned Bailieston license area (“Bailieston”).

It is anticipated that monies will be paid, and completion will occur, on or around 8 October 2021 and further updates will be provided at that time.

Highlights:

  • The property is adjacent to the Company’s Cherry Tree Project, located within the Bailieston license area in Victoria, Australia.
  • Bailieston neighbours Kirkland Lake Gold’s multi-million-ounce Fosterville gold mine. Newmont Mining have also submitted an application for an exploration license immediately to the north of the Black Cat property within the Bailieston license area.
  • The property consists of 297 acres of land (no buildings at this time), within the 24 square kilometre Bailieston license area, with ample exploration opportunity and the future potential for the construction of a mine decline, processing plant and tailings dam.
  • The purchase price of the property is A$750,000, which will be settled in two tranches consisting of a A$75,000 deposit, which has already been paid, and the remaining balance which is to be paid 30 days from the date of sale. The purchase will be funded by the Company’s existing cash resources. As at the close of business on 9 September 2021 the Group had £3,874.779.94 (USD equivalent $5,362,695.44) in the bank after paying the A$75,000 deposit.

Craig Brown, Chief Executive Officer commented: “Following the recent highly encouraging early results from the maiden drilling programmes at the Bailieston HR3 and HR4 (Cherry Tree Project), on behalf of the board, I am delighted to announce the purchase of a considerable land package located in close proximity to Cherry Tree. Based on the gold mineralisation, geological findings and data acquired from the Bailieston drilling campaigns to date, our board have taken the decision to proceed with ECR’s second land package acquisition.

“The size and scale of this land package ensures that, equipped with our own drilling rigs we can now ramp up our drilling and exploration activities across the territory, and when appropriate can develop our own mine decline, processing plant and tailings dam.”

“This is an exciting period of evolution for ECR as a company as we grow our presence across the Victoria Goldfields. I look forward to reporting the next developments.”

The property was purchased from a private individual.

MARKET ABUSE REGULATIONS (EU) No. 596/2014

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (MAR). Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service (RIS), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

ECR Minerals plc

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010

David Tang, Non-Executive Chairman

Craig Brown, Director & CEO

Email:

info@ecrminerals.com

Website: www.ecrminerals.com

WH Ireland Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 161 832 2174

Nominated Adviser

SI Capital Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 1483 413500

Broker

Nick Emerson

Novum Securities Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7399 9425

Broker

Jon Belliss

Blytheweigh

Tel: +44 (0) 207 138 3204

Public Relations

Tim Blythe

Alan Green discusses MetalNRG #MNRG & ECR Minerals #ECR on the Stockbox Research podcast

Alan Green discusses MetalNRG #MNRG & ECR Minerals #ECR on the Stockbox Research podcast

FTSE 100 reshuffle, Just Eat, Morrisons #MRW, Aquis Exchange #AQX, ECR Minerals #ECR and more with Alan Green

Alan Green joins the UK Investor Magazine Podcast for discussion of UK equities and global markets.

We begin wuk investor podcast imageith looking at the companies subject to the most recent FTSE 100 reshuffle in Morrisons #MRW, Weir Group #WEIR, Meggitt #MGGT and Just Eat #JE.

The two companies promoted in Morrisons and Meggitt have been the recipients of take over offers that sent shares soaring, but it also means they may not be be hanging around in the FTSE 100 long before they are taken private.

The Aquis Exchange #AQX has been the venue of choice for an increasing number of UK growth companies seeking a listing and the growth in the number of companies using the Aquis to IPO along with increasing activity in Europe has been reflected in the share price which has doubled over the past year.

We finish by covering the latest updates from ECR Minerals #ECR.

ECR Minerals #ECR – Property purchase within the Creswick License Area

ECR Minerals plc (LON: ECR), the gold exploration and development company focused on Australia, is pleased to announce that its 100% owned Australian subsidiary, Mercator Gold Holdings Pty Ltd (“MGA”), has purchased a property at 35 Brewing Lane, Springmount. The property is located within the Company’s existing 100% owned Creswick license area.

Highlights:

  • The property consists of 16 acres, within the 45 square kilometre Creswick license area in Victoria, Australia
    • The property is held over three titles
  • The property will provide a base for activities across the license area as ECR advances its drilling programmes and, when appropriate will be the site for development for the mine decline
  • The purchase price of the property is US$500,000, which is settled in two tranches, consisting of a US$50,000 deposit which has already been paid, with the balance to be paid on 27 September. The purchase will be funded by the Company’s existing cash resources. Currently the Group has £4,222,940 in cash after paying the deposit.  This is the equivalent of USD 5,824,631.

Craig Brown, Chief Executive Officer commented: “Following the positive progress of the drilling programme at Creswick, we are pleased to announce the purchase of the Brewing Lane property which sits in our existing license area. The property will provide the Company with an operational base and, in future, can be developed as a site for the decline access to existing, and potential, vein mineralisation.

“Earlier this year, we reported strong results from the [ongoing/current] drilling programme at the Creswick license which has continued to delineate gold mineralisation along strike, with all assayed holes returning gold. Of particular significance are holes CSD003 and CSD004 which returned 9.93 g/t and 23.58 g/t gold, respectively.”

“I remain enthused by the pace of developments at Creswick, Bailieston and our other assets, and look forward to receiving the remaining assay results at Creswick and reporting on progress.”

The property was purchased from a private individual.

MARKET ABUSE REGULATIONS (EU) No. 596/2014

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (MAR). Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service (RIS), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

 

ECR Minerals plc Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
David Tang, Non-Executive Chairman
Craig Brown, Director & CEO
Email:

info@ecrminerals.com

Website: www.ecrminerals.com
WH Ireland Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 161 832 2174
Nominated Adviser
SI Capital Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1483 413500
Broker
Nick Emerson
Novum Securities Limited  Tel: +44 (0) 20 7399 9425
Broker

Jon Belliss

Blytheweigh Tel: +44 (0) 207 138 3204
Public Relations
Tim Blythe

 

 

ABOUT ECR MINERALS PLC

ECR Minerals is a mineral exploration and development company. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd (“MGA”) has 100% ownership of the Bailieston and Creswick gold projects in central Victoria, Australia, has eight licence applications outstanding including two licence applications lodged in eastern Victoria. (Tambo gold project). MGA is currently drilling at both the Bailieston and Creswick projects and has an experienced exploration team with significant local knowledge in the Victoria Goldfields and wider region.https://mercatorgold.com.au/

ECR also owns 100% of an Australian subsidiary LUX Exploration Pty Ltd (“LUX”) which has three licence applications covering 900 km2 covering a relatively unexplored area in Queensland, Australia.https://luxexploration.com/

Following the sale of the Avoca, Moormbool and Timor gold projects in Victoria, Australia to Fosterville South Exploration Ltd (TSX-V: FSX) and the subsequent spin-out of the Avoca and Timor projects to Leviathan Gold Ltd (TSX-V: LVX), Mercator Gold Australia Pty Limited has the right to receive up to A$2 million in payments subject to future resource estimation or production from projects sold to Fosterville South Exploration Limited.

ECR has earned a 25% interest in the Danglay gold project; an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines, which has a 43-101 compliant resource. ECR also holds a royalty on the SLM gold project in La Rioja Province, Argentina and can potentially receive up to US$2.7 million in aggregate across all licences.

ECR Minerals #ECR CEO Craig Brown talks to Steve Darling at Proactive Investors

ECR Minerals #ECR CEO Craig Brown talks to Steve Darling at Proactive Investors. Craig provides an update on its current aggressive drill programs in Victoria, Australia at its flagship Bailieston and Creswick projects.

Craig also discusses the objectives of the drill campaigns and the arrival of a third multi-purpose rig which is due on site shortly. Brown also discusses recent developments in the Philippines as well as funding and offers up his thoughts on the gold price and what it means for the company’s projects.

UK Investor Magazine – Alan Green discusses US infrastructure bill, Ashtead #AHT, Deliveroo #ROO & ECR Minerals #ECR

The UK Investor Magazine Podcast is joined by Alan Green for our regular markets and UK equities debate.

The main topic of discussion from a macro perspective is the passing of the Infrastructure bill through the Senate. Although the bill faces the next hurdle at the House of Representatives, there is a significant level of optimism the world’s largest economy is set for an injection of fiscal stimulus.

We run through earnings from Deliveroo who posted a sharp jump in revenue but again failed to produce a profit and the latest updates from ECR Minerals.

We discuss Deliveroo (LON:ROO), Ashtead (LON:AHT) and ECR Minerals (LON:ECR).

ECR Minerals #ECR – Initial Results From The First Ever Drilling Campaign at Cherry Tree (HR4) Identify Anticlinal Hinge Anomaly

ECR Minerals plc (LON: ECR), the gold exploration and development company focussed on gold exploration in Australia, is pleased to announce initial results from its first drilling campaign at Cherry Tree (“Historic reserve number 4”, “HR4”, “Cherry Tree”) at the Bailieston Project in central Victoria, Australia.

ECR Minerals plc has 100% ownership of Bailieston Project which is operated under its Australian owned subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd (“MGA”).

Craig Brown, Chief Executive Officer of ECR Minerals plc, commented:

“Following the purchase of our second drilling rig, ECR’s strong funding position and growing local infrastructure ensures the Company can continue to maintain a series of aggressive drilling campaigns across the Victoria Goldfields. We have also made a small bit of history; ECR’s Australian subsidiary MGA completed the first ever diamond drillhole at Cherry Tree (HR4) and I am delighted to report a highly significant early result there from hole BCTDD003, both in terms of the geological setting and the gold mineralisation identified.”

“As the data continues to arrive, our senior geologists are working hard to ascertain structural geological interpretations. It is widely accepted that culminations in folded strata cut by shears and faults are favoured locations for deposition of thrust-reef style lode gold deposits, and with the cross-striking faults at this anticline filled with quartz-gold-bearing fluids in Holes BCTDD001, BCTDD002 and BCTDD003, there is encouraging early evidence. We are keen to see what the next raft of data will reveal so we can determine our next exploration steps.”

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hole BCTDD001, the first ever diamond drilling work undertaken at HR4 has delineated an anticlinal hinge striking through the centre of the goldfield.
  • Holes BCTDD002 and BCTDD003 were drilled to define cross striking faults. Drilling continues using orientated diamond drill-core for structural geological interpretation
  • Hole BCTDD003 shows broad zones of low-grade gold mineralisation, often associated with anomalously high Arsenic (pXRF readings). The best intercept includes 0.5m @ 11.02 g/t Au from 98.85m depth.

PROGRESS AT CHERRY TREE

Hole BCTDD001, the first ever diamond drillhole completed at HR4 has delineated an anticlinal hinge striking through the centre of the goldfield. This anticline forms the geological backbone of mineralisation at Cherry Tree where cross-striking faults to this anticline have filled with quartz-gold-bearing fluids. Holes BCTDD002 and BCTDD003 were drilled to define such cross striking faults.

MGA continues to drill orientated diamond core to gain structural geological information, and recently drilled holes BCTDD004 and BCTDD005 were designed to test the interpreted position of multiple cross-striking faults. Geological logging of BCTDD004 and BCTDD005 is currently in progress.

Hole BCTDD003 shows broad zones of low-grade mineralisation, often associated with high Arsenic (pXRF readings). The best intercept includes 0.5m @ 11.02 g/t Au from 98.85m depth.

DETAILS OF ALL INTERCEPTS CONTAINING REPORTABLE LEVELS OF GOLD GREATER THAN 0.1 G/T – HOLES BCTDD001-003

BCTDD001
From

(m)

To

(m)

Grade Au g/t Interval

(m)

BCTDD001 No significant intercepts 0.1 g/t Au
Results greater than 0.1 g/t Au
From

(m)

To

(m)

Grade Au g/t Interval

(m)

BCTDD002 65.6 66.1 1.08 0.5 Associated with high Arsenic pXRF
BCTDD002 87 88 1.14 1 Associated with high Arsenic pXRF
BCTDD002
Other broad mineralised zones results noted
From

(m)

To

(m)

Grade Au g/t Interval

(m)

BCTDD002 68.3 69.3 0.11 1 Broad LG zone associated with
BCTDD002 69.3 70.3 0.22 1 higher arsenic. 4m @ 0.19 g/t Au
BCTDD002 70.3 71.3 0.2 1
BCTDD002 71.3 72.3 0.24 1
BCTDD003
Results greater than 0.1 g/t Au
From

(m)

To

(m)

Grade Au g/t Interval

(m)

BCTDD003 74.9 75.5 1.11 0.6 0.6m @ 1.11 g/t Au
BCTDD003 79.7 80 1.01 0.3 0.3m @ 1.01 g/t Au
BCTDD003 98.85 99.35 11.02 0.5 0.5m @ 11.02 g/t Au

 

REVIEW OF ANNOUNCEMENT BY QUALIFIED PERSON

This announcement has been reviewed by Adam Jones, a director of ECR Minerals plc. Adam Jones is a professional geologist and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG). He is a qualified person as that term is defined by the AIM Note for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies.

MARKET ABUSE REGULATIONS (EU) No. 596/2014

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (MAR). Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service (RIS), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

OR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

ECR Minerals plc Tel: +44 (0)20 7929 1010
David Tang, Non-Executive Chairman
Craig Brown, Director & CEO
Email:

info@ecrminerals.com

Website: www.ecrminerals.com
WH Ireland Ltd Tel: +44 (0)161 832 2174
Nominated Adviser
SI Capital Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1483 413500
Broker

Nick Emerson

 

Novum Securities Limited  

Broker

Jon Belliss

                                            Tel: +44 (0)20 7399 9425

 

Brand Communications

Public Relations                                                                 Tel: +44 (0) 7976 431608

Alan Green

 

NOTES AND FULL INTERCEPT SUMMARY

 

BCTDD001
From

(m)

To

(m)

Grade Au g/t Interval

(m)

BCTDD001 No significant intercepts 0.1 g/t Au
Results greater than 0.1 g/t Au
From

(m)

To

(m)

Grade Au g/t Interval

(m)

BCTDD002 65.6 66.1 1.08 0.5 Associated with high Arsenic pXRF
BCTDD002 87 88 1.14 1 Associated with high Arsenic pXRF
BCTDD002
Other broad mineralised zones results noted
From

(m)

To

(m)

Grade Au g/t Interval

(m)

BCTDD002 68.3 69.3 0.11 1 Broad LG zone associated with
BCTDD002 69.3 70.3 0.22 1 higher arsenic. 4m @ 0.19 g/t Au
BCTDD002 70.3 71.3 0.2 1
BCTDD002 71.3 72.3 0.24 1
BCTDD003
Results greater than 0.1 g/t Au
From

(m)

To

(m)

Grade Au g/t Interval

(m)

BCTDD003 74.9 75.5 1.11 0.6 0.6m @ 1.11 g/t Au
BCTDD003 79.7 80 1.01 0.3 0.3m @ 1.01 g/t Au
BCTDD003 98.85 99.35 11.02 0.5 0.5m @ 11.02 g/t Au
Other broad mineralised zones results noted
From

(m)

To

(m)

Grade Au g/t Interval

(m)

BCTDD003 28 29 0.24 1 1.3m @ 0.24 g/t Au
BCTDD003 29 29.3 0.23 0.3
BCTDD003 31 32 0.22 1 LG zone 20.3m @ 0.35 g/t
BCTDD003 32 32.7 0.23 0.7
BCTDD003 32.7 33.2 0.9 0.5
BCTDD003 33.2 34.2 0.94 1
BCTDD003 34.2 35.1 0.16 0.9
BCTDD003 35.1 36.1 0.1 1
BCTDD003 36.1 36.5 0.48 0.4
BCTDD003 36.5 37.5 0.53 1
BCTDD003 37.5 38.5 0.34 1
BCTDD003 38.5 39 0.36 0.5
BCTDD003 39 40 0.6 1
BCTDD003 40 41 0.55 1
BCTDD003 41 42 1.13 1
BCTDD003 42 42.5 0.17 0.5
BCTDD003 42.5 43.5 0.14 1
BCTDD003 43.6 44.5 0.13 0.9
BCTDD003 44.5 45.1 0.29 0.6
BCTDD003 45.1 46.1 0.11 1
BCTDD003 46.1 47.1 0.21 1
BCTDD003 47.1 48.1 0.14 1
BCTDD003 48.1 49.1 0.16 1
BCTDD003 49.1 50.1 0.21 1
BCTDD003 50.1 51.4 0.11 1.3
BCTDD003 54.1 55.1 0.37 1 LG zone 17m @ 0.21 g/t Au
BCTDD003 55.1 56.1 0.23 1
BCTDD003 56.1 57.1 0.1 1
BCTDD003 57.1 58.1 0.1 1
BCTDD003 58.6 59.6 0.28 1
BCTDD003 59.6 59.9 0.48 0.3
BCTDD003 59.9 60.4 0.5 0.5
BCTDD003 60.4 60.9 0.16 0.5
BCTDD003 60.9 61.4 0.41 0.5
BCTDD003 61.4 62 0.74 0.6
BCTDD003 62 62.5 0.14 0.5
BCTDD003 62.5 63.2 0.33 0.7
BCTDD003 63.2 63.8 0.15 0.6
BCTDD003 63.8 64.5 0.13 0.7
BCTDD003 64.5 65.3 0.1 0.8
BCTDD003 65.3 66.1 0.12 0.8
BCTDD003 66.1 66.7 0.13 0.6
BCTDD003 66.7 67.4 0.13 0.7
BCTDD003 67.4 68.4 0.15 1
BCTDD003 68.4 69 0.16 0.6
BCTDD003 69 70 0.1 1
BCTDD003 70 70.6 0.11 0.6
BCTDD003 70.6 71.6 0.15 1
BCTDD003 89.6 89.8 0.82 0.2 11m @ 1.14 g/t Au
BCTDD003 89.8 90.05 1.4 0.25 (incl 0.5m @ 11.02 g/t Au from 98.85m)
BCTDD003 90.05 90.9 0.54 0.85
BCTDD003 90.9 91.9 0.31 1
BCTDD003 91.9 92.4 1.17 0.5
BCTDD003 92.4 93.4 0.1 1
BCTDD003 93.4 94.4 0.1 1
BCTDD003 94.4 94.9 1.65 0.5
BCTDD003 94.9 95.4 0.48 0.5
BCTDD003 95.4 96.4 0.34 1
BCTDD003 96.4 96.9 0.26 0.5
BCTDD003 96.9 97.8 0.15 0.9
BCTDD003 97.8 98.4 0.1 0.6
BCTDD003 98.4 98.85 0.12 0.45
BCTDD003 98.85 99.35 11.02 0.5
BCTDD003 99.35 100 0.27 0.65
BCTDD003 100 100.6 0.15 0.6

ABOUT ECR MINERALS PLC

ECR Minerals is a mineral exploration and development company. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd (“MGA”) has 100% ownership of the Bailieston and Creswick gold projects in central Victoria, Australia, has eight licence applications outstanding including two licence applications lodged in eastern Victoria. (Tambo gold project). MGA is currently drilling at both the Bailieston and Creswick projects and has an experienced exploration team with significant local knowledge in the Victoria Goldfields and wider region.https://mercatorgold.com.au

ECR also owns 100% of an Australian subsidiary LUX Exploration Pty Ltd (“LUX”) which has three licence applications covering 900 km2 covering a relatively unexplored area in Queensland, Australia. https://luxexploration.com

Following the sale of the Avoca, Moormbool and Timor gold projects in Victoria, Australia to Fosterville South Exploration Ltd (TSX-V: FSX) and the subsequent spin-out of the Avoca and Timor projects to Leviathan Gold Ltd (TSX-V: LVX), Mercator Gold Australia Pty Limited has the right to receive up to A$2 million in payments subject to future resource estimation or production from projects sold to Fosterville South Exploration Limited.

ECR has earned a 25% interest in the Danglay gold project; an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines, which has a 43-101 compliant resource. ECR also holds a royalty on the SLM gold project in La Rioja Province, Argentina and can potentially receive up to US$2.7 million in aggregate across all licences.

Statement from Minerals Council Australia – More mining exploration good news for Victoria’s regions and jobs

Statement from James Sorahan, Executive Director MCA Victoria

Victoria’s strong upward trajectory in minerals exploration and production has been confirmed by the latest Victorian Resource Indicators Report, highlighting the drive by the state’s mines and minerals explorers to support more local jobs and small businesses.

The report notes new minerals exploration spending of $135.8 million in 2019-20 and metres drilled increased to 388,662 in 2019-20.

In the March 2021 quarter, ABS data shows a record $51.5 million was spent on minerals exploration in Victoria.

(pictured ECR Minerals #ECR CEO Craig Brown with MCA Director James Sorahan at Minerals Week 2021)

Victoria produced 792,267 ounces of gold in 2019-20, including from Australia’s third largest and highest-grade gold mine in 2020 at Kirkland Lake’s Fosterville Mine near Bendigo.

The report notes that in 2019 the industry added 23,500 full time indirect jobs across all sectors of the economy and 49 per cent of Victoria’s resources jobs are in rural and regional areas.

While mining has been important in Victoria’s past, modern mining is a critical growth industry with the potential to build more diverse regional economies and create the highly paid, highly skilled full time jobs needed to sustain regional Victorian economies and communities.

A recent MCA Victoria survey of local mines and exploration companies in Central Victoria found that the region’s mines and exploration companies employ almost 1,000 locals directly, paying $115 million in wages and spending $48 million in the last year with 590 local businesses – more than half their total Australian supplier spend.

Victoria’s growing gold mining sector and exploration spending in base metals and mineral sands is employing workers in other regions including Ballarat, Stawell and East Gippsland.

The report identifies that Victoria has 16 major projects in the pipeline with a value range of $3.1 to $6.6 billion.

Exploration and investment in minerals projects is creating a pipeline of new projects in gold, base metals, mineral sands, rare earths and potentially lithium to supply inputs for modern technology in an environmentally sustainable way.

Victoria’s mining industry helps secure the state as a hub for mining equipment, technology and services and Melbourne’s role as a global mining capital.

Victoria has a bright future and an industry committed to supporting more diverse regional economies and local jobs.

ECR Minerals #ECR – Cordillera Tiger Gold Resources Renews Exploration License EP-006 at Danglay Gold Project, N Philippines

ECR Minerals plc (LON: ECR), the gold exploration and development company focused on Australia, is pleased to announce that Cordillera Tiger Gold Resources, Inc. (“Cordillera Tiger”), in which ECR is entitled to a 25% interest, has successfully renewed Exploration License EP-006 at the Danglay gold project, which is located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines.

As reported in the Annual Report on March 23rd 2021 ECR is entitled to a 25% interest in the Danglay gold project in the Philippines, which is held by a Philippine corporation called Cordillera Tiger Gold Resources, Inc. (“Cordillera Tiger”) under an Exploration Permit. The issuance of a 25% shareholding in Cordillera Tiger to the Company has been delayed since 2016, largely due to a court case filed by an individual who is a minority shareholder and former director of Cordillera Tiger. However, Jerry Marave, President of Cordillera Tiger has written to ECR indicating his continued support for the earn-in interest and consequential shareholding given that the conditions for the earn-in have been satisfied.

The Company also notes that former ECR consultant and CEO Stephen Clayson, who resigned from ECR Minerals on July 16th 2021, has in addition resigned as director of Cordillera Tiger.

The Directors believe the political climate for the minerals industry in the Philippines is improving, and consider that the Danglay gold project, which is located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the country, has potential for further exploration to build upon the existing inferred mineral resource estimate of 63,500 ounces of gold at 1.55 g/t gold. This resource was reported by ECR in 2015 to the Canadian NI43-101 standard, based on exploration carried out at Danglay by ECR during 2014 and 2015. In addition to the resource, an NI43-101 target for further exploration (conceptual potential quantity and grade of mineralisation expressed as ranges) of 95,000 to 170,000 ounces of gold at 5 to 7.5 g/t was reported.

Craig Brown, Chief Executive Officer commented: “I am pleased to report that not only has license EP-006 has been renewed by Cordillera Tiger, but also, following Stephen Clayson’s resignation as director of Cordillera Tiger, President Jerry Marave has indicated his firm and continued support for ECR’s involvement and retained 25% interest. ”

“Although ECR’s priority and focus is on developing our Australian assets, this is nonetheless a significant development given ECR has already £1.2 million into the project. In particular the Board have noted that the political climate for the minerals industry in the Philippines is improving, and as such I hope to report further positive progress on the Danglay gold project to you in the coming months.”

MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU) No. 596/2014

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (MAR) as in force in the United Kingdom pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service (RIS), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

OR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

 

ECR Minerals plc Tel: +44 (0)20 7929 1010
David Tang, Non-Executive Chairman
Craig Brown, Director & CEO
Email:

info@ecrminerals.com

Website: www.ecrminerals.com
WH Ireland Ltd Tel: +44 (0)161 832 2174
Nominated Adviser
SI Capital Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1483 413500
Broker

Nick Emerson

 

Novum Securities Limited  

Broker

Jon Belliss

                                            Tel: +44 (0)20 7399 9425

 

Brand Communications

Public Relations                                                                  Tel: +44 (0) 7976 431608

Alan Green

 

ABOUT ECR MINERALS PLC

ECR Minerals is a mineral exploration and development company. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd (“MGA”) has 100% ownership of the Bailieston and Creswick gold projects in central Victoria, Australia, has eight licence applications outstanding including two licence applications lodged in eastern Victoria. (Tambo gold project). MGA is currently drilling at both the Bailieston and Creswick projects and has an experienced exploration team with significant local knowledge in the Victoria Goldfields and wider region.

 

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ECR also owns 100% of an Australian subsidiary LUX Exploration Pty Ltd (“LUX”) which has three licence applications covering 900 km2 covering a relatively unexplored area in Queesnland, Australia.

 

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Following the sale of the Avoca, Moormbool and Timor gold projects in Victoria, Australia to Fosterville South Exploration Ltd (TSX-V: FSX) and the subsequent spin-out of the Avoca and Timor projects to Leviathan Gold Ltd (TSX-V: LVX), Mercator Gold Australia Pty Limited has the right to receive up to A$2 million in payments subject to future resource estimation or production from projects sold to Fosterville South Exploration Limited.

 

ECR has earned a 25% interest in the Danglay gold project; an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines, which has a 43-101 compliant resource. ECR also holds a royalty on the SLM gold project in La Rioja Province, Argentina and can potentially receive up to US$2.7 million in aggregate across all licences.

ECR Minerals #ECR – Purchase of Second, Multi-Purpose Drilling Rig for Central Victorian Goldfields, Australia

ECR Minerals plc (LON: ECR), the gold exploration and development company focused on Australia, is pleased to announce the purchase of a second drilling rig by ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd (“MGA”).

MGA has recently signed a contract for the purchase of a new Cortech CMR1000 multi-purpose drilling rig for a total of US$402,957. This follows the purchase of the Midas Drilling Rig (“Midas”) currently engaged in an aggressive drilling programme at the Bailieston project. The new rig is a high capacity, heavy duty multi-purpose drill rig which is highly effective in diamond coring, reverse circulation and rotary drilling techniques. It has been purchased complete with spares and all downhole equipment and is capable of drilling as deep as 2,000 metres*. The rig will be delivered in Q4 2021 and will further boost MGA’s in-house drilling capability.

With access to a growing team of experienced drilling personnel to operate the rig, along with Midas, the addition of the new CMR1000 rig increases MGA’s flexibility in the field and is expected to accelerate future drilling schedules and enable drill programmes to be completed at lower cost.

Craig Brown, Chief Executive Officer commented: “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of our second drill rig. Midas has already proved its value in the field, as it has been constantly working at Bailieston since our campaign launch at the Byron prospect announced on January 12th 2021.

The strong cash position enjoyed by ECR Minerals has enabled us to maintain aggressive drilling programmes across our existing properties, and the acquisition of the new, multi-purpose rig significantly enhances our on-the-ground capabilities.

The RC and diamond drilling capability the new CMR rig provides us with is particularly suited to the license areas at our three Queensland projects announced in May 2021. Given the recent results from the Creswick project announced on July 19th 2021, we are confident that the strategy of fast-paced and aggressive drilling programmes across multiple high-profile gold targets will expose ECR to potential new gold discoveries.”

*Factory data sheet specification http://cortech.cn/product_show.asp?id=2&lan=en

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ABOUT ECR MINERALS PLC

ECR Minerals is a mineral exploration and development company. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd (“MGA”) has 100% ownership of the Bailieston and Creswick gold projects in central Victoria, Australia, has eight licence applications outstanding including two licence applications lodged in eastern Victoria. (Tambo gold project). MGA is currently drilling at both the Bailieston and Creswick projects and has an experienced exploration team with significant local knowledge in the Victoria Goldfields and wider region.

 

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ECR also owns 100% of an Australian subsidiary LUX Exploration Pty Ltd (“LUX”) which has three licence applications covering 900 km2 covering a relatively unexplored area in Queesnland, Australia.

 

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Following the sale of the Avoca, Moormbool and Timor gold projects in Victoria, Australia to Fosterville South Exploration Ltd (TSX-V: FSX) and the subsequent spin-out of the Avoca and Timor projects to Leviathan Gold Ltd (TSX-V: LVX), Mercator Gold Australia Pty Limited has the right to receive up to A$2 million in payments subject to future resource estimation or production from projects sold to Fosterville South Exploration Limited.

ECR has earned a 25% interest in the Danglay gold project; an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines, which has a 43-101 compliant resource. ECR also holds a royalty on the SLM gold project in La Rioja Province, Argentina and can potentially receive up to US$2.7 million in aggregate across all licences.

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