ECR Minerals plc (LON:ECR), the precious metals exploration and development company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Trevor George Davenport (“Trevor” “Dr Davenport”) as a Independent Non-Executive Director of ECR Minerals plc, with immediate effect.
Dr Davenport obtained a BSc (Hons) Geology at Southampton University, subsequently attaining his MSc in Mining Geology and Mineral Exploration in 1967, and a PhD in Geology & Exploration Geochemistry at Leicester University in 1970. In 1971 he attained the title of Chartered Engineer after becoming a Member of The Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Trevor started off working as a trainee mining engineer in the South Africa gold mines in 1958 before starting university. Trevor has 63 years of experience working in the geological and mining industry. Trevor’s experience includes working as an underground miner, exploration geochemist, exploration and mine geologist and as a lecturer to post-graduate mining geology students at the University of Leicester. Trevor has experience in exploration for and mining of gold, copper/nickel, lead/zinc/silver, bauxite, chrome and diamonds. Trevor’s experience includes working in Ireland, Canada, Montana (USA), Portugal, Romania, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Burma, Ghana, Botswana, Guyana and South Africa.
Trevor was a director, the exploration manager and chief geologist for Nelson Gold’s, Zeravshan Gold Company in Tajikistan from 1994 until end of 1996.
From 2004 until 2011 he was Non-Executive Chairman and director of Kryso Resources Plc. After this he was consulting for Kryso Resources at the time of the takeover of control of the company by China Nonferrous International Mining Co. Ltd in 2011. Today Dr Davenport is a director at Brix Investments Limited and is also President of the Alderney Society and a director of the Alderney Journal.
Craig Brown, Chief Executive Officer of ECR Minerals plc, commented: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Trevor Davenport to the board of directors. I have known Trevor for over 26 years since I first started working in the mining industry, and I know his extensive knowledge in exploration of numerous gold and other mineral deposits and his experience will be an excellent addition to our knowledge base.”
“ECR Minerals is at a pivotal stage of its evolution. With Trevor’s experience and understanding of our assets in Victoria together with our newly acquired property assets, ECR is ideally positioned for the next phase of growth.”
The following information is disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
Trevor George Davenport (aged 81) is currently a Director of Brix Investments Limited; and a director of the Aldernay Journal.
Previous Appointments (directors and partnerships) in the last five years : none
Trevor does not hold any ordinary shares in the Company.
There is no further information regarding Trevor Davenport required to be disclosed pursuant to AIM Rule 17 and Schedule Two (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
MARKET ABUSE REGULATIONS (EU) No. 596/2014
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
ECR Minerals plc
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
David Tang, Non-Executive Chairman
Craig Brown, Director & CEO
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.
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.
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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