ECR Minerals plc (ECR.L) Further re Bailieston (HR3) Soil Sampling Strengthens Mineralisation Model

ECR Minerals plc (LON: ECR), the gold exploration and development company focussed on gold exploration in Australia, is pleased to announce that further to the HR3 drilling update announced on December 22nd, soil sample results from HR3 have identified further gold anomalies, giving further confidence in our previous geological interpretations for dilational jog zones within the HR3 goldfield at Bailieston, Victoria, Australia.

ECR Minerals plc has 100% ownership of the Bailieston Project (EL5433), which is operated under its Australian wholly owned subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd (“MGA”).

ECR Chairman David Tang commented: “I said yesterday that our understanding of the Maori Anticline and HR3 had grown exponentially: this understanding has taken a further step forward today with soil sampling results that not only show a growing and extending area of anomalies, but that also support the dilational jog model outlined by our head geologist Adam Jones at holes BH3DD009, BH3DD010 and BH3DD011.”

“Along with our geologists, the board are genuinely excited at the scale and development potential of HR3. I look forward to reporting further assay results to you as they become available.”


  • Gold assays from further soil sampling reveal four gold anomalies along strike of the Scoulers-Dan Genders Reef lines, with two of the anomalies within an area of limited to no historic gold workings.
  • One anomaly in association with the convergent of two Reef lines fits in with the dilational jog mineralisation model recently identified in BH3DD009, BH3DD010 and BH3DD011.

Soil analysis results for an additional 160 soil samples taken across the central portion of the HR3 goldfield have been received, resulting in the identification of four gold anomalies. Samples are spatially related to the strike extents of the NW striking Scoulers and Dan Genders Reefs and the NNE striking Hard Up Reef.

Six of the 160 samples returned gold values above 0.1 g/t Au. The majority of these samples are affiliated with moderate arsenic levels (As) and high antimony levels (Sb)

The locations referred to in the following paragraphs can be found at the following link (figure 1):

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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.


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.


ECR Minerals plc

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David Tang, Non-Executive Chairman

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