Legal & Regulatory

ERC Minerals plc Announces Jones As New Executive Director

November 9
5:12 AM 2016

ECR Minerals pls is pleased to announce the appointment of Ivor William Osborne Jones, 57 years old as an executive director of the Company with immediate effect.

ECR is a mineral exploration and development company. ECR's wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia has acquired 100% ownership of the Avoca and Bailieston gold projects in Victoria, Australia. ECR has earned a 25% interest in the Danglay epithermal gold project, an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines.

Ivor Jones is a geologist with 30 years' experience in the industry and is currently practicing as an independent consultant based in Australia.

Mr. Jones holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology from Macquarie University and an MSc in Resource Evaluation from the University of Queensland.

Mr. Jones has extensive expertise in all aspects of geology, including project evaluation, resource estimation and the preparation of JORC and NI43-101 reports, across both precious and base metals. His previous roles have included numerous positions with leading consultancy Snowden Mining Industry Consultants ("Snowden"), including as Group General Manager of Geosciences from 2009 until 2014.

Mr. Jones has also held positions at operating mines, including as Manager of Mine Geology at the Leinster Nickel Operations of WMC Resources Ltd in Western Australia, and as Group Resource Geologist for Anvil Mining Ltd with operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has experience of working in Australia, Africa, North and South America, Europe and the Philippines.

Chief Executive Officer of ECR, Craig Brown, said that he is delighted that Ivor has joined their team. He knows Ivor professionally since 2004 and have a great confidence in his abilities, particularly as a resource geologist.

Ivor's extensive experience and exceptional geological knowledge, particularly in Australia, will be invaluable to ECR as we concentrate on maximizing the value of the Company's existing projects in Australia, Argentina and the Philippines, whilst also considering new opportunities."

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