ECR Pty Ltd was established in August 2017 after a group of senior mining executives in 2013 formed to pursue and develop ISR projects across Australia, for base and precious metals. The first project identified was at the historic Kapunda mine site north of Adelaide SA. ECR was then formed to investigate the possibility of Copper & Gold ISR Mining with our Joint Venture partner Terramin Australia Ltd (ASX:TZN) as the tenement holder and funding from Thor Mining PLC (AIM/ASX:THR).
The team has in excess of 90 years experience in mine development projects and mining operations. Team members have operated in successful ISR Uranium operations and have the requisite skill set in geology, hydrogeology, well design and mining engineering required for in-situ recovery.
In 2018 the Commonwealth Government recognised ISR as a potential game changer for the mining industry by awarding ECR a CRC-P Research Grant for $2.8million for the Kapunda project.
In August 2019, ECR Pty Ltd was merged into a new entity EnviroCopper Ltd along with EMR Pty Ltd, for our second project at Moonta Yorke Peninsula also in SA, with Joint Venture partner Andromeda Metals (ASX:ADN).
Leon Faulkner– Managing Director - EnviroCopper
BSc (Geol), GD Sys An. MAIG – Senior Geologist
Leon has over 30 years experience in exploration and mine development projects across SA, NT and Vic including 5 years ISR experience with Uranium One at Honeymoon in SA, where he initially came across the work of CSIRO Minerals in benign lixiviant development.
Al McNeill - ISR Specialist
MSc (Geol) U.S.
Albert is an ISR specialist with over 25 years’ experience in In-Situ Recovery projects including over 15 years in the development and management of ISR operations with wellfield development. Al has been involved in all phases of ISR operations from initial discovery, through design and construction to commissioning and operation across the U.S. and Australia.
Charlie Johnston – Director Kinesis Pty Ltd
BSc (Hons) Chemical and Environmental Engineering UK, DBA (Project Management) UK, MEIANZ
Charlie has experience in all areas of technical project management and regulation within the Australian mining industry including the development of the ISR mine at Honeymoon.
Ben Jeuken – Principal Hydrogeologist - Australian Groundwater Science
BSc (Hons) Geology, AUSIMM
Ben has 13 years experience in groundwater and mining with ISR projects, within Australia and internationally (IAEA)
Stephan Kent – Geotechnical Engineer, Construction QA/QC Engineer
BSc (Hons) Geology, GD Proj Mgt, LLB, GD Leg Prct
Stephan has over 20 years mining/civil engineering/legal experience with The Granites Gold Mine NT, in underground mining operations and mine development projects, construction supervision and QA/QC with a major civil and mining engineering projects and Legal Counsel experience with ISR mine at Honeymoon.