Aurelian Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ARU

Aurelian Resources Inc.

January 11, 2007 09:12 ET

Aurelian Resources-Five Drill Rigs Now Onsite at FDN

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2007) - Aurelian Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ARU) today announced the arrival of two additional diamond drill rigs from Major Drilling at its Fruta del Norte (FDN) epithermal gold-silver discovery in southeastern Ecuador, bringing the total number of rigs onsite to five.

"We now have three larger rigs, each capable of reaching 1000 metre depths." says Aurelian President & CEO Patrick F. N. Anderson, "The additional rigs will allow us to advance our goals of expanding the FDN deposit while concurrently defining a 43- 101 compliant inferred resource. We also expect the addition of the new rigs to increase the rate of our news flow".

The two Major Drilling drill rigs will be deployed south of line 9582900N to define the extent of the FDN mineralization beneath the Hollin sandstone cover where the deposit remains open to the south. Approximately 900 metres of strike length remains to be tested between the southernmost known mineralization at FDN and the northernmost and highest grade mineralization at the Bonza-Las Penas gold deposit.

Drilling of other nearby targets such as El Tigre will be scheduled for the first quarter of 2007, depending on the drilling progress at FDN. Mapping and sampling of other promising targets identified during the two-year regional exploration program will also resume in 2007.

Thirty-eight diamond drill holes have been completed at the FDN discovery to date. Drill results will be released as analytical data are received, validated and compiled.

About Aurelian:

Aurelian Resources Inc. is a publicly-listed (TSX VENTURE:ARU) junior resource company engaged in the business of exploring, discovering and developing mineral wealth in Ecuador. The Fruta del Norte discovery lies at the heart of the Condor Project properties, located in south-eastern Ecuador and consisting of 38 mining concessions totaling approximately 95,000 hectares.

Forward Looking Statement:

Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various degrees of risk. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital.

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