Aurogin Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : AUQ

Aurogin Resources Ltd.

May 15, 2006 08:00 ET

Aurogin Updates El Sastre Gold Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 15, 2006) - Aurogin Resources Ltd. ("Aurogin" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:AUQ) is pleased to provide an update on its El Sastre Gold Project in Guatemala.

LEACH PAD CONSTRUCTION

Construction of the Company's heap-leach pad at its El Sastre Main Zone (see April 11, 2006 press release) is progressing, with approximately one-third of the projected completed to date:

- The key construction and operating team has been assembled;

- Earthworks required for plant construction are substantially complete and the earthworks construction phase of the pad area has commenced;

- Pond and pad liners are expected to be delivered shortly, with installation planned for June;

- Detailed design has been completed and orders have been placed for long lead-time items;

- Overburden is being removed from a section of the El Sastre Main Zone in preparation for mining.

The Company is currently projecting a first gold pour during the fourth quarter of calendar 2006. Following a ramp-up phase, Aurogin expects to reach a production rate of at least 20,000 ounces of gold per annum during 2007.

EXPLORATION

Exploration drilling at the Bridge Zone is ongoing, although the rate of progress has been hampered by equipment and crew availability. Partial results from the first two holes have been received and showed anomalous gold values. Cumulative detailed results will be announced once they are available.

The Company is sourcing additional drill support and expects to commence a program at the El Arenal Zone to establish a 43-101 compliant resource estimate. El Arenal is located 2 kilometres SE of the El Sastre Main Zone and 2.6 km SE of the Company's Lupita Zone. Gold found at El Arenal is fine-grained and similar, metallurgically, to the El Sastre Main Zone. This is significant not only in regards to the leachability of the material but because it supports the theory that the El Arenal and El Sastre Main zones may be connected. Metallurgical testing by SGS Lakefield Research Ltd. on a composite sample from El Arenal Zone demonstrated gold recoveries in excess of 98% after 14 days.

(Images of the construction and other information are available at the Company's website: Http://www.auroginresources.com)

Aurogin Resources Ltd. is an emerging gold producer focused on the acquisition and development of profitable gold deposits in the Americas. The Company currently has two core projects: The El Sastre Project in Guatemala, an expanding resource that includes four zones, which management believes comprise more than one million ounces of gold potential; and, the Lone Mountain Project in Nevada located on the prolific Battle Mountain-Cortez Gold Trend, which has produced some 23 million ounces of gold over the past 30 years, making it the second most productive belt in the state after the Carlin District.

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