Aura Silver Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : AUU

Aura Silver Resources Inc.

June 16, 2016 09:31 ET

Aura Silver Director Eric Craigie Passes Away

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - Aura Silver Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AUU) ("Aura Silver" or the "Company") sadly reports that Company director Eric Craigie passed away recently. Eric served as a director since the Company's inception in 2003 and was previously Vice President, Exploration. Eric provided valuable counsel on the strategic direction and governance of the Company over the past thirteen years. The Company's Greyhound property was first prospected by an exploration team led by Eric and Paul Pitman, Manager of Canadian Operations during the mid- 1990's, which led to the Company's interest in the project.

Eric graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology in 1968. He embarked on his career with Gulf Minerals exploring for uranium in the barren lands of Saskatchewan in the early days of the major Canadian uranium discoveries. After Gulf ceased its Canadian operations, Eric joined BP Canada in the mid-70's, based in Toronto. He continued exploring for uranium until the mid-80's, mostly in the Baker Lake and Coppermine River areas of the Northwest Territories and subsequently, he explored for gold, copper and diamonds with BP. Since the early 1990's Eric worked as a consulting geologist and also co-founded a number of junior private and public companies including Aura Silver while working on projects internationally, as well as within Canada. He possessed excellent technical skills and careful judgement and made key observations that helped evaluate many mineral properties. His independent and carefully thought-through advice and contributions in both the boardroom and field were appreciated. Eric's enthusiasm for work carried over into being a loyal, steadfast and trustworthy friend to many of his colleagues. He will be missed.

About Aura Silver

Aura Silver is a TSX Venture listed company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal prospects in Canada (100% owned Greyhound project) and in Oaxaca, Mexico (100% owned Taviche project). Aura Silver has 113,830,844 common shares outstanding.

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