Aura Silver Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : AUU

Aura Silver Resources Inc.

June 11, 2010 08:30 ET

Aura Silver DrillS High-Grade VMS Targets at Greyhound, Nunavut

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2010) - Aura Silver Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AUU) ("Aura Silver" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has initiated a 1,600 to 2,000 meter drill program on its Greyhound property north of Baker Lake in Nunavut. The Company received a Land Use Permit for its Greyhound drill program from the Ministry of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) on Friday, May 7, 2010.

Bradley Brothers Limited has been contracted to conduct the diamond drilling program and has commenced drilling the first hole of the Phase 1 program at Aura Lake. The Aura Lake area is considered a prime target zone where a recent VTEM survey indicated exceptionally anomalous conductivity. These conductors are within a few hundred meters of the Company's base metal and gold discoveries made in 2008.

As previously reported, samples taken in the Greyhound project area contain up to 9.2% copper, 18.5% zinc, 8.2% lead, 2,700 grams per tonne (g/t) silver and 28 g/t gold. Furthermore, samples collected in 1998 on the west shore of Aura Lake contained 1,480 and 3,080 g/t silver. It is the view of the Company's geologists that Greyhound contains the elements of a classic volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) district as well as an orogenic gold system. All of the aforementioned base and precious-metal occurrences are within 1 to 2 kilometers of the all-weather road that leads to Agnico Eagle's Meadowbank Mine.

Dr. James M. Franklin, P. Geo. is Aura Silver's qualified person (as defined by National Instrument 43-101) and has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release.

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. Aura Silver has 58,896,902 common shares outstanding.

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