Aurea Mining Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MXA
FRANKFURT : A9M

Aurea Mining Inc.

December 10, 2007 19:00 ET

Aurea Mining Inc.: Drilling Intersects Mineralization at Its San Jorge Vein System, Monte Alban Property, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Aurea Mining Inc. ("Aurea") (TSX VENTURE:MXA)(FRANKFURT:A9M) reports sulphide mineralized quartz veins were intercepted in eight of twelve drill holes at its Monte Alban property. Vein intercepts along the strike of the San Jorge Vein System vary from 0.59 metres to 10.61 metres in core, representing an approximate true width ranging from 0.51 to 9.40 metres. Visually, the vein intercepts consist of polymetallic sulphide-rich banded quartz veins typical of other low sulphidation epithermal discoveries in the district.

A total of 3700 metres has been drilled to date; part of a 5000m drill program designed to test the continuity of the San Jorge Vein System at depth and along a 1600 metre section of the two kilometres strike length exposed at surface in the southeast corner of the property. The drill program is designed to test the vein at depths ranging from 50 to 250 metres from surface, to test beneath historical mine workings and to test along parts of the vein never before explored.

Two additional drill holes are now planned to test beneath the historic mine workings in areas of sigmoid shaped widening of the vein at surface where high grade gold and silver grades were previously announced from chip samples taken in outcrop (August 7, 2007 press release). These two holes will complete phase one drilling for the San Jorge Vein system which will continue into January of next year. The drill core is split at Aurea's facilities on site and sent to ALS Chemex for sample preparation and assay. Assay results from the initial 12 holes are pending.

Aurea Mining Inc. (www.aureamining.com) is focused on exploration in Mexico, building shareholder value through acquisition, exploration and discovery. Monte Alban is an advanced-stage polymetallic exploration project located in the historic Taviche Mining District in Oaxaca State, an area known for several high grade epithermal gold and silver discoveries. Aurea has an option over 100% of the Monte Alban property. The company also controls a 100% interest in over 80,000 hectares of contiguous mineral claims strategically located in the emerging Guerrero Gold Belt of Guerrero State, Mexico. The Guerrero Gold belt hosts a 12 million ounce gold inventory that is currently being explored and developed by several major mining companies.

Ken Thorsen, a director of the Company, is the qualified person under NI 43-101 for Aurea Mining; and has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Richard Whittall, President & C.E.O.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future exploration programs and events. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

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