Aurea Mining Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MXA
FRANKFURT : A9M

Aurea Mining Inc.

July 12, 2007 13:22 ET

Aurea Mining Inc: Exploration Commences at Monte Alban, Taviche Mining District

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) -

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Aurea Mining Inc. ("Aurea") (TSX VENTURE:MXA)(FRANKFURT:A9M)(WKN:A0F420)(ISIN:CA05153P1080)(CUSIP:05153P) reports that exploration is underway on its recently acquired Monte Alban property (the Property) located in the Taviche Mining District of Oaxaca State, Mexico. The district is well known historically for high grade gold and silver mineralization hosted in an extensive system of epithermal quartz veins, hydrothermal breccias and stockwork style mineralization.

The Property comprises 2,805 contiguous hectares and hosts several past producing mines located within the San Jorge Vein System. The vein strikes for over three kilometres on the property and is associated with an untested stockwork mineralization observed in outcrop.

The current program of systematic sampling and surveying of underground mine workings and surface exposures of the San Jorge Vein System is the first part of an early stage program designed to test for grade, depth and strike potential. The program is intended to verify some of the historical high grade gold and silver values and to define future drill targets. Drill plans and the permitting process are already well underway in advance of an expected August start-up. The second part of the sampling program will test observed stockwork mineralization and will run concurrently with drilling.

Over 250 surface and underground samples have already been collected and sent to ALS Chemex in Guadalajara for processing and shipping to its Vancouver lab for assay. Initial assay results are expected by the end of July, 2007.

Aurea Mining Inc. is focused on gold exploration in Mexico, building shareholder value through acquisition, exploration and discovery. The Company 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. Aurea is committed to continuing its history of discovery in the Guerrero Gold Belt and is actively exploring and drilling their Guerrero projects. The Guerrero Gold belt hosts a 12 million ounce gold inventory that is currently being explored and developed by several major mining companies. The recent addition of the Monte Alban Property to Aurea's portfolio represents a significant growth opportunity in keeping with the Company's focus.

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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