Aurelian Resources Inc.
TSX : ARU

Aurelian Resources Inc.

April 25, 2008 08:30 ET

Aurelian and Other Mining Companies Meet With President Correa and Top Officials; Correa Says Responsible Mining Will Go Ahead in Ecuador

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 25, 2008) - Aurelian Resources Inc. (TSX:ARU), today announced that the company and seven other mining companies (Cornerstone Capital Resources, Corriente Resources, Dynasty Metals & Mining, Ecometals Limited, IAMGOLD, International Minerals and Salazar Resources) collectively met with President Correa and other top officials yesterday afternoon in Quito to discuss the future of mining in Ecuador and the impact of the previously announced Mining Mandate.

The companies welcomed President Correa's repeated statements that responsible mining will go ahead in Ecuador. He said that the purpose of the Mining Mandate was to allow the government time to draft and implement a new mining law so that responsible mining can proceed. The President invited the mining companies to meet with the ministry to help formulate the new mining law starting this coming Monday, April 28.

Present from the government were President Rafael Correa; Dr. Galo Chiriboga, Minister of Mines and Petroleum; Dr. Jose Serrano, Deputy Secretary of Mines; Dr. Agustin Paladines, Mining Advisor to the President; Fernando Alvarado, Advisor to the President; Ricardo Patino, Minister of Politics; and Dr. Ramon Torres, Business Advisor to the President. The Canadian Ambassador to Ecuador, Christian LaPointe, accompanied the companies and presented concerns of the Canadian government for a fair, stable and long-term investment environment in Ecuador.

Aurelian continues to seek clarity from the government regarding the Mining Mandate's specific application to the company's operations and will issue updates as information becomes available.

About Aurelian

Aurelian Resources Inc. is a publicly-listed (TSX:ARU) company engaged in exploring, discovering and developing mineral wealth in Ecuador. The Fruta del Norte (FDN) discovery lies at the heart of the Condor Project, located in south-eastern Ecuador.

The initial Inferred Resource for FDN was released in October 2007 and included 58.9 million tonnes grading 7.23 g/t gold and 11.8 g/t silver for 13.7 million ounces of contained gold and 22.4 million ounces of contained silver. Aurelian is committed to working with the government and people of Ecuador to achieve a modern, sustainable mining industry, which will play an important role in the future growth of the country. Visit www.aurelian.ca for more information.

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Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralisation and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various degrees of risk. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital.

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