Aurelian Resources Inc.

Aurelian Resources Inc.

April 17, 2008 16:30 ET

Aurelian Update Recent Mining Announcements in Ecuador

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Aurelian Resources Inc. (TSX:ARU) understands that a mandate on mining in Ecuador will be presented to the constituent assembly in Ecuador tomorrow for debate and vote. Aurelian has not yet determined the impact of the mandate on the Company. Aurelian does not know if the mandate will be approved. A copy of the proposed mandate may be found at:

Aurelian will provide further updates as developments progress.

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 properties, located in south-eastern Ecuador and consisting of 38 mining concessions totalling approximately 95,000 hectares. 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 for more information.

Forward Looking Statement

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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