AuRo Resources Corp.

AuRo Resources Corp.

April 19, 2012 08:30 ET

AuRo Appoints John Buckle as Vice President of Exploration

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2012) - AuRo Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ARU)(FRANKFURT:NXP3) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Buckle P. Geo., P. Geoph. as Vice-President, Exploration. Mr. Buckle has worked across the full mining spectrum for approximately 40 years, and has played key roles in major discoveries throughout North and South America, with both majors and junior mining companies. Mr. Buckle's distinct and diverse experience establishes him as a valuable addition and asset to the AuRo team.

From 1998 to present, Mr. Buckle was a consulting geoscientist to Geological Solutions, which specializes in geophysical and geological consulting on projects in Canada, USA, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Turkey and Niger for Canadian based junior mineral exploration companies. Key highlights of Mr. Buckle's credentials, and track record of discoveries include:

  • Mr. Buckle targeted the discovery drill holes on the rich El Domo polymetallic deposit. El Domo is already Ecuador's largest VHMS deposit and it is still growing.
  • He was part of the team that added new discovery zones to the historic Collahuasi copper mine in Chile, which now hosts over 1.8 billion pounds of copper under the joint ownership of Xstrata and AngloAmerican.
  • He was an instrumental member of the discovery team of new ore-grade mineralization at an abandoned project that later became the four-million-ounce Jacobina gold mine, which is now owned by Yamana Gold.
  • Prior to working in Latin America, Mr. Buckle worked in the Canadian North where he designed the initial geophysical survey for BHP Billiton at Point Lake that led to the discovery of the Ekati Diamond Mine and subsequent diamond discoveries in the Northwest Territories.
  • Mr. Buckle also directed the first airborne survey that led to the discovery of the Voisey's Bay nickel discovery.

AuRo Resources President & CEO Mark Lawson comments, "We are delighted to dually have a senior geologist and geophysicist with John's significant experience throughout Latin America, join AuRo as a key member of our senior management team. We are excited to have him lead our exploration, drilling and corporate development initiatives in Colombia."

Mr. John Buckle stated "AuRo Resources has assembled an impressive portfolio of properties in three of the most prolific mineral belts in Colombia. I will be directing an aggressive exploration campaign from AuRo's exploration office in Bucaramanga, Colombia. I am pleased to be a part of a company that has such a bright future."

About AuRo Resources Corp.

AuRo Resources is a mineral exploration company with major land positions in Colombia's leading gold camps. The Company holds property interests in three of the country's most prolific gold regions in Antioquia, Tolima-Quindio, and Santander-Norte de Santander. AuRo shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ARU. For further information please visit


Mark Lawson, President & CEO

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