AuRo Resources Corp.

AuRo Resources Corp.

June 19, 2012 11:00 ET

AuRo Appoints John Gomez Chief Executive Officer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2012) - AuRo Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ARU)(FRANKFURT:NXP3) ("AuRo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of John Gomez as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gomez was the founder and President of White Gold Corporation, a Colombia-focused private exploration company, which was acquired by AuRo on July 28, 2011.

Given Mr. Gomez's familiarity with the Company's key properties and opportunities in Colombia, his greater involvement with AuRo should enhance the advancement of AuRo's assets and develop new business opportunities.

AuRo has a relatively large portfolio of properties in two of Colombia's most prolific gold camps including three properties in the vicinity of AngloGold Ashanti's world class La Colosa deposit. With reported resources of approximately 24.2 million ounces, La Colosa is by far Colombia's largest gold discovery and is the 7th largest undeveloped gold deposit in the world. The Anaima-Toche area, near the La Colosa project, is one of AngloGold's top 3 greenfield exploration projects worldwide.

AuRo also has one of the largest land positions in Colombia's Cal-Vetas-Surata mining districts, home to the multimillion ounce Angostura and La Bodega gold deposits owned respectively by Greystar, now Eco Oro Minerals, and Ventana Gold (acquired by AUX Canada Acquisitions Inc.).

"I look forward to taking a more active role with AuRo and working with new president John Buckle and his talented technical team," states AuRo CEO John Gomez. "Our near term objectives include advancing select properties to the drill stage through our own exploration and partnerships with discovery focused companies."

Mr. Mark Lawson, AuRo's former CEO, will continue to serve as a Director of the Company.

About AuRo Resources Corp.

AuRo Resources Corp. 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


John Buckle, President

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    John Gomez

    AuRo Resources Corp.
    Mark Lawson

    AuRo Resources Corp.
    Tyler Ross
    Corporate Development