AuRo Resources Corp.
TSX VENTURE : ARU

AuRo Resources Corp.

March 09, 2011 13:00 ET

AuRo Resources and White Gold Corporation to Enter Into Business Combination

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - AuRo Resources Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ARU) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities (the "Target Shares") of White Gold Corporation ("White Gold"), an arm's length private Alberta corporation, engaged in gold exploration in Colombia, South America. The combined AuRo Resources and White Gold will possess a large and diverse strategic property portfolio of approximately 70,000 hectares within Colombia's most prolific gold, silver and copper exploration and mining regions.

Overview of White Gold

Through its wholly-owned Colombian subsidiary, Oro Barracuda SAS., White Gold has solicited nearly 70,000 hectares in Colombia for mineral exploration. The concessions are a combination of concession titles and applications, located in two major gold regions of Colombia, covering parts of five departments ("Provinces"), including nearby the California-Vetas gold-silver mining district, host to Greystar Resources Ltd.'s multi-million ounce Angostura gold-silver deposit and Ventana Gold Corp.'s 3.5 million oz La Bodega gold discovery. The balance of properties are located in the departments of Tolima and Quindio in three distinct blocks near the La Colosa project, a 12.3 million oz gold deposit discovered by AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. La Colosa is one of the largest new gold discoveries in South America.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE SURATA GOLD PROJECT – SANTANDER, ARBOLEDAS GOLD PROJECT – NORTE DE SANTANDER, AND LA COLOSA GOLD PROJECTS – TOLIMA AND QUINDIO (THE "PROPERTIES"), THE COMPANY IS RELYING ON INFORMATION PROVIDED TO IT BY WHITE GOLD. INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE SURATA AND ARBOLEDAS PROPERTIES INCLUDES INFORMATION DERIVED FROM NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 43-101 REPORTS, AS PREPARED FOR WHITE GOLD CORPORATION BY ANDREW J. TURNER, P.GEO. INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE LA COLOSA PROPERTIES WAS DERIVED FROM HISTORICAL GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION AND DOES NOT PRESENTLY CONFORM TO THE STANDARDS AS OUTLINED IN NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 43-101.

Key Projects:

Surata Gold Project – Santander

  • Interests in approximately 20,000 hectares located approximately 10-25 kilometres from Ventana Gold Corp.'s La Bodega project and Greystar's Angostura project.
  • Initial samples include sulphide bearing (pyritic) quartz veins with assays up to 3.06 g/t gold. These samples possessed a fairly unique geochemical signature with a strong epithermal association including elevated arsenic, antimony, bismuth and copper.
  • The Surata property has bedrock geology similar to that which hosts mineralization in the California-Vetas district.
  • Gold has been discovered by in an area 10 kilometres northwest of La Bodega along a parallel NE trending fault structure.

Arboledas Gold Project – Norte de Santander

  • Interests in approximately 14,000 hectares located approximately 18-25 kilometres north of the La Bodega and Angostura deposits.
  • Gold has been identified in areas exposed by landslides and active artisanal mining.

La Colosa Gold Projects – Tolima and Quindio

  • White Gold has titles and applications for concessions in three separate areas in the departments of Tolima and Quindio located south, east and west of AngloGold's La Colosa discovery.
  • The land package totals approximately 31,000 hectares, with the closest group of concessions approximately 12km from the La Colosa deposit. With reported resources of 12.3 million ounces, La Colosa is the largest new gold discovery in Colombia.

Key Terms of the Transaction:

  • The Company will offer to acquire the Target Shares in exchange for common shares in the capital of the Company with an approximate aggregate value of $5 million.
  • The number of Issued Shares to be issued shall be the greater of (i) 18,490,000 common shares or (ii) such number of common shares having an aggregate value of $5 million. These shares will be distributed to approximately 100 White Gold shareholders.
  • The Company will commit a minimum of $350,000 towards exploration and development of the Properties following the execution of a definitive agreement.
  • The entering into of a definitive agreement is subject to regulatory approval and the completion of due diligence by each of the Company and White Gold, and the approval of the transaction by their respective boards of directors.
  • On closing, White Gold's founder and President, John Gomez, will join the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Gomez is an entrepreneur with 20 years experience in investor relations, corporate finance, and business development with public and private companies. He has developed communications programs for several leading Canadian and international companies including corporations currently or previously listed on the NASDAQ and TSX Venture Exchanges. Mr. Gomez is founder of U3O8 Media Inc. (www.u3o8.biz), a leading online investor portal on the uranium industry and founder of RAGOM Sports Inc., a retailer of professional sports merchandise. Mr. Gomez has a B.A. from the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Mark Lawson, President & CEO

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF WHITE GOLD CORPORATION

John Gomez, President & CEO

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking information, within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to this news release and other matters identified in the Company's public filings, Forward-looking information and anticipated events or results and can be identified by terminology such as "may", "will", "could", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "projects", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts and include, but are not limited in any manner to, those with respect to capital and operating expenditures, economic conditions, availability of sufficient financing, receipt of approvals, satisfaction of closing conditions and any and all other timing, development, operational, financial, economic, legal, regulatory and/or political factors that may influence future events or conditions. Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions, including, but not limited in any manner, those disclosed in any other public filings of the Company, and include the ultimate availability and final receipt of required approvals, sufficient working capital for development and operations, access to adequate services and supplies, availability of markets for products, commodity prices, foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates, access to capital markets and other sources of financing and associated cost of funds, availability of a qualified work force, availability of manufacturing equipment, no material changes to the tax and regulatory regime and the ultimate ability execute its business plan on economically favorable terms. While we consider these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to us, they may prove to be incorrect. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to risks and uncertainties disclosed in other Company filings at www.sedar.com and other unforeseen events or circumstances. Other than as required by law, the Company does not intend, or undertake any obligation to update any forward looking information to reflect, among other things, new information or future events.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • AuRo Resources Corp.
    Jeremy Ross
    Corporate Development
    604-893-8838
    or
    AuRo Resources Corp.
    Tyler Ross
    Corporate Development
    604-893-8838
    604-681-0796 (FAX)
    or
    AuRo Resources Corp.
    Mark Lawson
    President & CEO
    416-623-0565
    www.auroresources.com