AuRo Resources Corp.
TSX VENTURE : ARU
FRANKFURT : NXP3

AuRo Resources Corp.

July 28, 2011 14:27 ET

AuRo Resources Closes White Gold Transaction & Commences Exploration on Key Properties

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 28, 2011) - AuRo Resources Corp. (the "Company" or "AuRo") (TSX VENTURE:ARU)(FRANKFURT:NXP3) is pleased to announce that its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding securities in the capital of White Gold Corporation ("White Gold") has closed. Pursuant to the terms of the amalgamation agreement, the shareholders of White Gold will receive an aggregate of 21,000,000 common shares in the capital of the Company at a deemed price of $0.15 per share, with 7,979,987 of these shares to be issued to the White Gold shareholders on closing. The remaining 62% of the total shares to be issued shall be released, on a pro rata basis, to the White Gold shareholders upon receiving Concession Agreements to the properties that are in the "Pending Concession" and "Lease Application" stages.

Exploration Update

With the recent engagement of GeoXplore, the Company's Colombian based exploration group, AuRo plans to immediately commence a simultaneaous "Three-pronged" exploration strategy focused on El Tesoro, the Tolima-Quindio area properties and Arboledas.

El Tesoro

AuRo previously announced results of its soil geochemical survey of the Company's El Tesoro gold project in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia. The highlights include the collection and analyses of 979 soil samples, in which gold values in soils ranged from below detection up to a high of 506 ppb. These results identified a new gold exploration target centered on three gold in soil anomalies (>20 ppb Au) with values up to 506 ppb Au located on the southern portion of the El Tesoro property.

Based on the geochemical analysis, and given the distinct geology in Antioquia, AuRo's Colombian based exploration team will be immediately following up on all of these anomalous areas with an auger drilling program. A total of 200-300 samples of the saprolite horizon will be taken to overcome the masking effects of transported or weathered overburden. Any significant targets identified by this program will be tested by diamond drilling. The aforementioned techniques were successfully utilized by GeoXplore during their tenure at AngloGold Ashanti's 51% owned Gramalote project, a 2.4 million ounce gold deposit located approximately 20kms from El Tesoro.

White Gold Properties –Tolima-Quindio

AuRo will concurrently be commencing initial exploration at its projects in the departments of Tolima and Quindio. AuRo's land package in Tolima-Quindio totals almost 30,000 hectares, with the closest group of concessions approximately 12km from AngloGold Ashanti's La Colosa project. AngloGold Ashanti CEO Mark Cutifani, said in 2009, "La Colosa is the "most significant" gold discovery worldwide in a decade." Rafael Herz, CEO of AngloGold's Colombian unit also stated, "The project, which is a potential 'company-maker' according to Herz, may produce about 800,000 ounces of gold a year, or almost 20 percent of total output. Reserves at the site, located about 150 kilometers west of the capital, are about 12.9 million ounces."

Colombia's state mining and geology bureau has conducted soil geochemical surveys in this region that have identified gold in soils anomalies, as well as former artisanal mines, which are situated on AuRo's concessions. Initial exploration at the Company's projects in Tolima-Quindio will follow up on these anomalies, and will be comprised of prospecting, structural mapping, stream sediment sampling, and rock sampling.

Arboledas Gold Project - Norte de Santander

AuRo now has interests in approximately 14,000 hectares located about 18 kilometers north of the California Vetas mining district, host of EBX Group's La Bodega multimillion ounce gold discovery (formerly Ventana Gold Corp.) and Greystar Resources' Angostura gold-silver deposits. At Arboledas, gold has been identified in areas where active artisanal mining has been occurring. Small-scale miners are targeting north-east striking, oxidised, subvertical veins hosted in feldspar porphyry. Workings consist of 8 adits which are targeting oxidised quartz veins and clay structures up to 1 metre wide.

Younger porphyries (late Cretaceous/early Tertiary) are very common in the immediate area of mineralization and are likely associated with the mineralizing event at Angostura. Intrusives of the same age and provenance will be the focus of exploration within the field area. This exploration will consist of float mapping and sampling, and stream sediment sampling of drainages.

INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE 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 TOLIMA & QUINDIO PROPERTIES WAS DERIVED FROM HISTORICAL GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION AND DOES NOT PRESENTLY CONFORM TO THE STANDARDS AS OUTLINED IN NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 43-101.

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 www.auroresources.com.

The content of this news release has been reviewed by Mr. Ken Thorsen, P. Eng., who serves as the Qualified Person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
(sgd.) "Mark Lawson", 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.
    Mark Lawson
    President & CEO
    416-623-0565

    White Gold Corporation
    John Gomez
    President & CEO
    604-484-7118

    AuRo Resources Corp.
    Tyler Ross or Jeremy Ross
    Corporate Development
    604-893-8838
    604-681-0796 (FAX)
    www.auroresources.com