AuRo Resources Corp.
TSX VENTURE : ARU

AuRo Resources Corp.

February 07, 2011 09:51 ET

AuRo Resources Reports New Surface Results at El Tesoro Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 7, 2011) - AuRo Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ARU) (the "Company") is pleased to report the results of a soil geochemical survey of the Company's El Tesoro gold project in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia. The highlights include:

The completion of a detailed soil geochemical program over an area of approximately 1.1 km by 4 km that resulted in the collection and analyses of 979 soil samples. Samples were collected at a depth of 0.75 to 1.00 m at 50 m intervals on NE oriented gridlines spaced 100m apart. Gold values in soils ranged from below detection up to a high of 506 ppb.

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. One of the gold anomalies is also coincident with weakly anomalous copper and molybdenum values. In addition to the soil results, 9 rock samples consisting of grab samples taken from vein material found in situ or in float returned anomalous gold values up to 5.54 g/t Au. AuRo Resources has identified this southern area of the property as the main focus of further exploration.

Based on the geochemical analysis, and given the distinct geology in Antioquia, AuRo Resources will be immediately following up on all of these anomalous areas with deeper soil samples, prior to drill testing these targets.

Mark Lawson, President & CEO of AuRo, stated: "These gold-in-soil anomalies presents a new area of interest, and exploration target for AuRo at El Tesoro."

Qualified Person

Robin Black P.Geo., Consulting Geologist to AuRo, is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and prepared or reviewed the preparation of the scientific and technical information in this press release in respect of the geochemistry results from the El Tesoro Project. Mr. Black P.Geo. is a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Black verified the data disclosed in this release, including the sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information contained in this release. Verification included a review and validation of the applicable assay databases and reviews of assay certificates.

Sample Collection, Preparation, Analyses and QA-QC

The soil samples were taken by manual post-hole digger from the top of the C horizon or lower part of the B horizon at a depth of 0.75 to 1.00 m. The samples were not sieved in the field. Soil samples were prepared by SGS in Medellin and analyzed by SGS in Lima, Peru. Soil samples were sieved to minus 80 mesh and pulverized to 95% passing minus 140 mesh. Gold was analyzed by fire assay on a 30 gram sample with atomic absorption (AAS) finish, and over-limit samples above 5000 ppb (5.0 g/t) were repeated by fire assay on a 30 gram sample with gravimetric finish. A suite of 50 elements was analyzed by a hydrochloric plus nitric acid digestion with inductively coupled plasma atomic emission and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-AES and ICP-MS respectively) finish. Field blank and duplicate samples were routinely inserted for quality assurance and quality control.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Mark Lawson, President & CEO

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.
    Tyler Ross
    Corporate Development
    604-893-8838
    or
    AuRo Resources Corp.
    Jeremy Ross
    Corporate Development
    604-893-8838
    604-681-0796 (FAX)
    or
    AuRo Resources Corp.
    Mark Lawson
    President & CEO
    416-623-0565
    or
    AuRo Resources Corp.
    Andreas Curkovic
    Investor Relations
    416-577-9927