Aurogin Resources Ltd.

Aurogin Resources Ltd.

April 04, 2006 08:00 ET

Aurogin Launches Drill Program in Guatemala

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2006) -

Testing Gold Targets on Bridge Zone at the El Sastre Project

Aurogin Resources Ltd. ("Aurogin" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AUQ) is pleased to announce the initiation of drilling on the Bridge Zone in Guatemala, one of four mineralized zones on Aurogin's El Sastre Project 30 kilometres ("km") northeast of Guatemala City (see Aurogin news release of February 24, 2006). The planned 400-metre ("m") diamond drill program is to examine a number of identified targets, including an area to the northeast of the previous drilling where recent surface sampling returned values of 8.0 grams of gold per tonne from 4.0 metre wide calcite veins.

The Bridge Zone is located 4.5 km east of the El Sastre Main Zone and 3.8 km east of the Lupita Zone (see map at Http://

Previous exploration on the Bridge Zone traced gold mineralization over a 600 m by 300 m area before it disappeared under ash cover. Previous drilling conducted by Radius and Goldfields at the Bridge Zone intersected significant mineralization, including:

- 146.3 metres grading 0.56 grams of gold per tonne ("g/t Au");

- 19.8 metres grading 7.29 g/t Au beginning at surface, including 6.1 metres grading 14.49 g/t Au.

John H. Paterson, P. Eng., Aurogin's President and CEO, commented: "Drilling results at Bridge will help us to assess the size and grade of this zone. Moreover, we will use some drill core from this program to assess metallurgy and to evaluate processing alternatives." He added, "Should drill results justify it, we will move to bring the resource in this zone into NI 43-101 compliance. This could add significantly to the 685,000 oz (43-101) resource already established on the nearby El Sastre Main and Lupita zones."

Under the terms of an agreement with local owners, Aurogin may earn 70% through exploration spending of $500,000, cash payments totaling $240,000, granting 500,000 share options, as well as by completing a feasibility study and putting the project into production.

Neil N. Gow, P. Geo., is the Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101 who prepared the independent technical report filed on Sedar on February 24, 2006, and recommended the current program of work.

Aurogin Resources Ltd., a TSX Venture Exchange listed company ("AUQ"), is an emerging gold producer focused on the acquisition and development of profitable gold deposits in the Americas. The Company currently has two core projects: The Sastre Project in Guatemala, an expanding resource that includes four zones that management believes comprise more than one million ounces of gold potential; and, the Lone Mountain Project in Nevada located on the prolific Battle Mountain-Cortez Gold Trend, which has produced some 23 million ounces of gold over the past 30 years, making it the second most productive belt in the state after the Carlin District.

Aurogin Resources Ltd. (TSX Venture: AUQ) Common Shares Issued: 44,645,721


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