SOURCE: Aurora Gold Corporation

December 17, 2008 13:45 ET

Aurora Gold Corporation Announces Completion of Ground Geophysics at the São João Gold Project Areas Located in the Tapajos Gold Province, Para, Brazil

ZUG, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - Aurora Gold Corporation (the "Company," "Aurora Gold") (OTCBB: ARXG) (FRANKFURT: A4G) (XETRA: A4G) (BERLIN: A4G), a mineral exploration company focusing on exploration and development in the Tapajos Gold Province, State of Pará, Brazil, is pleased to announce that the ground geophysics has been completed at the São João project. Initial results indicate several anomalous areas within the grid exhibiting similar geophysical characteristics to the responses noted over other areas of known mineralisation in the district.

The ground geophysics program was completed during the fourth quarter of 2008. The geophysics survey was initiated over the Principal vein, where previous sampling had resulted 80m @ 31 g/t gold. A grid was established over the principal vein and extended laterally and along strike.

A total of 20.550 m grid lines were surveyed utilising IP arrays and magnetic methodologies. Orientation was first conducted over the principal vein and these results forming the basis for early interpretation of the readings over the entire surveyed area. Several anomalies were interpreted having similar anomalous geophysical characteristics to the Principal vein. The latter was covered by combined array readings (Imaging) and a Dipole-Dipole array on line LT-30-S. These additional surveys have demonstrated a localised depth extension of the known surface mineralisation.

Further detailed interpretation will be concluded towards the end of the year.

Aurora Gold is a mineral exploration company focusing on the exploration and development of its 4 exploration properties and 2 applications in the Tapajos Gold Province, State of Pará, Brazil. The project areas were selected due to their proximity to known gold occurrences and from historical records of gold production. Please note that proximity to an area having historical records of gold production provides no assurance that we will discover any commercial resources on our property. The lithologies associated with the projects are similar to those that have proven to be the host of significant gold occurrences elsewhere in the Tapajos. Aurora Gold's stock trades under the symbol "ARXG" on the OTC Bulletin Board in the United States, under the symbols "A4G.FSE" and "A4G.ETR" on the Frankfurt Exchange and "A4G.BER" on the Berlin-Bremen Stock Exchanges in Germany.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

"Lars Pearl"
Lars Pearl
President, CEO and Director

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    Lars Pearl
    Phone: (+41) 7887 96966
    Address: level 1, 10 Baarestrasse, Zug, Switzerland 6400
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