SOURCE: Aurora Gold Corporation

May 12, 2006 12:38 ET

Aurora Gold Corporation Announces That Drilling is Rescheduled to Commence on or About the 18 of May on the São Domingos Property in the Tapajos Gold Province, State of Pará, Brazil.

BALCATTA, WA, AUSTRALIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 12, 2006 -- Aurora Gold Corporation ("Aurora Gold"), (OTC BB: ARXG) (FRANKFURT: A4G.FSE) (FRANKFURT: A4G.ETR) (BERLIN-BREMEN: A4G.BER) a mineral exploration company focusing on exploration and development in the Tapajos Gold Province, State of Pará, Brazil announces that drilling is rescheduled to commence on or about the 18 of May on the São Domingos property in the Tapajos Gold Province, State of Pará, Brazil.

Heavy seasonal rains have delayed the commencement of drilling on the company's highly prospective São Domingos property. In line with the company's policy on safety, the proposed May 5 commencement has been rescheduled to begin on or about the 18 May.

Current mechanised excavations in the area of drilling have uncovered several mineralised quartz systems at or near surface, and Aurora is confident that drilling will continue to reveal further mineralisation.

Aurora Gold Corporation is a mineral exploration company focusing on its newly acquired gold exploration property in the Tapajos Gold Province, State of Pará, Brazil, whose stock trades under the symbol "ARXG" on the NASD OTC Bulletin Board in the United States of America, and under the symbols "A4G.FSE" and "A4G.ETR" on the Frankfurt and "A4G.BER" on the Berlin-Bremen Stock Exchanges in Germany.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

"Klaus Eckhof"
Klaus Eckhof
President, CEO and Director
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    Klaus Eckhof
    Phone: (+61) 8 9240-2836
    Mobile: (+61) 411-148-209
    Address: 30 Ledger Road, Balcatta, WA, 6021 Australia
    Website: www.aurora-gold.com