SOURCE: Aurora Gold Corporation

August 30, 2010 15:58 ET

Aurora Gold Corporation Announces That It Has Commenced a Resource Definition Drill Program at the Front Range Project at Gold Hill Colorado

ZUG, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) -  Aurora Gold Corporation (the "Company," or "Aurora") (OTCBB: ARXG), a mineral exploration company focusing on exploration and development in the Tapajos Gold Province, State of Pará, Brazil, and the Front Range Gold Project located in Boulder County, Colorado.

The Company is pleased to announce that it has commenced a resource definition drill program at the Front Range Project at Gold Hill Colorado. The drill program is focused on adding significant resources to the current mineral inventory and to facilitate mine planning and design whilst extending the mine life of the project. Drilling will initially target the upper 3 level extensions of the Cash mine, which was historically mined down to the 9 level, and will step out along the Mack and St Joe Veins.

Drilling commenced on the 28th August 2010 and is expected be completed in mid November 2010. The results are anticipated to add significantly to the current reserves.

The Front Range Gold JV property is located about 16 km west of the city of Boulder, Colorado, USA, and consists of 85 patented and 21 unpatented lode claims, totaling approximately 480 acres. The property lies in the Gold Hill Mining District of Boulder County, and includes eighteen past producing mines. These mines produced gold, silver, and gold-tellurides from narrow quartz veins hosted in Precambrian granites and gneisses.

Almost all of the claims in the Gold Hill Mining District have been consolidated under a single ownership and can now be explored and developed in unison. Operating permits and licenses are currently being reestablished, ownership has been settled and a fully functional 50 TPD flotation mill and associated facilities are in place. Mining activities will begin with the resources in the Cash Mine and then expand to include more than a dozen other past producers that are now part of the Front Range Gold Project.

Aurora's common stock is also traded on the Stuttgart and the Berlin-Bremen Stock Exchanges in Germany under the symbol "(FRANKFURT: A4G) (XETRA: A4G) (BERLIN: A4G)." 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
"Lars Pearl"
Lars Pearl
President, CEO and Director

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Contact Information

  • For further information, please call Lars Pearl or Axino AG.

    Aurora Gold Corporation
    Lars Pearl
    President, CEO & Director
    C/- Coresco AG,
    Level 3, Gotthardstrasse 20
    6304 Zug, Switzerland
    Tel. (+41) 7887 96966
    http://www.aurora-gold.com/

    AXINO AG
    Investor & Media Relations
    Königstraße 26
    70173 Stuttgart
    Germany
    Tel. +49 (711) 25 35 92-30
    Fax +49 (711) 25 35 92-33
    http://www.axino.de/