SOURCE: Aurora Gold Corporation

April 26, 2007 19:43 ET

Aurora Gold Corporation Is Pleased to Announce a Drill Program to Test High Grade Rock Chip Samples From Several Vein Systems at the Sao Joao Property, Located in the Tapajos Gold Province, Para,

Brazil; Aurora Gold Further Announces That a US $2,000,000 Private Placement Will Be Completed in the Next 30 Days to Facilitate the Programs

BALCATTA, AUSTRALIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 26, 2007 -- 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 the commencement of diamond drilling at their Sao Joao Property.

As a follow up from high grade gold assays from the rock chip sampling of quartz veins believed to be associated with the main vein at Sao Joao, Aurora Gold is pleased to announce the commencement of a diamond drill program to test these outstanding results. Drilling will focus on areas that have returned high grades in surface sampling and that have been mapped in detail. It is planned to drill a systematic program of relatively short holes to test the down dip potential of these surface anomalies. It is believed that such a focused and staged approach will maximize drill meters and lead logically into feasibility studies given the success of the program.

The Sao Joao Prospect is located approximately 60 kms from Aurora's Molly Project which is currently undergoing pre-feasibility studies. With the proximity of Sao Joao to the Molly Project, Aurora believes that a successful drill program at Sao Joao will form a strategic position in the Tapajos Gold Province and bring the Company one step closer to its vision of becoming a gold producer.

The Company expects to complete a private placement of US $2,000,000 within the next 30 days to facilitate the above programs.

Aurora Gold is a mineral exploration company focusing on the exploration and development of its 7 exploration properties 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. 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 on the following exchanges under the symbol "ARXG" on the NASD OTC Bulletin Board in the United States of America, 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

"Klaus Eckhof"

Klaus Eckhof
President, CEO and Director

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Contact Information

  • For Further information, please call:
    Klaus Eckhof
    Phone: (+61) 8 9240-2836
    Address: 30 Ledger Road, Balcatta, WA, 6021 Australia
    Website: www.aurora-gold.com