Aurora Energy Resources Inc.
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Aurora Energy Resources Inc.

October 15, 2008 09:09 ET

Aurora to Hold Public Information Meetings in Labrador on the Mining Process and the Michelin Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2008) - As part of its ongoing commitment to consultation with residents of Labrador, Aurora Energy Resources Inc. ("Aurora" or "the Company") (TSX:AXU) is pleased to hold public information sessions called 'mining and the future', offering community members an opportunity to learn more about the mining process and the proposed Michelin Project.

"The sessions will help people understand the proposed mine in the context of other mines in Labrador and in Canada, and the potential benefits," said Chesley Andersen, Aurora's Vice-President, Labrador Affairs. "Community members will see common mining and milling processes and find out how Aurora proposes to use these same processes to carry out its development activities safely, with proper environmental safeguards."

Aurora has been holding public information meetings since the Company's exploration programs began in 2003. The feedback from community members has provided the Project team with valuable insight into public interests and views on the development. "We look forward to hearing people's point of view and including their feedback in our future discussions," added Mr. Andersen.

The public information session schedule is as follows:



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Monday Oct. 20, 2008 Rigolet Community Hall 7:00pm
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Tuesday Oct. 21, 2008 Makkovik Community Hall 7:00pm
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Wednesday Oct. 22, 2008 Postville Recreation Centre 7:00pm
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Thursday Oct. 23, 2008 Hopedale School Gymnasium 7:00pm
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Tuesday Oct. 28, 2008 Happy Valley-Goose Bay Masonic Lodge 7:00pm
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Wednesday Oct. 29, 2008 Nain School Gymnasium 7:00pm
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Thursday Oct. 30, 2008 North West River Community Centre 7:00pm
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In addition to the public sessions, Aurora team members will be making presentations to junior and senior high schools students. "It is important for students to not only understand the mining and milling process, but to also start thinking about the potential employment opportunities in the natural resource sector that could be available to them," concluded Mr. Andersen.

Aurora encourages anyone interested in learning more about the mining industry and the Michelin Project to drop by the information sessions.

ABOUT AURORA

Aurora is a uranium exploration and development company active in the Central Mineral Belt of coastal Labrador - one of the world's most promising uranium districts - and in Nunavut, Canada, where it has acquired an interest in the Baker Basin property.

Aurora recently completed its 2008 summer drill program in Labrador, which included an infill drill campaign of 13,233 metres at the Jacques Lake and Michelin deposits. Aurora also completed a 3,171 metre geotechnical, environmental and metallurgical drill program in September. Engineering studies, environmental baseline studies and a tailings management options study are continuing.

Aurora is committed to responsible development, which includes community consultation, lasting local benefits and the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental protection.

Aurora's strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance or future actions are "forward-looking" statements. The words "believe", "expect", "will", "anticipate", "contemplate", "budget", "target", "continue", "may", "intend" and similar expressions identify forward looking-statements. All statements contained herein, other than statements of historical fact contained herein, constitute "forward-looking statements". Such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, those with respect to the timing of future meetings, the timing and amount of estimated future resources and resource conversion rates, future operations, project costs and production, potential for expansion of resources and potential size of future exploration programs, grades and widths and potential timing of receipt of permits and classification of future mineral resources, and potential for future benefits, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievement of Aurora to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks related to the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, uncertainty in the estimation of mineralization and mineral resources, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of uranium, environmental risks and hazards, increased infrastructure and/or operating costs, labor and employment matters, and government regulation as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Aurora's most recent Annual Information Form available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although Aurora has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Aurora disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Aurora Energy Resources Inc.
    Andrea Marshall
    Manager, Government and Media Relations
    (709) 726-2223
    or
    Aurora Energy Resources Inc.
    Don Falconer
    VP, Corporate Development
    (416) 362-5556
    Website: www.aurora-energy.ca