Aztek Resource and Development Inc.

August 12, 2005 11:25 ET

Aztek Resource and Development Inc.: Site Visit to Tiger River Property

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 12, 2005) - The management of Aztek Resource and Development Inc. completed a site visit to the Tiger River property in Guyana and are pleased to announce that preparations to begin phase one of the exploration are being put in place. Aztek is still in the process of completing a private placement which will be used to fund this phase one exploration period.

Aztek would like to announce that its president invited a major international mining company that expressed interest in the Guyana shield, to visit the property. Aztek's intention in extending this invitation was to seek some financial participation from the major company for Aztek's exploration program of Tiger River. Aztek also apprised the major company that Aztek is intent on acquiring additional properties of merit in the same central Guyana region.

The international mining company sent two geologist to accompany the Aztek team on the recent July 21st to July 26th trip to Guyana. The two geologists were able to conduct a site visit and do some sampling of vein material on the Tiger River property. As a result, the international mining company made a subsequent request to Aztek to implement a 30 day mapping of existing adits and vein identifying program with some surface sampling. Aztek will be implementing this program in short order. After this program is over, the data will be given to the major mining company for the purposes of furthering the discussions of their financial involvement with Aztek's agenda in Guyana.

Aztek is focused on mining in Guyana and plans to build the company into a strong player in Guyana. The board of Aztek is well positioned to bring quality mineral opportunities to the company. The president of Aztek, Mr. Alan Zaakir is a close associate of the Former President of the country of Guyana and Aztek's other director and geologist, Edward Hopkinson is the former Commissioner of Mining in the Government of Guyana.

The Tiger River Gold Property is located 35 km WSW of the Omai Gold Mine owned by Cambior Inc of Canada. At Omai, over 3.2 million ounces of gold have been produced from an open pit mining operation. On the Tiger River Property it is estimated by Watts, Griffis & McOuat that around two million ounces of gold have been recovered through alluvial gold mining operations during the last three decades. Watts, Griffis and McOuat geology firm of Toronto completed a Mineral Report on the property where one of the grab samples returned 3.73 g/t. and concluded that there is a good likelihood of finding a bedrock source of gold hosting an Omai size resource.

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