Drilling for high grade gold In Liberia

African Aura Mining Inc. has announced plans to undertake a 4,000m diamond drill programme at its Weaju gold project in western Liberia to further expand and define the resource on the Company's Bea Mountain mining licence. The Weaju deposit is a high grade gold deposit located 30km north east of the Company's New Liberty deposit in western Liberia. New Liberty hosts a 1.4mn ounce gold resource (NI 43-101 13.533Mt measured and indicated resource at 3.18 g/t gold) and is presently the subject of a 10,000m confirmation drill programme. At least five zones have been defined from drilling at Weaju to date, with more recent intersects including 27.72 g/t over 6m, 19.63 g/t over 6m and 3.06 g/t over 28m. The planned 4,000m systematic drilling programme is due to commence in early 2010 and will be undertaken by the Company's in house drilling crew and diamond core rig. The programme is expected to take six months or less. Results from the programme will be used to assist with the construction of a geological model and the preparation of an initial independent resource estimate in accordance with NI 43-101.
Luis da Silva, President & CEO of African Aura comments, "Our immediate focus at present is to deliver on our gold strategy to realise near term value through the development of our core gold projects in Liberia. We have made significant progress on our New Liberty gold project and we are now looking to expand our resource base further on the Bea Mountain mining licence. The Weaju gold project, potentially within trucking distance (within 30km) of New Liberty, has demonstrated considerable potential from previous drill campaigns undertaken between 2000-2006 and we are confident that it will enhance our portfolio of gold assets as we look to define an initial resource for the project. We are now executing an aggressive exploration strategy to drill out this potentially significant resource."

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