Drilling to commence on new zone at Fula Camp Gold Project in Liberia



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    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - African Aura Resources Ltd. ("African Aura" or
the "Company", TSX-V: AAZ), a gold exploration company focused on sub-Saharan
Africa, is pleased to announce that it has received encouraging soil and
trench assay results from the Fula Camp gold project in its 100% owned,
200km(2) North Bea licence in western Liberia where a diamond drilling
programme is scheduled to commence in the next week.

    
    -   Diamond drill programme on new zone at Fula Camp gold project
    -   500m long mineralised zone discovered 1.3km north of the Fula Zone
    -   Trench results include 3.30g/t Au over 15m and 1.24g/t Au over 15m
    -   Soil sampling and trenching ongoing to define new targets
    

    A first phase, ten hole diamond drill programme will commence in the next
week at the recently discovered Vaney Zone, located approximately 1.3km north
of the Fula Zone which was drilled by the Company in 2006 and 2007. The Vaney
Zone is defined by a +100ppb gold in soil anomaly measuring 500m in length.
The Company has cut and channel sampled 12 trenches spaced at 50m to 100m
intervals along the Vaney Zone. Assay results for the first 7 trenches
received to date are shown in Table 1.
    The Vaney Zone was discovered by the Company's soil geochemistry
programme and is outside the area of known artisanal gold mining which might
otherwise affect surface sample results. The key objectives of the first phase
of drilling in the Vaney Zone will be to characterise the style of
mineralisation and to add to the 2006 and 2007 drilling data from the Fula
Zone; these exploration results will be used for an independent resource
estimate at both prospects in Q4 2008.

    Table 1. Trench data from the Vaney Zone, Fula Camp Gold Project

    
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    Trench    From (m)    To (m)   True Width (m)    Au g/t   Notes
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    VAT 4      126.85    141.85        15.0           3.30
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    VAT 5       289.5     290.5         1.0           1.26
               213.00    224.80        11.8           1.83
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    VAT 6A                              NSR            NSR
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    VAT 6B                              NSR            NSR    Trench includes
                                                              131m
                                                              (greater than)
                                                              40ppb Au
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    VAT 7      119.40    120.40        1.00           1.44    Trench ended in
                                                              mineralised
                                                              zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    VAT 8        90.6      91.6        1.00           0.99
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               136.60    137.60        1.00           1.74
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    VAT 9                               NSR            NSR    Highest grade
                                                              in trench 1m
                                                              @ 0.77g/t Au
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    VAT 10A                          ASSAYS         ASSAYS
                                    PENDING        PENDING
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    VAT 10B                          ASSAYS         ASSAYS
                                    PENDING        PENDING
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    VAT 11       22.0      23.0         1.0           1.00
               112.70    127.70       15.00           1.24
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    VAT 13                           ASSAYS         ASSAYS
                                    PENDING        PENDING
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    VAT 14                           ASSAYS         ASSAYS
                                    PENDING        PENDING
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Notes:

    Intersections are based on a 0.5 g/t cut-off grade - No top cut applied
    to assay data "NSR" signifies No Significant Results
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    In addition to the planned drill programme, ten trenches spaced 50m -
100m apart will be completed to test a further 500m long 100ppb gold in soil
anomaly at the Fula Zone. The purpose of these trenches is to test for
additional mineralisation and provide in situ samples where nearby alluvial
artisanal gold mining activities may have affected gold in soil results. A
soil survey is also being completed on an additional area located 1.5km to the
north of the Vaney Zone to test another target.

    About the Fula Camp Gold Project

    The Fula Camp gold project is an Archaean age, shear zone-hosted, lode
gold deposit located in the Company's 200km(2) North Bea licence in western
Liberia approximately 150km north west of the capital Monrovia. The project
area reportedly supported around 100 artisanal miners exploiting disseminated
and stockwork gold mineralisation within an 80m long pit, along a structurally
complex, 16m wide, northeast striking zone. The Company drilled a total of
sixteen holes into the 500m long Fula Zone during the 2006 and 2007 field
season. Best results from that programme included: 3.1 g/t Au over 12.5m,
5.4g/t Au over 9.9m, 2.4g/t Au over 21.4m, and 4.3g/t Au over 6.3m. A soil
sampling programme conducted in 2007 identified the Vaney Zone, approximately
1.3km to the north with a potential strike length of approximately 500m as
defined by a +100ppb gold in soil contour.

    John Gray, Chief Executive, commented:

    "We are very encouraged by the grades and widths from the trenching
programme at the recently discovered 500m long Vaney Zone at the Fula Camp
project in Liberia which appear analogous to the trench results from the
previously drilled Fula Zone, and we look forward to the results from the
drill programme. Discovery of the Vaney Zone effectively doubles the strike
length of the project to at least one kilometre.
    "We consider that the Fula Camp project has similar geological
characteristics to the shear zone-hosted New Liberty gold deposit located 45km
to the southwest, which is being explored and developed by Mano River
Resources Inc. New Liberty comprises several isolated, high grade lodes
situated along the same structural trend and currently has an NI 43-101
compliant measured and indicated gold resource totalling 1.38Moz."

    Oversight

    The exploration results and further planned work at the Fula Camp project
have been reviewed and approved by Martin Pittuck, C. Eng, and Principal
Resource Geologist with SRK UK Ltd who is a Qualified Person under National
Instrument 43-101.

    Quality Control and Sample Preparation

    African Aura has a rigorous Quality Control Program (QCP) inserting a
minimum 10% standards, blanks and duplicates into the sample stream. The
Company employs independently owned and managed OMAC Laboratories for all its
assay requirements, including the preparation of pulps to 90% -100micron at
their in-country preparation facilities in Cameroon and Liberia, followed by
50gram fire assay (with lower detection limit of 2ppb Au) at their main
laboratory in Loughrea, Ireland. OMAC is accredited to ISO 17025 by INAB
(Irish National Accreditation Board) which is a member of ILAC (International
Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation), and is a signatory to the ILAC Mutual
Recognition Arrangement. OMAC operates an internal QA/QC check assay programme
using in-house standards, reagent blanks and duplicates.

    About African Aura

    African Aura (TSX-V: AAZ) has a 'first-mover' exploration strategy,
focused on the discovery of economic gold, iron and uranium deposits in
sub-Saharan Africa. The Company commenced exploration in 2004 and has
established a portfolio of exploration licences totalling approximately
7,800km(2), targeting areas of active artisanal gold mining within Archaean
greenstone and Proterozoic volcano-sedimentary belts. The portfolio includes
the Batouri gold project in eastern Cameroon, the Fula Camp gold project in
western Liberia, and a pipeline of significant prospects for drill testing as
well as numerous other gold, uranium and iron ore targets that require follow
up exploration. For more information on African Aura we invite you to visit
the Company's website at www.african-aura.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release includes certain Forward-Looking Statements. All
statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein,
including without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralisation
and reserves, exploration results and future plans and objectives of African
Aura, are forward-looking statements that involve various known and unknown
risks and uncertainties as well as other factors. There can be no assurance
that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future
events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The
Company has no obligation to update or modify such forward-looking statements,
either as a result of new information, future events or for any other reason,
and we expressly deny any such obligation in relation thereto. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from African
Aura's expectations are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and
elsewhere in African Aura's reports and other documents filed from
time-to-time with the TSX Venture Exchange and other regulatory authorities in
Canada.

    The securities described herein have not been and will not be registered
under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities
laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent
an exemption from registration.

    For more information concerning the reports, or to obtain additional
information on the Company, please visit our website at: www.african-aura.com
and SEDAR's website at: www.sedar.com or contact the Company directly.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this press release.

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For further information:

For further information: African Aura Resources Ltd, John Gray, Chief
Executive, Tel: +44 (0) 207 239 4722, Cell: +44 (0) 779 616 7811,
John.gray@african-aura.com, www.african-aura.com

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