African Aura Resources Ltd. - Continued positive gold grades at Batouri project in Cameroon


    TSX-V: AAZ

    TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - African Aura Resources Ltd. ("African Aura" or
the "Company", TSX-V: AAZ), an exploration company with gold, iron ore and
uranium exploration activities in sub-Saharan Africa, announces that it has
received further positive assay results from the remaining drill holes of the
recent infill phase of drilling at the Kambele prospect within the Company's
100% owned Batouri gold project in eastern Cameroon.

    -  Latest Kambele drill intersections include:
    -  44.55 g/t Au over 1.5m
    -  8.86 g/t Au over 6.8m
    -  23.25 g/t Au over 1m
    -  8.26 g/t Au over 2m
    -  14.18 g/t Au over 1m
    -  13.45 g/t Au over 1m
    -  Further confirmation of multiple shallow dipping gold-in-quartz zones
    -  Maiden resource estimate to be undertaken

    John Gray, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

    "These results include further highly significant gold intercepts giving
added confidence to the preliminary interpretation which allows us to project
at least two shallow dipping (-20degrees) gold-mineralised structures along
500m of strike length, down 700m of dip and which remains open at depth to the
north. The surface trace is presently the focus of intense artisanal gold
mining with over 100 pits mapped down to 30m depth focussed on an area 600m by
600m. The Company is presently in the process of appointing an independent
consultant to undertake a maiden resource estimate which will also provide
data for targeting the structure at depth."

    Kambele Gold Prospect

    The Company has received assay results from the final nine drill holes
from the recently concluded second phase of drilling at the Kambele gold
prospect, located within the Company's 100% owned Batouri Gold Project in
eastern Cameroon. This second phase of drilling comprised 25 holes and was
completed using the Company's two in-house operated drill rigs. The programme
was designed to define an initial resource estimate on the Kambele prospect
and comprised five fences on a 100m step-out grid to a maximum drilled depth
of 140m across an area which has been intensively worked by hard rock
artisanal gold miners to depths down to 30m.
    Drilling to date at the Kambele prospect indicates the presence of two or
more, sub-horizontal, sub-parallel gold mineralised zones with a maximum width
of 10m thickness containing quartz veins and stringers, dipping 15-20 degrees
towards north. The potential aerial extent of this target is at least 500m by
700m and remains open down dip to the north. Company geologists have recorded
visible gold in 25 out of 44 holes drilled to date at Kambele where the gold
is associated with a specific generation of quartz veins and stringers that
can be reliably targeted in future drilling programmes (Table 1 and news
releases dated July 6th and 22nd, 2009 & updated maps and sections at

    Table 1 Assay results from the Phase-2 drill programme at Kambele
    Hole ID   From       To  Intercept  Gold   Comment
                                 (m)    (g/t)
    KBDD076A   0.0      3.6      3.6    0.56   Redrill of KBDD74
              29.1     30.6      1.5    1.13
              39.6     43.6      4.0    0.91
              71.0     72.0      1.0    1.00
              74.0     75.0      1.0    0.50
              88.0     89.0      1.0    0.58
    KBDD076B   0.0      4.0      4.0    1.39   Redrill of KBDD76
              14.5     19.0      4.5    4.15
              22.0     23.5      1.5   44.55
              26.5     28.0      1.5    0.82
              32.5     39.3      6.8    8.86
    KBDD083   77.0     78.0      1.0    1.50
    KBDD084   42.5     43.5      1.0    0.52
              57.0     59.0      2.0    2.12
              74.0     75.0      1.0   13.45
             112.0    114.0      2.0    1.56
             129.0    130.0      1.0   23.25
             140.5    141.5      1.0   14.18
             146.0    148.0      2.0    3.38
    KBDD085                              NSR
    KBDD086    0.0      2.0      2.0    1.21
              27.5     29.0      1.5    0.53
    KBDD087  122.0    124.0      2.0    4.87
    KBDD088   49.5     50.5      1.0    1.19
              73.5     74.5      1.0    3.27
             124.5    125.5      1.0    0.53
             128.5    129.5      1.0    6.89
    KBDD089   53.0     55.0      2.0    8.26
    Notes: -  KBDD76A is a redrill of KBDD74 which recorded poor recovery
           -  KBDD76B is a redrill of KBDD76 which included 4.75m core loss
              and, between 29-38m, intersected 1.58g/t over 1.5m Au, 24.71g/t
              Au over 1m, 10.21g/t Au over 1.75m.
           -  NSR=No significant result.
           -  Intersections based on 0.5g/t Au cut-off. No top cut applied.
              Maximum 2m internal waste.


    The exploration results and further planned work in Cameroon have been
reviewed and approved by Mark Biddulph. He holds a BSc Hons in Geology, and
GIS from Rhodes University, and a GDE in Mining Engineering (Mineral
Economics) from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. Mr Biddulph
is a Professional Natural Scientist under the South African Council for
Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) and 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 5% 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 iron, gold, and uranium deposits in
sub-Saharan Africa. African Aura commenced exploration in 2004 and has
established a portfolio of exploration licences totalling approximately
9,880km2, targeting areas of active artisanal gold mining within Archaean
greenstone and Proterozoic volcano-sedimentary belts. The portfolio includes
the 12km long Nkout iron project in southern Cameroon, 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.
African Aura trades on the TSX-V under the symbol AAZ.

    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
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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,,

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