|October 04, 2010|
Aura Silver Continues Work at Taviche, Mexico with Renewal of Exploration Permit
|Aura Silver Resources Inc. (TSX-V:AUU) ("Aura Silver" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has been granted a renewal of the permit to continue exploration work at our Taviche and Alma Delia concessions located in Oaxaca, Mexico (earn-in agreement with Intrepid Mines (TSX:IAU; ASX:IAU) and Pan American Silver (TSX:PAA; NASDAQ:PAAS). The Company previously reported the discovery of a zone of high grade silver extending over 300 meters carrying exceptional grades of silver over wide intervals. Untested strike length of similar geology is over 1.1 kilometers. For example, the discovery hole HBET-03 contains 269.7 grams per tonne (g/t) silver equivalent over 34.2 meters and a 50 meter step-out hole (HBET-16) graded 303.9 g/t over 36.6 meters. In addition to this potential silver resource, the Company has discovered a gold zone which will require further drilling to determine whether gold grades increase with depth (see Press Release "Aura Silver Drills Deeper and Discovers Gold Below Near-Surface Silver, Higo Blanco", July 19, 2010). A detailed summary of Higo Blanco silver and gold assay results is available at the Company's website (www.aurasilver.com, see Taviche Project -- Summary of Silver / Gold Assays under Investors / Presentations).|
"We are extremely pleased with the renewal of our exploration permit. We are also proud of the work our people have been doing with the local communities including providing employment; help on reforestation projects; involvement with local schools and infrastructure, as well as support for the local church and local traditions. Support of the communities has always been at the forefront of our business model for all of our exploration activities", said CEO, Robert Boaz.
The next phase of exploration at Higo Blanco will concentrate on:
1. Extending the gold-bearing stockwork zone to the northwest and establishing the contact with the underlying high grade silver mineralization;
2. Continuing to define the shallow plunging, cylindrical Mezcal silver deposit to both the northwest and southeast; and,
3. Exploring the down-dip extension of both the gold and silver mineralization along the Mezcal structure, hydrothermal breccias and andesite dikes.
The Company will also continue reconnaissance at the West Taviche concession which adjoins and surrounds Fortuna Silver's (TSX:FVI) developing San Jose mine. San Jose contains an indicated mineral resource of 37.6 million ounces with a grade of 435 g/t silver equivalent and an inferred resource of 30.4 million ounces with a grade of 392 g/t silver equivalent (San Jose Project NI 43-101 report, December 10, 2009). Aura Silver believes that San Jose's Trinidad deposit may extend onto the northern extent of the Company's West Taviche property which Aura Silver has yet to drill test. The Company's geologists also believe that San Jose's Bonanza Vein may extend onto the Company's property to the south.
Dr. James M. Franklin, P. Geo. is Aura Silver's qualified person (as defined by National Instrument 43-101) and has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release.
About Aura Silver
Aura Silver is a TSX Venture listed company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal prospects in Canada (100% owned Greyhound project) and in Oaxaca, Mexico. Aura Silver has 59,102,402 common shares outstanding.
For further information regarding this press release contact: Robert Boaz, President and CEO at (905) 403-8010 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Aura Silver's web site is located at www.aurasilver.com.
This press release may contain forward looking statements that are made as of the date hereof and are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions which involve risks and uncertainties associated with our business including the uncertainty as to whether further exploration will result in the target(s) being delineated as a mineral resource, capital expenditures, operating costs, mineral resources, recovery rates, grades and prices, estimated goals, expansion and growth of the business and operations, the private placement financing activities of the Company, plans and references to the Company's future successes with its business and the economic environment in which the business operates. All such statements are made pursuant to the 'safe harbour' provisions of, and are intended to be forward-looking statements under, applicable Canadian securities legislation. Any statements contained herein that are statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution readers of this news release not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual results or conditions to differ materially from current expectations. Please refer to the risks set forth in the Company's most recent annual MD&A and the Company's continuous disclosure documents that can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Aura Silver does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, except as required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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