Aura Announces Additional Rock Sampling Results Confirming Extensive Historical Gold And Silver Anomalies At The Jefferson Canyon Project, Nye County, Nevad

Aura Resources Inc. (TSX-V:AUU) (“Aura” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce analytical results from a district-wide surface rock sampling program at its recently acquired Jefferson Canyon project (JCP). The goal of the program was to provide support to earlier due diligence sampling (see June 4, 2019 press release) which yielded high-grade results where historical reverse circulation drilling encountered significant gold and silver mineralization (see March 1, 2019 press release). The JCP consists of 57 unpatented claims located about 9 km northeast of Kinross’ Round Mountain gold mine in Nye County, Nevada.  The project comprises a large volcanic-hosted epithermal Au-Ag system similar in style and age to the nearby Round Mountain deposit, one of the world’s largest low-sulfidation (LS) epithermal deposits. Both are hosted in felsic ash-flow tuffs along the margins of calderas and both are defined by a strong northwest-trending structural control to mineralization.

Gold and silver values from the 47 rock samples (see Table 1) collected by Aura in 2019 are shown in Figures 1 and 2, respectively, in context with historical samples from the JCP database (total of 836 samples). The gold results support the aerial expansion of the B Zone several hundred metres to the north. Additionally, significant gold and silver mineralization was identified in a broad area in the northwest part of the project (NW Gold Zone) measuring several hundred metres across. The five samples collected here are anomalous with values up to 15.2 g/t Au and 421 g/t Ag.

Robert Johansing, President and CEO of Aura, states, “Our recent rock sampling at Jefferson Canyon provides Aura with additional confidence in the expansion of the historical ‘B Zone’ to the north for several hundred metres.  The identification of strongly anomalous gold and silver values associated with clay and fine-grained silica in the NW part of the project area provides Aura with an additional area for exploration”. 

The NW Gold Zone requires additional mapping and sampling which will be undertaken in 2019 prior to the winter. These emerging anomalies will be integrated with the historical reverse circulation drill data to define new drill targets. Target definition will be used for permitting of a diamond drilling program scheduled for 2020.

Table 1. Summary of Aura’s 2019 rock sampling program.

Figure 1. Topographic base of the Jefferson Canyon project showing gold values for both Aura’s 2019 sampling (triangles) and historical sampling (circles).

Figure 2. Topographic base of the Jefferson Canyon project showing silver values for both Aura’s 2019 sampling (triangles) and historical sampling (circles).


All samples were collected by Robert Johansing, Aura’s Qualified Person and Marco Montecinos, Consulting Geologist. Standard sample chain of custody procedures were employed during field work until delivery to the analytical facility. All samples were analyzed by American Assay Laboratories (AAL) Inc. of Sparks, Nevada. Gold was analyzed by fire assay with ICP finish; silver was analyzed using ICP methods. Both gold and silver over limits were analyzed using gravimetric methods. Standards, blanks and duplicates were inserted in the sample batch by AAL.

Robert Johansing, M.Sc. Econ. Geol., P. Geo. is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this press release.

About Aura

Aura is a TSX Venture listed company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal prospects in Arizona, USA (Gold Chain project, subject to an option to earn a 100% interest), in Nevada, USA (Jefferson Canyon project, subject to an option to earn 100%), in Nunavut, Canada (43.54% interest in the Greyhound project under operation by our partner, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited), and, in Oaxaca, Mexico (20% owned Taviche project, operated by Minaurum Gold Inc.). Aura has 32,860,128 common shares outstanding.

For further information regarding this press release contact: Robert Johansing, President and CEO at (805) 455-4775 or by e-mail at Aura’s web site is located at


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