African Aura Resources Ltd. - Further encouraging results from

Nkout iron project 


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TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - African Aura Resources Ltd. ("African Aura" or the 
"Company", TSX-V: AAZ), an exploration company with iron, gold and uranium 
exploration activities in Cameroon and Liberia, announces that it has received 
initial results from further reconnaissance at the Nkout iron project on the 
1,000km(2) Djoum licence in southern Cameroon. 


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    -   Strike of iron mineralisation extended to 8km at Nkout
    -   Reconnaissance samples return assays up to 68% Fe averaging 55% Fe
    -   Further prospects on contiguous Akonolinga and Essong licences
    -   Project strategically well located 150km northwest of 2.4 Bt Mbalam
        deposit
    -   Merger with Mano River Resources Inc update
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    Nkout iron project reconnaissance results



In April 2009, the Company retained GT Exploration Services of South Africa to 
undertake a reconnaissance sampling and mapping programme at the Nkout project 
in order to define areas for initial drill testing along Nkout ridge which is 
co-incident with an intense, 12km long aeromagnetic dipole. Reconnaissance 
exploration was also completed across iron targets highlighted by geophysical 
data on the contiguous Akonolinga and Essong licences.

Mapping has shown that the Nkout iron project comprises several hills which 
form a 12km, east-west striking discontinuous ridge. A total of 191 samples 
were taken, the first two batches of which returned a maximum grade of 68% iron 
and an average grade of 55% iron, excluding five samples of granite-gneiss 
country rock as detailed in Table 1. These assay results extend the strike of 
the iron rich section of Nkout to more than 8km as well as confirming the 
results obtained from an initial survey announced by the Company in January 
2009. Detailed X-ray diffraction and optical microscopy on these previous 
samples showed that they comprise mainly high grade haematite and magnetite.
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    Table 1. Assay results from reconnaissance samples at Nkout
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    Number of
     samples          % Fe         Main component(s)               Rock type
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    39               54-68                 Fe(2)O(3)    Haematite/ magnetite
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    11               37-43        Fe(2)O(3) + SiO(2)                     BIF
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    5       (less than)10%                    SiO(2)          Granite-gneiss
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The remaining assay results from Nkout and the surrounding targets are expected 
in due course. Meanwhile an overview map showing the Nkout project and results 
received to date is available on the company's website at http://www.african-aura.com/s/Nkout.asp. 
Further iron prospects identified 
This phase of reconnaissance mapping and sampling has confirmed four new iron 
prospects: 


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    -   Ngoa Hill, located 3km to the south of Nkout on the adjacent 70%
        African Aura owned Essong licence; and
    -   Akom Hills, being three areas to the northwest of Nkout on the
        contiguous 100% owned Akonolinga licence.
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Ngoa is approximately 2km long and stands some 100m higher than Nkout. Its 
flanks are strewn with a high proportion of enriched banded iron formation 
("BIF") float with haematite +/- magnetite contents visually estimated between 
70% and 100%. 
The Akom Hills prospects cover a discontinuous strike length of approximately 
20km based on interpreted airborne geophysical data. Mapping of the prospects 
has identified three separate BIF occurrences with a combined strike length of 
approximately 8km. Samples were collected over these occurrences including an 
outcrop of iron rich BIF. 
Assay results from Ngoa and Akom areas are expected shortly and will be 
announced upon receipt and interpretation. A map showing the location of the 
prospects is available on the Company's website at http://www.african-aura.com/s/Nkout.asp. 
A reconnaissance diamond drilling programme is being planned based on the 
results, with an initial 23 holes sited at Nkout and a further six holes sited 
on the Ngoa prospect. 
John Gray, Chief Executive Officer, commented: 
"We remain highly encouraged by ore grade assay results obtained from samples 
taken during this latest phase of reconnaissance, which covered an 8km section 
of the 12km long Nkout prospect, and the potential for further iron deposits at 
Ngoa and Akom. All these areas occur within a recognised iron ore province 
close to existing infrastructure and indicate the potential for a commercial 
deposit of significant total tonnage. Furthermore, all these areas are located 
close to the potential rail route between the 2.4 billion tonne Mbalam iron 
deposit to the southeast, and the proposed deep water port at Kribi on the 
Atlantic coast. 
Separately, I am pleased to confirm that African Aura and Mano River are close 
to signing the definitive transaction agreement for the merger of our two 
companies and we look forward to providing shareholders with an update shortly." 
About the Nkout iron project 
The Nkout iron prospect is located on the 1,000km(2) Djoum licence which is 
held by the Company's 100% owned subsidiary Caminex SARL. The prospect was 
identified by interpretation of historic airborne magnetic and remote sensing 
data which defined a 12km long discontinuous ridge coincident with a magnetic 
dipole hosted by Archaean age rocks. The Company considers that the dimensions 
of Nkout and surrounding hills represent a potentially economic iron deposit. 
The sub-region hosts a number of significant iron deposits which are currently 
under exploration and development including the 2.4 billion tonne Mbalam 
deposit which is under development by Sundance Resources Limited and located 
approximately 150km southeast of Nkout. 
Oversight 
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. Mark is a Professional 
Natural Scientist under the South African Council for Natural Scientific 
Professions (SACNASP) and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101. 
Sample Preparation and Assay 
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 
fused bead technique and XRF analysis 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 9,400km2, 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, future plans and objectives of African Aura and/ or Mano 
River, are forward-looking statements that involve various known and unknown 
risks and uncertainties as well as other factors. Such forward-looking 
statements include statements concerning the completion of the transaction 
(including entering into the Transaction Agreement), the cash position and 
market capitalization of the merged company, the merged company's ability to 
complete future mergers and acquisitions, improvements to the liquidity in 
trading of the merged company's shares, the merged company's objectives and 
plans, and the intention of Mano River to change its name and consolidate its 
shares. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and 
uncertainties that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from 
current expectations, including the failure of African Aura and Mano River to 
negotiate definitive agreements, and delays in obtaining or failure to obtain 
required regulatory and shareholder approvals. 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. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and, except as may be 
required by applicable law, African Aura and Mano River disclaim any obligation 
to update or modify such forward-looking statements, either as a result of new 
information, future events or for any other reason. 
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. 


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