African Aura Resources Ltd. - Further encouraging iron results

from Cameroon 

    TSX-V: AAZ

TORONTO, July 7 /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 
further encouraging iron reconnaissance results in southern Cameroon. 

    -   Two further significant iron rich prospects confirmed proximal to
    -   Ngoa Hill samples assay up to 69% Fe averaging 62% Fe
    -   Akom Hills samples assay up to 65% Fe averaging 54% Fe
    -   Project strategically located 150km northwest of 2.4 Bt Mbalam
    Positive assay results from Ngoa and Akom (satellite prospects to Nkout)

Pursuant to the News Release of June 10th, 2009, the Company is pleased to 
report further encouraging assays returned from mapping and reconnaissance 
sampling of Itabarite / banded iron formations ("BIF") conducted over the Ngoa 
Hill and Akom Hills, prospects located in the Essong and Akonolinga licences 

The Ngoa and Akom prospects are located respectively 3km south and 85km 
northwest of the Company's Nkout iron prospect which itself comprises a 12km, 
east-west striking discontinuous ridge from which reconnaissance sampling 
returned assay results up to 68% Fe and averaging 55% Fe.

The samples were taken under the direction of GT Exploration Services of South 
Africa who were contracted to conduct a mapping and sampling programme across 
all three prospects. A total of 341 samples of both Itabarite / BIF and granite-
gneiss country rocks were taken during the programme - only those that 
displayed Itabarite / BIF characteristics were sent for assay.

The assays of 23 Itabarite / BIF samples taken during this phase of 
reconnaissance confirm the presence of high grade iron bearing rocks at Ngoa 
Hill returning a maximum grade of 69% Fe, and an average of 62% Fe. As 
previously reported, Ngoa is approximately 2km long and rises to 300m above 
datum with flanks that are strewn with a high proportion of enriched Itabarite 
/ BIF float (Table 1).
    Table 1. Assay results from reconnaissance samples taken from Ngoa Hill
    Number of samples   % Fe      Main component(s)       Rock type
           20           57-69         Fe(2)O(3)           Enriched Itabarite
            3           37-46     Fe(2)O(3) + SiO(2)      Itabarite / BIF

The results also show that high grade, Itabarite / BIF rocks occur at the Akom 
Hills prospect located next to the main Sangmelima - Djoum road with a maximum 
grade of 67% Fe, and an average grade of 57% Fe from seven samples collected to 
date (Table 2). The prospects mapped and sampled at Akom Hills cover three 
separate Itabarite / BIF occurrences each approximately 1km strike length 
located within 4km of each other. 

    Table 2. Assay results from reconnaissance samples taken from Akom Hills
    Number of samples   % Fe      Main component(s)       Rock type
             6          51-67         Fe(2)O(3)           Enriched Itabarite
             1           31       Fe(2)O(3) + SiO(2)      Itabarite/ BIF

Overview maps showing the positions of Nkout, Ngoa and Akom, and individual 
prospect maps are available below and on the company's website at 
A reconnaissance diamond drilling programme is being planned based on the 
results, with an initial 23 holes planned for Nkout and a further six holes 
planned for Ngoa. 
John Gray, Chief Executive Officer, commented: 
"These results are further evidence that a significant cluster of iron deposits 
occur in the Djoum district located close to the potential rail route between 
the Mbalam iron deposit, being developed by Sundance Resources to the 
southeast, and the proposed deep water port at Kribi on the Atlantic coast. The 
Company is presently considering the most appropriate drill programme and 
budget requirement in order to drill test the prospects identified to date." 
About African Aura's iron projects 
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 through interpretation of historic airborne magnetic and remote 
sensing data which shows an intense 12km long magnetic dipole. Exploration to 
date has shown that Nkout comprises an 12km long, iron rich discontinuous ridge 
hosted in Archaean age rocks as defined by mapping and sampling of Itabarite / 
BIF that to date has returned assays with a maximum grade of 69% Fe and an 
average of 57% Fe from 71 samples (Company news releases dated 19th January, 
10th March and 10th June, 2009). 
The Akom Hills prospect is located 85km northwest of Nkout on the Company's 
adjacent 996km(2) Akonolinga licence. The Ngoa iron prospect is located 2km 
south of Nkout on the adjacent 991km(2) Essong licence which is held by the 
Company's 70% owned subsidiary Ridgeway Energy SARL. The Akom and Ngoa 
prospects were identified using magnetic and remote sensing data which shows 
Ngoa as a 2km long, intense magnetic dipole coincident with a 2km long hill, 
and Akom as a cluster of smaller dipoles coincident with areas of higher ground. 
The Company considers that the combined dimensions of Nkout, Ngoa and Akom 
represent potentially significant iron ore deposits. The sub-region hosts a 
number of sunstantial iron deposits which are currently under exploration and 
development including the Mbalam deposit located approximately 150km southeast 
of Nkout and which is under development by Sundance Resources Limited. 
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 9,480km(2), 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 
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For further information: African Aura Resources Ltd, John Gray, Chief 
Executive, Tel: +44 (0) 207 239 4722, Cell: +44 (0) 779 616 7811,, 
CO: African Aura Resources Limited
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