African Aura Mining Inc. - Airborne geophysical survey of

Cameroon iron ore projects 
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TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - African Aura Mining Inc. ("African Aura" or the 
"Company") the TSX-V (AUR) and AIM (AAAM) listed exploration to production 
company focused on gold and iron ore in sub-Saharan Africa announces the 
commissioning of an airborne geophysical survey across the Company's Nkout, 
Ngoa and Akon iron ore projects in southern Cameroon. 


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    Highlights:
    -   Airborne geophysical survey to define priority targets across three
        iron ore projects and selected gold projects
    -   Projects strategically well located within a major emerging iron ore
        province
    -   Projects situated close to:
        -  2.5 billion tonne Mbalam iron ore deposit (located 150km to the
           south east)
        -  Proposed rail route and port to service Mbalam deposit
    -   Previous reconnaissance sampling returned encouraging iron ore
        grades:
        -  Nkout project: up to 68% Fe and averaging 55% Fe
        -  Ngoa project: up to 69% Fe averaging 62% Fe
        -  Akon project: up to 65% Fe averaging 54% Fe
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African Aura has signed a contract with New Resolution Geophysics of South 
Africa to undertake a 14,000 line km airborne geophysical survey 
(electromagnetic and gravity) in Southern Cameroon. The survey is expected to 
commence on 26 February 2010 and will cover the Company's three iron ore 
projects (as well as gold projects at Ntem and Batouri), with lines typically 
being flown at 100m spacing. 
Luis da Silva, President & CEO of African Aura commented: 
"With the advantage of being an early entrant into Cameroon, African Aura has 
assembled an excellent portfolio of iron ore projects in a globally significant 
emerging iron ore province. The projects are strategically well located 
situated close to the proposed rail route between the 2.5 Bt Mbalam iron ore 
deposit, being developed by ASX-listed Sundance Resources to the east, and the 
proposed deep water port at Kribi on the Atlantic coast. During 2008 and 2009, 
African Aura undertook first pass reconnaissance sampling and mapping across 
its iron ore projects, which yielded encouraging iron ore grades at surface. 
The newly commissioned airborne geophysical survey will prioritise the targets 
for a drill programme planned to commence later in 2010 following 
interpretation of the survey data." 
African Aura's Iron Ore Portfolio in Cameroon: 
African Aura has three principal early stage iron ore projects in Cameroon, 
namely Nkout, the adjacent Ngoa and Akon Hills. The Company considers that when 
taken individually their dimensions represent potentially significant iron ore 
targets. The sub-region of southern Cameroon, Gabon and the Republic of Congo 
hosts a number of substantial iron deposits, which are currently under 
exploration and development including the 2.5 Bt Mbalam deposit, located 
approximately 150km southeast of Nkout, which is under development by Sundance 
Resources Limited. Further information on African Aura's iron projects in 
Cameroon is summarised below and is available at www.african-aura.com/s/Nkout.asp. 
Nkout Iron Ore Project, Southern Cameroon 
The Nkout iron ore project is located on the 489 km(2) Djoum licence which is 
held by the Company's 100% owned subsidiary Caminex SARL. The project was 
identified through interpretation of historic airborne magnetic and remote 
sensing data. Mapping undertaken to date has shown that Nkout comprises a 12km 
long, iron rich (Itabirite / BIF) discontinuous ridge hosted in Archaean age 
rocks in the Congo Craton. Reconnaissance sampling at Nkout has returned assays 
with a maximum grade of 68% Fe and an average of 57% Fe from 55 samples. 
Table 1. Previous assay results from reconnaissance samples taken from the 
Nkout project 


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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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                         (less than)
            5                 10%          SiO(2)          Granite-gneiss
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    Ngoa Iron Ore Project, Southern Cameroon



The Ngoa iron ore project is located 2km south of Nkout on the adjacent 991 km2 
Essong licence which is held by the Company's 70% owned subsidiary Ridgeway 
Energy SARL. The project was identified through interpretation of historic 
airborne magnetic and remote sensing data which shows an intense magnetic 
dipole coincident with a hill that rises to 300m above the regional landscape, 
with flanks that are strewn with a high proportion of enriched Itabirite / BIF 
float. Mapping undertaken to date has shown that Ngoa comprises a 2km long, 
iron rich hill (Itabirite / Banded Iron Formation) hosted in Archaean age 
rocks. Reconnaissance sampling at Ngoa has returned assays with a maximum grade 
of 69% Fe and an average of 62% Fe from 23 samples.

Table 2. Previous assay results from reconnaissance samples taken from the Ngoa 
Hill project
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    Number of samples        % Fe    Main component(s)       Rock type
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           20               57-69        Fe(2)O(3)       Enriched Itabirite
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            3               37-46    Fe(2)O(3) + SiO(2)   Itabirite / BIF
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    Akon Iron Ore Project, Southern Cameroon



The Akon iron ore project is located 85km northwest of Nkout, next to the main 
Sangmelima - Djoum road, on the 489 km(2) Akonolinga licence which is held by 
the Company's 100% owned subsidiary Caminex SARL. The project was identified 
through interpretation of historic airborne magnetic and remote sensing data 
which shows a cluster of airborne geophysical dipoles coincident with areas of 
higher ground, along a discontinuous strike length of approximately 20km. 
Mapping undertaken to date has shown that Akon comprises three separate BIF 
occurrences, Nkol Mendoua, Mezesse and Mekomo, each approximately 1-2km strike 
length located within 4km of each other, with a combined strike length of 
approximately 4km. Reconnaissance sampling at Akon has returned assays with a 
maximum grade of 67% Fe and an average of 57% Fe from 7 samples.

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



About African Aura Mining Inc.



African Aura is an established African exploration and development company 
listed on the TSX-V (AUR) and London's AIM (AAAM). African Aura is focused on 
the development of world-class gold and iron ore deposits in highly 
prospective, under explored countries of sub-Saharan Africa. The Company has a 
highly motivated and experienced team with a record of discovering mines and 
taking projects through development and into production in Africa.

African Aura's assets include the New Liberty gold deposit and the Putu iron 
ore project, both in Liberia. Putu is being explored and operated by the 
Company's Joint Venture partner, Severstal Resources (the mining division of 
OAO Severstal). The Company also has a 32% interest in diamond producer Stellar 
Diamonds plc (AIM: STEL).

A pioneer in Africa, African Aura has attracted some excellent strategic 
partners and shareholders always with the objective of preserving or enhancing 
shareholder value. For further information on the Company you are invited to 
visit its website at www.african-aura.com, or SEDAR's website at www.sedar.com, 
or contact one of the following:



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 the 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. 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 delays in obtaining or failure to obtain required regulatory 
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 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.



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For further information: ENQUIRIES: African Aura Mining Inc.: Luis da Silva, 
President & CEO, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7299 4212; Evolution Securities Limited: Simon 
Edwards, Chris Sim, Neil Elliot, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7071 4300; Pelham Bell 
Pottinger, Charles Vivian, James MacFarlane, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7337 1500 
CO: African Aura Mining Inc.
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