African Aura Mining Inc. - Airborne survey defines major iron

ore target at Nkout in Cameroon 

    TSX-V: AUR

TORONTO, July 20 /CNW/ - African Aura Mining Inc. ("African Aura" or the 
"Company") the TSX-V (AUR) and AIM (AAAM) listed exploration to production 
company focused on iron ore and gold in sub-Saharan Africa announces the 
results of the recently completed airborne geophysical survey undertaken by New 
Resolution Geophysics across the Company's Nkout, Ngoa and Akom iron ore 
projects in southern Cameroon. 

    -   Nkout defined by a major geophysical anomaly covering at least 8km of
        strike length
    -   Further 12km of targets generated around Nkout, considered to be
        moderately magnetic
    -   Previous grab sampling at Nkout returned up to 68% Fe and averaged
        55% Fe
    -   Phase one 4,200m 10 hole drilling programme to commence imminently
    -   Nkout deposit is strategically well located in an emerging iron ore
           -  2.5 billion tonne Mbalam iron ore deposit (located 150km to the
              south east)
           -  Close to the proposed rail route to a port which will service
              the Mbalam deposit

African Aura has received the interpretation of the data from the recently 
completed ground and 14,000 line km high resolution airborne geophysical 
surveys (EM and gravity) covering the company's Nkout, Ngoa and Akom iron ore 
projects in Southern Cameroon. The data for Nkout suggests the presence of an 
east-west striking antiform with two limbs approximately 100m thick and 
magnetic susceptibilities of around 2.0, which is considered consistent for a 
prospective banded iron formation. 
Luis da Silva, President & CEO of African Aura commented: 
"Until today this asset was not valued in our portfolio. The results from the 
airborne geophysical survey at Nkout and our surrounding projects in Southern 
Cameroon are nothing short of highly encouraging. They confirm our belief that 
we have discovered a potentially very significant iron ore asset in a rapidly 
emerging iron ore province in west Africa. Nkout is represented by an 
approximately 8km long priority geophysical signature, co-incident with a major 
hill. As previously announced reconnaissance sampling by African Aura at Nkout, 
returned a maximum grade of 68% Fe and an average of 57% Fe from 55 samples. A 
ten hole 4,200m phase one drilling programme is planned to commence imminently, 
in order to test the highest priority signatures to refine the geological model 
and progress the project towards a maiden iron resource still during 2010. We 
look forward to updating shareholders on progress in due course." 
African Aura's Iron Ore Portfolio in Cameroon: 
African Aura has three principal iron ore projects in Cameroon, namely the 
Nkout, Ngoa and Akom Hills and considers that their combined dimensions 
represent a potentially significant iron ore asset. 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 
Nkout Iron Ore Project, Southern Cameroon 
The Nkout iron ore project is located on the 489km(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 on 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. 
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 exploration and development company listed on 
the TSX-V (AUR) and London's AIM (AAAM). The Company operates two divisions, 
namely: iron ore and gold: 

    -   The iron ore division includes its 38.5% interest in the Putu iron
        ore project in Liberia, which is moving through pre-feasibility
        managed by joint venture partner Severstal Resources (the mining
        division of Moscow listed OAO Severstal). The division also includes
        a 100% interest in the Nkout iron ore project and surrounding iron
        targets in Cameroon.
    -   The gold division includes the multi million ounce potential New
        Liberty greenstone gold deposit, which is being advanced through a
        bankable feasibility study, and the proximal Weaju, Gondoja and
        Silver Hills projects, all in western Liberia.

In addition, the Company has a 30% interest in AIM-listed diamond producer 
Stellar Diamonds Plc (AIM: STEL, 
The Company has a highly motivated and experienced team with a track record of 
discovering mines and taking projects through development and into production. 
As a pioneer, 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, or SEDAR's website at, 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. 
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that 
term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept 
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
For further information: African Aura Mining Inc.: Luis da Silva, President & 
CEO, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7257 2930; 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 7861 3232 
CO: African Aura Mining Inc.
ST: Ontario
-0- Jul/20/2010 11:00 GMT
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