Official press releases from Aurania Resources
Aurania announces that it has closed a US$2.0 million convertible debenture financing with Dr. Keith Barron, the Company’s Chairman, CEO and largest shareholder. The funds from the Debenture enable the Company to maintain the full 2,080 square kilometre (“km2”) concession package that constitutes the Lost Cities – Cutucu Project in Ecuador.
Aurania is pleased to announce that its common shares are now trading on the OTCQB Venture Market (“OTCQB”), a U.S. trading platform that is operated by OTC Markets Group in New York. The Company will trade on OTCQB under the symbol “AUIAF “; the Company’s common shares will continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “ARU”.
Aurania is pleased to announce that its Chairman and CEO, Dr. Keith Barron has completed the registration of “Fundacion Dar Un Paso Adelante” (the Step-Forward Foundation) with the Bermuda Monetary Authority as a Registered Charity.
Aurania is pleased to announce its listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “20Q”. The Frankfurt Exchange ranks third globally in terms of trading volume behind New York (NYSE) and NASDAQ. The Frankfurt listing will provide European and other international investors broader access to Aurania.
Aurania will host an update conference call on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 2:00pm Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s exploration program and results to date. If you wish to participate, please refer to the dial-in information below and provide the passcode ‘AURANIA’ when prompted by the operator.
Dial in number(s) North American Toll: 1-857-600-3024
North American Toll-Free (Toronto): 1-416-800-1066
Aurania reports that reconnaissance exploration crews have found silica blocks indicative of an entirely new epithermal system, the “Charip” target, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the Latorre area in its Lost Cities – Cutucu Project (the “Project”) in southeastern Ecuador. In addition, the Company has received soil geochemistry results that refine the Crunchy Hill target and move it a step closer to drill-testing.
Aurania reports that the video documentary program from VICE News Tonight about Aurania’s Lost Cities – Cutucu Project is now available online via the following link: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/d35kmj/meet-the-real-life-indiana-jones-hunting-for-gold-in-the-amazon . VICE News Tonight released an article entitled “Meet the real-life Indiana Jones hunting for gold in the Amazon” along with the video clip from their program which aired last week on the Home Box Office (“HBO”) channel. The program follows Aurania’s Chairman and CEO, Dr. Keith Barron and team through challenging conditions in the jungles and streams in their exploration of the Lost Cities – Cutucu project in southeastern Ecuador. See bonus footage of interviews with Aurania’s ‘reconnaissance exploration geologists’.
Aurania reports that extensive coverage was given to the Company in a documentary entitled “Ecuador’s Lost Cities of Gold” on a news program called “VICE News Tonight” on the Home Box Office (“HBO”) channel which aired last night, April 11, 2018. A team from VICE News Tonight made a ten-day site visit to the Company’s Lost Cities – Cutucu Project area in Ecuador in March and spent time filming with our crews in the field. The field visit to Aurania’s project area was funded by HBO and VICE News. HBO informs us that a link to the online version of this program will be made available in approximately one week, at which time the Company will press release the link.
Aurania is pleased to report that the source of the “vuggy silica” blocks – a known indicator of epithermal gold-silver systems – has been found in the Latorre B area in the Lost Cities – Cutucu Project (the “Project”) in southeastern Ecuador. The target has been renamed “Crunchy Hill”. The Company is also pleased to report that further stream sediment sampling has approximately doubled the size of the Latorre A target.
Aurania announces that the Company has renewed its full 2,080 square kilometre (“km2”) concession package in Ecuador based on the positive exploration results received to date. The Company will enter into a US$2.0 million unsecured convertible debenture with its Chairman and CEO, Dr. Keith Barron, to cover the concession renewal fees. Aurania’s board has determined that a convertible debenture with an exercise price higher than current market prices would be less dilutive to existing shareholders than a private placement at the current share price.