February 20, 2007

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TORONTO, Canada – Aura Gold Inc. (“Aura Gold”) (TSX:ORA) announces that John F. Burzynski has joined the Board of Directors of Aura Gold.

John has more than 20 years of international experience in mineral exploration and project management and is currently Vice President, Business Development for Osisko Exploration Ltd. and EurAsia Holding AG. Osisko Exploration is developing the multi-million ounce Canadian Malartic Gold deposit in northwestern Quebec. A Professional Geologist registered in Quebec and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, John completed the MINEX program at Queen’s University to receive a Masters of Science degree.

Prior to joining Osisko, Mr. Burzynski held managerial positions with increasing responsibilities in North America and Africa, negotiating, assembling and exploring property portfolios and contributing to several gold and base-metal discoveries.

Commenting of Mr. Burzynski’s appointment to the Board of Directors, Vic Bradley, President, CEO and Director of Aura Gold said, “John’s depth of international experience and geological and technical experience will add strength to Aura Gold’s board and I am delighted that he has joined us.”

About Aura Gold Inc.

Aura Gold Inc. (TSX:ORA) is a Canadian exploration company focused on the discovery of gold deposits in Brazil. Aura Gold’s projects are the Cumaru, the Inaja Greenstone Belt and the North Carajas Claims, which total approximately 600,000 hectares in the Carajas Metallogenic Province of north-central Brazil. The Carajas region is host to a significant number of world-class deposits of iron ore, gold, copper, nickel, manganese and bauxite. Aura Gold intends to become Brazil’s pre-eminent mineral explorer and the partner of choice for international mining companies seeking opportunities in Brazil.

For further information, please visit the Aura Gold web site at www.auragoldinc.com or contact:

Vic Bradley
President & CEO
Tel: 416.363.8238
Email: vbradley@auragoldinc.com

Steve Dawson
Vice President, Corporate Development
Tel: 416-363-8238
Email: sdawson@auragoldinc.com

Cautionary Statement:

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements”. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results, future plans and objectives of Aura Gold, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. 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. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Aura Gold’s expectations are the risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Aura Gold with securities regulators.