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Aurelian and Other Mining Companies Meet With President Correa and Top Officials; Correa Says Responsible Mining Will Go Ahead in Ecuador
Friday April 25, 8:30 am ET

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 25, 2008) - Aurelian Resources Inc. (TSX:ARU - News), today announced that the company and seven other mining companies (Cornerstone Capital Resources, Corriente Resources, Dynasty Metals & Mining, Ecometals Limited, IAMGOLD, International Minerals and Salazar Resources) collectively met with President Correa and other top officials yesterday afternoon in Quito to discuss the future of mining in Ecuador and the impact of the previously announced Mining Mandate.

The companies welcomed President Correa's repeated statements that responsible mining will go ahead in Ecuador. He said that the purpose of the Mining Mandate was to allow the government time to draft and implement a new mining law so that responsible mining can proceed. The President invited the mining companies to meet with the ministry to help formulate the new mining law starting this coming Monday, April 28.