Aura Energy has reported the results from the first batches of uranium assays received for the resource drilling program in Mauritania.

The drilling program, which commenced in November 2010, was completed in February with 2,169 holes being drilled.

Drilling covered all of Aura’s wholly owned permits as well as its joint venture permits totaling over 9100m.

The results received to date are very encouraging and support the potential for the project envisaged at the completion of the 2010 drilling program.

Aura Energy managing director Bob Beeson said that mineralization reported here generally starts either from the ground surface or within 1m of the surface.

"In addition, the assay results indicate the presence of strong mineralization within our targeted areas," Beeson said.