Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD-SILVER: Aurania establishes literacy, numeracy foundation

Aurania chairman and CEO Keith Barron. (Image: Aurania Resources)

ECUADOR – Dr. Keith Barron, chairman and CEO of Aurania Resources in Toronto, has registered a charitable foundation for communities near its Lost Cities-Cutucu gold and silver project. The foundation and the company are domiciled in Bermuda.

The Fundacion Dar Un Paso Adelante (Step-Forward Foundation) is mandated to encouraging literacy and numeracy among the Shuar children and youth in the province of Morona-Santiago. It will work with the local community and various levels of government to reach its goal.

The foundation is wholly financed with 450,000 shares of the company, representing about $1 million.

Information about the Lost Cities exploration project is posted at Or watch the documentary series In Search of the Lost Cities at the same website.