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Aurcana Appoints Chief Financial Officer


October 20, 2008

Aurcana Corporation ("Aurcana" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles Jenkins, BA, CGA, as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective October 15, 2008. Mr. Jenkins has held senior financial positions with publicly-trading companies including Oromex Resources Inc., White Mountain Titanium Corporation and Gravity West Mining Corp. He has also worked in a corporate finance and regulatory compliance capacity with three leading brokerage firms served with the British Columbia Securities Commission. Mr. Jenkins obtained his BA in 1977 and has held his CGA designation since 1983.

In accordance with the terms of the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange in which options are granted to various Directors, Officers and Consultants of the Company, Aurcana has granted Mr. Charles Jenkins 150,000 stock options at a price of $0.16 per common share.

The Options have been granted in accordance with the terms of the Company's 10% Rolling Stock Option Plan approved on August 22, 2008.

About Aurcana Corporation:

Aurcana Corporation's strategy is Growth Through Acquisition. The 100% owned Shafter silver mine in Presidio County, Texas, represents the third acquisition in two years. 

The Shafter silver mine is planned for production start up in 2009 at 3.2 million ounces. The 80% owned La Negra mine in Queretaro State, Mexico, operates at 1,000 tonnes per day with silver production approaching one million ounces. The 100% owned Rosario mine in Sinaloa State, Mexico, is advancing to production. Ron Nichols, P.Eng a Director and Vice President of Exploration for Aurcana, and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, supervised the preparation of the technical information in this release. The reader should be cautioned the Company has not completed feasibility studies confirming the projected production capacity for La Negra, Shafter or Rosario and there is no certainty the Company's plans will be economically viable. 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
AURCANA CORPORATION

"Ken Booth", President 

For further information, please visit the website at www.aurcana.com, or contact:

Ken Booth, President or
Jack Barnes, Investor Relations
Aurcana Corporation
Phone: (604) 331-9333
Toll Free: (866) 532-9333
Fax: (604) 633-9179
Email: jbarnes@aurcana.com

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements -- This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the business and anticipated financial performance of the Company. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include unsuccessful exploration results, changes in metal prices, changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration and development, unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. When relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, oral or written, made by itself or on its behalf.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this Release.

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