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Aurcana Grants Stock Options


December 18, 2009

Aurcana Corporation ("Aurcana" or the "Company") advises that 1,700,000 stock options at a price of $0.285 per common share in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Options"), have been granted to various Directors, Officers and Consultants of the Company.

The Options have been granted in accordance with the terms of the Company's 10% rolling Stock Option Plan approved on September 18, 2009.

About Aurcana Corporation:

Aurcana's 92% owned La Negra silver-lead-zinc-copper mine in Queretaro State, Mexico, is working towards expanding operations to 1500 tonnes per day by spring of 2010. The reader should be cautioned the Company has not completed a feasibility study confirming the projected production capacity for La Negra and there is no certainty the Company's plans will be economically viable. The Shafter silver mine, with a NI 43-101 measured and indicated resource of 24.6 million ounces of silver and an inferred resource of 22.8 million ounces of silver (using a 4.0 ounce per ton cut off), is scheduled to start up production at 3.9 million ounces silver per year. Ron Nichols, P.Eng. a Director and Senior Vice President for Aurcana, and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, supervised the preparation of the technical information in this release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF

AURCANA CORPORATION

"Lenic Rodriguez", President 

For further information, visit the website at www.aurcana.com or contact:
Jack Barnes, Corporate 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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