Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

January 13, 2012
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

Aurora Gold Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

C/- Coresco AG,
Level 3, Gotthardstrasse 20,
Zug, Switzerland 6304
(Address of principal executive offices)

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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SECTION 1.  Registrant’s Business and Operations

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Effective as of January 13, 2012, the Board of Directors of Aurora Gold Corporation (the “Company”) granted stock purchase options (the “Options”) to the following individuals pursuant to the Company’s 2007 Stock Option Plan, as amended:

Number of Options
Lars Pearl
Agustin Gomez de Segura

Each of the Options has an issue date, effective date and vesting date of January 13, 2012, with an exercise price of $0.05 per share. The term of these Options is five years. The Options are exercisable at any time from the grant date up to and including the 12th day of January, 2017.

SECTION 2. Financial Information


SECTION 3. Securities and Trading Markets


SECTION 4. Matters Related to Accountants and Financial Statements


SECTION 5. Corporate Governance and Management


SECTION 6. [Reserved]


SECTION 7. Regulation FD

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

Except for the historical information presented in this document, the matters discussed in this Form 8-K, or otherwise incorporated by reference into this document, contain “forward-looking statements” (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These statements are identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “plans,” “intend,” ”scheduled,” “potential,” “continue,” “estimates,” “hopes,” “goal,” “objective,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should” or “anticipates” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy that involve risks and uncertainties. The safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, apply to forward-looking statements made by the Registrant. The reader is cautioned that no statements contained in this Form 8-K should be construed as a guarantee or assurance of future performance or results. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those identified within this Form 8-K. The actual results that the Registrant achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, and the Registrant assumes no obligation to update this information. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by the Registrant in this Form 8-K and in the Registrant's other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect the Registrant’s business.

Note: Information in this report furnished pursuant to Item 7 shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this current report shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The furnishing of the information in this current report is not intended to, and does not, constitute a representation that such furnishing is required by Regulation FD or that the information this current report contains is material investor information that is not otherwise publicly available.

SECTION 8. Other Events


SECTION 9. Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

The following exhibits are furnished as part of this report:

Number            Description


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized on January 18, 2012.

Aurora Gold Corporation

/s/ L Pearl
Lars Pearl
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director