Aurizon provides update on exploration progress at Joanna



    
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    American Stock Exchange - Ticker Symbol - AZK
    U.S. Registration: (File 001-31893)
    

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX: ARZ; AMEX:   AZK) is
pleased to provide a progress report on exploration activities at its Joanna
project, located 20 kilometres from Rouyn-Noranda, in north-western, Quebec.
    To date, three hundred and twenty (320) holes totalling 104,500 metres
have been completed by Aurizon at Joanna with the objective of confirming
results from previous drilling and to extend the mineralized zones. Results
from one hundred and seventeen (117) holes have been previously released, and
results from one hundred and sixty five (165) holes are included in this
release. Results are currently pending for thirty eight (38) holes.

    
    The best results from the 165 holes released are as follows:

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                            Mineralized Intersections           Including
                                        Gold                   Gold
                                        Grade   True          Grade   True
              East      From      To   (grams/  width        (grams/  width
      Hole   (metres) (metres) (metres) tonne) (metres) Zone  tonne) (metres)
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    JA-08-142  9675     153.0    175.5   2.4     22.4     S   6.4       4.5
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    JA-08-172  9654     261.0    298.5   1.4     35.7     S
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    JA-08-184  9500     120.0    132.0   3.9     11.8     S  12.6       1.5
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    JA-08-278  9250     180.0    185.5  17.7      5.0     S  53.6       1.4
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    JA-08-198  9075     123.0    156.0   1.3     30.6     S
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    JA-08-230  8872     160.5    220.5   1.8     57.7     S  22.6       1.4
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    JA-08-245  8825     115.5    142.5   2.6     26.4     S
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    JA-08-244  8825     118.5    147.0   2.0     26.9     S
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    JA-08-243  8825     106.5    141.0   1.3     33.6     S
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    JA-08-248  8825     172.5    226.5   1.1     51.8     S
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    JA-08-238  8750     112.5    141.0   1.6     26.8     S
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    JA-08-215  8750     246.0    274.5   1.5     26.9     S
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    JA-08-239  8750     126.0    160.5   1.3     30.6     S
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    JA-08-225  8725     120.0    133.5   3.4     12.5     S   6.8       4.2
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    JA-08-261  8725     229.5    261.0   2.2     28.6     S
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    JA-08-224  8725      84.0    113.5   2.2     30.7     S   4.3      11.7
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    JA-08-217  8700     114.0    139.5   3.6     24.8     S   6.7       8.8
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    JA-08-200  8650     274.5    294.0   2.9     18.5     S  18.1       1.4
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    JA-08-201  8650     249.0    270.0   2.0     19.7     S
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    JA-08-222           181.5    204.0   2.0     21.6     S  11.6       1.4
               8546     225.0    240.0   2.0     14.4     S
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    JA-08-204  8475     162.0    184.5   2.0     20.2     S
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    JA-08-173  8250      27.0     43.5   3.2     16.2     S
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    JA-08-135  8198     775.5    789.0   1.4     12.4     S
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    JA-08-137  8100     648.0    681.0   1.7     29.2     S   5.7       4.0
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    JA-08-139(*)7325     66.0     96.0   4.7     29.5     S  60.5       1.2
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    JA-08-125  8300     607.5    667.5   1.5     57.0     N   4.0      12.8
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    JA-08-257  8625     112.5    145.5   2.0     26.9     N
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      (*) Previously Reported
    

    Results of the remaining holes with values above 1 gram of gold per tonne
are indicated on the detailed table attached to this news release. A total of
forty holes (40) not included in the detailed table returned intersections
lower than 1 gram of gold per tonne.
    "We are pleased to report that the infill drilling program has increased
the width of the zone within the existing pit contour as previously proposed
in the preliminary assessment." said Michel Gilbert, ing. Vice President of
Aurizon. "This could have a positive impact on the project economics." He
added.

    
    Main Area of Mineralization
    ---------------------------
    

    Infill drilling is performed on a 25 metre by 25 metre spacing within the
core of the main mineralized area as defined by BBA in their Preliminary
Assessment Report dated May 22, 2008, (available under the Company's profile
at www.sedar.com.) In this area, gold mineralization is located within two
gold horizons located on both sides of the Cadillac break. All the infill
drilling was successful in intersecting the mineralized sediments.
    The North zone is mainly restricted to the main area and extends for 900
metres. The zone is located 0 to 20 metres north of the Cadillac break,
dipping 55 degrees to the north. The zone has a true thickness of 10 to 25
metres, averaging 20 metres. The best hole, JA-257, returned 2.0 grams of gold
per tonne over 26.9 metres.
    The South zones are extensive and have been intersected outside of the
main area. The zones are located 20 to 40 metres south of the Cadillac break,
dipping 55 degrees to the north. Within the main area, the zones are divided
within two different branches, which merge together where the zone is wider.
The South zone has a true thickness of 10 to 57 metres, averaging 20 metres.
The best hole, JA-230, returned 1.8 grams of gold per tonne over 57.7 metres.
    The drilling results confirm the continuity of the zones, and indicate
that they could be wider than previously interpreted on different sections.
Historically, holes drilled by previous owners were only partially assayed for
intersections containing visible veinlets. Recent experience gained by
Aurizon, indicates that a more systematic assaying of the drill core can
extend the width of the mineralized zone beyond the visible veinlets.

    
    Western extension
    -----------------
    

    Infill drilling was performed on a 100 metre by 100 metre spacing along
the western extension. Drilling is complete and all assays have been received.
The mineralization is usually restricted to the South zones. The zone is
usually narrower, averaging 3 to 5 metres, but in certain places, larger
widths and higher grades have been intersected. For example, hole JA-139
intersected 4.7 grams of gold per tonne over 29.5 metres. The geological model
is currently being reviewed by Aurizon in order to update the mineral resource
in this area.

    
    Eastern extension
    -----------------

    On the eastern extension, the zones are cut by a north-south diabase dyke
on the eastern extension. Step out drilling along the lateral and dip
extensions returned the following high grade intersections along the South
zone:

    -   Hole JA-184, located at the edge of the existing inferred mineral
        resources contour, returned 3.9 grams of gold per tonne over 11.8
        metres, including 12.6 grams of gold per tonne over 1.5 metres.

    -   Hole JA-172, located 200 metres east and 100 metres below the
        existing mineral resource contour, returned 1.4 grams of gold per
        tonne over 35.7 metres.

    -   Hole JA-142, located 250 metres east and 50 metres below the existing
        mineral resource contour, returned 2.4 grams of gold per tonne over
        22.4 metres, including 6.4 grams of gold per tonne over 4.5 metres.

    -   Hole JA-278, located 83 metres below the proposed pit plan outline,
        returned 17.7 grams of gold per tonne over 5.0 metres, including 53.5
        and 9.0 grams of gold per tonne each, over 1.5 metres. Mineralization
        is associated with visible gold in crosscutting veinlets.


    Dip Extension
    -------------

    Three holes were drilled between depths of 500 metres and 700 metres to
test the depth extension of the mineralization below the west side of the
proposed main pit. Two holes, (JA-137 and JA-125) intersected the North Zone
and returned respectively values of 1.2 grams of gold per tonne over 21.0
metres and 1.5 grams of gold per tonne over 57.0 metres including 4.0 grams of
gold per tonne over 12.8 metres. Hole JA-137 also intersected the south zone,
as did hole JA-135. These holes returned respectively 1.7 grams of gold per
tonne over 29.2 metres including 5.7 grams of gold per tonne over 4.0 metres,
and 1.4 grams of gold per tonne over 12.4 metres. Further drilling is planned
for later in the year to test the dip extension below 700 metres.

    Preliminary Assessment Report
    -----------------------------
    

    The BBA Preliminary Assessment Report concluded that based upon the
September 2007 mineral resources estimate for the East block (Hosco) above the
200 metre level, the project is potentially feasible as a stand alone open-pit
mine operation and recommended that additional work be undertaken to advance
the project to the pre-feasibility stage. In addition the report provided
guidelines on the environmental risks.
    Based on the preliminary pit optimization studies and mine design in the
report, diluted in pit resource contained in the detailed pit design amounts
to 9.08 million tonnes in the indicated category and 9.07 million tonnes in
the inferred category at a combined average grade of 1.5 grams of gold per
tonne, based on a cut-off grade of 0.5 grams of gold per tonne. The overall
life of mine strip ratio is estimated at 3.4 tonnes of waste per tonne of ore,
with an inter-ramp pit slope of 55 degrees. Total metal recovered is estimated
at 653,000 ounces of gold assuming a mill recovery of 77%.

    Outlook

    Infill drilling on 25 metre spacing, is expected to be completed early in
the fourth quarter, 2008. Aurizon expects to receive an updated resource
estimate on the Joanna Gold Project in the fourth quarter of 2008, and has
appointed BBA to prepare the pre-feasibility study, which will be initiated
upon completion of the updated resource estimate. Roche Ltd. has been
appointed to complete the required environmental studies. The pre-feasibility
study will include the results of the expanded drill program, resource
modelling and metallurgical testwork.
    The completion of the infill drilling program is an important requirement
for the preparation of the pre-feasibility study. Following the infill
drilling program, Aurizon intends to resume its exploration drilling
activities, testing the dip extension below 700 metres, and geophysical and
geochemical targets outside of the main orebody.

    Quality Control

    Core assays are performed on core sawed in quarter or in half, with
standard fire assay procedures and atomic absorption finition. Certified
reference material and blanks are inserted in the sample sequence for quality
control. Assay checking on the pulp and reject samples are carried out
systematically. For additional information on Quality Assurance and Quality
control ("QA/QC"), refer to the previously mentioned Preliminary Assessment
Report. Initially, exploration primary assaying was performed at Labexpert of
Rouyn-Noranda and check assays were carried out by ALS Chemex of Val D'Or.
Currently, the exploration primary assaying is performed at ALS Chemex of Val
d'Or and confirmatory check assays are carried out by Bourlamaque laboratory
of Val d'Or.
    Drill hole planning, implementation and the quality control program is
supervised by Martin Demers P.Geo., Exploration manager, an appropriately
qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Demers is also
responsible for the scientific and technical information in this news release.

    Additional Information

    One sketch is attached showing the Joanna area. Detailed results from the
additional holes drilled are reported in a separate table. All other
information previously released on the Joanna Project is also available on the
Aurizon website.


    To view the sketch showing the Joanna area please click on the following
    link:
    http://files.newswire.ca/734/AurizonJoanna.pdf

    About Aurizon

    Aurizon is a gold producer with a growth strategy focused on developing
its existing projects in the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, one of
the world's most favourable mining jurisdictions and prolific gold and base
metal regions, and by increasing its asset base through accretive
transactions. Aurizon shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol "ARZ" and on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol "AZK".
Additional information on Aurizon and its properties is available on Aurizon's
website at www.aurizon.com


    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    This News Release contains "forward-looking statements". These
forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements
regarding estimated mineral resources, anticipated effect of recent drilling
results on the Joanna project, a preliminary assessment, timing of a
pre-feasibility study, and future work programs. Forward-looking statements
express, as at the date of this News Release, the Company's plans, estimates,
forecasts, projections, expectations, or beliefs as to future events or
results and the Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation to
update these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based
on certain assumptions, including, with respect to mineral resource estimates,
the key assumptions and parameters on which such estimates are based, as set
out in the technical report for the property, and involve risks and
uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove
to be accurate. Therefore, actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements. Factors that could cause
results or events to differ materially from current expectations expressed or
implied by the forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to
conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans
continue to be refined; future prices of gold; possible variations in ore
reserves, grade or recovery rates; failure of plant, equipment or processes to
operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the
mining industry; and other risks more fully described in Aurizon's Annual
Information Form filed with the Securities Commissions of the provinces of
British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, and in Aurizon's
Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission. These documents are available on Sedar at www.sedar.com
and on Edgar at www.sec.gov.

    CAUTIONARY NOTE TO US READERS

    As a British Columbia corporation, the Company is subject to certain
rules and regulations issued by the British Columbia Securities Commission
("BC Securities Commission"). The Company is required to provide detailed
information regarding its properties including mineralization, drilling,
sampling and analysis, security of samples and mineral resource and mineral
reserve estimates. Further, the Company describes mineral resources associated
with its properties utilizing terminology such as "indicated" or "inferred"
which terms are recognized by Canadian regulations but are not recognized by
the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

    Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Regarding Mineral Resources

    The SEC allows mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to
disclose only those mineral deposits they can economically and legally extract
or produce. The Company may use certain terms in this document, such as
"mineral resources", "indicated mineral resources" and "inferred resources"
that are recognized and mandated by Canadian securities regulators but are not
recognized by the SEC.
    This News Release may use the term "indicated" resources. U.S. readers
are cautioned that while that term is recognized and required by Canadian
regulations, the SEC does not recognize it. U.S. investors are cautioned not
to assume that any part or all of mineral deposits in this category will ever
be converted into mineral reserves.
    This News Release may also use the term "inferred" resources. U.S.
readers are cautioned that while this term is recognized and required by
Canadian regulations, the SEC does not recognize it. "Inferred resources" have
a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as
to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any
part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher
category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may
not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, except in rare
cases. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an
inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.

    
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    Infill south zone                 Mineralized Intersections

                                            Gold    Length
                                            Grade    along      True
                East      From      To     (grams/  the hole    Width
      Hole    (metres)  (metres)  (metres)  tonne)  (metres)  (metres)  Zone
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    JA-08-267   8250      183.0     195.0    1.0      12.0      10.8      S
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    JA-08-274   8300      159.0     169.5    1.5      10.5       9.7      S
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    JA-08-279   8300      106.5     124.5    1.0      18.0      17.6      S
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    JA-08-284   8350      100.5     111.0    2.6      10.5       8.3      S
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    JA-08-180   8351       10.5      27.0    1.5      16.5      16.2      S
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    JA-08-187   8376       30.0      43.5    3.5      13.5      10.6      S
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    JA-08-166   8400       31.5      42.0    2.7      10.5      10.3      S
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    JA-08-167   8400       36.0      57.0    1.4      21.0      17.3      S
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    JA-08-169   8425       33.0      51.0    1.4      18.0      14.9      S
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    JA-08-170   8425       30.0      40.5    1.6      10.5      10.3      S
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    JA-08-169   8425       33.0      51.0    1.4      18.0      14.9      S
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    JA-08-194   8450        8.3      30.0    1.5      21.7      16.7      S
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    JA-08-193   8450       10.5      24.0    2.7      13.5      13.2      S
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    JA-08-203   8475      177.0     196.5    1.2      19.5      17.0      S
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    JA-08-204   8475      162.0     184.5    2.0      22.5      20.2      S
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    JA-08-236   8500      229.5     243.0    1.6      13.5      12.2      S
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    JA-08-235   8500      211.5     240.0    1.3      28.5      26.9      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-234   8500      195.0     222.0    1.4      27.0      25.8      S
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    JA-08-209   8524      133.5     156.0    1.6      22.5      19.8      S
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    JA-08-253   8525      255.0     265.5    2.7      10.5       9.5      S
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    JA-08-252   8525      199.5     214.5    1.4      15.0      14.2      S
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    JA-08-254   8625      231.0     246.0    1.9      15.0      13.1      S
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    JA-08-222   8546      181.5     204.0    2.0      22.5      21.6      S
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    JA-08-222   8546      225.0     240.0    2.0      15.0      14.4      S
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    JA-08-211   8550      129.0     142.4    1.9      13.4      12.6      S
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    JA-08-200   8650      274.5     294.0    2.9      19.5      18.5      S
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    JA-08-201   8650      249.0     270.0    2.0      21.0      19.7      S
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    JA-08-258   8700      238.5     267.0    1.4      28.5      25.6      S
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    JA-08-217   8700      114.0     139.5    3.6      25.5      24.8      S
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    JA-08-224   8725       84.0     115.5    2.2      31.5      30.7      S
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    JA-08-225   8725      120.0     133.5    3.4      13.5      12.5      S
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    JA-08-261   8725      229.5     261.0    2.2      31.5      28.6      S
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    JA-08-226   8725       94.5     106.5    1.2      12.0      10.2      S
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    JA-08-215   8750      207.0     220.5    1.1      13.5      12.7      S
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    JA-08-213   8750      228.0     238.5    1.1      10.5      10.4      S
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    JA-08-214   8750      238.5     258.0    1.2      19.5      18.8      S
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    JA-08-215   8750      246.0     274.5    1.5      28.5      26.9      S
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    JA-08-238   8750      112.5     141.0    1.6      28.5      26.8      S
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    JA-08-239   8750      126.0     160.5    1.3      34.5      30.6      S
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    JA-08-131   8775       82.5      91.5    1.4       9.0       8.3      S
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    JA-08-132   8775      130.5     151.5    1.3      21.0      17.8      S
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    Infill south zone

                East      From      To      Gold    Length
                                            Grade    along      True
                                           (grams/  the hole    Width
      Hole    (metres)  (metres)  (metres)  tonne)  (metres)  (metres)  Zone
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    JA-07-133   8350
              Awaiting
              additional
               assays     172.5     190.5    1.0      18.0      17.5      S
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    JA-08-229   8800      222.0     232.5    1.6      10.5       9.9      S
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    JA-08-227   8800      252.0     270.0    2.0      18.0      17.6      S
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    JA-08-228   8800      211.5     226.5    1.3      15.0      14.5      S
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    JA-08-243   8825      106.5     141.0    1.3      34.5      33.6      S
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    JA-08-244   8825      118.5     147.0    2.0      28.5      26.9      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-245   8825      115.5     142.5    2.6      27.0      26.4      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-246   8825      126.0     160.5    1.2      34.5      30.2      S
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    JA-08-247   8825      175.5     213.0    1.0      37.5      36.8      S
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    JA-08-248   8825      172.5     226.5    1.1      54.0      51.8      S
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    JA-08-249   8825      205.5     240.0    1.2      34.5      32.7      S
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    JA-08-250   8825      175.5     196.5    1.0      21.0      18.9      S
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    JA-08-241   8850      210.0     226.5    1.1      16.5      15.8      S
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    JA-08-240   8850      235.5     261.0    1.5      25.5      24.6      S
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    JA-08-231   8874      192.0     214.5    1.2      22.5      19.5      S
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    JA-08-232   8874      226.5     243.0    1.4      16.5      13.6      S
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    JA-08-230   8872      160.5     220.5    1.8      60.0      57.7      S
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    JA-08-255   8900      190.5     204.0    1.4      13.5      12.5      S
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    JA-08-256   8900      202.5     213.0    1.8      10.5       9.4      S
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    JA-08-210   8900      127.5     159.0    1.1      31.5      31.1      S
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    JA-08-218   8900       93.0     115.5    1.3      22.5      22.2      S
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    JA-08-218   8900       55.5      69.0    1.0      13.5      13.3      S
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    JA-08-212   8925      118.5     142.5    1.2      24.0      22.5      S
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    JA-08-219   8926      163.5     181.5    1.2      18.0      17.3      S
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    JA-08-220   8926      147.0     162.0    1.2      15.0      13.5      S
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    JA-08-221   8926      171.0     184.5    1.0      13.5      11.4      S
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    JA-08-195   9025      175.5     198.0    1.5      22.5      21.9      S
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    JA-08-197   9075       70.5      88.5    1.1      18.0      17.6      S
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    JA-08-198   9075      123.0     156.0    1.3      33.0      30.6      S
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    Infill north zone
                                      Mineralized Intersections

                East       To       From     Gold    Length
                                            Grade     along     True
                                           (grams/  the hole    Width
      Hole    (metres)  (metres)  (metres)  tonne)  (metres)  (metres)  Zone
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    JA-08-266   8200      150.0     175.5    1.4      25.5      21.9      N
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    JA-08-268   8201       61.5      73.5    1.0      12.0      10.0      N
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    JA-08-271   8250       19.5      34.5    1.8      15.0      14.7      N
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    JA-08-279   8300       24.0      34.5    1.1      10.5      10.2      N
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    JA-08-272   8301       22.5      33.0    1.0      10.5       9.7      N
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    JA-08-204   8475       90.0     108.0    1.0      18.0      16.1      N
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    JA-08-203   8475       88.5     115.5    1.1      27.0      22.6      N
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    JA-08-234   8500      138.0     163.5    1.3      25.5      24.3      N
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    JA-08-235   8500      139.5     163.5    1.0      24.0      22.5      N
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    JA-08-236   8500      145.5     171.0    1.0      25.5      22.9      N
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    JA-08-233   8500      135.0     160.5    1.2      25.5      24.8      N
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    JA-08-209   8524       72.0      93.0    1.4      21.0      18.3      N
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    JA-08-252   8525      135.0     156.0    1.7      21.0      19.9      N
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    JA-08-257   8625      112.5     145.5    2.0      33.0      26.9      N
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    JA-08-223   8549      133.5     165.0    1.0      31.5      28.4      N
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    JA-08-211   8550       70.5      87.0    1.2      16.5      15.4      N
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    JA-08-254   8625      153.0     175.5    1.0      22.5      19.6      N
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    JA-08-200   8650      165.0     189.0    1.4      24.0      22.6      N
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-201   8650      166.5     180.0    1.4      13.5      12.5      N
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-202   8650      156.0     178.5    1.0      22.5      22.0      N
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-212   8925       21.9      27.3    1.7      5.4        5.0      N
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-260   9050      112.5     132.0    1.3      19.5      18.1      N
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------



    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    West extension - south zone
                                      Mineralized Intersections

                East      From      To      Gold    Length
                                            Grade    along       True
                                           (grams/  the hole    Width
      Hole    (metres)  (metres)  (metres)  tonne)  (metres)  (metres)  Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-183   6800       94.5      96.0    2.1       1.5       1.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-159   7150        159     163.5    1.4       4.5       4.4      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-149   7300      331.5     333.0    1.2       3.0       2.9      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-168   7325      148.5     159.0    1.3      10.5       8.4      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-139(*)7325       66.0      96.0    4.7      30.0      29.5      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-141   7454      163.5     168.0    2.6       4.5       4.4      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-143   7550      153.0     156.0    2.6       3.0       3.0      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-145   7622      111.0     114.0    1.5       3.0       2.9      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-162   7701      138.0     142.5    1.1       4.5       4.4      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-173   8250       27.0      43.5    3.2      16.5      16.2      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (*) Previously Reported



    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    West extension - north zone

                                      Mineralized Intersections

                East      From      To      Gold    Length
                                            Grade    along      True
                                           (grams/  the hole    Width
      Hole    (metres)  (metres)  (metres)  tonne)  (metres)  (metres)  Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-150   7998       73.5      87.0    2.3      13.5      13.2      N
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-154   7875       67.5      90.0    0.9      22.5      22.2      N
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------



    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    East extension - south zone
                                      Mineralized Intersections

                East      From      To      Gold    Length
                                            Grade    along      True
                                           (grams/  the hole    Width
      Hole    (metres)  (metres)  (metres)  tonne)  (metres)  (metres)  Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-07-134   9100      133.5     148.5    0.8      15.0      14.3      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-147   9100       78.0      88.5    1.3      10.5      10.0      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-270   9150      159.0     183.0    1.0      24.0      22.9      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-151   9200       78.0      97.5    1.2      19.5      19.0      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-276   9200      162.0     180.0    1.5      18.0      17.6      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-278   9250      180.0     185.5   17.7       5.5       5.0      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-160   9250         42        54    0.7        12      11.8      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-156   9250       88.5      97.5    2.1       9.0       8.5      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-153   9300       71.4      76.5    0.9       5.1       4.4      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-158   9400      160.5     172.5    1.1      12.0      11.8      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-161   9400         54      61.5    1.4       7.5       7.4      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-189   9450      175.5     180.6    2.3       5.1       5.0      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-184   9500      120.0     132.0    3.9      12.0      11.8      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-140   9500      111.0     132.0    1.1      21.0      20.5      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-163   9549      232.5     237.0    1.7       4.5       4.3      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-172   9654      261.0     298.5    1.4      37.5      35.7      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-148   9605      127.5     132.0    0.9       4.5       4.4      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-142   9675      153.0     175.5    2.4      22.5      22.4      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------



    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Dip extension
                                      Mineralized Intersections

                East      From       To     Gold    Length
                                            Grade    along      True
                                           (grams/  the hole    Width
      Hole    (metres)  (metres)  (metres)  tonne)     (m)       (m)    Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-137   8100      648.0     681.0    1.7      33.0      29.2      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-137   8100      522.0     546.0    1.2      24.0      21.0      N
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-135   8198      775.5     789.0    1.4      13.5      12.4      S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JA-08-125   8300      607.5     667.5    1.3      60.0      57.0      N
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    





For further information:

For further information: AURIZON MINES LTD.: David Hall, President and
C.E.O., Telephone: (604) 687-6600, Toll Free: 1-888-411-GOLD, Fax: (604)
687-3932; Michel Gilbert, Vice President, Telephone: (819) 874-4511, Fax:
(819) 874-3391, Web Site: www.aurizon.com, Email: info@aurizon.com; or Renmark
Financial Communications Inc., 2080 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West, Montreal, QC,
H3H 1R6, Barry Mire: bmire@renmarkfinancial.com; Jen Power:
jpower@renmarkfinancial.com, Tel: (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717

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