Aurizon's infill drill program at the Casa Berardi Principal Area intersects
4.6 grams of gold per tonne over 68.0 meters

    
    Shares Listed: Toronto Stock Exchange - Ticker Symbol - ARZ
    NYSE Amex:   - Ticker Symbol - AZK
    U.S. Registration: (File 001-31893)
    

VANCOUVER, June 14 /CNW/ - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX: ARZ; NYSE Amex: AZK) is pleased to announce results from its surface infill drill program in the Principal Area at its Casa Berardi Mine, in north western Quebec.

The objective of the infill drill program is to increase the quantity and improve the quality of the mineral resources previously defined in the Principal Area and to provide information for a pre-feasibility study of an open pit for the area, which is expected to be completed by the end of the fourth quarter of 2010. The Principal Area is located approximately 1.0 kilometre east of the West Mine shaft. As of December 31, 2009, the crown pillar of the Principal Area hosts indicated mineral resources of 1.8 million tonnes at 6.2 grams of gold per tonne for 355,000 gold ounces and inferred mineral resources of 0.8 million tonnes at 6.0 grams of gold per tonne for 162,000 ounces of gold.

The results of sixty-eight (68) holes, of which thirty-three (33) holes have a metal factor of 50 (true width in metres x the gold grade in grams per tonne), or higher are included in this release and are illustrated on the sketch attached. The drilling program totalled 12,803 metres and covered an area of 825 metres along strike, 250 meters in width, and 50 to 200 metres below surface.

The best results were encountered in Holes CBS-10-366, with 4.6 grams of gold per tonne over 68.0 metres (true width), CBS-10-331, with 6.2 grams of gold per tonne over 43.0 metres (true width), and CBS-10-341 with 7.0 grams of gold per tonne over 38.0 metres (true width).

In addition, Hole CBS-09-316 returned a high grade of 114.2 grams of gold per tonne over 0.6 metre (true width), 80 metres below surface. "Sixty-six (66) of the sixty-eight (68) holes were successful in intersecting mineralization above the cut-off grade of 1.0 grams of gold per tonne." said Gilles Carrier P. Eng., Principal Exploration Geologist, a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101.

Gold mineralization occurs within multiple lenses located on both sides of the Casa Berardi break and dips slightly to the South. Mineralization is found in veins, stockworks and sulphide rich replacement zones in a volcanic-sedimentary bearing environment. The zones extend for more than 825 metres along the entire length of the deposit.

"This drill program confirms the previously known strike extension of the Principal Area, as well as identifying new mineralization which may indicate that untapped potential remains possible in all directions.", said Mr. Carrier P. Eng.

Outlook

The results of the infill drill program will be integrated into a new resource estimate which is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2010. An updated block model will be used in the pre-feasibility study to be prepared by BBA Inc., Montreal, Quebec. Additional underground drilling will be conducted during the remainder of the year to verify the down dip extension of the zone.

Quality Control

Core assays are performed on core sawed in half, with standard fire assay procedures and atomic absorption finition. Certified reference material, duplicates and blanks are inserted in the sample sequence for quality control. Assay checking on pulp and coarse rejects are carried out on approximately 5% of samples. Additional information on Quality Assurance and Quality Control can be found in the 'Technical Report on the Casa Berardi Mine', dated February 9, 2009, which can be found under Aurizon's profile on www.sedar.com Primary exploration assaying was performed at the mine site laboratory and at the Swastica lab in Ontario. The quality control program is performed at the ALS Chemex lab in Val d'Or.

Drill hole planning, implementation and the quality control program is supervised by Gilles Carrier. Mr. Carrier is also responsible for the scientific and technical information in this news release.

Additional Information

The attached sketch shows the values of the holes which returned the best results, being those holes with a metal factor of 50 (calculated as the true width in metres x the gold grade in grams per tonne) or greater.

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 NYSE Amex under the symbol "AZK". Additional information on Aurizon and its properties is available on Aurizon's website at http://www.aurizon.com.

Forward Looking Statements and Information

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities regulations in Canada and the United States (collectively, "forward-looking information"). The forward-looking information contained in this news release is made as of the date of this news release. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information.

Specifically, this news release contains forward-looking information with respect to new mineralization in the Principal Area, a resource estimate, the timing of a pre-feasibility study of the Principal Area of the Company's Casa Berardi Mine, and timing and expectations of future work programs. Forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "is expected", statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.

The forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable, 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. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, conclusions of economic evaluations, the risk that actual results of exploration activities will be different than anticipated, that cost of labour, equipment or materials will increase more than expected, that the future price of gold will decline, that the Canadian dollar will strengthen against the U.S. dollar, that mineral resources are not as estimated, that actual costs or actual results of reclamation activities are greater than expected; that changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined may result in increased costs, of unexpected variations in mineral resources, grade or recover rates, of failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, of accidents, labour disputes and other risks generally associated with mining, unanticipated delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, as well as those factors and other risks more fully described in Aurizon's Annual Information Form filed with the securities commission of all of the provinces and territories of Canada and in Aurizon's Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on Sedar at www.sedar.com and on Edgar at www.sec.gov/. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to not be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information due to the inherent uncertainty thereof.

CAUTIONARY NOTE TO US READERS AND INVESTORS

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 "measured"; "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. Readers and 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 mineral resources" that are recognized and mandated by Canadian securities regulators but are not recognized by the SEC.

This News Release uses the term" measured" and "indicated" mineral 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. readers and investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of mineral deposits in this category will ever be converted into mineral reserves.

    
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                                                       Length
                                                        along     True   Gold
                                       From      To   the hole   width  grade
        Hole     E(m)       Zones(1)    (m)      (m)     (m)      (m)   (g/t)
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                           22_06_04
                         + 22_06_02
    CBS-09-289  12100    + 22_06_01    127.5    171.0    43.5    38.0    1.4
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                           22_06_04
    CBS-09-290  12100    + 22_06_02     68.5    104.0    35.5    33.0    1.1
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                           22_06_04
    CBS-09-291  12125    + 22_06_02    113.8    141.0    27.2    25.0    1.2
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                           22_06_02
    CBS-09-292  12150    + 22_06_01    139.5    180.0    40.5    36.0    1.2
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                           22_06_04
    CBS-09-293  12150    + 22_06_02     57.0     93.0    36.0    29.0    1.0
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                           22_06_04
                         + 22_06_02
    CBS-09-294  12175    + 25_08_01    114.0    160.5    46.5    39.0    1.1
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    CBS-09-295  12175      22_06_02     60.9     64.5     3.6     2.6    1.8
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    CBS-09-296  12200      25_08_01    226.5    234.0     7.5     4.7    2.3
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                           22_06_02
    CBS-09-297  12200    + 25_08_01     67.5     93.0    25.5    21.0    2.1
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    CBS-09-298  12250      25_08_01    156.9    161.1     4.2     2.9    2.2
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                           25_04_02
                         + 25_08_01
    CBS-09-302  12275    + 25_08_02    193.0    216.0    23.0    17.0    1.1
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    CBS-09-303  12275      25_08_02     96.0    103.1     7.1     3.8    3.0
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    CBS-09-304  12300      25_04_02    118.0    127.5     9.5     4.8    2.1
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    CBS-09-305  12300      25_08_01     94.0    101.0     7.0     4.9   17.4
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                           24_03_03
                         + 25_04_02
                         + 25_04_01
                         + 22_06_04
                         + 25_08_01
    CBS-09-306  12325    + 25_08_02    169.7    245.0    75.3    60.0    1.0
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                           25_08_01
    CBS-09-307  12325    + 25_08_02    158.3    169.7    11.4     9.0    1.8
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    CBS-09-308  12325      25_08_01     80.0     90.0    10.0     7.7    5.4
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                           24_01_01
                         + 24_03_04
    CBS-09-309  12350    + 23_03_03    117.0    156.3    39.3    31.0    1.1
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                           24_01_01
                         + 25_08_01
    CBS-09-310  12350    + 25_08_02     76.0    147.0    71.0    56.0    1.2
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                           25_04_02
                         + 25_04_01
                         + 22_06_04
                         + 25_08_02
    CBS-09-311  12375    + 25_08_04     87.0    196.5   109.5    66.0    1.8
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                           25_08_01
    CBS-09-312  12375    + 25_08_02     71.0    102.0    31.0    22.0    5.5

                 inc.      25_08_02     71.0     76.6     5.6     5.3   25.6
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                           25_08_07
                         + 25_08_01
    CBS-09-313  12400    + 25_08_02     99.0    148.5    49.5    43.0    3.9

                 inc.      25_08_01    105.9    120.0    14.1    11.3    9.0
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                           25_04_01
                         + 25_08_07
                         + 25_08_01
    CBS-09-314  12400    + 25_08_02     86.9    170.0    83.1    68.0    1.3
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                           25_08_07
    CBS-09-315  12400    + 25_08_01     84.4    106.5    22.1    18.0    4.0
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                           24_01_02
                         + 24_01_01
                         + 24_03_04
                         + 24_03_01
    CBS-09-316  12400    + 24_03_02    107.7    197.6    89.9    55.0    1.5

                 inc.      24_01_02    107.7    108.4     0.7     0.6  114.2
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                           25_04_03
                         + 25_04_02
    CBS-09-318  12425    + 25_04_01    116.3    149.0    32.7    25.0    4.9
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                           25_04_01
                         + 25_08_07
                         + 25_08_01
    CBS-09-319  12425    + 25_08_02     75.0    153.0    78.0    71.0    2.1
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                           25_04_02
                         + 25_04_01
                         + 25_08_07
    CBS-09-320  12450    + 25_08_02     72.3    123.5    51.2    46.0    2.6
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    CBS-09-321  12450      25_08_02     85.5     97.5    12.0    11.9    0.2
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    CBS-09-322  12075      22_06_02     71.0     75.5     4.5     4.5    1.0
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    CBS-09-324  12075      22_06_02     96.0    102.0     6.0     4.2    1.9
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                           25_08_07
    CBS-10-331  12450    + 25_08_02     80.1    133.2    53.1    43.0    6.2

                 inc.      25_08_02    108.4    133.2    24.8    20.1    8.9
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                           25_04_01
                         + 25_08_07
                         + 25_08_02
                         + 25_08_04
    CBS-10-332  12475    + 25_08_03     87.0    205.5   118.5    83.0    1.8

                 inc.      25_04_01     87.0    105.0    18.0    15.0    7.3
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    CBS-10-333  12475      25_08_02    106.5    140.0    33.5    21.8    5.2
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                           25_04_01
    CBS-10-334  12500    + 25-08_07     79.5    123.0    43.5    39.0    1.4
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    CBS-10-335  12500      25_08_02    147.3    160.1    12.8     7.1   11.9
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                           25_04_03
                         + 25_04_02
    CBS-10-336  12525    + 25_04_01    106.5    191.0    84.5    58.0    2.0
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    CBS-10-337  12525      25_04_01     91.9    116.9    25.0    20.6    8.5
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    CBS-10-338  12550      24_01_03    126.9    130.5     3.6     1.8    4.9
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    CBS-10-339  12550      25_04_01     94.0    105.9    11.9     9.4    3.7
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                           24_01_04
                         + 24_03_05
    CBS-10-340  12575    + 24_03_06     69.4    184.2   114.8    53.0    1.0
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                           25_04_03
    CBS-10-341  12575    + 25_04_01    105.0    174.0    69.0    38.0    7.0
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                           25_04_02
    CBS-10-342  12575    + 25_04_01     93.0    134.0    41.0    28.0    1.9
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                           24_03_05
    CBS-10-343  12600    + 24_03_06    124.5    159.0    34.5    24.0    1.6
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                           25_04_03
    CBS-10-344  12600    + 25_04_01    111.0    176.4    65.4    33.0    1.2
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    CBS-10-345  12600      25_04_02    117.3    121.5     4.2     4.2    3.8
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    CBS-10-346  12600      25_04_01    128.0    139.3    11.3     9.9    2.2
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    CBS-10-347  12625      24_03_06    145.4    160.5    15.1     7.3    2.3
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    CBS-10-348  12625      24_03_06    103.2    109.5     6.3     3.5    5.9
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    CBS-10-349  12625      25_04_03    127.5    153.7    26.2    21.8    1.2
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    CBS-10-350  12625      25_04_01    132.0    138.0     6.0     4.9    2.4
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    CBS-10-351  12650      25_04_03    112.7    130.8    18.1    15.8    1.0
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                           25_04_01
    CBS-10-352  12650    + 25_08_06     83.6    125.2    41.6    33.0    3.7

                 inc.      25_04_01     83.6    107.1    23.5    21.4    6.1
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    CBS-10-353  12675      25_04_03    159.8    162.6     2.8     2.2    2.1
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                           25_04_03
                         + 25_08_06
                         + 27_01_02
                         + 27_01_03
    CBS-10-354  12675    + 27_01_04    116.4    282.6   166.2   109.0    1.5
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                           25_08_06
    CBS-10-355  12675    + 27_01_02    109.0    187.5    78.5    59.0    2.2
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    CBS-10-356  12700      26_05_01    175.5    178.0     4.5     2.0    3.8
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                           26_05_01
                         + 26_05_02
                         + 25_08_06
                         + 27_01_02
                         + 27_01_03
    CBS-10-357  12725    + 27_01_04    123.3    253.5   130.2    83.0    1.0
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                           26_05_02
                         + 25_08_06
                         + 27_01_02
                         + 27_01_03
    CBS-10-358  12725    + 27_01_04     87.4    185.8    98.4    57.0    1.9
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                           26_05_02
                         + 25_08_06
                         + 27_01_02
                         + 27_01_03
    CBS-10-359  12750    + 27_01_04     76.9    163.6    86.7    66.0    1.2
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                           26_05_01
                         + 27_01_03
                         + 27_01_04
    CBS-10-360  12775    + 27_01_05    129.4    181.5    52.1    38.0    2.8
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                           27_01_04
    CBS-10-361  12800    + 27_01_05     96.0    150.0    54.0    42.0    4.1
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    CBS-10-363  12425      25_08_02     97.7    114.3    16.6     9.8    6.6
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    CBS-10-364  12475      25_08_02     84.0     94.9    10.9     9.5    0.6
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    CBS-10-365  12500      25_08_02     91.2    101.0     9.8     3.5    3.3
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                           25_08_06
                         + 27_01_02
    CBS-10-366  12650    + 27_01_03     80.0    195.0   115.0    68.0    4.6

                 inc.      27_01_02    135.0    180.0    45.0    16.4    7.5
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    CBS-10-367  12500      25_08_02     71.5     78.5     7.0     3.6    1.2
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    CBS-10-368  11975      22_06_02     68.0    103.5    35.5    19.0    1.4
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    (1): The above results reflect a composite of holes that have intersected
         different zones and sub zones.
    

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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; Martin Bergeron, 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, Maurice Dagenais: mdagenais@renmarkfinancial.com, Media: Lynn Butler: lbutler@renmarkfinancial.com, Tel: (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717

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