Aurizon Mines Ltd.

    Toronto Stock Exchange - Ticker Symbol - ARZ
    American Stock Exchange - Ticker Symbol - AZK
    U.S. Registration:  (File No. 0-22672)

    VANCOUVER, March 14 /CNW/ - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX: ARZ; AMEX:   AZK)
deeply regrets to report that an employee of  Dumas Contracting Ltd. has been
fatally injured in an accident, whilst performing maintenance on the 550 metre
level at the company's Casa Berardi Mine.
    Activity in the immediate vicinity of the accident has been suspended. 
Mining and milling operations are continuing as planned at this time.
    Aurizon is working closely with the various authorities to determine the
cause of the accident.

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:, Email:

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