Aurizon receives Quebec "Company of the Year" award

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

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ; AMEX:  AZK) is very
pleased to announce that the Company has received the prestigious "Company of
the Year" award from the Association de L'Exploration Miniere du Quebec (AEMQ)
during the annual awards ceremony at "Quebec Exploration 2007", organized by
the AEMQ and the Ministry of Natural Resources.

    The award recognises the following achievements by Aurizon in 2007:

    1.  Successful commencement of commercial gold production at the
        Casa Berardi Mine.

    2.  Discovery of a new gold zone (Zone 123 South) along the South fault
        at Casa Berardi.

    3.  Acquiring the Joanna Gold Project and establishing mineral resources
        of 11.3 million tonnes averaging 1.7 grams of gold per tonne for
        630,000 ounces in the indicated category, and 28.6 million tonnes
        averaging 1.6 grams of gold per tonne, for 1.4 million ounces in the
        inferred category.

    4.  Discovery of gold, uranium and rare earth elements at a new prospect,
        namely the Kipawa property.

    "We are delighted and honoured to receive this award." said David Hall,
President and Chief Executive Officer and Michel Gilbert, Vice President.
"Full credit is due to the dedicated efforts of our experienced operational
team at Casa Berardi who have established the Company as a significant
Canadian gold producer. In addition, this is recognition of the contribution
of our administration team, corporate development group and of our young and
talented exploration team in establishing the foundation for Aurizon's future
    Aurizon's activities in Quebec are under the direction of:

    Gilles Brousseau, General Manager - Mining and his operations team at
Casa Berardi

    Ghislain Fournier, Manager - Corporate Development and his team in

    Martin Demers, Manager - Exploration and his team active on the Casa
Berardi, Joanna and Kipawa projects

    Danielle Morin, Manager - Administration and her team in Val-d'Or

    Aurizon is a gold producer with a growth strategy focused on exploring
and developing its existing projects in the Abitibi region of north-western
Quebec, one of the world's most prolific gold and base metal regions. 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

    Additional information in accordance with National Instrument 43-101
requirements is contained in technical reports and prepared by independent
qualified persons in respect of the Joanna gold project (Resource modeling and
estimation update on the Joanna Gold deposit by Geostat Systems International
Inc., dated October 26, 2007) and the Casa Berardi project (Technical report
on the Casa Berardi project by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. dated October 26,
2005) are available under the Company's profile at Information
in this news release that is of a scientific or technical nature was prepared
by or under the supervision of Michel Gilbert, ing., Vice-President of Aurizon
and a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101.
    As a British Columbia corporation, the Company is subject to certain
rules and regulations issued by Canadian securities regulators. 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

    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 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

For further information:

For further information: David Hall, President, 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: Or Renmark Financial Communications
Inc., 2080 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West, Montreal, QC, H3H 1R6, Barry Mire:, Jen Power:, Telephone:
(514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717

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