QUEBEC – AURIZON MINES of Vancouver has been honoured by the Association de l’Exploration Miniere du Quebec (AEMQ) as its choice for company of the year. The award was presented at the annual Quebec Exploration meeting, organized by AEMQ and the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources.
The award recognizes four of Aurizon’s achievements during 2007. The company restarted production at the Casa Berardi gold mine. It discovered the new 123 South zone along the South fault. It acquired the Joanna gold project and was able to establish resources of 11.3 million tonnes grading 1.7 g/t Au in the indicated category and a further 28.6 million tonnes at 1.6 g/t in the inferred category. Lastly, Aurizon made a new discovery of gold, uranium and rare earths at the Kipawa property.
“We are delighted and honoured to receive this award,” said David Hall, president and CEO and Michel Gilbert, VP. “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 growth.”
Aurizon’s activities in Quebec are under the direction of Gilles Brousseau, general manager of mining and his operations team at Casa Berardi; Ghislain Fournier, manager of corporate development and his team in Val-d’Or; Martin Demers, manager of exploration and his team active on the Casa Berardi, Joanna and Kipawa projects; and Danielle Morin, manager of administration and her team in Val-d’Or, Que.
A full description of the company’s activities is available at www.Aurizon.com.