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GOLD EXPLORATION: Aurizon confirms continuity of Zone 120 at Casa Berardi

QUEBEC — Recent underground drilling by Vancouver-based Aurizon Mines has confirmed the continuity of th...



QUEBEC — Recent underground drilling by Vancouver-based Aurizon Mines has confirmed the continuity of the mineralization in Zone 120 and its thickness of over 20 metres. Best results from hole drilled off the 810 level include 6.5 g/t Au over 30.0 metres, 8.1 g/t Au over 8.1 metres, and 12.5 g/t over 11.0 metres (true widths).

 

Aurizon says the mineralization identified in this area by drilling is about 400 metres wide with a moderate westward plunge. The veins are several metres wide. Stockworks and sulphide-bearing structures fill the contact between conglomerate units and the Casa Berardi Fault.

 

A new mineral resource estimate for Zone 120 will be prepared when results of this year’s $15-million drilling program have been received.

 

The most recent technical report on the Casa Berardi mine was released in February 2009. It may be read at www.Aurizon.com.

 

Award: Aurizon was the recipient of the e3 Plus award from the Association de L’Exploration Miniere du Quebec (AEMQ) at the recent Quebec Exploration 2009 convention. The e3 Plus Award is granted in recognition of the recipient’s high level of environmental and social responsibility and its compliance with best practices recommended by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in its e3 Plus guidelines.