Aurizon has reported the results from the first four holes from the exploration program on the Fayolle property in north-western Quebec.

The current drilling program is the first phase of a work program total ling $3.5m to be spent by Aurizon under the joint venture agreement announced on May 18th 2010.

The Fayolle property is 100% owned by Typhoon Exploration and Aurizon can earn a 50% interest, subject to an underlying 2% net smelter royalty, by incurring expenditures of $10m over four years.

Aurizon can earn an additional 15% interest for a total interest of 65% by either delivering a feasibility study or spending an additional $15m on the project.

The property is located on the Porcupine Destor Break, 10km north of Aurizon’s Joanna project.

In planning the current program, Aurizon developed a spatial model for grade distribution that has identified high-grade zones trending perpendicular to the main deformation corridor which is oriented NW-SE.

The results of the first four drill holes, which were drilled at N250 appear to confirm the new model with improved continuity between mineralized zones compared to the previous program, where the holes were generally drilled at N330 degrees.

To date, 4,648m have been drilled in fourteen holes as part of a 15,000m program aimed to test the new grade model on the Fayolle deposit and to explore the entire deformation corridor transecting the property along a strike length of more than 2km.

Drill results and associated geological interpretations have been received for the first four holes (FA-10-01 to FA-10-04, totaling 1,455m), which have been drilled in the Fayolle deposit using a 50m spacing to test geometry and grade consistency.

The best result from the first four holes was from hole FA-10-04, which returned 112.50 grams per tonne of gold over 6m.

This intersection is located within the central portion of the deposit, within the inferred resource envelope identified by the InnovExplo Report.

The current exploration program at Fayolle is aimed at expanding the current resource laterally and down dip and at gaining enough geological knowledge to explore efficiently the favorable deformation corridor transecting the property.