Aurizon Mines has reported the results of recent drilling along Zone 123 from the exploration drift on the 810m level at its Casa Berardi Mine in north-western Quebec.

The current exploration program focused on Zone 123, located approximately 1km east of the West Mine shaft, with the objective to delineate high grade mineralization corridors.

Thirteen new holes were completed from the 810m level drift and from the newly extended 550m level track drift.

The program is targeting a series of south-east dipping corridors where high grade mineralized corridors, ranging from 50m to 150m wide and open along strike, were previously identified.

Ten mineralized intervals out of 13 returned a metal factor above 10 (true width in metres x the gold grade in grams per tonne), or higher.

The drilling program covered an area of 100m along strike, 200m in width and up to 200m below and above the 810m level.

The best results were 19.1 grams of gold per tonne over 10.4m (true width) in hole CBP-0205 and 10.1 grams of gold per tonne over 12.5m (true width) in hole CBP-0209, respectively, which indicate lense continuity in the trend of the mineralized corridors.

The results indicate at least three distinct high grade corridors located between the 1,050m level and the 280m level.