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Aurizon Files Feasibility Study of the Hosco Deposit

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Aurizon Files Feasibility Study of the Hosco Deposit18:33 EDT Thursday, July 19, 2012VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 19, 2012) - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ)(NYSE MKT:AZK)(NYSE Amex:AZK) announces that, in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 and in support of the Company's June 5, 2012 news release, it has filed a technical report entitled "Feasibility Study of the Hosco Deposit - Joanna Gold Project" (hereinafter referred to as the "Feasibility Study"). The Feasibility Study, issued July, 2012, with an effective date of June 5, 2012, was prepared for Aurizon Mines Ltd. by BBA Inc., in cooperation with Roche Ltd. and SGS Canada Inc. - Geostat. The Feasibility Study is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's Website at www.aurizon.com. About AurizonAurizon is a gold producer with a growth strategy focused on developing its existing projects in the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, one of the world's most favourable mining jurisdictions and prolific gold and base metal regions, and by increasing its asset base through accretive transactions. Aurizon shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ARZ" and on the NYSE MKT under the symbol "AZK". Additional information on Aurizon and its properties is available on Aurizon's website at www.aurizon.com.U.S. Registration (File 001-31893)FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: George PaspalasAurizon Mines Ltd.President & CEO604-687-6600 or Toll Free: 1-800-411-GOLD (4653)ORMartin BergeronAurizon Mines Ltd.Vice President Operations819-874-4511ORInvestor RelationsAurizon Mines Ltd.604-687-6600 or Toll Free: 1-800-411-GOLD (4653)jennifer.north@aurizon.comOR604-687-6600 or Toll Free: 1-800-411-GOLD (4653)Aurizon Mines Ltd.604-687-3932 (FAX)info@aurizon.comwww.aurizon.com