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Aurizon Reports Accident at Casa Berardi Mine

Monday, March 25, 2013

Aurizon Reports Accident at Casa Berardi Mine15:56 EDT Monday, March 25, 2013VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2013) - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ)(NYSE MKT:AZK) regrets to report that an employee of Dumas Contracting Ltd. was fatally injured this morning in an accident with his vehicle, underground at the Company's Casa Berardi project. As a result of this accident, underground operations for the day and night shift have been suspended today while the Company works with Sureté de Québec, Dumas and representatives of the CSST (Workplace Health and Safety Commission of Quebec) to determine the cause of the accident."The family of the Dumas Contracting employee has been notified, and our thoughts are with them at this time," said George Paspalas, President and Chief Executive Officer.U.S. Registration (File 001-31893)News Release Issue No. 18 - 2013FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Aurizon Mines Ltd.George PaspalasPresident & CEO604-687-6600Aurizon Mines Ltd.Martin BergeronVice President Operations819-874-4511Aurizon Mines Ltd.Investor Relations604-687-6600 or Toll Free: 1-800-411-GOLD (4653)604-687-3932 (FAX)Jennifer.north@aurizon.com or info@aurizon.comwww.aurizon.com