Vior Inc.

Vior Inc.

December 06, 2006 10:18 ET

Vior Begins Winter Drilling Progam at Douay

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 6, 2006) - Vior Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VIO) announces today that a first phase, 7000 metre drilling program has begun on its wholly-owned Douay gold property.

The first phase of this program will focus on the westerly and deeper extensions of the Upper 531 Zone and the easterly and westerly extensions of the Lower 531 Zone. These zones are situated approximately 6 kilometres east of the Douay West gold deposit and contain inferred resources totalling 730,000 tonnes grading 4.9 g/t Au, or 104,000 ounces of gold. (Geostat Systems International Inc. - 2005). Indicative drill results from the Upper 531 Zone returned the following assays:

11.9 g/t Au over 7.2 metres
6.2 g/t Au over 12.2 metres
5.6 g/t Au over 10.7 metres

As for the Lower 531 zone, some of the best drill results returned:

9.3 g/t Au over 4.6 metres
8.1 g/t Au over 5.8 metres
9.5 g/t Au over 4.6 metres

The new drilling targets were selected following a new geological interpretation of previous drilling campaigns conducted in the early 90s.

Drilling is also planned on the Main Zone situated less than one kilometre from the 531 Zone. According to an independent study completed by Geostat Systems International Inc. in 2005, the Main Zone contains 300,000 tonnes grading 4.8 g/t Au, or 42,000 ounces of gold. Typical intersections of this zone returned the following assays:

52.7 g/t Au over 4.3 metres
7.1 g/t Au over 13.2 metres
10.3 g/t Au over 2.7 metres
5.2 g/t Au over 3.6 metres

As with the 531 Zone, very little delineation drilling was preformed on the Main Zone leaving the extensions of these deposits open in almost all directions.

As soon as winter conditions set in, drilling will resume on the following zones:

116 Zone - 12 g/t Au over 4 metres
5-4 South Zone - 8.7 g/t Au over 5.5 metres
5-4 North Zone - 2888 g/t Au over 0.5 metre

These zones were discovered during last winter's drilling program.

"The discovery last winter of the 5-4 North and South Zones, coupled with the promising results from the 116 Zone, east of the Douay West deposit, bode well for the possibilities of not only increasing our resources around the known deposits but also for finding new zones other than the six zones currently identified on this 8-kilometre corridor." stated Marco Gagnon, Vice President, Exploration and Acquisitions of Vior. Inferred gold resources of these six distinctive zones total 837,000 ounces of gold (Geostat Systems International Inc. 2005).

This exploration program will be supervised by Marco Gagnon, P. Geo. Vice President, Exploration and Acquisitions of Vior and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.


Vior is a Quebec based exploration company whose strategy is to explore and develop gold and base metal properties in proven and accessible mining areas. The Company wholly owns the Douay West gold project which is at a pre-feasibility stage and other gold and base metal exploration interests in some of the best mining areas of Quebec. Inco Limited is the largest shareholder of Vior with a 15% interest.

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