Vior Inc.

Vior Inc.

November 24, 2010 09:26 ET

Vior Has Begun Its Drilling Programs on Beauchastel and Douay Properties, Abitibi Region, Quebec

QUÉBEC CITY, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2010) - SOCIÉTÉ D'EXPLORATION MINIÈRE VIOR INC. (TSX VENTURE:VIO)(FRANKFURT:VL5) – is pleased to announce that two drilling programs have simultaneously begun on the Beauchastel and Douay properties, located in the Abitibi region of Quebec.

Drilling on the Beauchastel Property

A 1,200 to 1,500-metre diamond drilling program has started last week on the Company's wholly-owned Beauchastel property located about 15 kilometres WNW of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. This program is following up on gold intercepts encountered during a 3-short-hole program completed in 1998 by the Company, where hole BC 98-02 cut 1.08 g/T gold over 19.5 m, including 4.38 g/T gold over 3.0 m, and another intercept of 6.72 g/T gold over 3.0 m. Hole BC 98-03, located 75 metres to the west, has cut an intercept of 0.91 g/T gold over 19.5 m, including 1.44 g/T gold over 9.0 m. These cuts are found less than 50 metres below surface.

The Property comprises 22 contiguous claims straddling the Beauchastel and Duprat township boundary for a surface area of 800 hectares underlain by volcanic rocks of the Blake River Group. The gold mineralization at Beauchastel appears to be associated with fine-grained pyrite and a feldspathic alteration halo oriented along NE structures parallel to the Quesabe Fault. The current drilling program is aiming at defining the geometry and the possible extensions of the known gold mineralization.

Multi-Target Drilling at Douay

As announced recently, the Company and its partner Aurvista Gold Corp. wish to confirm that they have started on November 16, 2010, a 12,000-metre diamond-drilling program on several targets of the Douay project. The program is aiming at testing numerous targets, one of which being the lateral and depth extensions of the Douay Ouest deposit where recent calculations yielded a Measured and Indicated Resource of 313,000 tonnes at 7.75 g/T gold, and an additional Inferred Resource of 267,000 tonnes at 8.53 g/T gold (press release of January 28th, 2010). Other drill holes within the Douay Ouest deposit will have the goal of shifting categories from resources into reserves. The current drilling program will also be testing near-surface mineralized extensions of the Porphyre Zone, as well as the unexplored sectors along the Contact Zone located at the interface between conglomerates and syenitic intrusions. The program should be ongoing until ice break-up in spring 2011.

Assay results from both drilling programs will be released on a regular basis as they become available. Work will be supervised by Mr. Marc L'Heureux who is the Company's Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.


Vior is a growing mining company focused on developing its properties. The company owns a 75% participating interest in the Douay Ouest gold project and other mineral properties.

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