Vior Inc.

Vior Inc.

November 06, 2006 11:28 ET

Vior Updates Douay Gold Project and Lac-Edouard NI-CU Project

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 6, 2006) - Vior Inc. ("Vior")(TSX VENTURE:VIO) wishes to provide an update on recent corporate developments, including progress on its Douay gold project and its Lac-Edouard nickel-copper project which was recently optioned to Inco Limited.

Douay Project

Resources Development

In June 2006, Vior completed six definition drill holes totalling 1148 metres on its Douay West deposit (see PR July 17, 2006). This development work allowed Vior to better define and characterize the mineralization located in the upper west portion of the main lens, located some 100 metres from the surface infrastructure. This area of the main lens, by virtue of its grade content, thickness and proximity, could be an excellent site to extract a bulk sample. This zone should be accessible either by a ramp or an exploration shaft. Also during the last several months, Vior proceeded with a new mineral inventory of each of the mineral lenses of the Douay West deposit, integrating the latest drill results and using a new geological interpretation. This new inventory which is based on a 3D bloc model using technical parameters that reflect current economic guidelines, will be validated externally and integrated into an underground mine scenario at Douay West. This study is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2007. The Douay west infrastructure is easily accessible by road and includes offices a mechanical work shop, a dry, a compressor room, a hoist a head frame and an electrical station.

A 3D bloc modelling was also effectuated on the 531 and Main Zones with parameters similar to those adopted for the Douay West project. The results of this new calculation will also be included in the technical report expected in the first quarter of 2007.

Exploration Program

Beginning in December 2006 and weather conditions permitting, Vior will carry out a drilling program to further explore the 5-4 South and North Zones discovered in the winter of 2006. Additional diamond drilling is also scheduled on the 531 and Main Zones.

Lac-Edouard Project

This wholly-owned property which was recently optioned to Inco Limited was the focus of a field exploration program managed by Vior, during October 2006. The highlights of this exploration work include the discovery of mineralized mafic to ultramafic intrusions at a fair distance from the known areas. Outcrops consisting of gabbros and pyroxenites with disseminated sulphides (pyrrothite, pentlandite and chalcopyrite) were encountered 4 kilometres to the east-northeast and 3 kilometres west-southwest of the former Lac-Edouard mine. Moreover, four semi-massive angular sulphide blocs were discovered near a breccia horizon, containing mineralized pyroxenite fragments, 500 metres south-southwest of the former mine. Other breccias were also observed 300 metres north of the former producer.

Preliminary results of this field work indicate that the mineralized system is much wider than the previous interpretation suggested. Geophysics work will be carried out as soon as possible on the areas of interest.

Exploration Property Acquired in the La Tuque Region

Vior recently acquired through map designation the Kennedy and Bourgeoys properties, situated distinctively 30 kilometres north and 20 kilometres east of the town of La Tuque, in the center of the Province of Quebec in the High St-Maurice structural zone. These two wholly-owned properties are also located southwest and northwest respectively of the Lac-Edouard property. The properties consist of 2 blocs of claim covering more than 70 km2. A confirmation on the acquisition of these properties from the Ministere des ressources naturelles et de la faune du Quebec is pending.

These properties were acquired following geological modelling work of the High St-Maurice tectonic zone, using a GIS and following a field investigation of several quality targets during the summer and the fall of 2006. These properties cover magnetic anomalies displaying significant nickel and copper enrichment in mafic to ultra-mafic intrusions near major faults. Geological and exploration work is forecast on these properties in the spring of 2007.

New Web Site

Vior recently completed its new web site which integrates the latest information on the Company and its numerous exploration properties.

This press release was prepared by Marco Gagnon, P.Geo. a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 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 in Canada. 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 Quebec. Inco Limited is the largest shareholder of Vior with a 15% interest.

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