October 31, 2008

Aurizon Announces Third Quarter 2008 Conference Call & Webcast

VANCOUVER, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ, NYSE Alternext:AZK) plans to release its 2008 Third Quarter financial results before market open on Thursday, November 6, 2008.

In addition, Aurizon management will host a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) to review the results and project activities. You may access the call by calling the operator at 416-644-3432 or 1-866-250-4907, ten (10) minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

The call is being webcast and can be accessed at Aurizon's website at http://www.aurizon.com/ or enter the following URL into your web browser: http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2454540.

Those who wish to listen to a recording of the conference call at a later time may do so by calling 416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525 (Passcode: 21287141 followed by the number sign). A replay of the call will be available until Friday, November 14, 2008.

Aurizon 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 Alternext (formerly the American Stock Exchange) under the symbol "AZK". Additional information on Aurizon and its properties is available on Aurizon's website at http://www.aurizon.com/.

Aurizon Mines Ltd.

CONTACT: AURIZON MINES LTD., David P. Hall, President and C.E.O., Ian S.Walton, Executive Vice President & C.F.O., Telephone: (604) 687-6600, TollFree: 1-888-411-GOLD, Fax: (604) 687-3932, Web Site: http://www.aurizon.com/, Email:[email protected]; or Renmark Financial Communications Inc., 2080 Rene-LevesqueBlvd. West, Montreal, QC, H3H 1R6, Barry Mire: [email protected]; JenPower: [email protected]; Media - Vanessa Napoli:[email protected], Tel: (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717