QUÉBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2011) - Société d'Exploration Minière Vior Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VIO)(FRANKFURT:VL5) and Aurvista Gold Corp. are pleased to announce positive drilling results from the exploration program on the Douay property, region of Matagami, Quebec. The 12,000-metre diamond drilling program announced in November 2010 has returned to date 80 metres of gold mineralization in the Porphyry Zone and confirmed the extensions of the Douay Ouest mineralized zone at depth.

Porphyry Zone

Results from the first hole in western end of the Porphyry Zone (Adam 92-7 Zone) confirmed the potential for a large tonnage low-grade gold deposit. Hole DO-11-33 intersected 1.07 g/t gold over 79.3m (257.5m – 336.8m), including 1.56 g/t gold over 38.3m (298.5m - 336.8m). The Porphyry Zone is comprised of three mineralized zones encompassed within a porphyritic syenitic intrusion and distributed along a 2-km long strike, the Adam, 92-7 and Central zones. In 2007, a 43-101 compliant mineral resource evaluation by Geostat Intl. yielded on Adam and 92-7 a Measured and Indicated Resource of 0.27 Mt at 1.04 g/t gold and an Inferred Resource of 25 Mt at 1.14 g/t gold. The Central Zone yielded a Measured and Indicated Resource of 0.33 Mt at 1.18 g/t gold and an Inferred Resource of 6.74 Mt at 0.97 g/t gold (at a cut-off of 0.7 g/t gold). The current program includes a first phase of 16 holes designed to test the near-surface gold mineralization and to evaluate the continuity of the Porphyry Zone along the 2-km long strike. This drilling phase at the Porphyry Zone is slated to be completed by the end of spring 2011.

Douay Ouest

Three holes for 2,016 metres were recently drilled to test the extensions at depth of the 603 Zone of the Douay Ouest gold deposit. The three holes all successfully intersected and confirmed the extensions of the 603 Zone at a depth ranging between 480 to 590 metres vertical. Drill step outs within the mineralized plane were testing targets located at least 150 metres away from historical drilling pierce points where no significant gold mineralization was encountered. These new results listed below represent very encouraging gold intercepts associated with the 603 Zone and warrant additional drilling.

  • Hole D-134: 0.38 g/t gold over 3.75 m (503.00 m – 506.75 m) at a depth of 481 m;

  • Hole D-135: 1.81 g/t gold over 4.65 m (621.15 m – 625.80 m) at a depth of 587 m;

  • Hole D-137: 0.69 g/t gold over 2.00 m (564.00 m – 566.00 m) at a depth of 542 m.

The Douay Ouest deposit hosts 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 (at a cut-off of 4.0 g/t gold) (NI 43-101 report by SGS, 2010). The deep drilling program at Douay Ouest will resume once the 16-hole drilling phase will be completed on the Porphyry Zone. At least six others deep holes are planned to test the 603 Zone at Douay Ouest.


A 2,000-km very high resolution helicopter-borne magnetic survey was completed last week over the entirety of the Douay property by the firm Novatem Airborne Geophysics, of Mont-St-Hilaire, Quebec. The survey was flown at 100-m spacing with locally 50-m spacing between survey lines with control lines at 1000m intervals. The average survey altitude was 5 to 10m using a proprietary compensator system and a captor by GEM Systems. The purpose of this very high resolution survey is to systematically map the geology and structures that underlay the claims of the Property and to better pinpoint the contact between volcanics and sediments that will be followed up this winter by a-high power induced polarization (IP) survey.

This press release was prepared 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.

Contact Information: Vior Inc.
Claude St-Jacques
Vior Inc.
Marc L'Heureux
Vice-president Exploration