TORONTO, November 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Intersects 213.0m @ 1.38g/t gold, including 6.0m @ 11.27g/t gold -
Volta Resources Inc. ("Volta" or the "Company") (TSX: VTR) announces the drill results from 4 holes from Phase 3 of the on-going program at its Kiaka Gold Project in Burkina Faso. Phase 3 comprises approximately 50,000m of drilling being undertaken to extend resources in the Central Area, to follow up positive results in the South Area, to test several more ground geophysical targets and undertake scout drilling on regional targets on the Kiaka property (see News Release of 13 October 2011).
Results have been received to date for 4 holes, located on 2 sections, respectively 5750N (Figure 2) and 5800N (figure 3). The 4 holes, comprising a total of 2,104.5m, confirm the continuity of wide mineralization, typical of the Kiaka Main Zone (KMZ) deposit. Significantly, the drilling confirms that the well mineralized, and wide, KMZ zone persists beneath a shallow southeasterly dipping fault down to a vertical depth exceeding 400m. These holes should also result in the conversion of a significant portion of the current Inferred Resources to the Indicated Category in this area. The mineralization remains open towards the northeast and is currently being tested by the on-going drilling program.
The highlights from current drilling on these sections include:
- KDH299 : 136.0m @ 1.04g/t gold, including 12.0m @ 2.27g/t gold
- KDH300 : 213.0m @ 1.38g/t gold, including 6.0m @ 11.21g/t gold AND 6.0m @ 2.51g/t gold
- KDH301 : 11.3m @ 3.32g/t gold
- KDH301 : 97.0m @ 0.63g/t gold, including 4.0m @ 1.17g/t gold
- KDH301 : 57.0m @ 0.78g/t gold, including 21.0m @ 1.21g/t gold
- KDH302 : 229.0m @ 0.83g/t gold, including 13.0m @ 1.47g/t gold AND 25.0m @ 1.42g/t gold
Kevin Bullock, Volta's CEO, said, "These outstanding results will be incorporated into our next resource estimate and should have a positive impact on the quality of resources and the total amount of resources. These results again display the characteristic exceptional consistency of the Kiaka deposit with broad widths of notable mineralization. We are also pleased that these results will be incorporated into the parameters of our Pre-Feasibility study, which will be concluded late in Q1/12."
Results for the holes are highlighted in Table 1 and in locations shown in Figure 1. Analyses of the Volta samples were undertaken by fire assay on a 50g charge at ALS Chemex Laboratories in Ouagadougou. Volta's sampling and assay procedures included rigorous QA/QC elements that employed the inclusion of certified standards and blanks.
Table 1: Highlights of gold intersections for the reported boreholes
HOLE ID FROM TO INTERVAL GRADE COMMENTS KDH299 206.00 219.00 13.00 0.52 AND 257.30 274.00 16.70 0.51 AND 286.80 296.00 9.20 0.54 AND 321.80 328.70 6.90 0.88 AND 400.00 536.00 136.00 1.04 INCL 427.00 459.00 32.00 1.39 INCL 462.00 471.00 9.00 1.84 INCL 477.00 486.00 9.00 1.30 INCL 494.00 506.00 12.00 2.27 KDH300 128.80 132.00 3.20 1.60 AND 157.00 171.00 14.00 0.64 INCL 159.00 163.65 4.65 1.27 395.0-396.0m = 59.1g/t Au; 452.0-452.85m = 11.73g/t Au; 484.0-485.0m = AND 329.00 542.00 213.00 1.38 13.65g/t Au INCL 363.00 367.00 4.00 2.49 INCL 379.00 391.00 12.00 1.29 INCL 394.00 400.00 6.00 11.21 INCL 403.00 409.00 6.00 2.51 INCL 443.00 461.65 18.65 1.67 INCL 466.50 501.00 34.50 2.09 KDH301 18.00 29.30 11.30 3.32 19.0-20.1 = 28.05g/t Au AND 43.80 58.00 14.20 1.08 INCL 44.60 47.00 2.40 3.27 AND 246.00 343.00 97.00 0.63 INCL 278.00 282.00 4.00 1.02 INCL 306.00 310.00 4.00 1.17 INCL 332.00 335.00 3.00 1.13 AND 348.75 407.00 58.25 0.84 INCL 375.00 397.45 22.45 1.16 INCL 400.00 404.90 4.90 1.41 AND 414.00 471.00 57.00 0.78 INCL 421.00 442.00 21.00 1.21 AND 480.00 500.00 20.00 0.42 KDH302 238.00 467.00 229.00 0.83 INCL 262.00 273.00 11.00 1.23 INCL 298.00 301.00 3.00 1.59 INCL 315.00 333.00 18.00 1.20 INCL 349.00 354.00 5.00 1.19 INCL 357.00 370.00 13.00 1.47 INCL 373.00 398.00 25.00 1.42 INCL 407.00 429.00 22.00 1.20 INCL 437.00 440.00 3.00 1.28 AND 474.00 502.20 28.20 0.54 ENDED IN MINERALIZATION
Notes on Table 1:
1) Intervals are core length. True width is unknown at this time.
2) Intersections are based on a 0.3 g/t gold cut-off with maximum internal dilution (MID) of 5m for the lower grade mineralization envelop, except for hole KDH302 (238.0-467.0m intercept) where it has been increased to 6m.
3) In order to highlight the continuity of the high grade zone, a 0.8 g/t gold cut-off with maximum internal dilution of 2m has been used.
4) No top cut has been applied.
5) The intersections listed in the table represent sections of at least 3m in excess of 1g/t Au and/or sections of at least 10m in excess of 0.5g/t Au.
6) The intersections represent sections drilled cored drilling (see Table 2).
7) The drill core was sampled at one meter intervals and cut in half using a diamond saw. Half-core is archived at the core storage facility on site while the other half was sent to the laboratory.
8) Samples were sent to ALS Chemex in Ouagadougou for standard preparation followed by Fire Assay on a 50g charge.
9) Certified standards were inserted every 15 samples, field duplicates (in the RC portions) about every 20 and blanks about every 30 samples. The blanks, certified standards and duplicate assays confirm that all assays used to compile the intersections quoted here have passed Volta's rigorous QA/QC checks.
TABLE 2: Collar coordinates and orientation parameters for the reported boreholes
SECTION Hole ID Easting Northing Elevation Depth Dip Azimuth (m) (m) (degrees) (degrees) 5750 KDH299 739438 1289888 270 550.00 -60 135 5750 KDH301 739491 1289835 270 502.12 -60 135 5800 KDH300 739474 1289923 270 550.18 -60 135 5800 KDH302 739527 1289870 270 502.20 -60 135
Under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101, the qualified person for the Kiaka Gold Project is Mr. Guy Franceschi, Vice President, Exploration for Volta. Mr. Franceschi is a member of the European Federation of Geologists and has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
Volta is a mineral exploration company primarily focused on becoming a leader in the identification, acquisition and exploration of gold properties in West Africa. The Company is currently fast-tracking its flagship Kiaka Gold Project, located in Burkina Faso, toward a development decision.
Forward Looking Information Caution:
This press release presents "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation that involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future price of gold and other minerals and metals, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the capital expenditures, costs and timing of the resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, success of exploration activities, permitting time lines, currency exchange rate fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Volta to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including but not limited to: risks related to international operations, risks related to the integration of acquisitions; risks related to joint venture operations; actual results of current exploration activities; actual results of current or future reclamation activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of gold and other minerals and metals; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; and delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities. Although the management and officers of Volta believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions and have attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Volta Resources does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
PDF with caption: "Figure 1 Kiaka Central Area, Location of holes.pdf". PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/11/29/20111129_C2111_DOC_EN_7575.pdf
PDF with caption: "Figure 2 Section 5750N.pdf". PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/11/29/20111129_C2111_DOC_EN_7576.pdf
PDF with caption: "Figure 3 Section 5800N.pdf". PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/11/29/20111129_C2111_DOC_EN_7577.pdf
For further information:
Please refer to our website http://www.voltaresources.com or contact:
Kevin Bullock, P.Eng., President & CEO
Andreas Curkovic, Investor Relations
SOURCE Volta Resources Inc.