Volta Resources Inc. ("Volta Resources" or the "Company") (TSX: VTR) announces the last remaining results from its completed 2012 drilling program (Phase 4) on the Central Area at its Kiaka Gold Project in Burkina Faso. The Phase 4 program was focused principally on infill drilling those areas where Inferred category resources occur within the open pit shell defined in the pre-feasibility study ("PFS", see News Release of 3 May 2012). The aim is to enhance a portion of these Inferred Resources to the Indicated category, thereby allowing them to be converted to Mineral Reserves so that they report to ore and not waste. This +30,000m drilling program also tested the area between the Kiaka Central Area and the Kiaka South Area. Shallow RC drilling has also been undertaken adjacent to identified mineralization to cover the full extent of the proposed PFS pit.
A Mineral Resource update for the total Kiaka Project is currently being finalised. Volta Resources has already defined NI 43-101 compliant resources in the Kiaka Central Area of 117.42 million tonnes @ 1.07 g/t Au for 4,029,000 ounces in the Measured and Indicated categories and 29.96 million tonnes @ 1.00 g/t Au for 1,000,000 ounces in the Inferred category (see News Release of March 21, 2012). A positive pre-feasibility study has converted Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves of 126.08 million tonnes at a diluted grade of 0.96 g/t Au for 3.89 million ounces of gold within a single open pit (see News Release of May 3, 2012). In addition, Volta Resources also announced a maiden NI 43-101 compliant Mineral Resource estimate for the Kiaka South deposit, located some 700m southwest of the Company's Kiaka Central Area. The estimate includes 1.84 million tonnes @ 2.0g/t Au for 118,000 ounces in the Measured and Indicated categories (see News Release of September 27, 2012).
The current press release includes the results from 14 core drill holes, totalling 4,733m of drilling, located in the southern half of the Kiaka Central Area (see Figure 1), between Section 4500N and Section 5650N.
About Volta Resources:
Volta Resources has a portfolio of quality gold exploration projects in Burkina Faso and Ghana, both mining-friendly West African jurisdictions with proven world-class gold deposits. VTR will focus on fast-tracking its flagship Kiaka Gold Project (NI-43-101 compliant resources include 117.42 million tonnes @ 1.07 g/t Au for 4,029,000 ounces in the Measured and Indicated categories and 29.96 million tonnes @ 1.00 g/t Au for 1,000,000 ounces in the Inferred category [Please see VTR press release dated March 21, 2012] including 34.38 million tonnes @ 1.04 g/t Au for 1,145,969 ounces of gold in the Proven category and 91.70 million tonnes @ 0.93 g/t Au for 2,742,353 ounces of gold in the Probable category (Please see VTR press release dated May 3, 2012) towards a development decision, aiming to complete a Feasibility Study in Q3, 2013. Recent acquisition of properties around the Kiaka Gold Project has provided VTR with an extensive ground position along the highly prospective Markoye Fault Corridor in an important emerging gold province.
Source: Volta Resources Inc.