Volta commences a 2,000 metre RC drilling program at its Bansié Gold Project, Burkina Faso


    TORONTO, July 28 /CNW/ - Volta Resources Inc. ("Volta" or the "Company")
(TSX:VTR) is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced on its
wholly-owned Bansié Gold Project, located in the southern Hounde Belt, an
emerging gold camp in Burkina Faso (see News Release of April, 7th, 2008).
    The 28-hole program of approximately 2,000 metres of reverse circulation
drilling will test a large rock- and gold-in-soil anomaly (see map:
http://files.newswire.ca/407/VoltaMap.doc). The anomaly coincides with a
significant gold-bearing structural corridor, which extends southward for 20
km onto the adjacent Dossi property. This prospective structure is marked by
an intense deformation zone, which includes strong shearing and folding within
Birimian metasediments in proximity to a contact with metavolcanic units on
the eastern margin of the Hounde Belt. Locally, the north-south trending shear
zone exhibits intense carbonate and sericite alteration with a strong
silicification overprint and the development of quartz vein stockwork.
    The program is already underway with one drill rig from West African
Drilling Services. It is scheduled to be completed in approximately 2 weeks
with the results of the program expected to be released by mid-September.
    A soil and rock chip sampling program recently undertaken by the Company
in tandem with a detailed mapping program along the mineralized structural
corridor has indicated a continuous gold-in-soil anomaly extending for more
than 2km along strike and about 500 metres across. The anomaly coincides with
the presence of multiple parallel, north-south trending quartz veins, which
are currently subject to intensive artisanal gold mining. The current drilling
program aims to test the continuity of the vein systems along strike and the
lateral extension of the mineralization into the wallrock.
    At the same time the program will briefly test a second, smaller,
gold-in-soil anomaly which occurs about 500 metres to the East of the main
anomaly, representing a possible splay of the main, north-trending shear.
    Under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101, the qualified person
for the Bansié project is Mr. Guy Franceschi, Vice President, Exploration for
Volta Resources Inc. Mr. Franceschi is a member of the European Federation of
Geologists and has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

    Volta Resources Inc. was created following a 50/50 merger of two
experienced West African explorers, Birim Goldfields Inc. and Goldcrest
Resources Ltd. The newly formed Company remains Canadian-based with its head
office in Toronto, Ontario and operations offices in Accra, Ghana and
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Volta is a mineral exploration company primarily
focused on becoming the leader in the identification, acquisition and
exploration of gold properties in West Africa.

    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,
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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
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of Volta believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking
statements are based upon reasonable assumptions and have attempted to
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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.

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    adequacy or accuracy of this news release.




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www.Voltaresources.com or contact: Kevin Bullock, P.Eng., President & CEO,
Tel: (416) 867-2299, Fax: (416) 867-2298, Email: kbullock@voltaresources.com;
Investor Relations: Vancouver, Farah Alibhai, Tel: (604) 731-7340, Email:
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