Volta Resources acquires two new gold exploration permits in Burkina Faso, West Africa


    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - Volta Resources Inc. ("Volta" or the "Company")
(TSX:VTR) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wentworth
Gold SARL, has been granted two (2) new exclusive exploration permits in
Burkina Faso (see Figure 1 below) known as the Barga II and Dahisma permits.
    The Barga II permit covers 114 km(2) and flanks the western boundaries of
the Company's Titao I and Titao Sud group of properties. Cumulatively, the
Titao gold project now covers 548 km(2) in three contiguous permits. The Titao
gold project area occurs within an individual segment of the NNE trending
Hounde Greenstone Belt, in the ENE inflection of the belt and near the
junction with the Boromo-Goren belt. Recent mapping and reconnaissance surveys
carried out over the area have shown that the Titao permits are underlain in
their central part by volcanic and volcano-sedimentary formations, intruded by
several plutons, and are traversed by a major NE trending shear zone (the
"Djibo deformation zone"). The properties are host to numerous gold
occurrences, many of which have been worked by artisanal miners. The gold
occurrences occur preferentially along two main mineralization trends: ENE and
N-S and have associated quartz vein populations. The NE and ENE trending
shears, visible in ASTER (a satellite-borne imaging process) and airborne
geophysical imagery, are dominant within the area. The granting of the Barga
II permit will allow the Company to track the extent of the known mineralized
structures further westward. An airborne magnetic and radiometric survey is
planned to be completed by the end of July over the Titao area, including part
of the Barga II permit.
    The Dahisma property (123.5km(2)) is situated 90km northeast of
Ouagadougou, in the Goren greenstone belt, close to the regional NNE trending
Markoye fault. The Markoye fault is an important regional structure in West
Africa which extends for several hundred kilometers and hosts associated
subsidiary structures that are associated with abundant gold occurrences. The
Goren greenstone belt is an emerging gold camp in Burkina Faso, with several
deposits currently being developed and includes one operational mine, namely
the Taparko gold mine (proven and probable reserves 8.6 Mt @ 3.0 g/t Au or
827,000 oz Au). The Dahisma property is underlain by volcanics and
volcano-sediments which surround a granitic intrusive, occupying the southern
part of the permit. A reconnaissance soil and rock chip sampling program is
being planned.
    Under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101, the qualified person
for the Gaoua project is Mr. Guy Franceschi, Vice President, Exploration of
Volta. Mr. Franceschi is a member of the European Federation of Geologists and
has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

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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
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mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses,
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