Gaoua copper-gold project no longer subject to freeport earn-in



    TSX: VTR

    TORONTO, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - Volta Resources Inc. ("Volta" or the "Company")
(TSX:VTR) reports that Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation ("FMEC") has
provided notice that FMEC has elected not to proceed with exploration
expenditures and payments related to an earn-in agreement on Volta's Gaoua
copper-gold porphyry project located in southern Burkina Faso. FMEC has not
earned an interest in the project and does not retain any back-in rights to
the Gaoua project.
    Over 23,000 metres of drilling has been carried out over the last two
years on the Gongondy and Dienemera deposits within the Gaoua properties.
Based on the positive drill assay results Volta has commissioned SRK
Consulting (UK) to undertake an independent National Instrument 43-101
compliant resource estimate for the Gongondy and Dienemera deposits at the
Gaoua project. This resource estimate is scheduled to be completed during the
current quarter. Volta is planning additional drilling to extend the
mineralization on the aforementioned deposits, as well as tractor-mounted
power auger drilling to pursue targets under transported regolith cover
identified along the 35 kilometer long porphyry corridor within the Gaoua
properties.
    Volta is a mineral exploration company focused on becoming the leader in
the identification, acquisition and exploration of gold properties in West
Africa. The Company is committed to West African exploration and is
Canadian-based with its head office in Toronto, Ontario and operations offices
in Accra, Ghana and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The Company currently has 53.2
million common shares issued and over $8.0 million in cash and marketable
securities.

    
    The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the
    adequacy or accuracy of this news release.
    

    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
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"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.

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For further information:

For further information: please refer to our website
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:
falibhai@voltaresources.com

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