Volta announces Reverse Circulation drill program at its Kampti gold project in Burkina Faso



    TSX: VTR

    TORONTO, May 20 /CNW/ - Volta Resources Inc. ("Volta" or the "Company")
(TSX:VTR) is pleased to announce that it has commenced a 1,500-metre Reverse
Circulation ("RC") drilling program on the Maména-Fofora prospect at its 100%
owned Kampti III property in southern Burkina Faso. RC drilling to depths of
up to 100 metres will assess 3 target zones initially identified during the
Company's previous RC drilling programs and subsequently enhanced in a
recently completed auger drilling campaign.
    The Company has purchased its own tractor-mounted power auger drilling
rig in order to adequately sample areas where complex and transported regolith
cover has potentially masked the geochemical response expected over
mineralization. The auger drilling program was carried out at Kampti in April
comprising a total of 243 holes, averaging approximately 4m depth, over Zone B
and Zone C on the Maména-Fofora prospect located at the northernmost part of
the Kampti permit (See Figure 1). This drilling linked and extended previously
identified mineralization (see Goldcrest Resources Ltd. news release, January
25, 2007 and Volta's news release of April 8, 2008) in areas where complex
regolith is contaminated by abundant artisanal gold workings.

    
    To view Figure 1, please visit:
    http://files.newswire.ca/407/Volta-Kampti-Drilling.JPG


    ZONE A:   RC drilling will test the northern extension of a prominent
    -------   NNW-trending structural feature, defined by coincident
              chargeable and resistive zones identified during a gradient
              array induced polarization ("IP") survey undertaken by the
              Company. This structure extends for several kilometres along
              strike and widens up in its northern part where it is cross-cut
              by a major NNE-trending shear. The structure hosts numerous
              artisanal gold workings along the trend extending for over
              700m. Previous drilling in the northern part of this structure
              returned encouraging gold intersections including:

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         HOLE No.     FROM (m)     RC LENGTH (m)     GOLD GRADE (g/t)
        -------------------------------------------------------------
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         RC9             73               16              1.76
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and       101               28              3.64
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and       130                2              35.0
        -------------------------------------------------------------
         RC17            31                7              1.57
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and        65                1              1.60
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and       101                1              32.0
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and       118                8              0.77
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and       141                3              0.78
        -------------------------------------------------------------
         RC18            54               14              0.60
        -------------------------------------------------------------
         RC19            73                3              8.40
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and       101                2              10.3
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and       130                7              1.50
        -------------------------------------------------------------
         RC23            24                7              0.82
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and        34                2              1.96
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and        46                4              2.07
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and       133                2              1.70
        -------------------------------------------------------------


    ZONE B:   Auger drilling at Zone B confirms that a NNW and SSE trending
    -------   parallel structure, similar to Zone A, extends for
              approximately 500 metres along strike. The RC drilling will
              test the extension of the mineralization intersected by
              previous holes including:

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         HOLE No.     FROM (m)     RC LENGTH (m)     GOLD GRADE (g/t)
        -------------------------------------------------------------
        -------------------------------------------------------------
         RC4             22               12              0.65
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and        66                2              4.50
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and        88               10              0.85
        -------------------------------------------------------------
         RC5              0                6              1.27
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and       102               12              6.72
        -------------------------------------------------------------
             incl.      102                2              37.9
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and       122                8              0.98
        -------------------------------------------------------------
         RC28            59                8              11.8
        -------------------------------------------------------------
              and        72                6              1.62
        -------------------------------------------------------------


    ZONE C:   Recent auger drilling has also confirmed significant gold
    -------   anomalism ((greater than)0.1g.t) along a NNE-SSW trending
              structure immediately NE of Zone A. This coincides with a right
              lateral jog in the coincident IP anomaly and lines up with a
              significant intersection encountered in a previous hole:


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         HOLE No.     FROM (m)     RC LENGTH (m)     GOLD GRADE (g/t)
        -------------------------------------------------------------
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         RC27           102                8              12.3
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    Under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101, the qualified person
for the Kampti 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 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.

    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,
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"could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved".
Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks,
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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: 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

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