Volta Continues to Report Wide Gold Intercepts At Its Kiaka Gold Project in
Burkina Faso Including 219m @ 0.90g/t Au and 90.90m @ 1.06g/t Au

TSX: VTR

TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - Volta Resources Inc. ("Volta" or the "Company") (TSX: VTR) announces the drill results from the next completed section at its Kiaka Gold Project, located approximately 120 kilometres southeast of Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso. To date, 72 holes (~11,810 meters) have been completed of a program comprising more than 150 holes ((greater than)22,000 meters). So far results have been received for 48 holes, with this news release covering the latest 7 holes, which are all located on Section 5500N. The highlights from this section include:

    
    -   KRD42    : 133.00m @ 0.72g/t Au, including 3.1m @ 1.69g/t Au
                   and 7m @ 1.69g/t Au
    -   KRD43    : 219.00m @ 0.90g/t Au, including 4.0m @ 4.35g/t Au
                   and 16m @ 1.60g/t Au
    -   KDH41    : 10.00m @ 1.81g/t Au AND 9m @1.44 g/t Au
    -   KDH49    : 90.90m @ 1.06g/t Au, including 23m @ 1.33g/t Au and
                   4.05m @ 2.43g/t Au and 9m @ 1.49g/t Au
    -   KKRC27   : 12.00m @ 1.31g/t Au, including 5m @ 2.70g/t Au
                   (ended in mineralization)
    

Kevin Bullock, Volta's CEO, said, "These infill drilling results confirm the very wide intersections encountered in previous sections drilled at the Kiaka Central Area and provide further evidence for our upcoming initial resource estimate. In addition, we are able to trace discrete higher grade zones within the broad mineralized low grade envelope from hole to hole and from section to section suggesting numerous opportunities to broaden the potential outlined by the historical drilling done at Kiaka."

In order to appreciate the extent and geometry of the mineralization on the 5500N section, the results for the intersections for these holes are highlighted in Table 1 below and on the section in Figure 2. Analyses of the Volta samples were undertaken by fire assay on a 50g charge at ALS Chemex Laboratories in Ouagadougou. Volta's sampling and assay procedures included QA/QC elements that employed the inclusion of certified standards and blanks.

    
         Table 1: Highlights of gold intersections from Section 5500N

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      Hole ID     From       To  Interval    Grade   Comment

                     m        m         m   g/t Au
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    KKRC26       59.00    97.00     38.00     0.81
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    Including    60.00    63.00      3.00     1.88
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    Including    89.00    93.00      4.00     3.96
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    KKRC25       26.00    34.00      8.00     0.74
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    Including    31.00    34.00      3.00     1.00
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          AND    73.00    89.00     16.00     0.66
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    Including    82.00    86.00      4.00     1.82
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    KRD42         2.10    12.10     10.00     0.54
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          AND    47.10    84.10     37.00     0.56
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    Including    72.10    75.10      3.00     1.33
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          AND   109.00   242.00    133.00     0.72
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    Including   125.00   128.10      3.10     1.69
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    Including   131.00   141.00     10.00     1.09
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    Including   169.00   174.00      5.00     1.45
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    Including   202.00   205.00      3.00     1.18
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    Including   214.00   221.00      7.00     1.69
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    KRD43         0.00   219.00    219.00     0.90   MID = 5.4m
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    Including     3.50    26.50     23.00     1.11
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    Including    52.50    82.50     30.00     1.39
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    Including   111.00   127.00     16.00     1.60
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    Including   145.00   158.00     13.00     1.30
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    Including   168.00   172.00      4.00     4.35
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    Including   177.00   183.00      6.00     1.02
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    KDH41        25.00    66.25     41.25     0.86
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    Including    33.00    47.00     14.00     1.32
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    Including    51.00    61.25     10.25     0.80
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          AND   133.00   213.05     80.05     0.78
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    Including   151.00   161.00     10.00     1.81
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    Including   181.00   200.00     19.00     1.44
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    KRD49        10.10   101.00     90.90     1.06
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    Including    13.10    36.10     23.00     1.33
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    Including    39.10    64.10     25.00     1.22
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    Including    89.95    94.00      4.05     2.43
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          AND   131.25   158.00     26.75     0.94
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    Including   137.00   141.00      4.00     1.27
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    Including   145.00   154.00      9.00     1.49
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    KKRC27        0.00    54.00     54.00     0.54
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    Including    48.00    52.00      4.00     1.12
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          AND    88.00   100.00     12.00     1.31   Ended in mineralisation
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    Including    88.00    93.00      5.00     2.70
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    NOTES:
    1) Intervals are core length. True width is unknown at this time.
    2) Intersections are based on a 0.3 g/t gold cut-off with maximum
       internal dilution of 5m for the lower grade mineralization envelope
       (increased to 5.4m for KDH43).
    3) In order to highlight the continuity of the high grade zone, a 0.8 g/t
       gold cut-off with maximum internal dilution of 2m has been used. No
       top cut has been applied.
    4) The intersections listed in the table represent sections of at least
       3m in excess of 1g/t Au and/or sections of at least 10m in excess of
       0.5g/t Au.
    5) The intersections also represent sections drilled by reverse
       circulation (RC) and/or cored drilling (see Table 2).
    6) The RC portions of the drill holes were sampled at 1-m intervals. Dry
       samples were riffle-split to provide 2 kg samples sent to the
       laboratory. Wet samples were dried in the field, then riffle-split in
       the same way. The cored portion of the drill holes were sampled at one
       metre intervals and cut in half using a diamond saw. Half-core is
       archived at the core storage facility on site while the other half was
       sent to the laboratory.
    7) Samples were sent to ALS Chemex in Ouagadougou for standard
       preparation followed by Fire Assay on a 50g charge.
    8) Certified standards were inserted every 15 samples, field duplicates
       about every 20 and blanks about every 30 samples. The blanks,
       certified standards and duplicate assays confirm that all assays used
       to compile the intersections quoted here have passed Volta's rigorous
       QA/QC checks.
    

The assay results of drill hole KDH46, which has been drilled on the 5500N section (see figure 2), have not yet been received from the laboratory.

Volta's current drill program will test 1,200m strike of the 2,800m long KMZ zone and 500m of the (greater than)700m long KHZ zone. The program will infill and extend drilling on the Central Area such that the KMZ zone is drilled to 50m x 50m spacing from surface to 150m and 100m x 50m from 150m to 200m depth. The company is currently reviewing initial data from the first 4 holes drilled to intersect the KHZ zone in the South Area. Initial results suggest that it would be better to drill a series of long cross sections across the South Area instead of infill drilling here to add to the NI 43-101 compliant resources that will be derived for the Central Area.

The drill program has been optimized with input from SRK Consulting (UK) to ensure that the delivery of the independent resource consultant's NI 43-101 compliant resource is delivered before the end of June 2010.

    
    TABLE 2: Borehole collar coordinates and orientation parameters
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    Hole   Easting  Northing  Eleva-  Total     Dip    Azimuth    RC      DD
     ID                        tion   depth  (degrees)(degrees)   (m)     (m)
                                (m)    (m)
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    KDH41   739494   1289482   267.4  260.00    -55      315           260.00
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    KDH46   739387   1289586   269.4  300.00    -55      135           300.00
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    KKRC25  739350   1289623   270.5   99.50    -55      135    99.50
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    KKRC26  739298   1289674   271.1  100.00    -56      135   100.00
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    KKRC27  739529   1289447   266.4  100.00    -57      135   100.00
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    KRD42   739422   1289553   268.8  245,30    -57      135   102.10  142.90
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    KRD43   739458   1289516   267.9  239.97    -55      135    90.50  149.50
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Under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101, the qualified person for the Kiaka Gold 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 a 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, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "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.

To view Figure 1 and Figure 2 of the Kiaka Gold Project, please visit: http://files.newswire.ca/407/Volta_Kiaka.doc

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SOURCE Volta Resources Inc.

For further information: For further information: please refer to our website www.voltaresources.com or contact: Kevin Bullock, P.Eng., President & CEO, Tel: (647) 388-1842, Fax: (416) 867-2298, Email: kbullock@voltaresources.com

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