Volta Resources Intersects 190 Meters at 0.95 g/t Gold at its Kiaka Gold
Project in Burkina Faso

TSX: VTR

- Also 157.0 m @ 0.94 g/t gold, including 35.20 m @ 1.61 g/t gold -

TORONTO, April 30 /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, 91 holes (~14,825 meters) have been completed of the program comprising more than 110 holes ((greater than)17,400 meters) planned for the Central Area at Kiaka. So far results have been received for 83 holes from this area, with the current news release covering the latest 8 holes, which are all located on Section 5700N (See Figure 1). The highlights from this section include:

    
    -  KKRC34 : 10.00 m @ 1.55 g/t Au, including 3.00 m @ 3.85 g/t Au
    -  KKRC39 : 47.00 m @ 0.83 g/t Au, including 6.00 m @ 2.85 g/t Au
    -  KDH60 : 157.00 m @ 0.94 g/t Au, including 6.90 m @ 2.24 g/t Au
               AND
               35.20 m @ 1.61 g/t Au
    -  KDH61 : 190.00 m @ 0.95 g/t Au, including 25.00 m @ 2.36 g/t Au
    -  KDH62 : 173.30 m @ 0.62 g/t Au, including 7.00 m @ 1.58 g/t Au
    -  KRD63 : 32.40 m @ 1.41 g/t Au, including  5.00 m @ 7.04 g/t Au
    

Kevin Bullock, Volta's CEO, said, "We have been moving steadily north during our drill campaign and we are pleased to see that as we do, we continue to intercept impressive widths of mineralization, including the higher grade zoning. The deposit remains open to the north and south and we look forward to reporting results from south of section 5250 as soon as they are received from the laboratories."

In order to appreciate the extent and geometry of the mineralization on the 5700N section, the results for the intersections for these holes are highlighted in Table1 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 5700N
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    HOLE ID       FROM       TO  INTERVAL   GRADE
                 ---------------------------------         COMMENT
                     m        m         m  g/t Au
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    KKRC34       30.00    40.00     10.00    1.55
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including    36.00    39.00      3.00    3.85
    ----------------------------------------------
    AND          56.00    57.00      1.00    1.16  Ended in mineralisation
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KKRC39       38.00    85.00     47.00    0.83
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including    43.00    47.00      4.00    1.06
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including    54.00    60.00      6.00    2.85
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including    78.00    85.00      7.00    1.05  Ended in mineralisation
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KKRC41       24.00    33.00      9.00    1.01
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KDH60        77.00   234.00    157.00    0.94
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   132.00   137.00      5.00    1.27
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   156.00   162.90      6.90    2.24
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   168.00   171.40      3.40    1.99
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   174.80   210.00     35.20    1.61
    ----------------------------------------------
    AND         267.00   275.00      8.00    0.53  Ended in mineralisation
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KDH61        95.00   285.10    190.10    0.95
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   133.00   149.00     16.00    1.37
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   152.00   171.00     19.00    1.00
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   184.00   196.00     12.00    1.38
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   226.00   238.00     12.00    1.22
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   242.00   267.00     25.00    2.36
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KRD62        47.00   220.30    173.30    0.62
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   139.00   146.00      7.00    1.58
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   186.00   189.00      3.00    1.22
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   192.00   198.00      6.00    1.17
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   204.00   217.00     13.00    1.50  Ended in mineralisation
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KRD63        81.70   107.20     25.50    0.55
    ----------------------------------------------
    AND         116.60   149.00     32.40    1.41
    ----------------------------------------------
    Including   118.50   123.50      5.00    7.04
    ----------------------------------------------
    KRD73        19.30    22.30      3.00    1.02
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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 (MID) of 5m for the lower grade mineralization
    envelope (increased to 6m for KDH60).
    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
    (increased to 3m for KDH60). 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. (except for KKRC34 and KDH60 where the holes end in
    mineralization and, so, the last mineralized intervals are less than 10m
    @ 0.50g/t Au and/or less than 3m @ 1g/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
    (in the RC portions) 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.
    

To date, assay results have been received for nine sections drilled between 5250N and 5700N and covering 450m of strike of the central portion of the Central Area. All sections were well mineralized and consistently include, as listed in the News Release of 21 April, 2010, very wide intersections comprising discrete higher grade zones. While drilling proceeds further north, the Company has also started drilling south of section 5250N. Results for both sections further north of 5700N and south of 5250N are awaited and will be reported as soon as available.

Volta's current drill program will test 1,200m strike of the 2,800m long KMZ zone in the Central Area. 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. Volta intends to complete the program by the middle of May 2010 and to finalize a National Instrument 43-101 ("NI43-101") compliant resource before the end of June 2010.

    
    TABLE 2: Borehole collar coordinates and orientation parameters
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    Hole   Easting Northing  Eleva-
     ID                       tion   Depth   Azimuth     Dip     RC      DD
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               (m)    (m)   (degrees) (degrees)  (m)     (m)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KDH60   739662  1289599  268.35  275.00      315        57     0     275
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KDH61   739528  1289733  271.01  285.10      135        56     0   285.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KKRC34  739452  1289809  272.20   57.00      135        48    57       0
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KKRC39  739631  1289629  268.73   85.00      135        56    85       0
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KKRC41  739671  1289590  268.19   85.00      135        57    85       0
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KRD62   739562  1289699  270.05  220.30      135        57    91  129.30
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KRD63   739600  1289661  269.19  150.05      135        59  72.3   77.75
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KRD73   739500  1289762  271.43   90.00      135        55  72.3   17.70
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

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 currently fast-tracking its flagship Kiaka Gold Project, located in Burkina Faso, towards a development decision.

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 Volta's Kiaka Gold Project, please visit: http://files.newswire.ca/407/VOLTA_KiakaProj_Apr30.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; Andreas Curkovic, Investor Relations, (416) 577-9927

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