Volta Resources intersects 41 metres @ 3.23 grams per tonne of gold at its Kampti gold project in Burkina Faso



    TSX: VTR

    TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - Volta Resources Inc. ("Volta" or the "Company")
(TSX:VTR) announced today results from its recently completed reverse
circulation ("RC") drilling program on the Maména-Fofora prospect at its 100%
owned Kampti III property in southern Burkina Faso, West Africa. Highlights
include intersections of 41m @ 3.23g/t gold ("Au"), 5m @ 6.84g/t Au, 6m @
4.28g/t Au, 8m @ 4.15g/t Au and 5m @ 2.06 g/t Au (see Figure 1).
    To view Figure 1, please visit the following URL:
http://files.newswire.ca/407/Figure-1-Kampti-III-Property.doc.
    Kevin Bullock, Volta's President and CEO, said, "We are excited that we
have intersected our best hole yet at Kampti. The hole sits on an identified
strike length of about 300 metres that is open to the north and south. These
results exceed our expectations and we are eager to follow up with more
drilling that will further define the growing potential at Kampti. Our next
step is to undertake another auger drilling program to infill, refine and
further extend the Kampti targets in order to prepare for the next round of RC
and diamond drilling."
    Drilling confirms the presence of gold mineralization in all three target
areas, with most holes intersecting anomalous gold values ((greater
than)0.25g/t Au) over multiple zones. Highlights of the results are presented
in the table below.

    
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    HOLE ID No.     FROM (m)       TO (m)    INTERVAL (m)  Au (g/t)   MID (m)
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                       0             41          41          3.23       4
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      RC66         Incl. 15          24           9          9.46       0
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                   Incl. 32          39           7          5.11       0
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                       0              2           2          3.93       0
      RC67      -------------------------------------------------------------
                      63             75          12          1.04       0
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                       0              2           2          1.44       0
                -------------------------------------------------------------
      RC68            43             48           5          6.84       0
                -------------------------------------------------------------
                      68             74           6          4.28       0
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      RC70            52             59           7          1.23       2
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                      14             16           2          1.18       0
      RC78      -------------------------------------------------------------
                      41             54          13          0.55       4
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                      18             22           4          6.12       0
      RC79      -------------------------------------------------------------
                      80             99          19          1.00       3
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                       0             37          37          0.66       6
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                   Incl. 13          19           6          1.01       0
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      RC80         Incl. 33          37           4          1.19       0
                -------------------------------------------------------------
                      48             50           2          2.68       0
                -------------------------------------------------------------
                      56             58           2          2.14       0
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                      50             52           2          5.29       0
      RC81      -------------------------------------------------------------
                      80             85           5          2.06       0
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      RC83            11             19           8          4.15       0
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    NOTES:
    1)  Intervals are core length. True width is unknown at this time.
    2)  Intersections are based on a 0.25 g/t Au cut-off with no top cut
        applied. Internal dilution (less than 0.25 g/t Au) has been carried
        to a maximum internal dilution (MID) as specified in the table. The
        0.25 g/t Au cut-off best expresses the lower-grade envelope in which
        the high-grade mineralized systems occur.
    3)  The intersections listed in the table represent sections of at least
        2m in excess of 1g/t Au and/or sections of at least 10m in excess of
        0.5g/t Au.
    4)  Dry 1m-interval 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.
    5)  Samples were sent to ALS Chemex in Ouagadougou for standard
        preparation followed by Fire Assay on a 50g charge.
    6)  Standards were inserted every 15 samples, field duplicates about
        every 40 and blanks about every 50 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.
    

    Initial RC drilling programs carried out at the Maména-Fofora prospect
identified 3 target zones in an area actively worked by artisanal small-scale
miners. The Company has successfully refined and classified the 3 target zones
into areas of complex and contaminated regolith cover utilizing a Company
owned own tractor-mounted power auger rig. (See Volta's news release of May
20, 2009).
    A total of 20 holes, representing 1,501 meters of drilling, were drilled
in the current program to depths of up to 102 meters, all inclined at -55
degrees to the west. In all, 1,492 samples were collected for assaying, and
175 control samples (including 104 standards, 39 duplicates and 32 blanks)
were also submitted. The samples were submitted for assay to ALS Chemex's
laboratories in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

    TARGET ZONE A: 13 holes were drilled over target Zone A (Holes RC71 -
RC84). These holes tested the northern extension of a prominent NNW-trending
structural feature, defined over several kilometers by coincident chargeable
and resistive zones in a gradient array induced polarization ("IP") survey
undertaken by the Company. The structure hosts numerous artisanal gold
workings over 700m of strike where it widens and is cross cut by a NNE
trending shear zone. Drilling confirms mineralization is associated with
abundant narrow quartz vein arrays, sulphides, silicification and local
kaolinization. A number of en echelon higher grade zones, characterized by a
greater density of quartz veining, were intersected within a broader lower
grade envelope over 300m of strike (between sections including holes RC 77 to
RC83).

    TARGET ZONE B: 5 holes were drilled over target Zone B (RC66 - RC70).
These holes extended a similar and parallel NNW-trending structure located
approximately 750 metres to the east. Significant grades over widths ranging
between 5 and 41m have been returned by four of the five holes drilled in the
current campaign. To date the mineralized structure has been confirmed over
approximately 300 metres along strike, between holes RC66 and RC70, and is
open to both the north and the south. Significantly, recent auger drilling has
confirmed gold anomalism in saprolite (beneath contaminated and/or lateritic
soils) 300m north of RC66 of the mineralization. Further auger and RC drilling
are planned to fully test the extent of the mineralized structure.

    TARGET ZONE C: 1 hole was drilled over target Zone C (RC85). This single
hole was drilled to test the significant gold anomalism ((greater than)0.1g.t)
recently identified during an auger drilling program along a NNE-SSW trending
structure immediately northeast of Zone A. The structure coincides with a
right lateral jog in the coincident IP anomaly and lines up with a significant
intersection encountered in a previous hole RC27 (Volta's see News release of
20 May, 2009). RC85 intersected 3m @ 0.40g/t Au, explaining the gold anomalism
reported by the auger program.

    
    Table 2: Drill Hole Locations for Holes Drilled at Kampti in 2009.

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                                                                    Drilled
     HOLE ID      UTM_X(*)      UTM_Y(*)          AZ         DIP    depth(m)
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      KRC 66       446518       1123031     270 degrees      -55       84
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      KRC 67       446584       1122950     270 degrees      -55       75
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      KRC 68       446550       1122950     270 degrees      -55       75
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      KRC 69       446665       1122750     270 degrees      -55       48
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      KRC 70       446640       1122750     270 degrees      -55       75
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      KRC 71       445840       1123260     270 degrees      -55       48
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      KRC 72       445820       1123260     270 degrees      -55       66
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      KRC 73       445792       1123260     270 degrees      -55       66
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      KRC 74       445760       1123260     270 degrees      -55       66
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      KRC 75       445727       1123260     270 degrees      -55       60
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      KRC 76       445775       1123075     270 degrees      -55       12
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      KRC 77       445782       1123075     270 degrees      -55      101
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      KRC 78       445923       1122897     270 degrees      -55       75
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      KRC 79       445890       1122897     270 degrees      -55      100
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      KRC 80       445816       1122980     270 degrees      -55      100
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      KRC 81       445958       1122984     270 degrees      -55      100
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      KRC 82       445986       1122897     270 degrees      -55       76
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      KRC 83       445890       1122985     270 degrees      -55      100
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      KRC 84       445850       1122794     270 degrees      -55      102
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      KRC 85       446025       1123345     270 degrees      -55       72
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    (*) Datum WGS84, coordinates as planned, final coordinates to be surveyed
        and confirmed.
    

    Under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101, the qualified person
for the Gaoua 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,
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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,
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

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