Gondwana Gold commences 2012 exploration program

TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Gondwana Gold Inc. (GON: TSXV) today announced its 2012 exploration program for Burkina Faso.

Work is set to begin in January, under the direction of Francois Auclair, on all four of the Corporation's exploration permits. The permits, Dianvour, Gabou, Ouaraba and Kasseba, are located in south western Burkina Faso, in the Birimian Boromo Greenstone Belt that hosts the Kalsaka and Poura gold mines. All properties are easily accessible from the capital, Ouagadougou.

In 2010, a regional soil survey of the Dianvour, Gabou and Ouaraba properties outlined a number of encouraging gold anomalies. On the Dianvour property, a NNE-trending series of soil anomalies have been identified in the northern part of the property which coincide with a regional deformation zone and a number of outcropping quartz veins. These veins have been mined by local artisanal miners. In the northern part of the Ouaraba property, a NNW-trending soil anomaly lies near the contacts between metavolcanics and metasedimentary rock.

Before drilling is initiated, detailed soil sampling will take place over the most prospective anomalous areas identified in the regional surveys on Dianvour and Ouaraba. Following the identification of targets, an initial phase of RC drilling of approximately 10,000 meters will take place on the Dianvour and Ouaraba properties. Results from the drill program are expected at the end of Q2 or early Q3. On the Gabou and Kasseba properties, detailed and regional soil surveys will be carried out. The cost of the planned work is estimated at $2 million. Additional RC drilling of a further 10,000 meters is also planned with results at the end of Q3.

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Gondwana Gold Inc. is focused on pursuing exploration and development opportunities within the mining sector.  For further information about the company and its activities, please refer to the company's website at www.gondwanagold.com as well as filings at www.sedar.com.

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SOURCE Gondwana Gold Inc.

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Gondwana Gold Inc.
Yves Grou
Phone: (514) 744-4408

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