TORONTO, October 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Volta Resources Inc. (Volta or the Company) (TSX:VTR) is pleased to report assay results from nineteen out of thirty-eight diamond drill holes from its 2008 diamond drilling program at its Gaoua copper-gold porphyry project in southern Burkina Faso, West Africa.

In April 2008 an extensive diamond drilling program aimed at extending the mineralization identified in 2007 at the Company's Gongondy and Dienemera copper-gold porphyry prospects commenced (see News Release of May 07, 2008). The diamond drill holes, ranging between 146 and 471m in length for a total of 11,306 metres, were completed at the end of August 2008.

Over 22,500 metres of diamond drilling have now been completed by Volta on the Gaoua project. The results from this phase of drilling, along with previous results, will be incorporated into an initial NI 43-101 resource estimate planned to be completed prior to the end of the first quarter of 2009.

At Gongondy, twenty three holes were completed for a total of 6,545 metres. The results for nineteen of the Gongondy holes have now been received and have passed the Company's strict QA/QC protocols. The latest results confirm that the highly anomalous copper-gold mineralization extends further down-dip to the west. The additional drilling has also highlighted two mineralized centers along strike to the north separated by a post-mineralization intrusive gabbro body.

Significant copper and gold mineralized intersections on the down-dip extensions include: S44GON (129m (at) 0.50% Cu and 0.52g/t Au); S49GON (66m (at) 0.39% Cu and 0.41g/t Au) and S56GON (55.5m (at) 0.79% Cu and 0.56g/t Au). The highly anomalous copper and gold mineralization is hosted by hydrothermally brecciated diorites and andesites.

Highlights of the mineralized drill intersections from this program are listed in the table below.

Table 1 : Main Copper - Gold Intersections ------------------------------------------------------------------------- DDH FROM(x) TO(x) INTERVAL(x) Cu (%) Au (g/t) MID(x) (m) (m) (m) (m) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13 40 27 0.42 0.28 6 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 183 197 14 0.33 0.29 3 S40GON ----------------------------------------------------------------- 332 358 26 0.38 0.43 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 378 391 13 0.31 0.27 2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S41GON 411 420 9 0.31 0.34 1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S42GON 136 156 20 0.36 0.37 3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S44 GON 86 110 24 0.41 0.42 2 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 152 166 14 0.34 0.36 2 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 259 388 129 0.50 0.52 11 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Incl. 259 300 41 0.43 0.52 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Incl. 311 388 77 0.60 0.56 4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 151 168 17 0.30 0.37 4 S46GON ----------------------------------------------------------------- 190 228 38 0.81 0.56 2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 171 185 14 0.34 0.34 3 S47GON ----------------------------------------------------------------- 237 255 18 0.30 0.26 3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S49GON 260 326 66 0.39 0.41 5 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 128 154 26 0.36 0.33 5 S54GON ----------------------------------------------------------------- 175 190 15 0.54 0.60 3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 224 243 19 0.27 0.24 4 ----------------------------------------------------------------- S56GON 267 322,5 55,5 0.79 0.56 4 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Incl. 284 310 26 1.27 0.84 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- (x) core length-not true width.

Table Notes: - The Cu-Au intersections above are based on a 0.3% Cu cut-off with no top cut applied. - Internal dilution (less than 0.3 % Cu) has been carried out to a maximum of 5m except for the wider intervals hole S40GON and S44GON, where the maximum internal dilution (MID) is respectively 6 and 11m. - The above assay results were obtained on HQ and some NQ sized core sampled at one metre intervals and cut in half using a diamond saw. One-half of the core was archived at the core storage facility on site while the other half was sent to ALS Chemex Burkina S.A.R.L, Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso for standard preparation (crushing, pulverization, split) and gold fire assay on 50g charge. Copper was assayed by atomic absorption spectrometry at the ALS facilities in Vancouver/Canada. - A number of holes (see table 2) were pre-collared with reverse circulation drilling. Dry 1m-interval samples were then riffle-split to provide 2 kg samples sent to the laboratory for the same processing and assaying as described above for the core samples. - The accuracy of the results was tested through the systematic inclusion of Cu-Au standards (Ore Research and Exploration, Australia - OREAS) and field blanks. Standards were inserted every 15 samples and blanks approximately every 30 samples. The results for the reported holes have passed the Company's QA/QC protocols.

Based on drilling to date, the post-mineralization intrusive gabbro body mentioned above separates the mineralized zone at Gongondy into two distinct blocks. The southern mineralized block has been significantly extended down dip and to the west, as indicated in the aforementioned intersections in holes S44GON, S49GON and S56GON as well as by the mineralized intervals tabled above in holes S40GON (27m (at) 0.42% Cu and 0.28g/t Au from 13m and 26m (at) 0.38%Cu and 0.43g/t Au from 332m) and S41GON (9m (at) 0.31%Cu and 0.34g/t Au). The mineralized breccia clearly dips westward, extending beneath the similarly westward dipping gabbro contact. Copper and gold mineralization has now been defined by diamond drilling over a strike length of over 750m in this southern block (see Figure No. 1)

The northern block has been extended to the southeast and east by holes S47GON (14m(at) 0.34% Cu and 0.34g/t Au and 18m (at) 0.3% Cu from 171m and 0.26g/t Au from 237m) and S45GON (3m(at) 0.53%Cu and 0.55g/t Au from 82m), before being constrained further southeast by the gabbro. The results of hole S50GON, drilled to extend this block further southward are still pending.

Results for the remaining four holes drilled at Gongondy (S48GON, S50GON, S52GON and S55GON) will be released once they have been received.

Table 2: Drill Hole Locations for Holes Drilled at Gongondy in 2008 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drill Location(x) Hole HOLE ----------------- Azimuth Dip Length RC pre- ID EASTING NORTHING (degrees) (degrees) (m) collar Remarks ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S40G 498930 1139250 90 55 400 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S41G 499073 1139900 90 55 454 108 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S42G 499130 1139450 90 55 306 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S43G 499173 1140000 90 55 353.4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S44G 499030 1139350 90 55 402 102 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S45G 499170 1140700 90 55 227.5 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S46G 499200 1139750 90 55 267 96 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S47G 499070 1140600 90 55 261.2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S48G 498763 1140700 90 55 267.3 Assay results pending ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S49G 499030 1139450 90 55 384 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S50G 498970 1140600 90 55 273 Assay results pending ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S51G 499270 1140000 90 55 210 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S52G 498930 1139350 90 55 471 Assay results pending ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S53G 499230 1139650 90 55 200 85 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S54G 499230 1139550 90 55 200.4 60 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S55G 498830 1139250 90 55 384 66 Assay results pending ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S56G 499070 1139650 90 55 322.5 150 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S57G 499130 1139550 90 55 305.6 150 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S58G 499070 1140500 90 55 156 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S59G 499170 1140500 90 55 201 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S60G 499073 1140300 90 55 202.5 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S61G 499173 1140300 90 55 146.3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- S62G 499320 1140500 90 55 150.9 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- (x) Datum WGS84, coordinates as planned, final coordinates to be surveyed and confirmed.

Drilling will resume shortly at Gongondy to complete two holes curtailed by the onset of the rainy season in August. One hole will be drilled in an area covered largely by historical holes, while the second will test the southward extension of the copper and gold mineralization 100 metres south of S40GON. Under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101, the qualified person for the Gaoua copper-gold project is Mr. Guy Franceschi, Vice President, Exploration for the Company. 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.

The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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