August 18, 2011 – Vancouver, British Columbia. Indigo Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: IXI; FSE:INE) provides exploration updates on its Moule, Lati and Kodyel gold exploration permits in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Key points are:
- Diamond drilling continues at Moule.
- Eleven holes have been completed on the Vein 3 shear-hosted gold target along a 1,200 metre strike length. Previous reverse circulation drilling at Vein 3 included the discovery hole which returned 29.67 gpt Au over 7 metres (see NR April 11, 2011).
- One of 3 holes has been completed to date, initially testing the coincident soil and geophysical anomalies at Vein 2.
- Airborne geophysics has identified new targets at Moule and Kodyel.
- At Lati, sampling has been completed over the 8 km by 1 km Prospect 1, which includes a 4.5 km by 1 km area of numerous active artisanal sites.
A diamond drilling program commenced in mid-July at Moule and continues. To date, 11 holes have been completed on Vein 3. The program has tested Vein 3 along 1,200 metres of strike and locally to a depth of 200 metres. One of 3 holes has been completed to initially test the plus 1 kilometer long gold soil anomaly with coincident ground geophysical IP anomalies at Vein 2. Half core is being submitted to ALS Chemex for gold assaying. Results will be released when received.
The preliminary results from a resistivity / IP survey over the 2,000 metre by 750 metre Vein 3 soil grid and the 2,000 metre by 500 metre Vein 2 soil grid has identified several new drill targets. The current diamond drilling program was modified to test some of these anomalies. The remaining anomalies will be tested during the 15,000 metre fall reverse circulation phase of this drill program. The drill targets consist of a series of chargeability and resistivity highs trending N-S and NNW-SSE, parallel to mineralized quartz veins exposed in subcrop and artisanal workings. These highs suggest parallel occurrences of mineralization may be present.
The radiometric airborne survey completed over the Moule/Loto project has identified a major new anomaly that is 9 kilometres long by 500 to 1500 metre wide and is suggestive of strong hydrothermal alteration. Indigo crews have already commenced a grid soil sampling survey over the full length of the radiometric anomaly to prepare this trend for future drilling.
Soil sampling covered an area 8 kilometres long by up to 800 metres wide at a line spacing of 200 metres with a sample spacing of 50 metres. A total of 1539 samples were collected. Quartz float sampling was also completed within the grid resulting in a further 861 samples. Results for these sampling surveys are pending.
The artisanal sites at Lati continue to grow in size and remain extremely active. New artisanal sites have been noted in the area between the two previously reported sites. Again, the activity is concentrated in the thin saprolite layer above bedrock, which is encouraging to Indigo’s geological team, as gold appears sourced from the bedrock. The newest site has yet to be surveyed or examined in detail.
A portion of the 15,000 metre fall RC drill program will test the artisanal sites as well as targets generated from the soil and rock sampling surveys.
The Kodyel airborne geophysical survey shows the greenstone belt on the Kodyel permit is structurally deformed and complex over its entire 15 km length. Most importantly, the radiometric survey suggests strong hydrothermal alteration through the centre of the permit, coincident with a large area of anomalous gold in stream sediments. The radiometric survey re-confirms the area as a very high priority target.
Indigo’s President, Tim Henneberry, said: “We’re excited to be following up on our high-grade discovery at Moule with the current diamond drilling phase of the program and hope to add some strike length to the discovery. The large RC phase of the program will start after the rainy season.”
About Indigo Exploration
Indigo Exploration Inc. (TSXV: IXI) is an exploration company focused on exploring for major precious metal deposits in Burkina Faso, one of the West African countries underlain by the highly prospective Early Proterozoic Birimian Greenstone Belt. Unlike the more mature exploration terrains of Ghana and Mali, Burkina Faso is relatively underexplored and offers excellent potential for gold discovery. The Company has 4 projects spanning close to 1,000 sq km in Burkina Faso through the acquisition of Sanu Resources Burkina SARL, a subsidiary of NGEx Resources Inc. The Company made an all-new high-grade gold discovery (7m of 29.67 g/t Au) on its Moule gold project in April 2011 and will be aggressively drilling and exploring its projects.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
“R. Tim Henneberry”
R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.
President and CEO
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Tim Henneberry: (604) 681-3422
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