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March 15, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia. Indigo Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: IXI, FSE:INE) announces assays from 16 holes of the 50 hole Phase I reverse circulation drill program on its Lati gold permit in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The entire drill program was a first pass prospecting effort, with broad spaced drill transects (200m -1km apart) exploring  a collective 7 kilometre long anomalous strikelength. The drilling targeted two large gold soil anomalies described in the Company’s news release dated September 8, 2011, with associated extensive artisanal workings. The cumulative surface area of artisanal workings on Lati has gone from 0.58km2 to 2.0km2 in the past 9 months.

The highlights of the drill results reported below pertain to four drill transects testing the southernmost 1.5 kilometre portion of the 7 kilometre long anomalous strikelength and have identified gold mineralization on each line. The interpreted north trending alignment of the mineralized sections remains open along strike to the north and south. In addition, three of the four drill transects suggest the mineralization is still open to the west. This system is only partly overlapping with a large artisanal workings that covers an area at least 850 metres by 500 metres, the majority of which has not been drill tested yet. The granite contact approximately 200-300 metres to the east of the four transects is also suspected to be mineralized and has not been drill tested to date. A plan map showing the drill transects relative to the geology, soil anomalies and extensive artisanal workings has been posted on the Company website (www.indigoexploration.com).

Line 9

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Au (g/t)

LTRC-30A

4.0

116.0

112.0

0.51

including

46.0

116.0

70.0

0.73

including

88.0

116

28.0

1.28

including

106

112

6.0

3.16

LTRC-30

53.0

66.0

13.0

0.34

Line 10

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Au (g/t)

LTRC-33A

10.0

84.0

74.0

0.19

including

10.0

17.0

7.0

0.52

including

68.0

82.0

14.0

0.33

LTRC-33

49.0

63.0

14.0

0.23

78.0

92.0

14.0

0.25

Line 11

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Au (g/t)

LTRC-36A

34.0

36.0

2.0

0.49

LTRC-36

9.0

120.0

111.0

0.50

including

13.0

24.0

11.0

3.17

LTRC-35

73.0

96.0

23.0

0.35

including

73.0

85.0

12.0

0.48

Line 12

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Au (g/t)

LTRC-39

20.0

39.0

19.0

0.35

85.0

106.0

21.0

0.67

including

97.0

106.0

9.0

1.39

LTRC-38

86.0

88.0

2.0

1.15

111.0

119.0

8.0

0.27

LTRC-37

29.0

44.0

15.0

0.42

73.0

93.0

20.0

0.33

LTRC-37A

44.0

47.0

3.0

0.54

The drill results pertain to 16 holes numbered LTRC-30A to LTRC-39 on four transects. Each drill transect or line above is composed of four westward directed inclined holes at -50o that collectively test a 250 metre wide horizontal distance. The mineralized sections lie within a mixed package of mildly sheared and quartz veined diorite, granodiorite and andesite with disseminated pyrite.

Indigo’s Interim President, Keir Reynolds, said: "The continuity seen over the widely spaced drill lines and the multitude of targets yet to be tested indicates that this has the potential to be a large gold system. These results certainly warrant a prompt follow-up RC drill program aimed at building upon this new discovery.”

The surface area of artisanal workings on Lati where miners have turned over the top 2 metres of material has grown substantially since May 2011. Previously the surface area recorded in 2 principal sites was collectively 0.58 km2. In the past 9 months the surface area of the artisanal workings on Lati in three principal sites is now collectively 2.0 km2. It is estimated there are in the order of 3,000 artisanal workers panning the surface on Lati. Artisanal activity is recovering coarse grained gold, suggesting a proximal source. 

The 100% owned, 246 sq. km Lati permit is located in the Boromo greenstone belt, approximately 150 km by road from the capital of Ouagadougou and 45 km north of the Poura Gold Mine. Much of this large permit remains unexplored. Mineralized quartz veins are common through the area, ranging from thin stockworks to metre-scale structures associated with regional scale shearing and fracturing mainly in mafic volcanic rocks. Several artisanal workings and prospects lie proximal to the both contacts between the sheared volcanics and intrusives.

Quality Control and Assurance

All samples were analyzed by 50 gram fire assay. The widths and grades reported are drill intercept widths and may not represent the true width of mineralization. Samples are reverse circulation cuttings collected using a cyclone in 1 metre intervals that are riffle split at the drill site. The primary laboratory is ALS Chemex in Ouagadougou, an ISO 17025 certified laboratory. Standard, blank and duplicate samples were inserted throughout the sample sequence as quality control checks. Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Interim CEO and director of Indigo, is the qualified person for the drilling campaign.

Results are pending for holes LTRC-1 through LTRC-27A and LTRC-40 to LTRC-42.

About Burkina Faso

The Kodyel, Loto, Lati, and Moule properties lie in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Much of West Africa is underlain by the Birimian Greenstone Belt, one of the most prolific gold producing areas in the world. Many of the world’s major gold companies are active in West Africa, several with producing mines, including: IAMGOLD Corporation, AngloGold Ashanti Limited, Randgold Resources Limited, Gold Fields Limited and Newmont Mining Corporation. Burkina Faso is politically and economically stable and relies on farming and mining as it primary sources of revenue. Burkina Faso saw gold production double from 2008 to 2010 and is currently the 5th largest gold producing country in Africa.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

“Keir Reynolds”

Keir Reynolds

Interim President

For further information, please contact:

Paul Cowley: (604) 340-7711

Paul Cowley, P.Geo.,  Interim CEO and Director of Indigo Exploration Inc., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute “forward-looking statements” and include any information that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including the Company’s strategy, planned drill program or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management’s expectations or estimates of future performance.

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There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.  Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.