TSX.V: IXI

 

April 10, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia. Indigo Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: IXI, FSE: INE) announces that the Company has begun a surface exploration program at Kodyel aimed at generating drill targets for an upcoming drill program. The Company is also re-evaluating historic drill data on Kodyel from 1997 and 1998, which demonstrated a 600 metre long trend of gold mineralization.   

Key points are:

•        The current surface program consists of soil and lag quartz sampling over approximately 56 square kilometres at a line spacing of 200 metres and a sample spacing of 50 metres.

•        Grid covers anomalous drainages defined by highly anomalous BLEG sampling between the Tangounga artisanal site and the Hantekoura CFA site, a linear distance of 17 kilometres

•        The Company is reassessing the historic drilling by SEMAFO at Hantekoura CFA with significant intercepts including 4.37 g/t Au across 50.0 metres and 1.46 g/t Au across 96.0 metres.

•        At least five thousand metres of reverse circulation drilling is planned for Kodyel.

The 191-square-kilometre revised Kodyel permit lies close to the Niger border, approximately 300 km east of Ouagadougou. The Kodyel permit, where several artisanal workings occur along a 17 kilometre plus trend, is an extension of the Fada N’Gourma greenstone belt. The most significant artisanal sites are the Hantekoura CFA, Kodyel 1 and Tangounga sites.  The Tangounga workings occur in a 2.7 kilometre wide strip currently excluded from the original permit, until such time as the position of the border with Niger is arbitrated and settled by the World Court. Both Burkina Faso and Niger have agreed to abide by the terms of the World Court arbitration.

The Hantekoura CFA site was explored by SEMAFO in 1997 and 1998 with over 493 rotary air blast (RAB), 26 reverse circulation (RC) and 12 diamond drill holes (DDH). The best intersection was a vertical RAB hole with 50 metres of 4.37 g/t gold that stopped in mineralization.

Highlights of Historic Semafo Drilling:

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Au (g/t)

DDH-544

101.0

197.0

96.0

1.46

DDH-546

0.0

29.1

29.1

0.97

DDH-547

111.0

136.0

25.0

1.29

DDH-548

54.0

100.0

46.0

1.17

RC-498

45.0

64.0

19.0

1.57

RAB-8

23.0

52.0

29.0

1.03

RAB-9

25.0

53.0

28.0

1.08

RAB-196

8.0

58.0

50.0

4.37

RAB-232

0.0

50.0

50.0

0.94

RAB-241

6.0

45.0

39.0

0.8

RAB-364

9.0

36.0

27.0

1.4

The historic Semafo drilling demonstrates a 600 metre long trend of gold mineralization. The Company is reassessing the historic Semafo drilling at Hantekoura for further follow-up drilling.

Indigo's interim president, Keir Reynolds, said: "We are very excited that we have gained access to Kodyel and that our activities have begun there, particularly with the 17 kilometre strikelength that remains untested between Semafo’s previous gold discovery and the Tangounga workings.”

Unrelated, the balance of drill results from the Lati permit RC drill program are pending.

About Burkina Faso

The Lati, Kodyel, Loto, 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,

“Paul Cowley”

Paul Cowley, P.Geo.

Interim CEO

For further information, please contact:

Paul Cowley (604) 340-7711 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 Company Website:  www.indigoexploration.com

 Paul Cowley, P.Geo.,  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

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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.