November 29, 2011 – Vancouver, British Columbia. Indigo Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: IXI, FSE:INE) has commenced a Phase I reverse circulation drilling program on its Lati gold permit in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Drilling will focus on gold-in-soil Anomalies A and B as described in IXI News Release 11-16, dated September 8, 2011.
Key points are:
- Anomaly A is 4.75 kilometres long by 100-700 metres wide and includes portions of an expanding artisanal mining site.
- Anomaly B is 1.5 kilometres long by 250-350 metres wide and includes portions of a second expanding artisanal mining site.
- Indigo plans to complete 12 drill transects of 3 to 5 holes each across the two anomalies.
- Approximately 6,000 metres is planned in 39 holes.
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 the large permit remains unexplored. The northern part of the Lati permit has seen a sizeable increase in artisanal activity recently. The area is underlain by a north-northeast trending 1500 metre wide band of bimodal volcanics surrounded by felsic intrusives. Mineralized quartz veins are common through this 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 along the sheared contacts between the volcanics and intrusives, including the three rapidly expanding artisanal sites. The artisanal areas have 2 to 4 metres of saprolite. Artisanal activity is recovering coarse gold, suggesting a proximal source.
Indigo’s President, Tim Henneberry, said: "We have been anxiously awaiting the start of this drill program to follow up on the very encouraging soil survey results and we have expanded the drill program from 5,000 metres to almost 6,000 metres.”
Indigo has been informed the second drill destined for Burkina Faso has been detained and will not be available.
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,
“R. Tim Henneberry”
R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.
President and CEO
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Tim Henneberry: (604) 681-3422
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