The results being released today are being incorporated into the company's database and will be used in the new mineral resource estimate update expected to be completed in early Q2 this year.

At present Volta Grande has 4.1 million ounces of gold in the Measured and Indicated category grading 1.73 g/t and 2.8 million ounces of gold grading 1.96 g/t in the Inferred category (see press release dated December 18, 2012).

With prefeasibility scheduled for Q1-2013.