Keegan Resources Inc.

Keegan Resources Inc.

November 01, 2007 08:03 ET

Keegan Drills 50 Meters of 1.0 g/t Gold and 166 m of 1.6 g/t at Esaase Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2007) - Keegan Resources Inc. ("Keegan") (TSX VENTURE:KGN) is pleased to announce that it has drilled its best hole to date at the Esaase Gold Property. Drill hole 163 encountered 50 meters of 1.00 g/t Au and 166 m of 1.6 g/t Au (approximate true width). Hole 163 is an infill hole and was not included in Keegan's recently released resource estimation (please see news release dated Oct. 25, 2007). The holes location, grade and width indicate good continuity of mineralization with increased grade and width when compared with other holes in the area.

Keegan also obtained excellent results from step-out holes on the northwest edge of the Main Zone. Hole 161 encountered 51 meters of 1.41 g/t Au and drill hole 160 encountered 18 meters of 1.17 and 15 meters of 1.34 (see table 1 below for full results). Drill hole 160 and 161 are step out holes from the area where Keegan recently released its first resource estimation.

The drill has now stepped out 450 meters south of the southern edge of the resource estimation where Keegan had previously drilled six shallow holes in this area which intersected up to 44 metres of 2.18 g/t Au, 19 metres of 2.52 g/t Au and 16 metres of 3.63 g/t Au in hole 138 which remains open in both directions along strike. Please see for a map showing drill hole locations.

Table 1. Drill Results from Keegan's Main Zone Resource Definition Drill

Wid- Wid-
From To th Grade type Hole ID From To th Grade
Hole ID (m) (m) (m) (g/t) (m) (m) (m) (g/t) type
KERC156 2 10 8 0.65 infill KEDD160 231 243 12 0.53 Step-out
KERC156 37 107 70 1.01 infill KEDD160 260 278 18 1.17 Step-out
KERC157 32 40 8 4.64 infill including 275 276 1 12.53 Step-out
including 33 34 1 33.50 infill KEDD160 293 308 15 1.34 Step-out
KERC157 101 137 36 0.69 infill KEDD161 233 247 13.9 0.53 Step-out
KERC157 208 213 5 0.52 infill KEDD161 267 318 51 1.41 Step-out
KERC159 8 30 22 1.04 infill KERC163 13 63 50 1.00 infill
including 26 27 1 13.95 infill KERC163 80 87 7 0.66 infill
KERC159 60 84 24 0.99 infill KERC163 95 261 166 1.60 infill
KEDD160 191 204 13 0.79 out including 164 165 1 19.40 infill

Dan McCoy, President and CEO of Keegan states: "We are very pleased with the fact that we are both continuing to expand the area of potential resource to the northwest while at the same time confirming thick intercepts of mineralization in our infill program. All the data suggest that we will add significantly to the recently announced resource. The amenable geometry, positive metallurgy and increasing resource base demonstrate all the necessary components for an efficient, modern, open pit mining operation. We look forward to adding another drill rig early in 2008 dedicated to the continued expansion of the deposit while the current drill continues to complete the infill drilling in order to convert our inferred resources to the indicated and measured categories."

Richard Haslinger, P. Eng. is the Qualified Person with respect to NI 43-101 at Esaase. RC samples were taken at one meter intervals under dry drilling conditions by geologic and resource consultant Coffey Mining Pty Ltd utilizing drilling and sampling techniques widely accepted in resource definition studies of other West African gold deposits. All reverse circulation drill samples are weighed on site. Core portions of the drill holes consist exclusively of HQ core. They are logged and sawn on site with half samples sent to the lab. All samples are using standard 50 gram fire assay with atomic absorption finish by Transworld Laboratories (GH) Ltd. in Tarkwa, Ghana or SGS Labs in Tarkwa, Ghana. QA/QC programs using internal and external standard samples, re-assays, and blanks indicate good accuracy and precision in a large majority of standards assayed. Intercepts were calculated to emphasize width rather than grade: a minimum of a 0.2 g/t cut off at beginning and end of the intercept and allowing for no more than six consecutive samples (six meters) of less than 0.2 g/t Au. All internal intercepts above 10 g/t Au are reported within the intercept. Intercepts of less than 5 meters or less than 0.5 g/t Au were not reported. Mineralization strikes approximately 30 degrees east of north and dips 45 to 60 degrees to the west. The drill holes are oriented 10 degrees south of north and are inclined at 45 degrees to the east, so true widths are estimated to be over 80% of the drilled widths.

About Keegan Resources Keegan is a junior gold company offering investors the opportunity to share ownership in the rapid exploration and development of high quality, pure gold assets. The Company is focused on its wholly owned flagship Esaase and Asumura gold projects located in Ghana, West Africa. Managed by highly skilled and successful technical and financial professionals, Keegan is well financed with no debt. Keegan is also strongly committed to the highest standards for environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities. Keegan trades on the TSX-VEN under the symbol KGN. More information about Keegan is available at

On Behalf of the Board

Dan McCoy, Ph.D., President & CEO

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed forward-looking statements. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's filings that are available at

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