November 14, 2007 13:23 ET

Goldbelt Resources Ltd.: New Mineralised Zones Intersected at Inata

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2007) - Goldbelt Resources Ltd. (TSX:GLD) is pleased to announce new results from reverse circulation ('RC') drilling at three locations around the Inata Gold Project in northern Burkina Faso.


- Confirmation of multiple gold mineralized zones at Inata Far North

- New shallow zones of oxide mineralization drilled at Inata West that geologically resemble the main Inata Trend - first results of 9m @ 2.89 g/t Au, 7m @ 2.59 g/t Au, 1m @ 36.3 g/t Au & 6m @ 2.65 g/t Au

- Artisanal activity reported at Inata West over an area of about 1,200m long by between 200m and 500m wide, similar in dimensions to the Inata Central pit design

- New drilling extends known mineralization to the east of the Minfo pit design by an additional 200m with results of 41m @ 1.52 g/t Au from surface including 15m @ 3.11 g/t Au from 26m (INRC 1190) and 24m @ 3.01 g/t Au from 18m including 5m @ 5.26 g/t Au from 29m (INRC 1192)

41 drill holes for 3,245m of drilling were completed over three areas: Inata Far North (Figures 1 & 2), immediately west of Inata Central (herein called 'Inata West') (Figures 1 & 3) and east of the Minfo pit design ('Minfo East') (Figures 1 & 4).

Results from Inata Far North were largely as expected - multiple zones of shallow oxide mineralization with intercepts including 13m @ 1.78 g/t gold from 95m (INRC1212).

Results from Inata West, however, were better than expected with only 500m of strike length drill-tested of what appears to be a 1,200m long by a 200m to 500m wide mineralized zone identified by artisanal shafts and pits. However, up to 54m of continuous down-hole samples were disturbed from five of the fifteen drill holes at Inata West by illegal miners prior to sampling and no sampling of these intervals was possible (see Figures 1 & 3). These holes will be re-drilled in the near-future to determine the exact extent of the mineralization but it is suggested from the geological logs that the disturbed samples - extensive felsic porphyries, quartz veining with sulphide alteration - are intervals that are likely to contain gold mineralization. This is backed up by the presence of gold before or after the disturbed interval.

Of significance is the size of the ever increasing area of the artisanal workings at Inata West - which at present have approximately the same dimensions as the Inata Central deposit of 1.2 km long by between 200m and 500m wide (see Figure 3). The similarity of the geology of the Inata West Zone to the main Inata Trend is of particular interest.

Sterilisation drilling (deep auger) is currently underway over the proposed waste dump areas, to the west of the Inata deposits, and over the processing plant, tailings facility and over other mine infrastructure. This drilling will assist in determining the actual size of the bedrock mineralization in the Inata West area in preparation for a step-out program of deeper reverse circulation drilling.

The 20 drill holes at Minfo East have an average depth of 40m yet the intercepts have successfully delineated more oxide gold mineralization that remains open to the east and at depth (Figure 4). The Minfo and Minfo East mineralization is a small part of a larger gold system that can be traced for over 10km to the east and over 5km to the west (Figure 5).

Although the drilling at all three prospects was conducted in June and July 2007, significant delays were experienced in retrieving the samples from Inata due to the heavier-than-expected seasonal rains. Significant delays were also experienced at the SGS Laboratory in Ouagadougou where large numbers of samples were submitted by other companies prior to the onset of the 2007 rainy season.

Future resource estimation

To date, no resource estimation has been conducted at the Inata West Prospect. Goldbelt will incorporate the new drilling data at Inata Far North, Inata West and at Minfo East into the Inata resource model once further infill drilling at Inata West is completed conditional upon the results having a significant impact on the existing resources.

The current resource estimation for the Inata, Sayouba and Minfo deposits remains as of 10 July, 2007 (1,396,930 ounces of measured and indicated resources and a further 297,910 ounces of gold in the inferred category).

Future exploration at Belahouro

Auger drilling has commenced over 8 km strike of the 'Souma Trend' that lies some 20km east of Inata. This drilling is targeting extensions of mineralization that are known to be buried under sand cover and to provide a 'bedrock-gold' map that will direct the forthcoming reverse circulation drilling programs over the highest priority targets (Figure 5).

The auger drilling methodology has been deployed to enable an in-situ 'saprolite' sample to be collected by penetrating through overlying surface transported soils. By utilizing this low cost method, Goldbelt is generating a high quality, reliable sample that will immediately indicate if buried gold mineralization exists.

The Souma Trend has been selected for auger drilling because to date, Goldbelt has drilled a number of RAB and RC drill holes and reported encouraging results at five prospects along a 16km zone (see release dated 22 February 2007). Before further expensive drill testing of these areas continues, the Goldbelt teams will use the auger data to define a bedrock-gold anomaly map that will guide future RAB and/or RC drilling.

Drill planning is in progress at the Fete Kole prospect where BHP achieved considerable exploration success. The target is considered high priority as it falls within the 40km of the proposed mill site at Inata and is drill-ready.

A regional team of geologists has embarked on mapping and sampling of key sites over the Belahouro licenses. This will provide field data for a regional geological interpretation which is underway and which will utilize all geophysical data. This will lead to a structural framework which will assist in the final target generation exercise. Professor Campbell McCuaig of the Centre for Exploration Targeting, University of Western Australia will be providing expert advice through training in the development of the model and subsequent targeting.

"Goldbelt has entered a new and exciting phase at Inata. We have demonstrated the robust economics of the Inata Gold Project in the feasibility study and are ramping up for the start of construction. The exploration department's attention is now focused on delivering the next generation of resources both at Inata and on the adjacent Belahouro licenses for processing through the Inata Mill. With over 20km of known surface gold anomalism, 12 km of which has yet to be tested by drilling, we are very hopeful that we will find additional resources in the 2007-2008 field season" said Peter Turner, Vice President of Exploration and Business Development.

The information in this report relating to exploration results is based on information compiled by Dr. Peter Turner, who is the Vice President of Exploration and Business Development of Goldbelt Resources Ltd, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Dr. Turner has sufficient experience relevant to the exploration data, style of mineralization and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

Dr. Turner consented to the filing of the written disclosure in this press release with the securities regulatory authorities referred to above.

For additional information, please visit the Company's website


Dr. Peter Tuner, VP Exploration & Business Development

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Hole Number Prospect East North Depth From To Interval Gold grade
of hole (m) (m) (m) (g/t)
INRC1189 Minfo 682251 1583243 32 1 6 5 1.73
Including 4 6 2 3.19
INRC1190 Minfo 682252 1583221 50 0 41 41 1.52
Including 26 41 15 3.11
INRC1191 Minfo 682273 1583230 42 10 17 7 2.14
Including 14 15 1 6.25
INRC1192 Minfo 682274 1583214 54 0 2 2 4.46
And 682274 1583214 54 18 42 24 3.01
Including 29 34 5 5.26
INRC1193 Minfo 682275 1583203 66 46 53 7 0.87
Including 50 51 1 2.58
INRC1194 Minfo 682300 1583213 40 23 27 4 1.29
INRC1197 Minfo 682327 1583207 48 5 15 10 1.18
Including 10 13 3 2.53
INRC1209 Inata North 683028 1589301 80 50 55 5 1.22
INRC1211 Inata North 683029 1589326 78 22 31 9 0.93
INRC1212 Inata North 683006 1589326 115 60 70 10 0.85
And 115 95 108 13 1.78
Including 101 107 6 2.98
INRC1219 Inata West 682248 1586702 126 68 69 1 36.3
And 126 106 112 6 2.65
Including 111 112 1 9.79
INRC1220 Inata West 682151 1586701 130 78 85 7 1.46
Including 79 80 1 3.65
INRC1222 Inata West 682151 1586802 130 11 19 8 1.60
Including 16 19 3 3.24
INRC1223 Inata West 682450 1586700 150 7 16 9 2.89
Including 10 14 4 5.41
And 150 25 32 7 2.59
Including 26 31 5 3.04
Table 1. Significant RC drill results from the Inata Mining Permit,
northern Burkina Faso

Notes accompanying drilling results

- All holes are drilled by reverse circulation with a face-sampling hammer

- All holes at Inata have been drilled to UTM Grid East (090 degrees at an inclination of -60 degrees). All holes at Minfo have been drilled to UTM Grid North (360 degrees/000 degrees at an inclination of -60 degrees). Down-hole surveying has been conducted at a minimum of the base of hole and 30m intervals to the top.

- Each sample is 2kg of a 1 metre riffle-split sample that is uniquely numbered at the drill site

- All samples were prepared at the SGS Laboratory in Ouagadougou by drying and pulverizing to 90% passing 75 micrometre.

- Gold analysis was conducted by lead recuperation, fire assay with an atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) finish (a detection limit of 0.01 ppm Au quoted by SGS)

- Internationally recognized geo-reference standards, duplicate samples and blank samples are inserted in sequence with all drilling samples at a frequency of 1 in every 20 (5%) to monitor the accuracy of the procedure

- All results of geo-reference standards and blanks are routinely monitored to be within acceptable limits for the type and method of analysis used

- All results are reported to two decimal places

- The intercepts quoted are down-hole lengths and therefore might not represent the true widths of the mineralisation

- All intercepts are greater than 5 gramme-metres and are quoted using a 0.5 g/t gold lower cut-off, no upper cut-off and less than 4m of internal dilution (less than 0.5 g/t gold)

To view Figure 1. Inata Mining Permit, please visit the following link:

To view Figure 2. Inata North Recent Drilling, please visit the following link:

To view Figure 3. Inata West Recent Drilling, please visit the following link:

To view Figure 4. Minfo Project Recent Drilling, please visit the following link:

To view Figure 5 Belahouro Licenses, please visit the following link:

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