Largo Resources Ltd.

Largo Resources Ltd.

August 22, 2011 07:00 ET

Largo Announces High Grade Drill Results from Its Maracas Project in Bahia, Brazil

- Hole FGA103, intersected 62.00 metres grading 1.64% V2O5, including 25.00 metres grading 2.09% V2O5

- Drill program confirms the continuation of high grade material with significant widths

- Encouraging PGM values discovered to the north and west along Gulcari "A" trend

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2011) - Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:LGO) ("Largo" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the results from the first five drill holes of the Company's 11,000-metre diamond drill program (announced May 17, 2011) at the Company's Maracas Vanadium-PGM property located 250 kilometres west of Salvador in Bahia, Brazil. Included in the results are assays from four holes initially drilled in conjunction with the Company's 2008 drill program but which were not analyzed due to the cancellation of the program as a result of market conditions in 2008.

Significant results include (results are all true thickness):

  • FGA101 – 7.00 metres grading 1.08% V2O5, and 0.63 g/t PGM, including 2.78 metres grading 1.17% V2O5, and 1.42 g/t PGM (200 metres north of the Gulcari "A" deposit) (Drilled 2008 analyzed 2011)
  • FGA103 – 62.00 metres grading 1.64% V2O5, and 0.25 g/t PGM, including 25.00 metres grading 2.09% V2O5, and 0.28 g/t PGM (down dip Gulcari "A" deposit)
  • FGA105 – 4.30 metres grading 1.00% V2O5 (300 metres east of the Gulcari "A" deposit), and 15.00 metres grading 1.34% V2O5, and 0.27 g/t PGM and 15.10 metres grading 1.00% V2O5, and 0.26 g/t PGM (down dip of the Gulcari "A" deposit)
  • FGA106 – 14.00 metres grading 1.03% V2O5, and 0.50 g/t PGM. Including 4.00 metres grading 1.32% V2O5, and 1.02 g/t PGM (100 metres west of the Gulcari "A" deposit)

Largo presently has two diamond drill rigs operating on the property with the objective to significantly increase the mineral resources. As a result of ground surveys and magnetic mapping work done by Largo, several high priority vanadium targets (which includes significant high grade PGM "Platinum Group Metals" values) have been identified along the Gulcari "A" trend and the Gulcari "B" trend. The present drill program has also been designed to further evaluate the PGM potential of the deposit. This year's drill program began testing targets in the area immediately surrounding Gulcari "A" and the presently defined optimal pit which could potentially have an immediate impact on the known deposit. The program will continue moving outward to other target areas including the Gulcari "A" north prospect and the Gulcari "B" prospect

Andy Campbell, P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration of the Company commented: "We are very pleased with the results of the drill program that continue to confirm our high grade vanadium values at depth as well as to define new zones both eastward and westward from the immediate vicinity of the Gulcari "A" pit. These initial results will be important in significantly increasing the size of the resources and we look forward to receiving further similar results in the coming weeks."

He continued, "Hole FGA101, a 200-metre step out hole to the north of Gulcari "A" demonstrates the continuation of the mineralization and also includes significant PGM content. Additional drill holes have also tested this zone two kilometres to the north along the trend the results for which remain pending, and we expect to receive more results over the next three to four weeks. Additional step out holes are planned to further define the limits of the mineralization. The drill program has now progressed out and away from Gulcari "A" and is now testing other zones such as Gulcari "B" which lies 500 metres west and 1.5 kilometres north of Gulcari "A". "

Table 1: Summary of Significant Assay Results – Maracas Property, Brazil
Hole Number From To
Pt (g/t) Pd (g/t) PGM
Interval (metres) True thickness (m)
FGA101 93.00 98.27 1.00 0.10 0.10 0.20 5.27 5.00
and 156.00 163.00 1.08 0.32 0.31 0.63 7.00 7.00
including 157.22 160.00 1.17 0.73 0.69 1.42 2.78 2.78
FGA102 385.95 399.40 1.05 0.16 0.16 0.32 13.45 10.00
FGA103 254.68 322.80 1.64 0.15 0.10 0.25 78.14 62.00
including 260.00 290.00 2.09 0.16 0.11 0.27 30.00 25.00
FGA104 31.00 35.90 0.70 0.21 0.22 0.43 4.90 4.90
FGA105 99.00 103.39 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.39 4.30
and 274.60 293.57 1.34 0.15 0.12 0.27 18.97 15.00
and 308.18 327.18 1.00 0.12 0.14 0.26 19.00 15.10
FGA106 37.50 52.44 1.03 0.31 0.18 0.49 14.94 14.00
including 47.34 51.62 1.32 0.61 0.41 1.02 4.28 4.00
Drill Hole Information – Maracas Property, Brazil
Hole Number Northing Easting Elevation Azimuth Dip Depth (m)
FGA101 8,486,386 318,640 300 270 -45 211
FGA102 8,486,018 318,696 304 290 -70 506
FGA103 8,486,086 318,554 301 290 -70 364.05
FGA104 8,486,081 318,058 303 290 -45 196.85
FGA105 8,486,029 318,554 310 290 -70 404.9
FGA106 8,486,120 318,082 304 290 -60 195.04

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Analytical work was carried out by SGS Minerals in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The scientific and technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Andy Campbell, P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration for Largo and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About Largo

Largo is a Canadian-based mineral resource exploration and development company focused on creating a world leading strategic metals company. Largo currently holds a 90% interest in the Maracás Vanadium Project, a 100% interest in the Currais Novos Tungsten Tailing Project, a 100% interest in the Campo Alegre de Lourdes Iron-Vanadium Project, all in Brazil, and a 100% interest in the Northern Dancer Tungsten-Molybdenum property located in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The immediate goal of the Company is to develop the Maracás Vanadium Project by Q1 2013 and to continue ramping up towards full scale production of WO3 concentrate from the reprocessing of tungsten tailings from Currais Novos. Largo's skilled management team both in Canada and Brazil, are confident in their ability to advance these projects.

Largo is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "LGO".

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