Largo Resources Ltd.

Largo Resources Ltd.

July 06, 2011 08:28 ET

Largo Begins Drill Program for Current Prefeasibility Study at Northern Dancer Tungsten-Molybdenum Project, Yukon

- Drilling 6 holes totalling 1,400 metres for representative sample sufficient for metallurgical test work to support current prefeasibility study (PFS)

- Drilling 7 holes totalling 3,600 metres to upgrade a significant portion of the existing resource from Inferred to the Indicated category to support the PFS

- A number of other engineering and environmental studies related to the PFS are underway including water sampling, bird survey and energy study

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 6, 2011) - Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:LGO) announced today that it has begun a 13-hole, 5,000-metre diamond drill program on the Company's 1,500 hectare Northern Dancer Tungsten-Molybdenum property which straddles the Yukon-British Columbia border 290 kilometres east of Whitehorse.

The 13-hole diamond drill program is part of the work needed to be completed for the Prefeasibility Study that is currently under way. The drill program will collect a representative sample sufficient for metallurgical test work to support the PFS (approx. 11 tonnes). The program will also further test the tungsten and molybdenum zones intersected in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 drill programs in order to upgrade a significant portion of the existing Inferred Resources to the Indicated category to support the PFS. This will be done through a series of angled drill holes across the deposit to test the zones.

The present NI 43-101 resource at the Northern Dancer Project consists of: Measured resources of 30.8 million tonnes grading 0.114% WO3 and 0.030% Mo, and Indicated resources of 192.6 million tonnes grading 0.100% WO3 and 0.029% Mo. The Measured and Indicated mineral resource estimate contains 500.1 million pounds of WO3 (226.9 k tonnes) and 143.8 million pounds of Mo (65.2 k tonnes).

Inferred resources are estimated to be 201.2 million tonnes grading 0.089% WO3 and 0.024% Mo containing 393.1 million pounds of WO3 (178.3 k tonnes) and 107.7 million pounds of Mo (48.9 k tonnes) (see press release March 12, 2009).

The completion of the PFS is anticipated by the first quarter of 2012 and will assess various engineering studies and environmental surveys.

The Northern Dancer deposit is one of the world's largest known tungsten-molybdenum porphyry style systems, the core of which has been partially delineated by 134 diamond drill holes and 496 metres of underground workings. This work was done by AMAX Minerals Exploration from 1977 to 1980 including 51 holes and by Largo which completed 17 holes in 2006, 26 holes in 2007 and 38 holes in 2008. On March 12, 2009 (see press release March 12, 2009) Largo announced an updated NI 43-101 compliant resource.

At Northern Dancer, tungsten and molybdenum mineralization are concentrated in two zones which partially overlap. The mineralization is hosted in fractures, veinlets and veins associated with a northeast-trending sheeted vein structure hosted in calc-silicate (skarn) rocks and spatially related to a felsic intrusion (quartz-feldspar porphyry). The deposit, which has been tested by drilling for 1.2 kilometres along strike, 500 metres vertically and 600 metres in width, remains open along strike to both the northeast and southwest as well as at depth. In the core of the deposit, there is a higher grade molybdenum zone where molybdenite occurs within and adjacent to the felsic intrusion. Surrounding and partially overlapping the molybdenum zone is a much more extensive tungsten zone where scheelite occurs in the northeast-trending sheeted quartz veins structure.

Quality Control

Mr. Andy Campbell, P.Geo. is the Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the scientific and technical work on the program.

About Largo

Largo Resources Ltd. is a Canadian natural resource development and exploration company with two advanced stage projects: the Maracas Vanadium-PGM deposit in Brazil and the Northern Dancer Tungsten-Molybdenum deposit in the Yukon. The Company also owns the Campo Alegre de Lourdes Vanadium exploration project in Brazil. The company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol LGO.

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