Orezone Gold reports further positive oxide and sulphide drill results from an ongoing 170,000-m infill and expansion drill program at its 100%-owned Bombore gold project in Burkina Faso.

Results include 264 reverse circulation holes (16,508 m) and 105 diamond drill holes (14,423 m) from the southern and northern portions of the 11-km-long Bombore resource. The results from the near surface oxide zone, both within and outside the pit shells that constrain the 2010 resource, indicate that a significant expansion and upgrade of the oxide resources should be expected.

As a result of new mineralization outside of the previous pit shells, the original 170,000-m drill program has been expanded to 215,000 m, with the addition of 30,000 m of reverse circulation and 15,000 m of core drilling. Drilling is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2012, with a full NI 43-101 compliant resource update scheduled for release at the end of the second quarter. Further expansion drilling will continue through the balance of 2012.

Orezone has completed construction of an on-site sample-prep lab facility that should be fully commissioned during the first quarter of 2012. (www.orezone.com)