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Red Pine provides update on Wawa Gold Project drill program

Jul 19, 2021

Red Pine Exploration Inc. is reporting on drill progress at the Wawa Gold Project, including the discovery of new mineralized zones, extension of the Minto Mine South deposit and additional evidence of the continuity of the Surluga resource down plunge.

Highlights of the 2021 drilling program

  • Discovery of a new mineralized structure near the Surluga Mine Shaft containing 3.31 g/t gold over 4.91 metres including 14.70 g/t gold over 1 metre.
  • Discovery of a shear zone with networks of mineralized veins above the Surluga Deposit containing 3.99 g/t gold over 4.00 metres including 12.80 g/t gold over 1.00 metre.
  • Discovery of a down-dip extension of the Minto Mine South vein in SD-21-297A 75 metres down-dip of its last know location (assays are pending).
  • Successful intersection of the Jubilee Shear Zone in SD-21-296A and SD-21-297A showing the continuity of the structure 440 metres away from the current boundary of the resource (assays are pending).

Following the consolidation of the Wawa Gold Project by Red Pine just over three months ago, the Company entered into an extremely competitive marketplace for drill contractors. These conditions have resulted in a longer ramp-up in drilling productivity than originally planned; however, we are pleased with the changes made by our drilling contractor to achieve expected drilling standards.

Red Pine commenced the 2021 exploration program with one drill, and we are pleased to announce that we now have three drills on site with two operating and the third awaiting confirmation of a drill crew. The Company aims to catch up on its drilling plans and be in a position to accelerate the program through 2021. These additional drills should result in a consistent flow of drilling results both from the main deposits at Surluga and Minto Mine South, and from the high priority new target areas at Darwin Grace and the Hornblende Shear once we commence the respective drilling.

The exploration team also progressed surface exploration activities on and adjacent to the recently acquired War Eagle claims, as well as on the southern extension of the Grace Shear Zone. Assays remain pending from these activities.” – Quentin Yarie, President and CEO.

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