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Red Pine Intercepts Significant Mineralization at the Wawa Gold Project, including 5.58 g/t gold over 18.44 m including 72.20 g/t gold over 0.88 m

Press Release

Toronto, Ontario (May 29, 2024) – Red Pine Exploration Inc. (TSXV: RPX, OTCQB: RDEXF) (“Red Pine” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the most recent assay results from 14 drill holes representing 4,105 metres (“m”) of drilling from the 2022-2024 resource expansion program at the Wawa Gold Project. Since the resource expansion drilling program began in 2021, Red Pine has now completed approximately 67,000 m of additional drilling in the current program for the new mineral resource estimate update. Of these holes, approximately 60,300 m have now been reported and the Company expects additional results to follow over the coming months from the remaining core.

Drilling Highlights (Table 1, Figures 1-3):

  • 5.58 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold over 18.44 m, including 6.18 g/t gold over 1.11 m, and 72.20 g/t gold over 0.88 m in SD-24-515 within the Jubilee Shear System
  • 2.21 g/t over 13.27 m, including 7.59 g/t gold over 0.88 m in SD-24-499A within the Jubilee Shear System
  • 1.48 g/t gold over 11.89 m, including 5.69 g/t gold over 1.00 m within the Jubilee Shear System in SD-24-511
  • 1.40 g/t gold over 14.00 m, including 8.77 g/t gold over 1.00 m within the Jubilee Shear System in SD-24-505
  • 0.73 g/t gold over 9.57 m, including 2.41 g/t gold over 1.09 m within the Minto B Shear in SD-24-496
  • 1.25 g/t gold over 7.86 m within a new vein network in SD-24-509A

Paul Martin, Interim CEO and Chair of the Board of Red Pine commented: “The latest drill results have continued to intersect extensions of gold mineralization within and away from the higher-grade Jubilee Shear; the host of the current main underground mineral resource1. As part of this drilling, near surface gold mineralization in the Hanging Wall of the Jubilee Shear has continued to be intersected and is expected to contribute to reducing the stripping ratio under any proposed open pit scenario. The recent intersection of significant gold mineralization in the Jubilee Shear continues to confirm the continuity of the mineralization that remains open down dip and down plunge.

With the detailed review, and correction, of our drill database completed and the addition of significant gold assays from our drill program, we look forward to reporting our updated NI 43-101 resource in Q3. The Company anticipates a mid-June cut-off for the drilling assay database for the resource update “

Discussion of Drill Results

In the Jubilee Shear System, the results of the exploration program indicate:

  • Continuous increase of the size and the confidence, and to improve the continuity of gold mineralization >= 2 g/t gold in the main segment of the Jubilee Shear; and
  • Gold mineralization remains opens at depth in the Jubilee Shear down-dip and down-plunge of the existing mineral resource
  • Gold mineralization extends to surface beyond the northern extent of the existing mineral resource

In the hanging wall of the Jubilee Shear, the new results comprise or indicate:

  • Mineralized intercepts in the hanging wall of the Jubilee Shear confirms the presence of mineralization zones
  • Gold mineralization in the hanging wall of the Minto B shear occurs as sub-meter to multi-meter wide shear zones surrounded by network of extensional quartz veins, that are typically centered on narrow gabbroic injections in the Jubilee stock and are shallowly to moderately dipping to the south and south-east
  • A secondary type of gold mineralization in the hanging wall relates to the presence of zones of intrusion-related gold (IRG) and shear-hosted mineralization associated with sulfide disseminations.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control (“QA/QC”) Measures

Following the recent discovery of selective manipulation of historical assay data, the Company has implemented changes in the internal handling and dissemination of assay certificates. The assay certificates are now sent to at least two members of the senior management team, and they are accessible directly from the laboratory using a web portal that has been activated.

The rebuilding of our drilling assay database from the corrected assay certificates in preparation for our upcoming resource update on the Wawa Gold Project is also complete and will be compared to the database being compiled under the direction of the external QP.

Improvements have also been added to the Company’s QA/QC protocols under the direction of the recently appointed new Chair of the Technical Committee and the incoming President and Chief Executive Officer.

Drill core samples were transported in security sealed bags for analyses to Actlabs in Ancaster, Ontario. Individual samples were labelled, placed in plastic sample bags and sealed. Groups of samples were then placed into durable rice bags and shipped. The residual coarse reject portions of the samples remain in storage if further work or verification is needed.

Red Pine has implemented a revised and strengthened quality-control program to comply with best practices in the sampling and analysis of drill core. As part of its updated and independently reviewed QA/QC program, Red Pine inserts external gold standards (low to high grade) and blanks every 20 samples, and routinely insert blanks immediately after samples with visible gold. Quarter core duplicates are routinely inserted to evaluate the natural variability of gold mineralization.

Table 1– In and below the Jubilee Shear System (Figures 1 and 2)

Hole From To Length GoldZone
(#) (m) (m) (m)* (g/t) (name)
SD-23-459 310.43 314.16 7.73 0.60 Jubilee Shear
SD-24-499A 181.73 195.00 13.27 2.21 Jubilee Shear
including 182.89 183.77 0.88 7.59
and 189.89 190.91 1.00 4.04
SD-24-501A 313.75 318.48 4.73 1.41 Jubilee Shear
including 317.59 318.48 0.89 4.47
408.73 412.17 3.44 1.90 Shear Zone below and parallel to the Jubilee Shear
SD-24-504 176.14 191.31 15.17 0.91 Jubilee Shear
including 180.89 181.81 0.92 5.00
and 185.84 186.82 0.98 2.54
and 190.3 191.31 1.01 2.50
SD-24-505 195.00 209.00 14.00 1.40 Jubilee Shear
including 195.00 196.00 1.00 8.77
and 205.40 206.40 1.00 2.17
SD-24-511 200.71 212.60 11.89 1.48 Jubilee Shear
including 200.71 201.68 0.97 3.01
and 205.69 206.69 1.00 3.43
and 210.62 211.64 1.00 5.69
SD-24-515 189.00 207.44 18.44 5.58 Jubilee Shear
including 189.00 190.11 1.11 6.18
and 191.12 192.00 0.88 72.20
and 199.24 200.45 1.21 5.20
212.60 215.78 3.18 0.86
249.00 250.23 1.23 2.84
358.77 359.77 1.00 3.45

*Intercepts are calculated using a 0.40 g/t gold cut-off and a maximum of 5 m of internal dilution with no capping applied and are reported over core lengths. True width is estimated to vary between 75 to 95% of the reported core length.

Table 2– Hanging wall of the Jubilee Shear (Figures 1 and 2)

Hole From To Length Gold Zone
(#) (m) (m) (m)* (g/t) (name)
SD-22-332 97.31 98.50 1.19 0.60 Vein network
100.9 102.10 1.20 0.66
SD-22-352 57.67 59.00 1.33 4.20 Vein network
182.86 184.32 1.00 1.16
SD-22-380 149.00 150.49 1.49 0.49 Vein network
282.39 283.78 1.39 1.22
SD-22-382 98.00 99.44 1.44 4.22 Vein network
SD-23-459 143.44 146.38 2.94 0.68 Upper Minto B Shear
151.65 153.00 1.35 0.58
169.07 180.32 11.25 0.49
including 171.75 173.09 1.34 2.16
263.83 280.67 16.84 0.50 Minto B Shear
including 269.40 270.46 1.06 2.22
SD-24-488 39.77 41.16 1.39 0.50
SD-24-496 14.23 23.80 9.57 0.73 Minto B Shear
including 22.71 23.80 1.09 2.41
31.99 37.92 5.93 0.44
83.02 84.41 1.39 0.55
SD-24-499A 49.15 52.25 3.10 0.57
SD-24-501A 214.24 215.55 1.31 1.26
SD-24-504 117.13 118.50 1.37 0.41
SD-24-505 36.00 42.11 6.11 0.49 HW IRGS
140.22 141.68 1.46 0.69
SD-24-509A 23.39 24.64 1.25 7.86 Shear zone and Vein network
71.79 81.88 10.09 0.85
including 79.25 80.63 1.38 3.66
86.52 87.82 1.30 0.45
90.42 91.72 1.30 0.59
SD-24-515 149.75 152.20 2.45 0.53 Shear zone and Vein network
164.50 166.00 1.50 0.47
181.80 186.76 4.96 1.19
including 185.70 186.76 1.06 2.97

*Intercepts are calculated using a 0.40 g/t gold cut-off grade and a maximum of 5 m of internal dilution with no capping applied and are reported over core lengths. True width is estimated to vary between 20 to 90% of the reported core length depending on the mineralization types defining the intersected gold zones.

Qualified Person

Jean-Francois Montreuil, P.Geo. and Vice President, Exploration of Red Pine and the Qualified Person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.

About Red Pine Exploration Inc.

Red Pine Exploration Inc. is a gold exploration company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Company’s shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “RPX” and on the OTCQB Markets under the symbol “RDEXF”.

The Wawa Gold Project is in the Michipicoten Greenstone Belt of Ontario, a region that has seen major investment by several producers in the last five years. Its land package hosts numerous historic gold mines and is over 7000 hectares in size. Red Pine is building a strong position as a major mineral exploration and development player in the Michipicoten region.

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Paul Martin, Board Chair and Interim CEO, at (416) 364-7024 or


Carrie Howes, Director Corporate Communications, at (416) 644-7375 or

1 National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report for the Wawa Gold Project, Brian Thomas P.Geo. Golder Associates Ltd, report effective August 18, 2021.

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