VANCOUVER – Red Pine Exploration Inc. [RPX-TSXV; RDEXF-OTCQB] has released results from its continuing exploration program at the 100%-owned Wawa project, northern Ontario. Hole SD-22-396 intersected significant mineralization in the Surluga North vein network above the Jubilee Shear Zone (hanging wall) of the current resources of the Wawa Gold Project. All reported drill widths are core length unless otherwise stated.
High-grade mineralization in the Surluga North Vein Network extended laterally to the north by 115 metres. Gold mineralization is associated with a network of multidirectional quartz-tourmaline veins.
The vein network is in the hanging wall of the Jubilee Shear Zone and was intersected at 165 metres vertical depth; contains 5.13 g/t gold over 37.47 metres, including 25.20 g/t gold over 3.41 metres in SD-22-396.
Other intersections of significance in the Surluga North Vein Network includes that have previously been released includes: 8.46 g/t gold over 6.42 metres in SD-22-321 located approximately 200 metres SW of SD-22-396; 11.19 g/t gold over 2.61 metres in SD-22-326 located approximately 200 WSW of SD-22-396.
Surluga North Vein Network is possibly related to a comparable quartz-tourmaline vein network intersected 610 metres north in 2016 in SD-16-43.
Quentin Yarie, President and CEO, commented: “These results from the Surluga North Vein Network demonstrate that significant mineralization exists in the hanging wall of the Jubilee Shear Zone and validates the potential for a hybrid pit and underground project. The hanging wall of the Jubilee Shear Zone remains unexplored to the north of the intersection in SD-22-396, leaving the Surluga North Vein Network open for further extension toward the intersection of a comparable network of quartz-tourmaline veins 610 m north in SD-16-43.”
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 6,900 hectares in size.