Red Pine Exploration Inc.

Red Pine Exploration Inc.

May 21, 2009 08:00 ET

Red Pine Exploration Commences Exploration Program on Abitibi-West Property Near Timmins

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 21, 2009) - Red Pine Exploration Inc. ("Red Pine" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RPX) announces that its 2009 summer exploration program is presently underway with the commencement of a 925 line-kilometre airborne geophysical survey to be flown by Geotech Ltd.. Magnetometer, VTEM, and radiometric airborne surveys are being carried out over selected blocks on Red Pine's Abitibi-West property located southwest of Timmins, Ontario in the south central Swayze greenstone belt. The current 2009 survey will penetrate considerably deeper than past surveys and will provide position-accurate continuous data that will be useful in following up potential gold and base metal targets on the Abitibi-West Property. This high-resolution airborne geophysical survey will provide invaluable structural and lithological information regarding the underlying geology of the property.

Three areas were defined within the Abitibi-West Property to be surveyed as an enhancement in following up positive results generated by Red Pine's initial 2007 exploration program and numerous published OGS geochemical and geological surveys.

Denyes-Swayze Block

The Denyes-Swayze Block (413 km) covers an area southwest of the historic Kenty Mine and includes the Kenty Porphyry as well as several interpreted basinal structures hosting Timiskaming age rocks that appear similar to units that are spatially associated with gold deposits in both the Porcupine and Kirkland Lake gold camps.

Dore Block

The extent of the Dore Block (353 km) was designed to include areas of anomalous gold, base metal and PGM's resulting from Red Pine's 2007 exploration program. In addition, the block covers several locations exhibiting elevated base metal concentrations and gold grain counts presented in published OGS lake sediment and surficial material sampling reports.

Heenan Block

Red Pine's 2007 trenching program and recent 2009 magnetic and induced polarization surveys in Heenan Township followed up on a newly discovered gold-bearing carbonate zone in Heenan Township. The anomalous zone occurs in contact with a quartz porphyry intrusive and is proximal to Timiskaming age rocks and intense, pervasive potassic alteration. The Heenan AEM block (153 km) will expand current geophysical knowledge in the area of the gold-bearing zone and aid in the continued exploration over the Heenan block.

The airborne survey and interpretation is expected to be completed prior to the end of May with continued exploration on the Abitibi-West Property to commence immediately thereafter.

Soil Geochemical Surveying

Upon airborne survey completion and after consideration of survey results, Red Pine will carry out soil geochemical surveys over prospective parts of the Abitibi-West Property. Current sampling techniques will be implemented in an effort to define potential target areas that will be subject to further geological investigation and evaluative techniques given positive results.

In addition, soil geochemical surveys will be carried out over Red Pine's Costello and Mt Logano properties during the summer field season. Encouraging results will be followed up by ground geophysical surveys, trenching or diamond drilling.

About the Properties

The Abitibi-West Property is a major land package (372 claim units totalling 5,952 hectares) located west of Timmins in Dore, Heenan, Swayze, Denyes and Marion townships.

The properties are located within the Swayze greenstone belt, which represents the western extension of the prolific Abitibi greenstone belt (same age, different volcanic constructs). The Swayze greenstone belt is connected to the eastern Abitibi by two bands of strongly deformed supracrustal rocks. The northern band is considered to mark the western extension of the Porcupine-Destor Deformation Zone, which is the major structure associated with gold deposits in the Porcupine Gold Camp around Timmins. The southern band marks the western extension of the Larder Lake Deformation Zone, a major structure related to gold deposits extending right across the southern Abitibi from the southern Swayze, then Matachewan, Kirkland Lake and through to Val d'Or.

The property also features basinal structures which developed as a result of movement and fracturing along splays of these major deformation zones. There are late Archean alkaline quartz-feldspar and feldspar porphyry sills, as well as conglomeratic units that were deposited in the basins. Of prime importance, these basins are of Timiskaming age and appear similar to units that are spatially associated with gold deposits in both the Porcupine and Kirkland Lake gold camps.

Randall Salo, P.Geo. is the Exploration Manager and is overseeing the field exploration program on behalf of Red Pine, and is the qualified person for the technical information contained in this press release.

WARNING: The statements made in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from expectations and projections set out herein.

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