Redhawk Resources, Inc.
TSX VENTURE : RDK
FRANKFURT : QF7

Redhawk Resources, Inc.

February 22, 2011 12:26 ET

Redhawk Announces 60,000 Foot Drill Program and Provides Operational Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2011) - Redhawk Resources, Inc. ("Redhawk" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RDK)(FRANKFURT:QF7) is pleased to provide an operational update and plan for continued development of the Copper Creek project. The closing of the $20 million private placement in December, 2010 provided the Company with the necessary capital to aggressively move forward with development plans for the Copper Creek copper, molybdenum, silver and gold project. The Company's strategy is to continue moving Copper Creek towards production at the earliest opportunity while continuing to increase both the amount and category of resource.

Redhawk has designed a drill program for 2011 of approximately 60,000 feet. The 2010 drilling program currently totaling approximately 22,769 feet, is now on the last of 6 holes. The results from this program have shown the large extent of the mineralizing system and the Company intends to continue with the higher grade and larger district exploration effort. A series of drill holes will test areas identified by the initial drill program as well as new targets being developed. The balance of the drilling program will be focused on resource upgrading and expansion in the immediate vicinity of the American Eagle and Keel porphyry which remain open in most directions. The program will commence on a number of previously rotary pre-collared holes as set out on the attached map. Drill hole # RMK-07-015 in the Keel zone completed in 2008 (see news release dated February 26, 2008) returned 840 feet of 1.40% Cu, 0.033% Mo, and 0.27 opt Ag. Further drill testing is required to determine the extent of this very high grade area. Much of the planned drilling is intended to be completed on drill spacing designed to increase Measured or Indicated resources or add new resources into high confidence categories. A new drill contractor is on site and drilling progress has improved substantially. A second drill is scheduled to arrive at Copper Creek within the next two weeks.

The Company is working with its Tucson based environmental and permitting consultants to apply for the additional permits that remain to allow the commencement of the development decline approved in the Aquifer Protection Permit granted by the State of Arizona in August 2009. Redhawk will move forward with these applications as quickly as possible. In addition, the Company will also complete the environmental review of the balance of the district not currently covered by previous permits which focused on the current resource area. Most Arizona State Lands Right of Ways to allow commercial access to Copper Creek are already obtained and the Company has applied for an amendment to one last section for better access for development.

Redhawk has retained Vancouver based JDS Energy & Mining Inc, to assist in an optimization study to determine the most effective manner in which to develop and operate Copper Creek as a mine. JDS has assisted many other companies in determining methods to achieve maximum project value.

The Company has hired additional employees including another geologist and is currently intending to retain additional employees or consultants to provide mine development and planning expertise needed to further develop Copper Creek. Redhawk will continue with discussions with third parties who have expressed an interest in the project.

Joe Sandberg, President of Redhawk stated; "Redhawk is now well funded to aggressively advance the Copper Creek project in line with our goal of continually moving closer to production while adding additional resources. Our company is one of the few companies with an advanced stage copper exploration development property that still remains independent from third parties. We would also note that at least two major companies either directly or through option arrangements have now acquired property interests on our boundary and the entire Copper Creek mining district is receiving the attention we have always felt it deserved. Our team of experienced porphyry geologists have made great strides in expanding our knowledge and understanding of Copper Creek porphyry system and we firmly believe the true potential of the district has not yet been realized or recognized."

About Redhawk

Redhawk is a Canadian-based resource exploration and development company with primary focus on the accelerated development of its advanced stage Copper Creek copper-molybdenum project in San Manuel, Arizona.

The 100% owned Copper Creek property consists of approximately seven square miles of almost totally contiguous patented and unpatented mining claims and state prospecting permits, located about 70 miles northeast of Tucson, Arizona and about 15 miles east of San Manuel. The property is in the prolific southwest US porphyry copper belt at the projected intersection of a major northwest belt of porphyry copper deposits or mines (Ray, Miami/Globe, Superior/Resolution, Johnson Camp) and a major east-northeast belt of porphyry deposits (San Manuel/Kalamazoo, Silver Bell, Lakeshore, Safford, Morenci). The property is within sight of the former BHP Kalamazoo/San Manuel copper smelter and mine and within 30 miles of an existing operating copper smelter. The area is a mining friendly and politically secure location with excellent and readily accessible infrastructure.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

J. Stephen Barley, Managing Director

The forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date of this press release and, except as required by applicable law, Redhawk does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. By its very nature, such forward-looking information requires Redhawk to make assumptions that may not materialize or that may not be accurate. This forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such information.

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