Redhawk Resources, Inc.
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Redhawk Resources, Inc.

May 17, 2010 09:00 ET

Redhawk Receives Right of Way From Arizona State Land Department and Submits Permit Application for High Grade Drilling Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) - Redhawk Resources, Inc. ("Redhawk" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RDK)(FRANKFURT:QF7) is pleased to announce it has received the Right of Way (ROW) approval from the Arizona State Land Department for approximately 5.5 miles of haul road construction and maintenance between the Company's Copper Creek property and paved public roads near Mammoth, AZ. The ROW is a crucial piece of the permitting process that allows for efficient access to the Copper Creek property and the ability to haul ore or concentrates from the property to existing highway and rail transportation. The ROW is in effect for ten years and is renewable.

Redhawk has also submitted application to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for several drill roads and drill sites to test newly developed drill targets on Redhawk held lands administered by the BLM within the 7 square mile Copper Creek property. The planned drill program will also test several targets on lands owned by Redhawk within the district that do not require BLM approval.

Joe Sandberg, President of Redhawk Resources commented: "The drilling program will test previously unevaluated or under evaluated target areas with the potential for large deposits of porphyry style copper/molybdenum mineralization in mafic host rocks peripheral to the resource areas of the Keel and American Eagle deposits. The planned drilling program is fully funded by the recently completed private placement and will test these targets."

Brock Riedell, Technical Advisor to the Company commented: "Mafic host rocks are known to have significant grade enhancement over the intrusive host rock counterparts at Resolution, Ray, and Safford in Arizona, El Teniente in Chile, and Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia. Redhawk and its senior porphyry copper consultants have identified five areas with combined geological, alteration, geochemical, and geophysical characteristics that suggest major areas of porphyry style mineralization may be present at depth."

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 Company also has a gold/silver property in Nevada.

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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