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Redhawk Resources, Inc.

September 12, 2011 09:06 ET

Redhawk Resources Announces Results of Exploration Drilling and 2011 Resource Expansion Drilling at Copper Creek Project

- Final drill hole of 2010 district exploration program hits significant mineralization 1550 feet (472m) from existing resource boundary

- Additional drill holes confirm new area of mineralization

- Seven drill holes completed in 2011 resource expansion and upgrade program

- Three core drills and one rotary drill working on 2011 drill program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2011) - Redhawk Resources, Inc. (TSX:RDK)(OTCQX:RHWKF)(FRANKFURT:QF7) ("Redhawk" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results from the last hole of the 2010 district exploration holes at Copper Creek and results of an additional exploration drill hole drilled from the same site. Results are also presented for three drill holes of the 2011 resource expansion and definition program. (See attached map for drill hole locations.)

District Exploration holes

Drill hole REX-10-047, the last of the 2010 district exploration holes, was completed with core to a depth of 4007 feet (1221m). The hole is located approximately1550 feet (472m) west of the Keel resource boundary. The vertical hole drifted to the northwest making the mineralized intervals approximately 1650 feet west of the Keel (503m). The core drill hole intercepted several zones of strong continuous porphyry style mineralization from 1,920 feet to 3,852 feet (~585 to ~1,174m). Due to the significant visual mineralization in REX-10-047, a second hole REX-11-052 was drilled from the same site and directed N30E -83 degrees to a total depth of 4,128 feet (1258m). REX-11-052 encountered porphyry style mineralization for a distance of 1,743 feet (531m) from 1994 to 3737 feet (608-1139m). Significant intervals for REX-10-047 and REX-11-052 are listed below. A third hole from the same site, REX-11-053 was drilled N70E -83 degrees to a total depth of 3967 feet (1209m). Assays are pending for REX-11-053. True width has not yet been established for the results contained within this press release.

REX-10-047
Start interval end interval thickness Cu% Mo% Ag ppm
1920 ft 1930 ft 10 ft 0.27 0.007 1.13
1980 ft 1995 ft 15 ft 0.33 0.005 1.87
2219 ft 2223 ft 4 ft 0.45 nil 2.20
2247 ft 2272 ft 25 ft 0.94 0.008 18.50
2377 ft 2383 ft 6 ft 0.44 0.016 4.90
2514 ft 2526 ft 12 ft 0.78 0.084 3.74
2680 ft 2683 ft 3 ft 0.70 0.001 0.44
2865 ft 2885 ft 20 ft 0.55 0.018 3.78
2920 ft 3087 ft 167 ft 0.25 0.007 0.82
Including:
2950 ft 2990 ft 40 ft 0.43 0.018 0.96
3075 ft 3087 ft 12 ft 0.51 0.025 2.81
3216 ft 3224 ft 8 ft 0.56 0.067 0.69
3444 ft 3449 ft 5 ft 1.54 0.160 3.64
3832 ft 3852 ft 20 ft 0.24 0.006 0.91
REX-11-052
1994 ft 1998 ft 4 ft 0.44 0.006 2.21
2050 ft 2069 ft 19 ft 0.48 0.002 4.74
2270 ft 2470 ft 200 ft 0.26 0.013 0.45
Including
2270 ft 2275 ft 5 ft 0.60 0.148 1.74
2300 ft 2310 ft 10 ft 2.38 0.049 2.10
2395 ft 2400 ft 5 ft 0.68 0.073 1.09
2465 ft 2470 ft 5 ft 0.58 nil 0.36
2670 ft 2680 ft 10 ft 0.47 0.002 0.43
3330 ft 3337 ft 7 ft 0.44 0.016 0.54
(ft = feet, % = percentage, ppm = parts per million, nil = below detection, Cu = copper, Mo = molybdenum, Ag = silver na = not assayed)

Redhawk believes the drilling results from the three holes drilled from the REX-10-047 site suggest the strong possibility of an area that can be developed into a new resource or possibly be connected across a distance of approximately 500m with the Keel and American Eagle (AE) porphyry resources with additional drilling. The additional drilling will be considered after the resource expansion and upgrade drilling in the 2011 drill program (discussed below) is completed.

2011 Resource Expansion and Upgrade Drill Program

The 2011 drill program has been expanded from 60,000 feet to approximately 100,000 feet (30,480m) and focuses on increasing the connection between the Keel and AE areas and infill drilling to move a considerable portion of the AE resource and more of the Keel resource into the indicated and measured categories in preparation for a Pre-Feasibility study slated for early in 2012. Results from the first hole in the 2011 program, RAE-07-016 were given in a news release dated June 1, 2011. Since that release six additional drill holes have been completed, three core drill holes are in progress, one rotary pre-collar hole completed, and one rotary pre-collar hole is in progress. Assay results for three of the completed holes, RAE-07-017 total depth 3916 feet (1194m), RAE-07-018 total depth 4126 feet (1258m), and RAE-07-019 total depth 4137 feet (1261m) have been received and significant intervals are shown below. Holes RAE-07-017 and RAE-07-018 were step out holes designed to increase the connection of the Keel and AE deposits and hole RAE-07-019 is a infill resource upgrade hole.

RAE-07-017
Start interval end interval thickness Cu% Mo% Ag ppm
1350 ft 1360 ft 10 ft 0.44 0.002 na
1526 ft 3000 ft 1474 ft 0.26 0.004 0.73
Including
1736 ft 1746 ft 10 ft 0.51 nil 2.07
2196 ft 2225 ft 29 ft 0.61 0.012 0.64
2265 ft 2271 ft 6 ft 0.58 0.004 0.36
2330 ft 2341 ft 11 ft 0.65 0.003 0.34
2547 ft 2960 ft 413 ft 0.36 0.007 1.43
Including
2547 ft 2604 ft 57 ft 0.45 0.007 1.63
2770 ft 2790 ft 20 ft 0.45 0.006 2.36
2830 ft 2870 ft 40 ft 0.51 0.012 2.31
2900 ft 2950 ft 50 ft 0.53 0.009 2.23
3410 ft 3916 ft 506 ft 0.20 0.011 0.96
RAE-07-018
170ft 180ft 10 ft 0.43 0.001 na
1690 ft 1700 ft 10 ft 0.12 0.091 na
2136 ft 4030 ft 1894 ft 0.29 0.008 0.84
Including
2136 ft 2176 ft 40 ft 0.51 0.009 0.70
2213.5 ft 2356 ft 142.5 ft 0.63 0.012 0.95
2473 ft 2567 ft 94 ft 0.85 0.004 1.72
2616 ft 2626 ft 10 ft 0.65 0.001 0.68
2656 ft 2676 ft 20 ft 0.44 0.048 1.40
2931 ft 2948 ft 17 ft 0.66 0.012 2.78
3484 ft 3524 ft 40 ft 0.25 0.085 1.07
RAE-07-019
320ft 330ft 10 ft 0.94 0.001 na
880ft 980ft 100 ft 1.16 0.001 1.73
1000 ft 1080 ft 80 ft 0.65 0.005 1.2
1130 ft 1140 ft 10 ft 0.47 0.003 na
1605 ft 1625 ft 20 ft 0.57 0.003 1.53
1675 ft 1695 ft 20 ft 0.44 0.002 1.1
1775 ft 3620 ft 1845 ft 0.45 0.013 0.87
Including
1775 ft 1785 ft 10 ft 0.52 0.004 0.92
1825 ft 1905 ft 80 ft 0.82 0.003 1.59
1945 ft 1955 ft 10 ft 0.58 0.002 0.77
1985 ft 2506 ft 521 ft 0.75 0.009 0.95
2506 ft 2646 ft 140 ft 0.39 0.008 0.61
2646 ft 2690 ft 44 ft 0.71 0.016 0.98
2750 ft 2790 ft 40 ft 0.53 0.019 0.71
2790 ft 2870 ft 80 ft 0.27 0.015 0.41
2870 ft 2893 ft 23 ft 0.55 0.108 0.67
2893 ft 2930 ft 37 ft 0.33 0.009 0.61
2930 ft 2970 ft 40 ft 0.46 0.013 1.07
3240 ft 3250 ft 10 ft 0.23 0.130 1.11
3320 ft 3350 ft 30 ft 0.18 0.062 0.99
3530 ft 3550 ft 20 ft 0.51 0.012 1.97
3950 ft 4080 ft 130 ft 0.16 0.010 0.77
(ft = feet, % = percentage, ppm = parts per million, na = not assayed, Cu = copper, Mo = molybdenum, Ag = silver, nil = below detection)

Redhawk believes the results from holes RAE-07-016 (reported previously), RAE-07-017, RAE-07-018, and RAE-07-019 will help not only in demonstrating the continuity of mineralization between the Keel and AE but should also increase the total resources of the combined deposits.

R. Joe Sandberg, Redhawk President and CEO, stated, "We believe the area of high potential for discovery of additional porphyry copper/molybdenum deposits within our property holdings is now at least 5 km by 3 km and the three drill holes nearly 0.5 km west of known resources support that possibility. The resource upgrade and expansion drilling between the Keel and AE deposits is very encouraging and in accordance with our expectations. We are proceeding as planned with our resource expansion and upgrades, additional permitting, hydrology, metallurgical and mine optimization efforts to prepare for the Pre-Feasibility Study in early 2012. The outcome of these efforts will continue to increase the confidence level in our Copper Creek project."

R. Joe Sandberg, CPG, Redhawk President, CEO and a Qualified Person under the meaning of NI 43-101, is responsible for the technical content of this news release.

All core samples are picked up on site by Redhawk geologists or delivered by the drillers to Redhawk personnel. All samples are delivered by Redhawk personnel to ALS Laboratory Group ISO 9001:2000 & ISO 17025 in Elko, NV or Reno, NV for assay or to Jacobs Assay Office Registered Assayers in Tucson, AZ for sample preparation to pulps and shipped by Jacobs using UPS to ALS in Reno, NV. Check assay standards are submitted with each assay job, and reviewed for accuracy. Check assaying is being performed by Inspectorate and KD Engineering/Metcon.

To view the map associated with this release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/727168.jpg.

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 twenty-eight square miles of 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 mill and smelter. The area is a mining friendly and politically secure location with excellent and readily accessible infrastructure including power, rail, water, roads and qualified consultants.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

R. Joe Sandberg, President & CEO

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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