Vancouver, Canada - Redstar Gold Corp. (TSX.V:RGC) ("Redstar" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the first results from its 2014 exploration program at its 100% owned Unga Gold Project, including rock samples with grades of up to 401 g/t gold and 266 g/t silver. Redstar is exploring for high-grade, epithermal gold mineralization within an historic mining camp located on Unga Island in the Aleutian arc of Alaska. These results are to be followed by the surface work results on the Shumigan Trend. This surface program is in preparation for a core drilling program early in 2015.
All results from the 2014 surface program have now been received from ALS Chemex Laboratories in Vancouver. Results show high-grade gold and silver results in rock samples, and have extended zones of known mineralization along the Apollo-Sitka Trend from positive soil and talus sampling (Figure 1). The Apollo-Sitka and Shumigan Trends, both located along the southeast portion of Unga Island, are partially fault-controlled, northeast to southwest oriented semi-linear trends that transect the entirety of Unga Island. Each is well over 7,500 m long. Areas of intense alteration, and precious and base metal vein systems define both trends.
Redstar President and CEO, Toby Mayo, commented: "The 2014 exploration program has been highly successful. The surface results have expanded our understanding of the Apollo-Sitka Trend as a highly prospective gold and silver system, which has provided us with additional target areas to expand upon. Furthermore, it has given us the required insight to plan a far more targeted and productive drilling program than we would have achieved without this surface work. All this, along with the exceptionally high grade samples collected on the surface, gives me great optimism for the upcoming drilling campaign."
Figure 1. Schematic geological map highlighting prospective trends along the southeastern portion of Unga Island, Alaska
Apollo-Sitka Trend: 2014 surface program results
The initial focus of the program has been on the Apollo-Sitka Trend where Redstar's surface sampling work targeted a 2,500 m long corridor of alteration and veining that includes the sites of historic underground mining. Four high-priority targets have been sampled along this corridor: the Sitka Mine area, the Apollo Mine area, the Rising Sun prospect to the northeast, and Empire Ridge to the southwest. Overall results show high-grade gold and silver rock samples are found both within, and as extensions to zones of known mineralization within the Apollo-Sitka Trend, as established by positive soil and talus sampling results.
Results from select rock chip sampling from bedrock exposures of quartz + adularia ± carbonate stockwork veins taken from within the Apollo, Rising Sun and Empire Ridge areas are extremely encouraging. These samples returned high-grade gold and silver results with values up to 401g/t gold ("Au") and 266g/t silver ("Ag"), (Figures 2a and 2b).
Results from continuous chip trench sampling of intense quartz-adularia ± carbonate stockworks within the hanging wall of the historic Sitka stope produced results of up to 30.5 g/t Au and 128 g/t Ag (Figures 3a and 3b).
A continuous gold and silver geochemical soil anomaly of >100 ppb Au (up to 821 ppb Au) and >1.3 g/t Ag (up to 21.5 g/t Ag) covering the Sitka and Apollo mine areas has been extended by approximately 1,300 m to the southwest from the Apollo open stope through Empire Ridge (Figures 2a and 2b). The Empire Ridge prospect area received minimal surface work during Alaska Apollo Gold Mines' exploration program during 1983, and Redstar plans geological mapping of this important geochemical anomaly in future exploration programs.
Figure 2a. Anomalous gold in soil, talus samples and select rock samples from the Apollo-Rising Sun-Empire Ridge prospects.
Figure 2b. Anomalous silver in soil, talus samples and select rock samples from the Apollo-Rising Sun-Empire Ridge prospects.
Figure 3a. Gold mineralization associated with stockwork vein systems sampled in historic trenches located within the hanging wall of the Sitka Stope structure, northeastern portion of the Apollo-Sitka Trend
Figure 3b. Silver mineralization associated with stockwork vein systems sampled in historic trenches located within the hanging wall of the Sitka Stope structure, northeastern portion of the Apollo-Sitka Trend
The anomalous gold + silver geochemical signature, as defined by positive rock, soil and talus results, has been correlated to zones of pervasive silicification and quartz-adularia ± carbonate veins within an envelope of intense argillic alteration that define the general geological framework of Sitka, Apollo, the Rising Sun, and the Empire Ridge prospect areas. The trend of silicification and argillic alteration continues to the southwest for approximately 4,500 m from Empire Ridge all the way to the coast of Unga Island.
Results and historic data are being analyzed and modeled with the aim of delineating drill targets for a winter core drilling program, planned to commence 1Q 2015, details of which will be announced in the New Year.
Quality assurance and control
The 2014 surface program and sampling protocol was managed and carried out by Redstar's geological staff and its consultants. All work was supervised directly by Jesse C. Grady, Redstar's Vice President of Exploration. A quality assurance/quality control ("QA/QC") protocol was used which included the random insertion of standard reference samples at the frequency of approximately one standard for every twenty samples delivered to the assay laboratory. All surface samples were securely shipped to ALS Chemex Laboratories in Fairbanks, Alaska for preparation, with fire assay and multi-element ICP analyses carried out at ALS Chemex Laboratories facility in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jesse C. Grady, MSc, CPG-11592, the Company's Vice President of Exploration is a qualified person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Grady has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.
About the 2014 surface program
Redstar initiated a surface sampling program that was completed in September 2014 (see press releases from June 24, August 12 and October 27, 2014). The program was generated to understand the surface geochemical signature and geological controls to mineralization on two major trends: (1) the Apollo-Sitka Trend; and (2) the Shumigan Trend, with the primary goal of defining areas outside of the known zones of mineralization that could warrant additional detailed exploration. The program followed the finalization of a surface use agreement between Redstar and the Unga Tribe that granted Redstar overland access use.
Along the Apollo-Sitka Trend, approximately 225 select rock samples, 224 continuous chip trench samples covering approximately 235 m to historic trenches and 669 soil/talus fine samples were collected along more than 3,200 m of strike length between the historic Sitka trenches and the California Prospect.
About Redstar Gold Corp.
Redstar is a Vancouver based junior exploration company focused on high-grade gold exploration in North America. Each of Redstar and Confederation Minerals Ltd. (TSX.V:CFM) owns 50% of the Newman Todd Project, located in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada. In Alaska, the Company is exploring the high-grade Unga Project, which it acquired initially in 2011. At Unga, a comprehensive exploration program commenced in late July 2014, and results will be used to determine drill targets for a first phase diamond drill program. Additionally, the Company has ten properties in Nevada, which have been optioned to True Grit Resources Ltd. (NEX:TGI.H).
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