May 16th, 2017: Redstar Gold Corp. (TSX.V: RGC, OTCQB: RGCTF, FRA: RGG) ("Redstar" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced at its 100% controlled high-grade Shumagin Gold Zone within the Unga Gold Project.
Redstar’s President & CEO, Peter A. Ball, stated,“Geophysical surveys performed over the Shumagin Gold Zone in April 2017, have defined multiple hidden/blind structures with significant potential to host high-grade gold mineralization. The newly defined approximate 1.6 km trace of the Shumagin Fault, a new footwall splay, and the discovery of an additional parallel footwall structure/anomaly further strengthens the exploration potential along this long-lived structure that has experienced multiple epithermal mineralizing events. Drill targets have now been defined, and our technical team have commenced a focused and methodical step-out diamond drill program southwest along the Shumagin structure towards Orange Mountain.”
The 2017 Spring Drill Program, initially totaling up to 5,000m, has commenced on the geophysical anomalies along strike to the southwest of the known Shumagin Gold Zone, with a main goal to initially trace the occurrence quartz-adularia-carbonate breccias along strike of the Shumagin Fault and the footwall splay along approximate 100m centers. Concurrent with drilling, detailed prospecting and soils sample grids will cover the entire footwall basalt/andesite within the areas of the Northern footwall anomalies to located geochemically anomalous areas along the structures that can be drill tested later during the summer.
Peter A. Ball, CEO of Redstar added, “With a strong treasury close to $6 million, the Shumagin Gold Zone is our priority heading into the 2017 Spring Exploration Program. Numerous other gold zones within the Unga Gold Project remain to be explored later in the year and provide significant opportunity for multiple gold discoveries.”
A sulfide-rich mineralization that outcrops approximately 600m (line 1700E – refer to Figure 1) to the southwest along strike from hole 16SH019 (line 2350E - refer to Figure 1) is a well-documented early hydrothermal-mineralization event. This event is cross-cut by high-grade multi-stage quartz-adularia-carbonate breccias that are localized within syn-mineral NE-EW oriented structures (dilation jogs) localized along the Shumagin Fault and subsidiary structures.
No bedrock exposures exist in the area between 1700E and 2250E, yet float occurrences of altered basalt/andesite, altered lithic tuff and cobbles of quartz-adularia-carbonate breccia located along strike of the newly defined southern extension and footwall splay indicate that a strong potential exists for the discovery of high-grade quartz-adularia-carbonate vein/breccias along the structures.
Geological Highlights of the Shumagin Gold Zone and Trend
- The Shumagin Gold Zone is currently defined over a strike length of approximately 1.6 kms by surface mapping and sampling and newly acquired geophysical surveys
- Geological mapping and sampling towards the southwest from Shumagin indicates a very strong expansion potential along strike for an additional three (3) kms towards Orange Mountain, the interpreted hydrothermal center along the Shumagin Trend.
- The Shumagin Trend is approximately 9.5 kms long, and is a major regional structure responsible for the localization of epithermal mineralization and associated alteration exposed about its strike length.
- Results from the 2016 fall drill program at the Shumagin Gold Zone, indicate that high-grade gold-silver mineralization occurs at depth for approximately 950m of tested strike length, is vertically extensive (to approximately 330m at depth), and remains open at depth across the entire strike length.
About the Unga Gold Project
The 100% controlled Unga Gold Project (see Figure 2) is a low to intermediate-sulfidation epithermal district located along the Alaskan Peninsula on adjacent Unga and Popof Islands, approximately 950 km southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. The 240-km2 property contains numerous volcanic-hosted, structurally-controlled and disseminated gold-silver mineral occurrences localized along at least two (2) regional structures (Shumagin Trend and Apollo-Sitka trends), each measuring approximately 9.5 km long. High-grade gold zones drilled or identified at surface occur within dilation zones along the regional and/or subsidiary structures and are the main exploration target-type for the project. The Shumagin Gold Zone is only one of several noteworthy gold-silver structures found on Redstar’s Unga Gold Project and is a high-priority exploration target.
Jesse C. Grady, MSc, CPG-11592, is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Grady has prepared and approved the technical information contained within this release.
About Redstar Gold Corp
Redstar is well-financed junior exploration company, with a very strong, supportive institutional shareholder base, no debt, and is focused on high-grade gold exploration and advancing its high-grade Unga Gold Project in Alaska. The 100% controlled Unga Gold Project is an intermediate sulfidation epithermal high-grade gold project on a district scale, with the property encompassing approximately 240 km2, and containing multiple high grade gold zones drilled or identified at surface. The former Apollo-Sitka gold mine, located on the southern Apollo-Sitka Trend, was Alaska’s first underground gold mine and the site of historic high-grade (~10 g/t Au) gold production. The Unga Gold Project has extensive infrastructure with daily flights from Anchorage landing on a one mile long paved airstrip and a deep-water port on neighboring Popof Island, and a moderate climate noting it resides at the 55th degree latitude and next to tidewater. In addition, Redstar owns approximately 22.2% of NV Gold Corp. (TSXV: NVX). Redstar also owns 30% of the Newman Todd Gold Project, in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
Peter A. Ball, President and CEO
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