International Epithermal Expert, Issues Geological Report on Redstar’s Unga Gold Project
July 25th, 2016: Redstar Gold Corp. (TSX.V: RGC, US: RGCTF, FRA: RGG) (“Redstar” or the “Company”) today announced that Dr. Jeffrey Hedenquist, an independent international consultant and one of the world’s leading experts on epithermal gold systems, recently visited the Company’s 100% controlled high-grade Unga Gold Project, Alaska. The results of Dr. Hedenquist’s technical review are summarized in a geological report entitled “Observations on the Shumagin-Orange Mountain-Aquila and Apollo-Empire Ridge trends, southeast Unga Island, Alaska.”
Dr. Hedenquist highlighted in the report areas of untested potential and provided the observations and rationale to support these areas, plus recommendations for further work to help better define targets with criteria for establishing priorities. The complete report including a detailed summary including figures and recommendations may be viewed at
“We would like to thank Dr. Hedenquist for his insights and review of the Unga Gold Project and its untested potential, which have further enhanced our understanding of the significant exploration upside of the Unga Epithermal District,” commented Peter A. Ball, President & CEO of Redstar Gold.
Dr. Hedenquist spent a total of six days working in the field on behalf of Redstar Gold with the specific goal of aiding ongoing geological interpretation and exploration of the Unga Gold Project. The fieldwork focused on:
Assessment of various outcropping epithermal vein prospects;
- Field traverses covering the nearly continuous zones of hydrothermal alteration along ~ 7km of the Shumagin trend;
- Traverses along portions of the Apollo-Empire Ridge trend; and
- Review of geological relationships and associated gold-silver mineralized intervals within drill core from the Shumagin gold zone.
Recent Exploration Program
The company recently completed a field program at the Unga Gold Project that was designed to:
1) Delineate additional new drill targets to expand known mineralization previously drilled at the Shumagin Prospect and along Empire Ridge, the SW extension of the historic Apollo-Sitka Mine, and;
2) Complete an intense surface sampling and mapping program along the ~9 km long Shumagin Trend, including Orange Mountain to the southwest along strike of the Shumagin Prospect, to prove the continuity of the epithermal system and structures responsible for gold-silver veining and replacement bodies along its known strike length.
Approximatley 600 samples (272 soil/talus and 325 rock samples) were taken to cover exposed bodies of silicification at Orange Mountain, silicified and mineralized structures located between Orange Mountain and Shumagin, and exposures of multi-phase breccias and additional structures at the Shumagin Prospect. Assay results are pending.
Quality Control/Quality Assurance
The 2016 exploration program at the Unga Project includes a Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC)program, overseen by Jesse C. Grady, Redstar’s Vice President of Exploration. All soil/talus/rock samples have been shipped to ALS Minerals for preparation and geochemical analysis.
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 The Unga Gold Project
The 100% controlled Unga Gold Project covers key strategic portions of adjacent Unga and Popof Islands, approximately 900 kilometers southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. Redstar controls a 240 square kilometer land package that is host to numerous structurally controlled, volcanic hosted intermediate-sulfidation epithermal high-grade vein, breccia, stockwork and disseminated gold-silver occurrences.
The Unga Project has excellent infrastructure, including direct daily flights from Anchorage, a deep-sea port and a temperate climate. 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 gold production.
Shumagin Gold Zone
The Shumagin prospect is characterized by multi-episodic gold-silver bearing quartz-adularia-rhodochrosite breccia bodies that occur within structurally controlled dilation zones along the >1,200-meter-long Shumagin Scarp. High-grade gold-silver mineralization is open at depth within the main breccia body at Shumagin. Multiple dilation zones and coincident gold-silver bearing breccia bodies exist along strike of the Shumagin Scarp and remain to be fully drill tested.
Selected drill highlights from the Shumagin Gold Zone**:
|Hole#||From||To||CoreLength||Gold Grade||Silver Grade|
**DDH-26, 28, 35, 42, 46, 51, 57 & BMS-01 are historic in nature and are not reported herein as new drill results
**11SH007-010 and 15SH011-018 have been previously disclosed and may be viewed on Redstar’s Website at www.redstargold.com/s/NewsReleases.asp
*True widths of the mineralized intervals are close to 70-80% of Core Length
About Redstar Gold Corp
Redstar is a junior exploration company focused on high-grade gold exploration in North America. In Alaska, the Company is exploring the 100% controlled high-grade Unga Gold Project. In Nevada, Redstar is currently seeking suitable partners to advance its portfolio of eleven (11) 100% owned properties located along and within many of the major gold producing trends. Redstar also owns 30% of the Newman Todd Gold Project, in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada. Newman Todd is a high-grade gold discovery along a 1.8 km corridor within the Newman Todd Structure (NTS).