Red Pine Exploration Commences Exploration Program on Abitibi-West Property Near Timmins

    TORONTO, May 21 /CNW/ - Red Pine Exploration Inc. ("Red Pine" or the
"Company") (TSX VENTURE:RPX) announces that its 2009 summer exploration
program is presently underway with the commencement of a 925 line-kilometre
airborne geophysical survey to be flown by Geotech Ltd.. Magnetometer, VTEM,
and radiometric airborne surveys are being carried out over selected blocks on
Red Pine's Abitibi-West property located southwest of Timmins, Ontario in the
south central Swayze greenstone belt. The current 2009 survey will penetrate
considerably deeper than past surveys and will provide position-accurate
continuous data that will be useful in following up potential gold and base
metal targets on the Abitibi-West Property. This high-resolution airborne
geophysical survey will provide invaluable structural and lithological
information regarding the underlying geology of the property.
    Three areas were defined within the Abitibi-West Property to be surveyed
as an enhancement in following up positive results generated by Red Pine's
initial 2007 exploration program and numerous published OGS geochemical and
geological surveys.

    Denyes-Swayze Block

    The Denyes-Swayze Block (413 km) covers an area southwest of the historic
Kenty Mine and includes the Kenty Porphyry as well as several interpreted
basinal structures hosting Timiskaming age rocks that appear similar to units
that are spatially associated with gold deposits in both the Porcupine and
Kirkland Lake gold camps.

    Dore Block

    The extent of the Dore Block (353 km) was designed to include areas of
anomalous gold, base metal and PGM's resulting from Red Pine's 2007
exploration program. In addition, the block covers several locations
exhibiting elevated base metal concentrations and gold grain counts presented
in published OGS lake sediment and surficial material sampling reports.

    Heenan Block

    Red Pine's 2007 trenching program and recent 2009 magnetic and induced
polarization surveys in Heenan Township followed up on a newly discovered
gold-bearing carbonate zone in Heenan Township. The anomalous zone occurs in
contact with a quartz porphyry intrusive and is proximal to Timiskaming age
rocks and intense, pervasive potassic alteration. The Heenan AEM block (153
km) will expand current geophysical knowledge in the area of the gold-bearing
zone and aid in the continued exploration over the Heenan block.
    The airborne survey and interpretation is expected to be completed prior
to the end of May with continued exploration on the Abitibi-West Property to
commence immediately thereafter.

    Soil Geochemical Surveying

    Upon airborne survey completion and after consideration of survey
results, Red Pine will carry out soil geochemical surveys over prospective
parts of the Abitibi-West Property. Current sampling techniques will be
implemented in an effort to define potential target areas that will be subject
to further geological investigation and evaluative techniques given positive
    In addition, soil geochemical surveys will be carried out over Red Pine's
Costello and Mt Logano properties during the summer field season. Encouraging
results will be followed up by ground geophysical surveys, trenching or
diamond drilling.

    About the Properties

    The Abitibi-West Property is a major land package (372 claim units
totalling 5,952 hectares) located west of Timmins in Dore, Heenan, Swayze,
Denyes and Marion townships.
    The properties are located within the Swayze greenstone belt, which
represents the western extension of the prolific Abitibi greenstone belt (same
age, different volcanic constructs). The Swayze greenstone belt is connected
to the eastern Abitibi by two bands of strongly deformed supracrustal rocks.
The northern band is considered to mark the western extension of the
Porcupine-Destor Deformation Zone, which is the major structure associated
with gold deposits in the Porcupine Gold Camp around Timmins. The southern
band marks the western extension of the Larder Lake Deformation Zone, a major
structure related to gold deposits extending right across the southern Abitibi
from the southern Swayze, then Matachewan, Kirkland Lake and through to Val
    The property also features basinal structures which developed as a result
of movement and fracturing along splays of these major deformation zones.
There are late Archean alkaline quartz-feldspar and feldspar porphyry sills,
as well as conglomeratic units that were deposited in the basins. Of prime
importance, these basins are of Timiskaming age and appear similar to units
that are spatially associated with gold deposits in both the Porcupine and
Kirkland Lake gold camps.
    Randall Salo, P.Geo. is the Exploration Manager and is overseeing the
field exploration program on behalf of Red Pine, and is the qualified person
for the technical information contained in this press release.

    WARNING: The statements made in this news release may contain
forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and
uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from
expectations and projections set out herein.

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For further information:

For further information: Brent Nykoliation, Vice President of Business
Development, (416) 364-7024, (416) 364-2753 (FAX),,

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