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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 -- Redhawk Resources, Inc. ("Redhawk" or the "Company") (TSX:RDK)(OTCQX:RHWKF)(FRANKFURT:QF7) is pleased to announce that Arthur K. Ratte has agreed to join the Company's Technical Advisory Board. Mr. Ratte has over 30 years of mineral processing experience including mine management, commissioning, operating and maintaining large copper concentrators. His background with a major copper producer included evaluating and developing new copper businesses as well as providing technical support to existing copper operations. In one operation Mr. Ratte was responsible on an annual basis for the production of a million tonnes of copper concentrate containing a billion pounds of copper. He has a very strong background in metallurgy and process optimization. Mr. Ratte has a BASc in Mineral Engineering, an Executive MBA and is a Registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
Stephen Barley, Executive Chairman of Redhawk stated: "We are extremely pleased to have Art Ratte join our Redhawk team. We have a strong geological exploration group and as our Copper Creek project advances towards production we are laying the foundation for an equally capable project development team. Art's experience in mine and mill operations and his strong background in metallurgy and process engineering will be an incredible asset in terms of oversight and guidance of our internal engineers and our external consultants."
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 thirty-five 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
J. Stephen Barley, Executive Chairman
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Redhawk Resources, Inc.
J. Stephen Barley
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