Rainy River Resources' Intrepid Zone continues to intersect high grade gold and silver mineralization with significant widths

Rainy River Resources' Intrepid Zone continues to intersect high grade gold 
and silver mineralization with significant widths 
RR.TSX 
TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Rainy River Resources Ltd. ("Rainy River" or 
the "Company" (RR.TSX)) is pleased to announce further assay results from the 
Intrepid Zone ("Intrepid") at the Rainy River Gold Project ("RRGP") in 
northwestern Ontario. Results are summarized in Table 1. 
HIGHLIGHTS 


    --  Near the proposed underground ramp, drill hole NR121474
        intersected 2.58 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold and 27.29 g/t
        silver over 46.1 metres, at a vertical depth of 138 metres,
        including 11.30 g/t gold and 84.20 g/t silver over 4.5 metres.
    --  Higher grade results include 156.50 g/t gold and 21.60 g/t
        silver over 1.4 metres at a vertical depth of 201 metres in
        NR121462, 4.72 g/t gold and 30.60 g/t silver over 7.5 metres at
        a vertical depth of 217 metres in NR121458, and 6.65 g/t gold
        and 24.05 g/t silver over 3.0 metres at a vertical depth of 378
        metres in NR121425. 
    --  Near surface, drill hole NR121481 intersected 1.59 g/t gold and
        18.97 g/t silver over 46.5 metres, starting at a vertical depth
        of 49 metres below surface.
    --  Drill hole NR121436, located 40 metres down dip of NR121481,
        intersected 2.06 g/t gold and 12.79 g/t silver over 23.5 metres
        at a vertical depth of 99 metres, including 5.56 g/t gold and
        32.59 g/t silver over 5.5 metres at a vertical depth of 92
        metres.

INTREPID - LATEST DRILL HOLE RESULTS

With the addition of 31 new diamond drill holes released today, 82 holes have 
now penetrated the Intrepid Zone over a 410 metre strike length, and have 
traced the mineralization down dip for 450 metres. Wide zones of 
near-surface gold mineralization continue to contribute mineralization that 
may be exploitable via open pit mining, complemented by higher grade 
intersections that may be exploitable via underground mining early in the mine 
life. Further drilling will continue to define the eastern limits of 
Intrepid.

From the work to date, Intrepid appears to host parallel and plunging high 
grade ore shoots, similar to those observed in the ODM zone at the heart of 
the Rainy River Gold Project.

Three diamond drill rigs will focus on expanding the thickest portions of 
Intrepid in the plunge direction, and to better define the zone in preparation 
for the release of a National Instrument 43-101 compliant mineral resource 
estimate by mid-2013. Upon completion of the BP Zone drilling over the next 
few weeks, the fourth diamond drill rig currently at the RRGP will also move 
to the Intrepid Zone.

Maps and Images

Note: Maps 2 to 4 are cross sections that move progressively to the east.

Map 1 - Diamond Drill Hole Location Plan Map
Map 2 - 427489 E Cross Section
Map 3 - 427512 E Cross Section
Map 4 - 427540 E Cross Section
Map 5 - Vertical Longitudinal Section

COMMENTARY

Raymond Threlkeld, President and CEO of Rainy River Resources Ltd., commented: 
"We are excited to share our continued success at the Intrepid Zone today. 
With 82 drill holes completed to date, the Intrepid Zone discovered late last 
year now has a 410-metre strike length and measures 450 metres down dip. Our 
next step is to continue on a dual path of step-out drilling to identify the 
down-dip extension of Intrepid, and infill drilling in preparation for an 
initial resource on the zone. We plan to issue the first resource on the 
Intrepid Zone this summer, and then commence a scoping study to determine the 
potential incorporation of the zone into the mine plan for the Rainy River 
Gold Project."

Qualified persons

Rainy River's exploration program in Richardson Township is being supervised 
by Kerry Sparkes, P.Geo., Vice-President Exploration, a Qualified Person as 
defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Sparkes, P.Geo. is also the 
person responsible for the content of this news release. The Company has a 
rigorous QA/QC program in place to ensure best practices in sampling and 
analysis of drill core. All drill core is marked for sampling and then split 
in half with a diamond saw blade. Samples are placed in sealed bags with 
security tags. All samples were assayed using a standard fire assay, 30 gram 
nominal sample weight with an AA finish. Over-limit samples were re-assayed 
with a gravimetric finish. Samples with visible gold were automatically 
analyzed for Ore Grade by 1000 g screen fire assay, with coarse and fine 
fractions being combined proportionately and the fine fraction being assayed 
twice. Standards, blanks and duplicates are inserted every 25 metres. ALS 
Canada Ltd. performed primary assaying, with duplicates being analyzed at 
Activation Laboratories Ltd. ALS Canada Ltd. and Activation Laboratories 
Ltd. implements independent QA/QC protocols that include the insertion of 
certified blanks and standards as part of their routine analysis.

About Rainy River

Rainy River Resources Ltd. is a Canadian precious metals exploration company 
whose key asset is the Rainy River Gold Project, a large gold system centred 
in Richardson Township (part of Chapple Township). As of December 31, 2012, 
the Company had approximately $102 million in cash and cash equivalents, and 
remains well funded for its ongoing activities, including 1) completion of a 
feasibility level study on the RRGP; 2) continuing to grow the existing 
resource through exploration; 3) conducting a condemnation program in areas 
identified for potential mine facilities; and 4) continuing regional 
exploration. RRGP is very well located in northwestern Ontario. It is accessed 
by a network of roads and is close to hydro-electric infrastructure. The Rainy 
River district has a skilled labour force and is one of the lowest-cost areas 
for mineral exploration and development in Canada. Ontario has low political 
risk and, according to the annual Fraser Institute global survey of the mining 
industry, has consistently ranked as one of the top jurisdictions embracing 
mineral development.

RAINY RIVER RESOURCES LTD.

Raymond W. Threlkeld
President and CEO

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be 
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than 
statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that 
management of the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. These 
statements include the possible suitability of certain mineralized zones for 
open-pit mining and that reported mineralization from recent drill results 
will translated into confirmed resource calculations. Although management 
believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are 
based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future 
performance, and actual results or developments may differ materially from 
those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation 
to update these forward-looking statements if management's beliefs, estimates 
or opinions, or other factors, should change. Factors that could cause actual 
results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements, include 
market prices, exploration and development successes, continued availability 
of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. 
Please see the public filings of the Company at www.sedar.com for further 
information.

TABLE 1

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|        |       |Vertical|        |        |        |  Au   |  Ag   |        |
|HOLE-ID |Section|        | FROM   |  TO    |LENGTH  |(grams/|(grams/|   Zone |
|        |       | Depth  |(metres)|(metres)|(metres)|tonne) |tonne) |        |
|        |       |(metres)|        |        |        |       |       |        |
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121425|427254 |   377  |  430.5 |  451.5 |   21.0 |  1.37 |  7.76 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|   INCL |427254 |   381  |  439.5 |  451.5 |   12.0 |  2.13 | 11.38 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|   INCL |427254 |   378  |  441.0 |  444.0 |   3.0  |  6.65 | 24.05 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121428|427205 |   391  |  447.0 |  450.0 |   3.0  |  2.09 |  5.20 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121434|427534 |    96  |   90.2 |  138.0 |   47.8 |  0.85 |  9.61 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|   INCL |427534 |    89  |   96.0 |  112.5 |   16.5 |  1.70 | 12.51 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121436|427538 |    99  |  107.0 |  130.5 |   23.5 |  2.06 | 12.79 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|   INCL |427538 |    92  |  107.0 |  112.5 |   5.5  |  5.56 | 32.59 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121437|427562 |    95  |  108.0 |  114.0 |   6.0  |  0.81 |  4.88 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121438|427237 |   412  |  468.0 |  480.0 |   12.0 |  1.48 | 10.05 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121443|427491 |   112  |  118.5 |  166.5 |   48.0 |  1.43 |  9.05 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121450|427384 |   247  |  300.0 |  342.0 |   42.0 |  0.54 |  7.30 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121454|427435 |   127  |  153.0 |  174.0 |   21.0 |  0.65 |  8.55 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121455|427360 |   233  |  304.5 |  322.5 |   18.0 |  1.47 | 17.44 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121456|427434 |   116  |  130.5 |  154.5 |   24.0 |  0.67 |  7.83 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121457|427431 |    68  |   79.5 |   82.5 |   3.0  |  2.22 | 54.75 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121458|427303 |   217  |  286.5 |  294.0 |   7.5  |  4.72 | 30.60 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121459|427441 |   136  |  178.5 |  187.5 |   9.0  |  0.90 |  8.88 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121460|427273 |   206  |  270.0 |  286.5 |   16.5 |  1.50 | 19.43 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121462|427239 |   200  |  268.5 |  271.6 |   3.1  |  3.07 | 19.65 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121462|427239 |   201  |  271.6 |  273.0 |   1.4  |156.50 | 21.60 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121463|427206 |   196  |  262.5 |  265.7 |   3.2  |  2.49 | 11.70 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121464|427416 |   144  |  177.0 |  193.5 |   16.5 |  0.56 |  9.93 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121467|427385 |   118  |  145.5 |  159.0 |   13.5 |  1.54 | 46.14 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121468|427381 |   101  |  124.5 |  130.5 |   6.0  |  1.84 | 81.13 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121470|427515 |   111  |  124.5 |  142.7 |   18.2 |  2.14 | 18.53 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121470|427514 |   129  |  155.5 |  159.0 |   3.5  |  5.36 | 26.54 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121472|427301 |   198  |  265.5 |  277.2 |   11.7 |  1.21 | 22.35 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121473|427338 |   214  |  276.0 |  297.0 |   21.0 |  1.48 | 22.59 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121474|427516 |   138  |  144.4 |  190.5 |   46.1 |  2.58 | 27.29 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|   INCL |427516 |   123  |  147.0 |  151.5 |   4.5  | 11.30 | 84.20 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121475|427491 |   145  |  175.5 |  190.5 |   15.0 |  0.74 |  8.31 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121476|427471 |   148  |  182.0 |  203.7 |   21.7 |  0.70 | 15.48 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121477|427586 |    71  |   79.5 |   82.5 |   3.0  |  3.30 | 36.90 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121478|427585 |    91  |  100.5 |  109.5 |   9.0  |  0.84 | 23.36 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121481|427539 |    74  |   61.5 |  108.0 |   46.5 |  1.59 | 18.97 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121483|427565 |    56  |   60.0 |   64.5 |   4.5  |  2.10 | 20.88 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|
|NR121484|427536 |   112  |  133.5 |  139.5 |   6.0  |  1.28 |  9.75 |Intrepid|
|________|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|

*Vertical depth is calculated by determining the vertical depth at the 
mid-point of the down-hole intersection.

www.rainyriverresources.com



Indi Gopinathan Director, Investor Relations Telephone: 416-645-7289 
E-mail:igopinathan@RainyRiverResources.com

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