September 13, 2016 TSXV: AMK
American Creek Resources Ltd (TSX.V: AMK) (“the Corporation” or “American Creek”) is pleased to announce that Tudor Gold Corp. (“Tudor”) has released initial results from the blasted bedrock trenching program being conducted on the Electrum property in the “Golden Triangle” of NW British Columbia. The program has expanded the high-grade silver-gold mineralization at the New Blast Zone.
The Electrum project is a joint venture between project operator Tudor (60%) and American Creek (40%).
The surface blasting program was started after the completion of the 2016 Electrum drill program, from which complete assay results are still pending and will be released once received and compiled. In total 19 drill holes, totaling 1,406 meters were completed. A total of 1,492 core samples were collected and assayed. Standard sample interval was one meter with 0.25m sub samples collected to test contacts and anomalous intervals. A specialized diamond coring drill was utilized which has the capability to drill flat holes and provides the ability to drill targets of interest with more precision. Low angle drill geometry allows Tudor to take advantage of mountainside geometry and follow the surface exposed mineralization down dip.
Twelve representative specimens were collected across a central vein system on the New Blast Zone. It is approximately 5 m wide and currently exposed for 15 meters along strike. The vein system is open in both directions and at depth. The central axis of the vein system is infilled with a fine-grained blackish, blue-grey mineralization. The northern contact of which is a 0.5m wide sharp edged quartz fragments in a foliated sulphide-quartz-carbonate matrix. The sulphides are pyrite, pyrrhotite, with thin galena/silver seams. The twelve representative specimens collected from the structure averages 3,461.92 grams (111.30 oz) silver per tonne and 2.24 grams gold per tonne. An 8 cm wide silver sulphide core seam returned 30,200 grams (1,065.3 oz) silver per tonne.
The following table lists the New Blast Zone results.
Blast trenching is now being conducted on the Shiny Cliff Zone. It has exposed mineralization which is similar in nature to that at the New Blast Zone. Blast rock samples from the Shiny Cliff area have been sent in for analysis. Trenching and sampling is ongoing to see if the mineralization connects between the Shiny Cliff and New Blast.
Based on the results, Tudor intends on applying for a permit from the BC Ministry of Energy & Mines to remove a bulk sample of mineralized material from the Electrum property. The bulk sample program is intended to investigate the metallurgical properties and determine mineralized grades.
Walter Storm, President and CEO of Tudor stated: "We are very pleased with the results of the work on the Electrum this summer as we have increased the known mineralized gold and silver zones."
Darren Blaney, President and CEO of American Creek stated: “As more work is conducted at Electrum, the mineralized area continues to impress. Tudor’s plan to conduct a bulk sample program opens up the real possibility of a revenue stream from recoverable silver and gold.”
The Electrum project (which includes the historic East Gold mine) is located approximately 25 km south of Pretium's Brucejack gold mine and approximately 20 km north of the past producing Premier gold/silver mine. The Electrum shares similar geology with both the Brucejack and the Premier. The Electrum is road accessible and is only 45 km from world-class concentrate shipping port facilities located in Stewart.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Analytical work for trench specimens is being carried out by Actlabs Kamloops, (Accredited Laboratory No. 790). Quality assurance and quality control programs include the use of analytical blanks and standards and duplicates in addition to the labs own internal quality assurance program.
All specimens were first analyzed according to the following procedures.
1 -- gold Au (0.005 - 10 ppm) by 30g Fire Assay / AA where Au >3 g/t, automatically analyse a new 250g reject split for Au by 50g Fire Assay / Gravimetric finish
2 --Ag (3 - 10,000 g/t) by 30g Fire Assay / Gravimetric finish
3 -- Assay Grade, 0.5g Aqua Regia (Partial) Digestion with ICP-OES analysis for the following four elements and detection limits: As (0.01%), Cu (0.001%), Pb (0.003%), Zn (0.001%)
All samples were then treated by "Gold by Metallic Screen Fire Assay". This entails a representative 1000g of pulverized sample sieved at 100 mesh (150 micron), with assays performed on the entire +100 mesh fraction and two splits of the -100 mesh fraction. A final assay is calculated based on the weight of each fraction.
The Qualified Person for the Electrum exploration program is Alex Burton, P. Eng., P. Geo. for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101.
American Creek is also part of a JV agreement with Tudor and Teuton Resources Corp. on the Treaty Creek project immediately north of Seabridge Gold’s KSM project, also located in the “Golden Triangle”. Tudor is currently conducting a diamond drilling program at Treaty Creek.
Of note is a quote from the recent 2014 - Nelson/Kyba - British Columbia Geological Survey report : Structural and stratigraphic control of porphyry and related mineralization in the Treaty Glacier – KSM – Brucejack – Stewart trend of western Stikinia….“One of the most important trends of northwestern British Columbia extends from near the town of Stewart north to the Treaty Glacier.” Both the Electrum and Treaty Creek projects are located within this described mineralized trend.
American Creek is also conducting a field program at its 100% owned Gold Hill property located in the Boulder Creek watershed - part of the historic Wildhorse River gold rush that took place east of Fort Steele, BC.
American Creek Resources Ltd. is a Canadian junior mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral deposits within the Province of British Columbia, Canada.
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