July 31, 2007
Raymond, Alberta - American Creek Resources Ltd. (the “Corporation”) (TSX Venture: AMK) is pleased to announce that the 2007 Treaty Creek exploration program has commenced. An exploration camp has been flown in and set up on site and the drill is now turning on the first target. The program will consist of a combination of geochemical sampling, ground mag along with VLF and IP surveying, and up to 5000 meters of NQ diamond drilling. Drill targets include several large anomalies generated by previously flown airborne surveys and mineralized zones identified in historical drill programs. More Core Diamond Drilling Services Ltd. based in Stewart, British Columbia has been contracted for the drilling.
American Creek is earning up to a 60% interest in the Treaty Creek property from Teuton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: TUO) (“Teuton”). Under the terms of the agreement, American Creek may earn a 51% interest in the Treaty Creek Property by issuing 100,000 shares and spending $5.0 million in exploration over three years. At least $1.0 million in exploration costs must be incurred on or before March 31, 2008; an aggregate of at least $2.5 million by March 31, 2009; and a total aggregate of $5.0 million by March 31, 2010. American Creek may earn a further 9% interest (such that its aggregate interest would be 60%) by completing a positive feasibility study on the Property. American Creek is the Operator of the project.
The Treaty Creek Project is located approximately 70 kilometers north of Stewart, British Columbia and approximately 20 kilometers east of Barrick’s world class Eskay Creek gold-silver mine. The property is directly north of and adjacent to Seabridge Gold’s Kerr-Sulphurets Project consisting of the Mitchell deposit with a recently announced NI43-101 compliant inferred resource of 13.1 million ounces of gold with 2.23 billion pounds of copper, the Kerr deposit, containing an inferred resource of 1.6 million ounces of gold with 2.33 billion pounds of copper, and the Sulphurets deposit, containing 1.8 million ounces of gold with 0.39 billion pounds of copper. Silver Standard’s Snowfield Project containing the Snowfield deposit (inferred resource of 3.02 million ounces of gold) and the Bruce Jack deposit (inferred resource of 0.5 million ounces of gold) are located 5 kilometers south of the Treaty Creek Property.
The Treaty Creek Project consists of 29 claims and covers approximately 114 square kilometers. Historical work conducted on the property by other parties resulted in the discovery of several high-grade epithermal and high-sulphidation zones with trench/chip samples grading as high as 959.99 g/t gold over 1.2 meters, 15.67 g/t gold with 353.14 g/t silver over 8.7 meters, 1.47 g/t gold with 3359.99 g/t silver over 0.9 meters, and 4.73 g/t gold with 2475.43 g/t silver over 3.8 meters. A large bulk tonnage target (Eureka zone) was also located with a small initial drill program revealing intersections of 0.46 g/t gold over 169.2 meters, 0.67 g/t gold over 72.3 meters, 0.649 g/t gold over 43.1 meters, and 0.757 g/t gold over 74.7 meters.
Mac Millard, P. Eng., P. Geo., of Pinto Butte Geological Ltd. is the “Qualified Person” for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and verified the contents of this news release.
American Creek Resources Ltd. is an aggressive junior mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of gold and silver deposits within the Province of British Columbia, Canada.
Certain information contained in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements regarding the Corporation’s mineral properties. Forward looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate" or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the reasonable opinions and estimates of management of American Creek and are subject to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These factors include: the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties, uncertainties involved in the interpretation of drill results and other geological data, fluctuating commodity prices, unforeseen permitting requirements, changes in environmental laws or regulations, the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, weather conditions, the availability of contractors for equipment and services, the availability of future financing and general business and economic conditions. Such statements are also based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including assumptions about general business and economic conditions being accurate, the timing and receipt of regulatory approvals for projects and operations, the availability of financing, the ability to secure equipment and labour, and American Creek’s ongoing relationship with third parties. The foregoing factors, risks and assumptions are not exhaustive. Events or circumstances could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those estimated or projected and expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are as of the date they are made and American Creek disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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