Cardston, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - August 16, 2023) - American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSXV: AMK) ("the Corporation" or "American Creek") is pleased to announce that project operator and JV partner Tudor Gold ("Tudor") has produced the second set of drill results for the 2023 exploration program (the "Program") at the flagship property, Treaty Creek, located in the heart of the Golden Triangle of Northwestern British Columbia.
Since the beginning of this year's Program, Tudor has successfully completed over 21,000 meters (m) of drilling, within areas encompassing the Goldstorm Deposit and the Perfectstorm Zone. The five drill holes reported in this release are located in the northeastern area of the Goldstorm Deposit. Click to view plan map and cross sections.
Ken Konkin, Tudor's President and CEO, commented: "We are very pleased to confirm the continued expansion of the Goldstorm Deposit to the northeast. Results from our northeastern-most step-out drilling from section 120+50 NE will certainly expand the volume of the deposit with AuEQ values well above the 0.7 gpt AuEQ underground resource estimate cut-off grade used for our deposit. In addition, very large blocks within the previously estimated drill inferred category have been successfully intersected with very positive gold, copper and silver grades, which we believe will convert these blocks of mineralization into the drill Indicated category.
Our goal is to increase the size of the resource without diminishing the grade. This will be a critical component to the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) that we plan to complete once we have totally defined the Goldstorm Deposit. We have completed five additional drill holes on the Goldstorm Deposit and three drill holes at the Perfectstorm target, which are currently in the lab. Results will be announced once they are received and compiled. Crews have begun construction of drill pads required to pursue the northern aspects of the CS-600, 300H and DS5 domains for the 2024 drill program; these are beyond the scope and the time available to drill within our planned 2023 program. Defining the shape and extent of each domain is necessary prior to determining a mine plan, which is essential for the PEA level and beyond."
GS-23-166-W1: This hole targeted the northern aspects of the CS-600 and DS5 Domains of the Goldstorm Deposit. The hole first intersected the northern aspect of the CS-600 Domain in an area that was classified as Inferred in the April 2023 Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE). The hole then successfully intersected DS5 Domain mineralization at approximately 115 m outside and to the northwest of the previous DS5 Domain boundary. Highlights include 153 m grading 1.29 g/t AuEQ (0.75 g/t Au, 14.02 g/t Ag, 0.33 % Cu) with a 1.8 m intercept of 5.18 g/t AuEQ (1.37 g/t Au, 374.0 g/t Ag, 0.09 % Cu). Several mineralized zones were encountered throughout the DS5 Domain, including 45.0 m grading 1.09 g/t AuEQ (1.02 g/t Au, 5.14 g/t Ag, 0.02 % Cu).
GS-23-168-W1: This hole targeted the deep, northwest portion of the CS-600 Domain. The hole intersected an area classified as Inferred in the previous MRE. Prior to entering the CS-600, a mineralized section of 75.0 m of 1.34 g/t AuEQ (1.27 g/t Au, 5.89 g/t Ag, 0.01 % Cu) was cut, and this is interpreted to be the 300H Domain. A long intercept of CS-600 included 296.0 m of 1.11 g/t AuEQ (0.65 g/t Au, 5.03 g/t Ag, 0.35 % Cu) with an enriched intercept of 102.0 m grading 1.30 g/t AuEQ (0.64 g/t Au, 7.39 g/t Ag, 0.50 % Cu).
GS-23-166: This hole was not sampled and shut down early due to excessive drill hole deviation. The hole was wedged and drilled as GS-23-166-W1.
GS-23-169: This hole was drilled outside of the resource area, and at a distance of 160 m northeast of the previous boundary, CS-600 was encountered, with a 190.5 m interval of 0.79 g/t AuEQ (0.38 g/t Au, 5.58 g/t Ag, 0.30 % Cu) and an enriched section of 66.0 m grading 1.44 g/t AuEQ (0.79 g/t Au, 8.45 g/t Ag, 0.47 % Cu). At depth, the DS5 Domain was intersected at a step-out distance of 300 m to the north from the previously defined resource area. An intercept of 133.5 m grading 0.97 g/t AuEQ (0.89 g/t Au, 5.55 g/t Ag, 0.02 % Cu) was reported.
GS-23-170: This hole was designed to expand the northern extent of the CS-600 Domain. An intercept of 516.0 m grading 1.19 g/t AuEQ (0.89 g/t Au, 2.86 g/t Ag, 0.23 % Cu) was encountered. This intercept represents a wider than expected interval of mineralization within the northern aspect of the CS-600 Domain. An enriched section measured 90.0 m grading 2.07 g/t AuEQ (1.93 g/t Au, 3.55 g/t Ag, 0.09 % Cu).
Table 1: Drilling Results for Goldstorm Deposit in Press Release August 15, 2023
|Section||Hole||Zone||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Cu (%)||AuEQ (g/t)|
|117+50NE||GS-22-166||Hole abandoned, not sampled|
- All assay values are uncut and intervals reflect drilled intercept lengths.
- HQ and NQ2 diameter core samples were sawn in half and typically sampled at standard 1.5m intervals.
- The following metal prices were used to calculate the Au Eq metal content: Gold $1800/oz, Ag: $20/oz, Cu: $3.5/lb. Calculations used the formula AuEQ = Au g/t + (Ag g/t*0.0098765) + (Cu ppm*0.0001185). All metals are reported in USD and calculations consider recoveries of 90 % for gold, 80 % for copper, and 80 % for silver.
- True widths have not been determined as the mineralized body remains open in all directions. Further drilling is required to determine the mineralized body orientation and true widths.
Table 2: Drill data for holes in Press Release August 15, 2023
|Section||Hole ID||UTM E NAD 83||UTM N NAD 83||Elevation (m)||Azi (ᵒ)||Dip (ᵒ)||Depth (m)|
The Qualified Person for this news release for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") is Tudor Gold's President and CEO, Ken Konkin, P.Geo. He has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this news release.
Diamond drill core samples were prepared at MSA Labs' Preparation Laboratory in Terrace, BC and assayed at MSA Labs' Geochemical Laboratory in Langley, BC. Analytical accuracy and precision are monitored by the submission of blanks, certified standards and duplicate samples inserted at regular intervals into the sample stream by Tudor Gold personnel. MSA Laboratories quality system complies with the requirements for the International Standards ISO 17025 and ISO 9001. MSA Labs is independent of Tudor Gold.
About Treaty Creek
The Treaty Creek Project hosts the Goldstorm Deposit, comprising a large gold-copper porphyry system, as well as several other mineralized zones. As disclosed in the "NI-43-101 Technical Report for the Treaty Creek Project", dated April 28, 2023 prepared by Garth Kirkham Geosystems and JDS Energy & Mining Inc., the Goldstorm Deposit has an Indicated Mineral Resource of 23.37 Moz of AuEq grading 1.13 g/t AuEq (18.75 Moz gold grading 0.91 g/t, 2.18 Blbs copper grading 0.15 %, 112.4 Moz silver grading 5.45 g/t) and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 7.35 Moz of AuEq grading 0.98 g/t AuEq (5.54 Moz gold grading 0.74 g/t, 0.85 Blb copper grading 0.16 %, 45.08 Moz silver grading 5.99 g/t), with a pit constrained cut-off of 0.5 g/t AuEq and an underground cut-off of 0.7 g/t AuEq. The Goldstorm Deposit has been categorized into three dominant mineral Domains and several smaller mineral Domains. The CS-600 Domain largely consists of an intermediate intrusive stock and hosts the majority of the copper mineralization within the Goldstorm Deposit. CS-600 has an Indicated Mineral Resource of 9.86 Moz AuEq grading 1.10 g/t AuEq (6.22 Moz gold grading 0.70 g/t, 1.98 Blbs copper grading 0.32 %, 51.1 Moz silver grading 5.71 g/t) and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 3.71 Moz AuEq grading 1.19 g/t AuEq (2.32 Moz gold grading 0.75 g/t, 0.76 Blb copper grading 0.36 %, 18.71 Moz silver grading 6.01 g/t). The Goldstorm Deposit remains open in all directions and requires further exploration drilling to determine the size and extent of the deposit.
1 AuEq = Au g/t + (Ag g/t*0.0098765) + (Cu ppm*0.0001185)
Treaty Creek JV Partnership
American Creek is a proud partner in the Treaty Creek Project.
The project is a Joint Venture with Tudor Gold owning 3/5th and acting as operator. American Creek and Teuton Resources each have a 1/5th interest in the project creating a 3:1 ownership relationship between Tudor Gold and American Creek.
American Creek and Teuton hold fully carried 20% interests, which means no development costs are incurred by these companies until a production notice is issued. This gives shareholders a unique opportunity, to avoid the dilutive effects of exploration while maintaining their full 20% exposure to one of the world's most exciting mega deposits.
About American Creek
American Creek is a Canadian junior mineral exploration company with gold and silver properties in British Columbia, Canada.
The Corporation has an interest in the Treaty Creek property, a joint venture project with Tudor Gold located in BC's prolific "Golden Triangle".
The Corporation also holds the Austruck-Bonanza gold property located near Kamloops.
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