American Creek Resources Ltd. is pleased to report that Tudor Gold Corp. ("Tudor") has discovered a new gold zone at the Treaty Creek JV Project located in BC's "Golden Triangle" immediately north of Seabridge Gold's KSM project and in the same region as Pretivm's Brucejack project.
The new gold zone was intersected in the third hole (CB-16-03) of the 2016 drilling program and is located approximately 870 meters northeast of the Copper Belle zone (drilled in 2007 and 2009). The hole was drilled into a target identified by the magnetotelluric survey (MT survey) which was completed earlier in the 2016 field season.
The first 316m of this third hole is still in the assay laboratory with results for this interval expected within the next weeks. Assays from 316m to the end of the hole at 717.7m have been received. From 316m to 426m, a 110m interval averaged 0.909 g/t gold. Below 426m gold values drop off with some higher-grade exceptions, the two most prominent of which are 456 to 484m, a 28m interval running 0.665 g/t gold and from 598 to 610m, a 12m interval running 1.258 g/t gold. This hole was drilled at an azimuth of 292° and an inclination of -73°.
Assays have also been received for the first two holes drilled in the 2016 program. The first of these, CB-16-01, was a follow-up of a 2009 drill hole, CB-09-14, which returned 241m averaging 0.8 g/t gold. Both the 2009 and 2016 holes were drilled in a northwesterly direction from the same site, with CB-09-14 being inclined at -70° and CB-16-01 at -60°.
Hole CB-16-01 showed an extension of the known gold mineralization discovered on the Copper Belle in 2009. It returned the following assays to a final depth of 555 meters: from 110 to 320m, a 210m interval grading 0.449 g/t gold, including, from 144 to 154m, a 10m interval grading 1.857 g/t gold. Below 320m depth gold values dropped off with some isolated highs as follows: from 442 to 452m, a 10m interval averaging 1.478 g/t gold and from 542 to 555m, a 13m interval averaging 0.846 g/t gold.
Previous 2009 drilling by American Creek in this area of the Copper Belle zone returned intersections with similar lengths, grades and depths including CB-09-11 which carried 229m of 0.52 g/t gold from 40m to 270 m, CB-09-10 which carried 212m of 0.47 g/t gold from 119m to 331 m and CB-09-06 which carried 65.3m of 0.84 g/t gold.
The second hole of 2016, Hole CB-16-02, was drilled 340m to the north of CB-16-01 at an azimuth of 046° and an inclination of -72. This hole was drilled to 426m and encountered two gold-bearing sections: from 202 to 240m, a 38m interval averaging 0.516 g/t gold and from 306 to 426m, a 120m interval averaging 0.517 g/t gold.
Darren Blaney, American Creek CEO stated: "We are very pleased with what Tudor has accomplished in discovering this new gold zone. It is very significant in that this hole is located almost a kilometer from the 2009 Copper Belle discovery hole. The area of gold mineralization is clearly much, much larger than previous work has shown. This new discovery also confirms that the MT survey accurately identifies targets at Treaty Creek like it has for Seabridge and Pretivm on their respective KSM and Brucejack projects to the south in which the same MT survey technology was utilized."
The Treaty Creek project is a joint venture with American Creek holding a 20% fully carried interest to production. Tudor is the operator and holds a 60% interest with Teuton Resources Corp. holding the remaining 20% carried interest.
James Hutter, P.Geo., is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 for the 2016 Treaty Creek project and the results reported by Tudor.