Teuton Resources Corp. ("Teuton") has commissioned a geological assessment of the Treaty Creek property by E. Kruchkowki, P. Geo. This report is now complete and will be presented to the British Columbia government as part of the Company's submission in regard to Seabridge Gold's proposed construction of twin tunnels through the Treaty Creek property.
The tunnels are estimated to be 22.8km long connecting Seabridge Gold's KSM property to their proposed millsite. Of this length, approximately 12.2km will pass through the Treaty Creek property.
Mr. Kruchkowski's report details historical work on the Treaty Creek property and also incorporates recent geoscientific investigations on the property and areas to the south by the BC Geological Survey. These investigations include Paper 2014-1, pp 111-140, by J. Nelson and J. Kyba, entitled "Structural and stratigraphic control of porphyry and related mineralization in the Treaty Glacier - KSM - Brucejack - Stewart trend of western Stikinia". Nelson and Kyba state that: "The Treaty Glacier-KSM-Brucejack-Stewart trend is one of the most productive and promising in northwestern British Columbia".
Mr. Kruchkowski, P. Geo., has worked extensively in the Sulphurets-Mitchell valleys as well as Treaty Creek valley. He was involved in the geochemical program that identified the Sulphurets, Snowfield and Iron Cap zones during surveys in the early 1970's (on ground now owned by Seabridge Gold and Pretium Resources). He also located the first gold showings at Brucejack Lake and staked the claims that now host numerous gold deposits. He worked on the Iron Cap Gold zone in 1980 and supervised drilling on the Snowfield zone in 2007. Mr. Kruchkowski, P.Geo., was responsible for the discovery of the Mitchell East zone (Cu-Au) which appears to be the northern extension of the Snowfield zone. He also supervised several work programs on the Treaty Creek property itself, including two drill programs.
Excerpts from the Kruchkowski report follow: "Based on government mapping, the porphyry copper-gold and gold deposits south of the Treaty Creek Property occur in rocks below a major structural feature called the Sulphurets Thrust Fault. This major structural feature trends across the southeast edge of the Treaty Creek claims. As a result, the geology in the northern and northwest portion of the claims below the thrust fault is unknown but may host deposits similar to those found immediately south of the property.
"A twin tunnel called the Mitchell Treaty Tunnel (MTT) has been proposed across some of the Treaty Creek Tenures held by Teuton Resources Corp. The portion on the Teuton Resource Corp claims would be 12.2 km long. The MTT alignment within the Treaty property tenures is approximately underlain by one half Hazelton and Stuhini Group volcanic rocks (southwest portion) and Bowser Group sediments (northeast portion). The geology and mineral occurrences in the southwest portion have affinities to mineralization occurring at the Kerr - Sulphurets - Mitchell - Iron Cap, Snowfield and Brucejack Lake zone areas, approximately 5-10 km to the south- southwest.
"In 2012, a magnetotelluric survey was conducted along the trace of the proposed MTT route. A total of 16 stations roughly 500 metres apart were surveyed over an 8 kilometre length. Results indicate the start of a large resistivity low trending to the south in the area of the Konkin Gold zone towards the Iron Cap copper-gold zone on the adjacent claims. The magnetotelluric survey was terminated at this location and 2 kilometres of Teuton tenures between the Konkin Zone and potential extension of the Iron Cap zone remain un-surveyed.
"The area below the Sulphurets Thrust fault remains unexplored at Treaty Creek. Potential for discovery of additional zones of alteration or mineralization along the MTT below the Sulphurets Trust is considered excellent. It is inconceivable that 13 kilometres of porphyry mineralization along the McTagg anticlinorium abruptly terminates at the claim boundary between the trend of the Kerr- Sulphurets-Mitchell-Iron Cap zones and the Treaty Creek claim boundary."
Mr.Kruchkowski, P.Geo., recommends that the magnetotelluric survey be completed along the entire MTT route on the Treaty Creek tenures. He also recommends that drill holes 250 metres apart along the 6.1 kilometres of volcanic rocks on the MTT trend be completed, with holes at least 750 - 1000 metres in depth. All drill core recovered should be assayed.
The Treaty Creek property is currently the object of litigation between Teuton and its former optionee, American Creek Resources. American Creek is seeking among other things a declaration from the Court that it has earned a 51% interest in the property; Teuton is seeking a declaration that American Creek has forfeited all right and interest in and to the Treaty Creek property. Should Teuton be successful in its arguments it will have a 100% interest in Treaty Creek; if unsuccessful, a 49% interest.
The Qualified Person for the purposes of this news release is D. Cremonese, P.Eng., who, as President and CEO, is not independent of the Company. Mr. Cremonese has not independently verified all of the geological information in Mr. Kruchkowski's report, but believes it to be accurate and in conformance with industry standards.
Dino Cremonese, P.Eng., President, Teuton Resources Corp.