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Bright Outlook For Gold and The following $AMK.ca $EXS.ca $GGX.ca $GR.ca $MQR.ca $OPW.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:51 AM on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Several analysts point out that the outlook for gold and, by association, gold stocks, is bright despite rising US interest rates.

  • Demand in India and China rebounds sharply in recent months
  • Trend towards increased use of scrap gold reverses over past five years
  • Divergence in cash costs between USD and non-USD denominated companies

By Eva Brocklehurst

Gold retains a role as both an investment and defensive asset and analysts believe it will remain an important part of portfolios for both the private sector and central banks. Gold is a store of wealth in unstable times and such times prevail.

ANZ analysts expect increased political uncertainty in the US will support gold in the short term despite higher interest rates. Gold prices are forecast to push past US$1300/oz over the next 12 months and there are positive long-term prospects as well.

In the wake of the US Federal Reserve’s recent increase to its Fed Funds rate, and if the three rate rises in the current cycle are anything to go by, Bell Potter also considers the outlook positive for gold. Typically, rising interest rates are considered negative for gold because of the increased opportunity cost of holding an asset with no yield. As the gold price is appreciating amid rising interest rates in the US this signals to the broker that both inflation and safe-haven trade are key themes in the gold market.

The ANZ analysts do not envisage rising US interest rates as a negative. Gold has rallied in all but one of the past seven rate-hike cycles since the 1970s. Gold has also outperformed when interest rates were increasing relatively slowly. Furthermore, the analysts believe, if the US political situation worsens this year, there is a possibility gold prices will breakthrough US$1300/oz. Safe-haven buying is a strong driver of investor demand and is usually sparked by macro shocks or political instability.

Emerging markets should drive demand for physical gold for some time and China and India are already the world’s largest gold consumers. Demand in India and China has rebounded sharply in recent months and the analysts observe the issues around de-monetisation in India are abating, while there has been a sharp pick up in China’s gold imports, which suggests previous constraints have eased.

Growth in salaries, automobile sales and passenger air travel in India is expected to support the country’s gold market over the next year as India’s gold demands tend to correlate with income growth. Gold holdings are also likely to increase at central banks and most of the future buying is expected from central banks in emerging markets as they move closer to developed world levels.

China is likely to dominate the recovery in the gold price as Asian financial centres open up and the ANZ analysts find no reason why Shanghai should not become a major centre for gold trading, provided the appropriate institution and legal reforms take place. Asia is expected to account for over half of the global economy by 2050.

Supply

On the supply side prices are supported by the fact that gold mines cannot expand rapidly. Gold production has risen by an average of just 0.9% since 1995, year-on-year. Mine supply remains the primary source of gold and the trend towards increasing use of scrap has reversed over the past five years. New gold in total supply rose to over 70% in 2016.

Those countries driving the growth in the primary source of gold are ones best place to do so in the future, the analysts assert. Gold reserves are concentrated, at around 70%, in just 10 countries and Australia and South Africa have the largest unmined reserves. Meanwhile, scrap supply is volatile and the extraction from recycled electronics costly, so scrap gold is heavily influenced by both the price of gold and economic cycles.

As the ASX gold index is now down -3% year-to-date, Bell Potter believes the best performances are being driven by company-specific catalysts among the single-mine producers and successful explorers. The broker observes, while the gold price has not cracked US$1300/oz yet, it has established a pattern of higher lows and higher highs.

With a relatively steady exchange rate the Australian-dollar gold price has followed a similar track. The broker also believes relative outperformance of equities versus gold bullion is an indicator of positive sentiment.

Meanwhile, the costs associated with gold mining have fallen globally by around 15% over the past three years. Most of the reductions have been made in operating or production costs. The biggest cost reductions have been experienced in Australia, the ANZ analysts observe, where total cash costs have declined an average -30% since 2012.

Two factors, exchange rates and oil prices, have helped drive costs down and the analysts estimate around 60% of gold mining costs are based in local currency terms and around 10-12% related to oil prices. Indonesia, South Africa, Australia and Canada appear to have been the biggest beneficiaries in this regard.

Divergence In Cash Costs

Citi has highlighted a divergence between the cash costs of US dollar-denominated and non-US dollar-denominated companies. South African gold producers, in particular, have sustained all-in cash cost hikes of 16% while those of US dollar-denominated companies declined by -2.7%. Citi expects that a strengthening South African rand will continue to put pressure on South African gold stocks as will rising capital and exploration expenditure.

The broker expects costs in the industry to rise this year as years of under-investment unwind, especially if a stable, or higher, gold price prevails. Citi believes consensus expectations do not appropriately reflect the rising costs and maintains a bearish view on the sector, particularly South African gold stocks.

Based on recent changes to the underlying MVIS Junior Gold Miners index and significant changes to the GDXJ methodology in the US, Macquarie expects the main impact will be on North America markets. Yet, key beneficiaries in the Australian context are Newcrest Mining ((NCM)), Evolution Mining ((EVN)), Northern Star ((NST)) and OceanaGold ((OCG)).

These stocks have been are seen returning to the index as the eligibility band is widened. Smaller stocks are expected to suffer as a result of the re-balance. Macquarie believes investors should keep buying quality in good jurisdictions where there are cornerstone assets.
Source: https://www.fnarena.com/index.php/2017/06/19/bright-outlook-for-gold/

American Creek Reports That JV Partner Tudor Gold Plans to Define a Gold Resource at Treaty Creek $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:35 AM on Monday, June 12th, 2017

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  • JV partner and operator Tudor Gold Corp. has announced their 2017 drilling plans and confirmed that they intend to define a gold resource this summer at the Treaty Creek Project located in BC’s “Golden Triangle”
  • Primary goals to develop a primary resource estimate on the Copper Belle zone and to determine how much further drilling is required to develop a preliminary resource estimate on the GR2 zone

CARDSTON, ALBERTA–(June 12, 2017) – American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AMK) (“American Creek”) is pleased to report that JV partner and operator Tudor Gold Corp. (“Tudor”) has announced their 2017 drilling plans and confirmed that they intend to define a gold resource this summer at the Treaty Creek Project located in BC’s “Golden Triangle” immediately north of, and in the same hydrothermal system as, Seabridge Gold’s KSM project and Pretivm’s Brucejack project.

Tudor, in Friday’s news release, confirmed the main goals for the 2017 Treaty Creek program as outlined in their previous April 4, 2017 news release and stated the following:

“Two of the primary goals of the 2017 exploration program on the Treaty Creek claims are to develop a primary resource estimate on the Copper Belle zone and to determine how much further drilling is required to develop a preliminary resource estimate on the GR2 zone.

James McCrea, PGeo, has been retained to prepare the resource estimates on the Copper Belle and GR2 zones. Mr. McCrea has a wealth of experience as a geologist and resource specialist, including the preparation of resource estimates for other publicly traded companies operating in the Golden Triangle near Stewart, B.C. Mr. McCrea will supervise a drilling plan aimed at carrying out sufficient infill and stepout drilling in the Copper Belle zone to permit a resource estimate based on a 50-metre-by-50-metre drill hole spacing over a surface area of 500 metres by 300 metres. It is anticipated that all holes will be drilled to a minimum depth of 300 metres. Holes showing continuing mineralization may be drilled deeper, and, as warranted, drill casings will be left in place to facilitate further exploration. Additionally, cut channel trenching will be employed in areas where mineralization crops out on surface.

As also detailed in the press release of April 4, 2017, the 2017 drill results will be used to further interpret and validate the results of the magnetotellurics (MT) survey carried out in 2016. Through that process, the results of the MT survey will become even more useful in guiding further exploration toward expanding mineral resource estimates.

Raul Sanabria, PGeo, has designed a drilling plan for the GR2 zone which will focus on delineating the high-grade gold zone found in hole GR2-09-07 and extending the known mineralized zone along strike for 500 metres and downdip for another 500 metres.

More Core Diamond Drilling Services of Stewart, B.C., will carry out all the diamond drilling in 2017. More Core has extensive experience drilling on the Treaty Creek claims for both Tudor Gold and prior rights holders. More Core will dedicate two drill rigs to the Treaty Creek project, with drilling to commence as soon as the snowpack has melted enough to ensure safe, logistically feasible operations.”

Darren Blaney, President and CEO of American Creek stated: “We are very pleased and excited to see the Treaty Creek Project take a major step forward this summer with Tudor beginning work on developing resource estimates for both the Copper Belle and GR2 gold zones. In addition, with the 2016 MT survey indicating that mineralized zones extend towards Seabridge’s Iron Cap zone (located within 1 km of the Treaty Creek claim boundary), we will be closely watching the outcome of Seabridge’s significant 2017 drill program planned for the Deep Iron Cap zone as they follow up on their spectacular drill hole IC-16-62 from last summer.”

The Treaty Creek Project is a joint venture between Tudor, Teuton Resources Corp., and American Creek. Tudor is the operator and holds a 60% interest with both American Creek and Teuton each holding respective 20% carried interests in the property (fully carried until a production notice is given).

About American Creek

American Creek holds a strong portfolio of gold and silver properties in British Columbia. The portfolio includes three “Golden Triangle” gold/silver properties; the Treaty Creek and Electrum joint ventures with Walter Storm/Tudor as well as the recently acquired 100% owned past producing Dunwell Mine. Other properties held throughout BC include the Gold Hill, Austruck-Bonanza, Ample Goldmax, Silver Side, Red Tusk and Glitter King.

Information relating to the Corporation is available on its website at www.americancreek.com.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Kelvin Burton
403 752-4040
info@americancreek.com
www.americancreek.com

AGORACOM Welcomes Back American Creek Resources $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:24 AM on Friday, April 21st, 2017

AMK: TSX-V, OTCBB: ACKRF

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tudor Has Discovered a New Gold Zone at Treaty Creek: 110 M of 0.909 g/t Gold, Upper 316 M of Hole Yet to Be Assayed
  • Specimens from the Electrum property average 27,092 gm/tonne silver and 248 gm/tonne gold. Read More
  • Tudor has now completed the previously announced Magnetotelluric survey and has commenced drilling Read More
  • Hole CB-16-03 returned 0.526 g/t gold over 629.7 meters
  • Included within this wide 629.7 meter interval is 338 meters of 0.70 g/t gold
  • Also included 54 meters (from 88 to 142 meters) of 1.117 g/t gold and 122 meters of 0.965 g/t gold

WHY AMERICAN CREEK RESOURCES?

  • American Creek has exceptional precious metal properties throughout British Columbia including two of the most prospective projects found in B.C.’s Golden Triangle; the Electrum and Treaty Creek properties.
  • The Electrum property is geologically similar to the nearby Brucejack (going into production in 2017) and the nearby Premier Mine (past producer).
  • So far over 130 million ounces of gold, 800 million ounces of silver and 20 billion pounds of copper (all categories included), representing one of the greatest concentrations of metal value on the planet, have been delineated within the geological system shared by KSM, Brucejack, and Treaty Creek.

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EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTIES

 

The Electrum is located in British Columbia’s prolific Golden Triangle; one of the richest areas of mineralization in the world with one new mine having come online in 2015 (Imperial Mines Red Chris) and another scheduled for 2017 (Pretium Brucejack) and at least three more world-class mining projects headed toward production.

The property has a rich history with some of the highest grade hand-mined ore mined in North America (1,661 g/t Au with 2,596 Ag)combined with excellent logistics. The property is located directly between two high-grade veining gold/silver mines; the past producing Silbak Premier mine and Pretiums high-grade Brucejack mine (production in 2017). All three lie within the Iskut mineral district (a particularly prolific part of the Canadian Cordillera) with numerous geological similarities between them.

On May 11th 2016 American Creek formed a joint venture agreement with Tudor Gold wherein American Creek retains 40% of the property.Tudor Gold will be the operator while both companies will work together to develop the property.This partnership is very beneficial for American Creek as its flagship project will be able to advance at a much greater pace due to the geological expertise, experience, resources, management, and exposure that Tudor Gold brings to the table.

The Electrum Property holds significant potential which led to a JV agreement with Tudor Goldwhen considering its high-grade nature combined with the exceptional logistics in place.

  • Located in the prolific Golden Triangle of northwestern British Columbia, an area encompassing mineral rich belts that host more than 43 past producing mines including Eskay Creek, Silbak Premier, Granduc and Big Missouri. It is a hotbed of activity with one new mine having come online in 2015 (Imperial Mines Red Chris) and another scheduled for 2017 (Pretium Brucejack) and at least three more world-class mining projects headed toward production.
  • Located in a particularly rich valley with 4 past producing commercial mines and a 5th in the adjacent valley.
  • Includes the historic East Gold Mine that had intermittent small-scale production of approximately 46 tonnes of ore with grades averaging 1,661 grams of gold per tonne and 2,596 grams of silver per tonne (roughly 50oz gold with 75oz silver).
  • Mineralization is believed to be very similar to the silver-gold-base metal veins responsible for the precious metal mineralization found in the Silbak Premier Mine and the Big Missouri mines (located in same extended valley).
  • Pretiums Brucejack Summary Report (for exploration) compares itself geologically to the Silbak Premier mine.
  • Electrums Summary Report (for exploration) compares itself geologically to the Silbak Premier mine.
  • High-grade mineralization at surface has been confirmed extending over a 500 x 500m area. Specimens across that area include numerous bonanza grade results including 1,926 g/t gold with 37,995 g/t silver, 80.96 g/t gold with 80,818 g/t silver, 694 g/t gold with 550 g/t silver, 54.77 g/t gold with 14,903 g/t silver, 615 g/t gold with 616 g/t silver, 395 g/t gold with 46,601 g/t silver, and many more.
  • Drilling showed a continuation of high grade intervals at depth including grades up to 440 g/t gold with 400 g/t silver over 0.52m. Other high grade gold intervals include 38.4 g/t over 0.45m, 31.4 g/t over 2m, 29.9 g/t over 2m,16.9 g/t over 1.5m, 16.7 g/t over 1.3m, and 12.3 g/t over 1.9m along with longer intervals of 3 g/t over 26m, 1 g/t over 50m, and 0.5 g/t over 31m. High grade silver intervals at depth including 583g/t over 0.3m, 420 g/t over 0.9m, 384 g/t over 0.7m and 374 g/t over 0.65m were also discovered.
  • A very successful small program was run in the fall of 2015 wherein:
    o A new approach focusing on high-grade was employed
    o New zones of gold / silver mineralization were discovered with drill intersections grading from one up to 14 grams of gold per tonne.
    o A better understanding of the high-grade veining system was obtained
    o Numerous outcrops were tested on surface. 24 specimens were taken from the Shiny Cliff and averaged 248 g/t gold with 27,092 g/t silver, the highest sample being 1,926 g/t gold with 37,955 g/t silver. Specimens taken from a boulder 20m down slope from the Shiny Cliff averaged 10 g/t gold with 857 g/t silver.
    o Eleven specimens were collected along a quartz vein at the Rico showing. The specimens from the structure averaged 54 g/t gold with 11,512 g/t silver, the highest sample being 270 g/t gold with 44,048 g/t silver. Thirteen specimens were collected from a vein on Mine Hill and averaged 6 g/t gold with 522 g/t silver.
    o The program proved the Electrum Property has multiple high-grade gold-silver epithermal breccia vein systems and gave us a better understating of their sequencing.
  • Excellent logistics including road access, power located 2 km away and bulk tonnage shipping ports and supportive mining town located just40 km away in a mining friendly jurisdiction.

For a short video on the Electrum property; click here.

For a presentation on the 2015 drill program; click here.

Treaty Creek Property

Treaty Creek is located in British Columbia’s prolific Golden Triangle; one of the richest areas of mineralization in the world with one new mine having come online in 2015 (Imperial Mines Red Chris) and another scheduled for 2017 (Pretium Brucejack) and at least three more world-class mining projects headed toward production.

On May 11th 2016 American Creek formed a joint venture agreement with Tudor Gold wherein American Creek retains a carried interest of 20% of the property until a production notice is given. A partner with the expertise, backing, management team, and experience to develop this potential world scale project was sought after by AMK. Tudor Gold meets and exceeds all of those requirements needed to fully realize the potential of Treaty Creek. American Creek will not have to raise money or dilute as development takes place.

Mineralization in the Treaty Creek claims area lies within the same broad hydrothermal system that generated the several deposits on the Seabridge Gold KSM and the Pretivm Brucejack properties that lie immediately southwest of the Treaty Creek claims. So far over 130 million ounces of gold, 800 million ounces of silver and 20 billion pounds of copper (all categories included), representing one of the greatest concentrations of metal value on the planet, have been delineated within the geological system shared by KSM, Brucejack, and Treaty Creek.

Seabridge Gold’s KSM is the world’s largest undeveloped gold/silver project by reserves while Pretium’s Brucejack is the highest grading undeveloped large-scale gold project in the world. KSM has just past the environmental and permitting stage while the Brucejack is in construction phase. Treaty Creek is part of the same large hydrothermal system as it’s neighbours, hosts the same bedrock geology as its neighbours, the same magneto-telluric (MT) anomalies that proved to be large deposits on both Seabridge and Pretivm’s claims, the same major fault system (Sulphurets) that is responsible for KSM’s deposits, and initial exploration and drilling show similar results to initial drilling on KSM.

A recent Government geological report shows Treaty to be “in the right neighbourhood for B.C’s next big deposit”.Treaty meets all three main criteria of the report which states “that is a big game changer for explorers in the region, because it will get them closer to making a discovery”.

The geological markers on Treaty Creek are saying there are great similarities to the KSM / Brucejack / Valley of the Kings and other deposits found within the same hydrothermal system.Now the right partnership is in place to advance the project and realize its potential.

For a 2 minute video on Treaty Creek; click here.

For an in-depth geological video on Treaty Creek; click here.

Gold Hill Property

The Gold Hill property is located in Southern British Columbia near Cranbrook.Logistics are exceptional with forestry roads throughout the property and power nearby. Gold on the Wild Horse River was discovered in the fall of 1863 by American prospectors and one of the West’s greatest gold rushes ensued. The Wild Horse River yielded close to $7,000,000 dollars (48 tonnes of gold or around $2 Billion in today’s dollars). It is believed that a far greater amount was mined and never accounted for.

The river is considered to be one of the greatest gold creeks in the entire province of British Columbia. The majority of the gold taken from the river was located along a 6km stretch between Boulder Creek (upstream) and Brewery Creek (downstream). While most of the gold has been taken from the placer deposits downstream from Gold Hill, there are still placer operations in the area ranging from small scale panning / sluicing to full scale mining operations.

Historic efforts were made to trace the source / sources of the placer gold. This led explorers (including geologists from Cominco) up the Boulder Creek to what is now called the Gold Hill property. This property constitutes a significant portion of the watershed for Boulder Creek including two main areas where gold was recovered by Cominco (along with others). These areas are known as Big Chief and Gold Hill. Both areas are believed to be major contributing sources for the incredible resources found in the Wild Horse River and as such have tremendous potential. While gold was discovered on the property, the gold price in 1900 did not support extensive hard rock exploration at the time.

The property has been overlook and sat dormant for many years. American Creek was very fortunate to acquire a property with such a rich history and such huge potential. The property was acquired in 2015 and hard rock exploration will begin in 2016.

American Creek Provides Update on Joint Venture Partner Tudor Gold’s Treaty Creek Project Progress $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:13 AM on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

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  • Provided update outlining the significant progress and future 2017 plans 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

CARDSTON, ALBERTA–(April 5, 2017) – American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AMK) (“American Creek”) is pleased to report that operator Tudor Gold Corp. (“Tudor”) has provided an update outlining the significant progress and future 2017 plans 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.

Tudor, in yesterday’s news release, provided background, summarized 2016 exploration progress and developments, and outlined the main goals for the 2017 Treaty Creek program (click here for Tudor news release).

Significant achievements in 2016 included:

  1. Successfully conducting an MT survey over a large portion of the property utilizing the exact same technology (and same geophysicist) that was key to the discovery of Seabridge’s several deposits located immediately to the south of the Treaty Creek property.
  2. Significantly expanding the known gold zone around American Creek’s previous Copper Belle discovery hole.

Regarding the success of the MT survey, Tudor included the following in their news release:

The current understanding of the model generated by the 2016 MT survey suggests these things:

  1. The geology underlying the encouraging assays generated by the 2007, 2009, and 2016 drilling in the Copper Belle zone extends over a larger area than has yet been tested through diamond-drilling. The survey suggests the mineralization in the Copper Belle zone might extend for as much as seven hundred meters in the near-surface zone (less than 600 m depth), at it might extend for up to one kilometer at greater depths,
  2. The geology underlying the encouraging assays generated by the 2007 and 2009 drilling in the GR2 zone extends over a larger area than has yet been tested through diamond-drilling and might extend for several hundred meters,
  3. The geology underlying the encouraging assays generated by the 2007, 2009, and 2016 drilling in the Copper Belle zone extends towards the Seabridge Gold Iron Cap deposit.

Regarding Tudor’s 2017 Treaty Creek exploration goals, Tudor included the following in their news release:

  1. Carry out diamond drilling in the Copper Belle zone to both the south and north of prior drilling with the goal of developing a preliminary resource estimate for a low-grade bulk deposit along a strike length of approximately 1000 m,
  2. Carry out diamond drilling in the GR2 zone with the goal of determining how much further drilling or other exploration is required to develop a preliminary resource estimate for that zone, and
  3. Carry out diamond drilling to confirm that the mineralization in the Copper Belle zone extends towards the adjacent Seabridge Gold Inc. Iron Cap deposit.

The precise details of how these drilling programs will be carried out are still being developed.

In addition to these drilling programs, Tudor Gold is also considering further exploration work in the Konkin Gold zone where early exploration produced grab samples, chip samples and trenching samples carrying in excess of 28 ounces of gold per tonne (these historical results are taken from a 1987 Assessment Report submitted to the provincial government by Mr. Cremonese, P. Eng., president of Teuton Resources Corp.; these historical results have not been independently verified by Tudor Gold). Tudor Gold is of the view that further exploration work will be beneficial in understanding the geology and mineralization of the Konkin Gold zone.

Darren Blaney, President and CEO of American Creek stated: “Tudor’s 2016 work at Treaty was a great success and really sets the stage for future advancement including Tudor’s stated goal of developing a Copper Belle preliminary resource estimate in 2017. We are excited about the plans being formulated for the upcoming season. Further adding to the excitement is Seabridge Gold’s plan to conduct an extensive drill program on the Deep Iron Cap zone following up on their spectacular drill hole IC-16-62 from last summer. The Iron Cap is within 1 km of the claim boundary of the Treaty Creek property.”

The Treaty Creek Project is a joint venture between Tudor, Teuton Resources Corp., and American Creek. Tudor is the operator and holds a 60% interest with both American Creek and Teuton each holding respective 20% carried interests in the property (fully carried until a production notice is given).

About American Creek

American Creek holds a strong portfolio of gold and silver properties in British Columbia. The portfolio includes three “Golden Triangle” gold/silver properties; the Treaty Creek and Electrum joint ventures with Tudor as well as the 100% owned past producing Dunwell Mine. Other properties held throughout BC include the Gold Hill, Austruck-Bonanza, Ample Goldmax, Silver Side, Red Tusk and Glitter King.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Kelvin Burton
403-752-4040
info@americancreek.com
www.americancreek.com

INTERVIEW: American Creek Discusses a Compelling Property Portfolio $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:42 AM on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

INTERVIEW: American Creek Discusses the Invaluable addition of Jeff Kyba P.Geo to the Team $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:10 AM on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

  • American Creek Resources is a precious metals exploration company with an impressive portfolio of high-potential gold and silver projects in British Columbia.  These include properties in B.C.’s prolific Golden Triangle, one of the richest areas of mineralization in the world.
  • MTJLS Mineralization in the Treaty Creek claims area lies within the same broad hydrothermal system that generated the several deposits on the Seabridge Gold KSM and the Pretivm Brucejack properties that lie immediately southwest of the Treaty Creek claims
  • So far over 130 million ounces of gold, 800 million ounces of silver and 20 billion pounds of copper (all categories included), representing one of the greatest concentrations of metal value on the planet, have been delineated within the geological system shared by KSM, Brucejack, and Treaty Creek.

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American Creek Announces That JV Partner Tudor Gold Has Retained Jeff Kyba, P. Geo. $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:14 AM on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

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  • Retained the services of Mr. Jeff Kyba, P. Geo., to provide advice and direction on the exploration and development of Tudor’s mineral claims in the “Golden Triangle” near Stewart, British Columbia
  • Brings a wealth of personal knowledge about the mineralization and potential of this geologically rich area. 

CARDSTON, ALBERTA–( Jan. 24, 2017) – American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AMK) (“American Creek”) is pleased to report that Tudor Gold Corp. (“Tudor”) has retained the services of Mr. Jeff Kyba, P. Geo., to provide advice and direction on the exploration and development of Tudor’s mineral claims in the “Golden Triangle” near Stewart, British Columbia.

Mr. Kyba has worked with both the British Columbia Geological Survey and the British Columbia Ministry of Mines as the Regional Geologist for the Skeena Mining District, BC’s busiest district which includes the “Golden Triangle”. He brings a wealth of personal knowledge about the mineralization and potential of this geologically rich area.

Mr. Kyba is best known for his work with the British Columbia Geological Survey where, together with a fellow geologist, he carried out one of the most important and influential studies of the geology of the “Golden Triangle”. That study resulted in the publishing of the foremost report on the Treaty Glacier south to Stewart portion of the “Golden Triangle” titled Structural and stratigraphic control of porphyry and related mineralization in the Treaty Glacier – KSM – Brucejack – Stewart trend of western Stikinia. They formed the opinion that this trend, which encompasses both Tudor/American Creek joint ventures, the Treaty Creek and Electrum projects, “is one of the most productive and promising in northwestern British Columbia.”

Walter Storm, President and CEO of Tudor Gold, stated: “We see it as a great advantage to have Mr. Kyba involved in our exploration program. At Tudor Gold we rely on the best people and the most technologically advanced exploration methods we can employ. Mr. Kyba will fit right in.”

Darren Blaney, American Creek CEO stated: “We are thrilled with this new development of Mr. Kyba now being involved in advancing our joint venture projects with Tudor. We have referenced his geological study work several times in the past. To now have him personally join in the effort adds both credibility and significant further discovery potential to our projects. We are very much looking forward to the upcoming 2017 exploration programs.”

Information relating to the Corporation is available on its website at www.americancreek.com.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

American Creek Resources Ltd.
Kelvin Burton
403 752-4040
info@americancreek.com
www.americancreek.com

INTERVIEW: American Creek Discusses Treaty Creek JV Project Within Same Region as Pretivm’s Brucejack $AMK. Ca $PVG.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:21 AM on Monday, January 16th, 2017

  • American Creek Resources is a precious metals exploration company with an impressive portfolio of high-potential gold and silver projects in British Columbia.  These include properties in B.C.’s prolific Golden Triangle, one of the richest areas of mineralization in the world.
  • Treaty Creek claims area lies within the same broad hydrothermal system that generated the several deposits on the Seabridge Gold KSM and the Pretivm Brucejack properties that lie immediately southwest of the Treaty Creek claims
  • So far over 130 million ounces of gold, 800 million ounces of silver and 20 billion pounds of copper (all categories included), representing one of the greatest concentrations of metal value on the planet, have been delineated within the geological system shared by KSM, Brucejack, and Treaty Creek.

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American Creek Reports on JV Partner Tudor Gold’s Electrum Project Bulk Sample with 539 g/t Ag With 2.82 g/t Au and 1.97% Zn $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:20 AM on Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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  • Tudor Gold Corp.  has released the final results of the 2016 exploration program conducted at the Electrum Project JV located in northwest BC’s “Golden Triangle” near Stewart
  • Bulk Sample with 539 g/t Ag With 2.82 g/t Au and 1.97% Zn

CARDSTON, ALBERTA–(Jan. 12, 2017) – American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AMK) (“American Creek”) is pleased to report that Tudor Gold Corp. (“Tudor”) has released the final results of the 2016 exploration program conducted at the Electrum Project JV located in northwest BC’s “Golden Triangle” near Stewart.

Background

The Electrum project is a 60:40 joint venture between Tudor (as operator) and American Creek. The Electrum property is located directly between the past producing Silbak Premier mine some 25 Km south and Pretium Resources’ Brucejack deposit some 20 Km to the north (currently under development with production targeted for 2017). Within that same area are several other past producing mines as well as new projects undergoing exploration. One small area of the Electrum property itself includes the site of the historic East Gold mine which was mined by hand between 1939 and 1965, and which produced 3,816 oz of gold and 2,442 oz of silver from 45 tons of hand selected ore (BC Ministry of Mines Assessment Report 30206); mining operations ceased with the unfortunate and untimely death of the mine operator. More recently, the Scottie Gold mine operated from 1981 to 1985 approximately five kilometers from the Electrum property. The current owners of the Scottie Gold mine, Rotation Minerals Ltd., note on their website that the mine “milled vein material averaging 16.20 g/t gold, producing 2,967,748 grams of gold (95,426 ounces gold) from 183,147 tonnes of mineralization” (these historic production values have not been independently verified).

Tudor was attracted to the Electrum property by the presence of a complex system of mineralized fault structures within which are networks of gold and silver bearing quartz veins. The gold and silver typically occurs within these veins as electrum, a naturally occurring amalgam of both metals.

The complexity of both the fault structures and the vein networks make it very difficult to specifically target the veins of gold and silver bearing materials using conventional surface-based exploration techniques such as diamond drilling or magnetotelluric surveys. With that in mind, Tudor set out to develop an exploration program which includes sub-surface exploration techniques and which targets mineralization rather than just vein structures. In this way, Tudor will gain a better and more useful understanding of the overall geology of the property.

The success of the East Gold mine demonstrates that the mineralized fault material is accessible using conventional underground mining systems and practices. The cost of either rehabilitating the East Gold mine or opening new adits is, however, prohibitive at this stage of the project’s development. Tudor is instead focused on a scalable bulk sampling program which would, if warranted, conclude with the development of an open-cut mine of sufficient size to generate both a return for shareholders and financing for further exploration on the property. As with other properties in this area of the “Golden Triangle”, an open-cut mine could be carried out in association with related conventional underground mining.

Tudor’s exploration programs and long-term planning take into account two of the key economic advantages of the Electrum property; it is within 4 kilometers of a power-line, and the property is adjacent to an established haul road leading to the bulk terminal and deep-water port at Stewart.

2016 Exploration Program

The exploration program achieved the following three goals set for the 2016 field season:

  1. Diamond drilling aimed at furthering the exploration work previously carried out by American Creek,
  2. Trench sampling of a newly discovered mineralized surface exposure in what is now referred to as the “New Blast Zone”, and
  3. Collection and analysis of a 4 tonne bulk sample from the New Blast Zone.

In addition to the work aimed at achieving these goals, work carried out during the 2016 field season included the construction of temporary (removable) bridges and the stabilization and improvement of road access to ensure safe and efficient access to the property.

2016 Diamond Drilling

Nineteen drill holes totaling 1,406 meters were completed. A total of 1492 core samples were collected and assayed. The 2016 drilling program was carried out to extend and expand on the drilling programs carried out by American Creek in previous years. The results of the 2015 American Creek drilling program included these findings previously released by American Creek:

Drill Hole From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Gold (g/t) Silver (g/t)
EL15-02 9.0 10.0 1.0 1.04 78.0
EL15-03 16.5 17.5 1.0 6.09 242.0
EL15-04 32.0 33.0 1.0 6.76 38.0
EL15-05 28.0 29.0 1.0 1.31 189.0
35.0 36.0 1.0 6.93 62.0
EL15-07 13.0 14.0 1.0 14.65 22.0
14.0 15.0 1.0 6.59 461.0
35.0 36.0 1.0 3.47 58.0
EL15-08 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.05 89.0

One of the key goals of both the American Creek and Tudor drilling programs was to confirm that mineralized exposures visible on the surface carried on at depth below the surface. The results of these drilling programs do suggest that, as expected, mineralization carries on at depth.

Of particular interest, holes TG16-13-UTM, TG16-14-UTM, and TG16-15-UTM reveal sub-surface mineralization in the area generally below the newly identified “New Blast Zone”. Because of the complexity of the fault structures in this area, however, Tudor is currently unable to state with the certainty required by NI 43-101 that the sub-surface mineralization confirms the presence of an unbroken, continuous zone of mineralization linking these drill holes with the surface mineralization.

Trench Sampling

As noted in the Tudor news release issued September 12, 2016, a trenching program was carried out on the New Blast Zone. The program targeted a vein system which is infilled with a fine-grained blackish, blue-grey mineralization. The structure includes wide sharp edged quartz fragments in a foliated sulphide-quartz-carbonate matrix; the sulphides are pyrite, pyrrhotite, with thin galena/silver seams.

Twelve representative specimens were collected across the vein structure. Assays of those specimens yielded averages of 3,461.92 grams (111.30 oz) silver per tonne and 2.24 grams gold per tonne. Complete results of the trench sampling may be found in the noted news release on the Tudor website at www.tudor-gold.com.

Four Tonne Bulk Sample

Following the success of the trench sampling program, a 4 tonne bulk sample was collected from the New Blast Zone. The sample was collected utilizing localized blasting resulting in an exposed face of approximately 120 square meters, and a total rubble pile of approximately 600 cubic meters, from which was selected approximately 4 tonnes of representative material.

The collected bulk material was then crushed to a size of “3 inch minus” using a crusher at a quarry in Mission, British Columbia. The crushed material was then provided to ALS Global’s metallurgical laboratory (‘ALS’) in Kamloops, BC for metallurgical processing and testing. The processing included the use of rod and ball mill grinding followed by both floatation and gravity separation. The resultant material was then analyzed in four separate test runs over four consecutive days. The overall results of the analysis are set out in the following table:

Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) PB (%) Zn (%) Sulphur (%)
2.82 539 1.96 1.97 13.8

As with the trenching program, Tudor is very encouraged by these results. A complete description of the processing and testing employed by ALS will be added to the Tudor website at www.tudor-gold.com.

2017 Exploration Program

Tudor is satisfied that the results of the 4 tonne bulk sample program, together with all previous exploration work on the property, justifies scaling up the exploration program on the Electrum property. Tudor is satisfied that all of these results justify long-term planning based on an assumption that currently known mineralization on the property has the potential to support a modest sized open-cut mine that can be scaled up as further exploration dictates.

Subject to obtaining all necessary permits and financing, the current plan for the 2017 field season is to carry out the largest possible bulk sample program along with an as yet to be determined amount of diamond drilling.

The anticipated bulk sample program will utilize commercially available mining equipment commonly used in open-pit mining. Blasting will be carried out with the use of track-mounted drills, and on-site crushing will be carried out with the use of track-mounted crushers. It is anticipated that crushed, mineralized material will be hauled to Stewart and from there it will be transported to an appropriate smelter for final processing.

Walter Storm, Tudor President and CEO, stated: “We are very pleased with the results of the work on the Electrum this summer. Not only have we confirmed and increased the known mineralized gold and silver zones, we have also begun to develop a much better understanding of the geology of the property and we are satisfied that we have a proper basis for expanding our exploration program.”

Darren Blaney, American Creek CEO stated: “We are very pleased with what Walter and the Tudor team have accomplished with this initial program. The bulk sample results are very encouraging and indicate the future potential of the property. We are very much looking forward to 2017.”

The Qualified Person for the Electrum property and the technical data in this new release is James McCrea, P. Geo. for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101.

American Creek also has other projects in BC’s prolific “Golden Triangle” including the Treaty Creek Project which is a joint venture between Tudor, American Creek and Teuton Resources Corp. and the 100% owned Dunwell property package which encompasses the past producing Dunwell gold/silver mine.

Information relating to the Corporation is available on its website at www.americancreek.com.

Cautionary Statements regarding Forward-Looking Information: Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information. These statements relate to future events or future performance. The use of any of the words “could”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “will”, “projected”, “estimated” and similar expressions and statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking information and are based on the Company’s current belief or assumptions as to the outcome and timing of such future events. Actual future results may differ materially.

All statements including, without limitation, statements relating to the potential mineralization and geological merits of the Electrum property and other future plans, objectives or expectations of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various risks and uncertain ties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s plans or expectations include risks relating to the actual results of current exploration activities, fluctuating gold prices, possibility of equipment breakdowns and delays, exploration cost overruns, availability of capital and financing, general economic, market or business conditions, regulatory changes, timeliness of government or regulatory approvals and other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

American Creek Resources Ltd.
Kelvin Burton
403 752-4040
info@americancreek.com
www.americancreek.com

American Creek Resources Reports on Treaty Creek JV Project Exploration $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:11 AM on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

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  • Hole E-16-05 intersected intermittent values of gold from near surface to a depth of 276 metres, including 0.459 g/t Au over 15m from 27m to 42m, 0.473 g/t Au over 16.5m from 172.5m to 189m, and 0.438 g/t Au over 12m from 264m to 276m
  • Results of the 2016 program, along with the final MT survey report and analysis, once received, will be instrumental in identifying high potential drill targets for the upcoming 2017 exploration program

CARDSTON, ALBERTA–(Dec. 28, 2016) – American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AMK) (“American Creek”) is pleased to report that operator Tudor Gold Corp. (“Tudor”) has released the assays for the remaining five holes 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.

As previously announced on October 28, 2016, hole CB-16-03 resulted in the discovery of a significant new gold zone including the best mineralized intersection (338 meters of 0.70 g/t gold) discovered to date at Treaty Creek. The hole was drilled 870 meters northeast of discovery hole CB-09-14 drilled by American Creek in 2009 which included 241 meters of 0.80 g/t gold. Hole CB-16-03 along with holes CB-16-02 and CB-16-02 were drilled on the Copper Belle zone (west side of the Treaty Glacier). All three 2016 holes on the Copper Belle zone hit wide intervals of gold mineralization.

Four additional holes were drilled on the east side of the Treaty Glacier in the Treaty Gossan area and the last hole was drilled on the Eureka zone. These holes provided critical information that will be utilized in interpreting both the geology and the Magnetotelluric (MT) survey data. Hole E-16-05 intersected intermittent values of gold from near surface to a depth of 276 metres, including 0.459 g/t Au over 15m from 27m to 42m, 0.473 g/t Au over 16.5m from 172.5m to 189m, and 0.438 g/t Au over 12m from 264m to 276m.

The results of the 2016 program, along with the final MT survey report and analysis, once received, will be instrumental in identifying high potential drill targets for the upcoming 2017 exploration program.

Darren Blaney, American Creek CEO stated: “The 2016 Treaty program has successfully laid the foundation for the upcoming 2017 program. Tudor has extended the known mineralization at Copper Belle, found a significant new gold zone, and extended gold intervals to depth. The three holes at Copper Belle are all in close proximity to the “discovery contact” discussed in the 2014 Kyba/Nelson BC Geological Survey report, to the Sulphurets thrust fault, and to clastic sequencing (Turbidites) found just up the ridge from the drilling. According to the report, these three things in combination increase the chances of “being in the right neighborhood of BC’s next big deposit.” We believe the results thus far at Treaty Creek are the beginning of that discovery process.”

The Qualified Person under NI 43-101 for the Treaty Creek exploration program and the technical data in this news release is James Hutter, P.Geo.

The Treaty Creek Project is a joint venture between Tudor, American Creek and Teuton Resources Corp. (“Teuton”). Tudor is the operator and holds a 60% interest with both American Creek and Teuton each holding respective 20% fully carried interests in the property (carried until a production notice is given).

American Creek is a Canadian junior mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral deposits within the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

Information relating to the Corporation is available on its website at www.americancreek.com.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

American Creek Resources Ltd.
Kelvin Burton
403 752-4040
info@americancreek.com
www.americancreek.com