American Creek announces Tide Project update and expansion of 36 Zone



    RAYMOND, AB, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: AMK)
is pleased to report the final results from exploration conducted at the Tide
Project in 2007. The road accessible Tide Property is situated 36 km north of
the port of Stewart, BC, within the Stewart-Sulphurets corridor. The 2007
program consisted of 1835 metres of drilling in eight holes, detailed mapping
and 318 metres of channel sampling targeting bulk-tonnage style gold
mineralization.
    American Creek is focused on the Tide due to its large soil and silt
geochemical anomalies, the extent of its precious metal mineralization, its
proximity to favourable infrastructure, its location within the
Stewart-Sulphurets corridor, and its location adjacent to and surrounding the
Corporation's Electrum Project. Recent exploration in the Stewart-Sulphurets
gold camp has reportedly expanded the resources at deposits such as Mitchell
(13.1 million ounce gold and 2.2 billion pound copper resource at an average
grade of 0.72 g/t gold and 0.18% copper - Seabridge Gold) and Snowfield
(3.0 million ounce gold resource at an average grade of 1.5 g/t gold - Silver
Standard Resources).
    Every hole drilled in the 2007 program returned anomalous gold values
over large widths, including Tide07-13, which averaged 0.49 g/t gold over the
entire 207 metre length of the hole and Tide07-14 which averaged 0.33 g/t gold
over the entire 247 metre length. Highlights include Hole Tide07-13, aimed at
testing the southern extents of the 36 Zone, which included two separate
intervals of 43.6 m of 1.0 g/t gold and 22.5 m of 0.94 g/t gold. Drilling at
the 36 Zone was conducted on four sections spaced approximately 50 metres
apart. Two holes were completed at the Northpit target and one hole at the
Riptide target located 375 and 600 metres east of the 36 Zone, respectively.
    The 36 Zone was discovered in 2005 when a single drill hole intersected
129.4 metres averaging 1.0 g/t gold including a 39.6 metre interval of 1.9 g/t
gold. To date, drilling at the 36 Zone has been confined to a 250 by 750 metre
area within the 600 by 2500 metre Crest gold-arsenic soil geochemical anomaly
((greater than)500 ppb gold in talus fines). The 2007 drilling program
successfully extended the 36 Zone mineralization 100 metres to the north and
150 metres east. Further to the east at the Riptide zone, mineralization
appears to be confined to narrower structures.

    
                        2007 Diamond Drilling Results
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                       Interval       Gold
    Drill Hole      Zone         From (m)      To (m)     (m)         (g/t)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Tide07-13       36              0.61      207.25     206.64       0.49
      Including                    57.61      101.21      43.60       1.00
    Tide07-13       36            161.85      184.35      22.50       0.94
    Tide07-14       36             38.96      212.90     173.94       0.42
      Including                    38.96       48.46       9.50       1.88
      Including                   188.90      211.40      22.50       1.05
    Tide07-15       36             81.57      123.46      41.89       0.49
    Tide07-16       36            231.93      262.40      30.47       0.44
    Tide07-17       36             73.98      117.60      43.62       0.64
      Including                    82.57       93.27      10.70       0.97
      Including                   105.46      117.60      12.14       1.02
    Tide07-18       Northpit      103.40      122.40      19.00       0.92
    Tide07-19       Riptide       101.60      112.70      11.10       0.27
    Tide07-20       Northpit      191.51      206.51      15.00       1.02
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    In conjunction with drilling, field crews conducted a ground program
consisting of chip sampling and detailed geological and fracture mapping. This
data, in conjunction with fracture density data will be used to target 2008
holes at the 36 Zone, with a focus on areas to the south of the current
drilling. A plan map of the 36 Zone with 2007 drill hole locations can be
viewed at www.rimfireminerals.com/s/tide.asp.
    The 2007 Tide program was funded by American Creek under the terms of an
option agreement with Rimfire Minerals Corporation (TSX-V: RFM) whereby
American Creek can earn an additional 9% (total 60%) interest in the joint
venture by funding $3.5 million in exploration by 2010. American Creek is the
project operator.
    This news release has been reviewed and approved by Henry Awmack, P.
Eng., of Equity Engineering Ltd., a Qualified Person for the purpose of
National Instrument 43-101. Assays were completed by ALS Chemex Labs of North
Vancouver, BC. A copy of the National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report
Summary Report on the Tide Project dated November 15, 2006 can be viewed at
www.sedar.com.

    American Creek Resources Ltd. is a Canadian 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.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.




For further information:

For further information: Darren R. Blaney, Chief Operating Officer,
Phone: (403) 752-4040, Fax: (403) 752-4020, or Email:
dblaney@americancreek.com; Information relating to the Corporation is
available on its website at www.americancreek.com

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