American Creek reports positive developments - Seabridge proposes tunnel through Treaty Creek Gold Project



    TSX-V: AMK

    RAYMOND, AB, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - American Creek Resources Ltd. (the
"Corporation") today reported that the Preliminary Economic Assessment (the
"Report") released January 8, 2009 by Seabridge Gold Inc. ("Seabridge") (TSX:
SEA) indicates that Seabridge proposes to construct a 21.5 km underground
tunnel to transport ore by conveyor from its KSM deposit to a mill and
tailings pond to be constructed northeast of American Creek's Treaty Creek
Project located in northern British Columbia. American Creek reports that
approximately 13 km of the proposed tunnel extends through the heart of its
property, intersecting multiple mineralized zones.
    Seabridge has recently initiated informal discussions regarding access.
The Corporation confirms that Seabridge currently has no legal interest in the
Treaty Creek claims and that American Creek has not granted Seabridge access
to tunnel through the claims. The Corporation further confirms that access
would be granted only on terms maximizing value to American Creek's
shareholders including compensation for the full value of the mineral deposits
located within the proposed tunnel route.
    The Treaty Creek Project is located directly north of and adjacent to the
KSM project held by Seabridge and appears to form part of the same highly
mineralized trend line. The KSM deposits contain a resource of over 34 million
ounces gold and over 8 billion pounds copper making it one of the largest
undeveloped gold/copper deposits in the world.
    American Creek has completed 5,470 meters of drilling on the Treaty Creek
Project. Exploration to date has focused on two main zones: the Copper Belle
and the GR2. These promising new discoveries are both located within the
proposed tunnel area.

    Copper Belle Zone

    The Copper Belle zone is characterized by a gold-molybdenum porphyry
style of mineralization. Grab and chip sample highlights include 11.3 g/t gold
with 60.0 g/t silver; 4.8 g/t gold with 1,670 g/t silver and 2.75% copper; 3.2
g/t gold with 257.0 g/t silver along with 3.07% copper; and 2.3 g/t gold with
629.0 g/t silver and 4.1% copper.
    Drill intersection highlights include a 76.07 meter intersection of 0.93
g/t gold along with 8.78 g/t silver; a 46.23 meter intersection of 0.83 g/t
gold along with 6.39 g/t silver; a 17.00 meter interval of 4.33 g/t gold with
2.00 g/t silver, a 65.00 meter interval of 0.81 g/t gold with 3.80 g/t silver,
and a 30.18 meter interval with 1.32 g/t gold and 5.93 g/t silver. Additional
significant intervals are as follows:

    
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                        COPPER BELLE DRILL HIGHLIGHTS
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    HOLE        From (m)   To (m)   Interval (m)   Au (g/t)   Ag (g/t)
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    TC07-07       2.44     48.76       46.23         0.83       6.39
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    TC07-07         65        81          16         0.66       0.23
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    TC07-09       2.44        80       77.56         0.79        2.8
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    including     2.44        41       38.56         1.17        4.4
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    TC07-11       2.43        73       70.57         0.76       4.91
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    including     2.43      18.5       16.07         1.61      13.34
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC07-11        113       130          17         4.33          2
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    including      113       115           2         22.6        5.8
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    TC07-11        213     220.5         7.5         1.12      36.35
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC07-13          4        43          39         0.72       3.26
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    TC07-15       2.43      72.5       70.07         0.66       6.31
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    including      9.5        18         8.5         1.58      27.43
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
      and           60      64.2         4.2         1.61      25.58
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    TC07-17       1.82        32       30.18         1.32       5.93
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    including        8        14           6         2.91       19.7
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    TC07-17         52        71          19         1.24      15.14
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    including     64.5        71         6.5         2.93      42.52
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    TC07-19       2.43      78.5       76.07         0.93       8.78
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    including       10        14           4         1.49      49.35
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      and           60        68           8         3.23      45.48
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    TC07-21       2.43      43.5       41.07         1.11       5.88
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    including     2.43        24       21.57         1.67        9.8
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    TC07-21        127       171          44         0.82        1.5
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    including      147       151           4          1.5        3.1
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    TC07-21        191       233          42         0.49        1.3
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    TC07-21        295       309          14          0.5        0.8
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    TC07-21        363       379          16         0.51        1.8
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    TC07-21        467       469           2         4.65          6
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    TC07-23          5        70          65         0.81        3.8
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    including       25        46          21         1.21       8.39
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      and           30        34           4         1.64      27.89
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    TC07-23        140    212.75       72.75         0.72      20.83
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    including      140       153          13         1.73     103.51
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    TC07-23        233       267          34         0.49       7.88
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    including      233       235           2          3.8        123
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    TC07-30       3.04      48.5       45.46         0.81       18.7
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    including       23     24.75        1.75         1.29      70.17
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    including     46.5      48.5           2         2.75      104.3
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    GR2 Zone

    The GR2 zone has a Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) style of
mineralization, with similar characteristics to the Eskay Creek deposit
located 30 kilometers to the northwest.
    Drill intersection highlights include 6.80 meters of 1.40 g/t gold with
93.95 g/t silver, 0.27% copper, 4.41% lead and 2.59% zinc as well as a 1.27
meter interval of 0.63 g/t gold with 340.0 g/t silver, 0.10% copper, 4.61%
lead and 4.26% zinc. Additional significant intercepts are presented below:

    
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                            GR2 DRILL HIGHLIGHTS
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    HOLE        From   To  Interval  Au    Ag     Cu     Zn    Pb     As   Sb
                 (m)   (m)    (m)  (g/t)  (g/t)    %      %     %    ppm  ppm
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    TC0724     208.7  215.5   6.8 1.394 93.957  0.271  2.593  4.417
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including  211.7  213.5   1.8  4.04    204 0.5715   5.08   9.66 1140  285
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0726      51.5     56   4.5 0.873  201.8
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    TC0726       178  178.5   0.5  2.03    170   0.04    4.2    5.9 1545  330
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0726       184    200    16 0.955
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    TC0714        32     34     2  1.61    5.3 0.0144 0.0112 0.0028 4870  120
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0714        34   34.5   0.5  3.08    122 0.3809   1.41 0.5758 9740 1605
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0714      47.5   48.5     1  0.22    664 0.2963 0.5463   4.13  920 1695
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0714     107.5    108   0.5  0.29    180 0.0598   1.66   6.82 1135  490
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0714       158  158.6   0.6  0.17   94.5  1.006    2.9   2.92  265 1650
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0712        33   33.5   0.5  2.54   87.2 0.2709 0.8445 0.5626 4520  620
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0712    172.38 173.65  1.27  0.63    340 0.1002   4.26   4.61  825  665
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0712    174.45    179  4.55 3.899
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    including 174.45    176  1.55   9.6    2.4 0.0111 0.0051 0.0048 6805  110
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      and        176    178     2  0.97    0.3 0.0103  0.008 0.0026  645   30
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0718     34.58  35.08   0.5  0.17   44.1 0.0269   3.63   1.61  670  145
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0718     56.15  56.65   0.5  1.59     60 0.0118 0.0599   4.43 2880  175
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0718        84     85     1  3.01   16.5 0.1918 0.1002  0.119 2545  110
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TC0718     105.3    106   0.7  4.55   34.2 0.0967 0.3544 0.1218 4385  380
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    TC0720       117    118     1  3.41    3.8 0.0247 0.0225 0.0296 7290  260
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    TC0716       177    189    12  1.37
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    TC0727       172    177     5  1.68  30.98
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    TC0727       179    183     4  1.95    4.2
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    In March, 2007, American Creek Resources entered into an option agreement
with Teuton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: TUO) for the controlling interest in the
Treaty Creek property. American Creek was granted the right to earn a 51%
interest by spending $5 million on exploration over a period of three years.
The Corporation is currently ahead of schedule, having spent approximately
$4.15 million to date. The remaining $850,000 in exploration expenditures must
be completed by March of 2010. In addition, a further 9% interest (bringing
the total interest to 60%) may be earned by funding a positive feasibility
study. American Creek is the operator of the project. The Corporation will
complete the 51% earn-in by conducting a $1,000,000 drill program this summer.
    Allan Burton, President and CEO stated: "The Treaty Creek property has
the potential to host a world-class deposit on its own. We're also sitting
next to a $50 billion resource and all indications are that the ore must be
transported through our property. The incredible expansion of the mineral
deposits in the KSM combined with American Creek's right to grant access
should have a significant, positive impact on the valuation of our company."
    Given the geological potential of the Treaty Creek Project and
Seabridge's requirement for access through the property, the Corporation
believes that its shares are currently undervalued.
    Raul Sanabria, P. Geo., is the Qualified Person for the purposes of
National Instrument 43-101 for the Treaty Creek Project and has verified and
approved the contents of this news release.
    American Creek Resources Ltd. is a Canadian junior mineral exploration
company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral
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 does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.
    





For further information:

For further information: Kelvin Burton, Phone: (403) 752-4040, Fax:
(403) 752-4020, or Email: kburton@americancreek.com; Information relating to
the Corporation and the Treaty Creek Project is available on its website at
www.americancreek.com

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