American Creek Resources makes significant discovery at Treaty Creek



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    RAYMOND, AB, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - American Creek Resources Ltd. is pleased to
report the preliminary results of the 2007 exploration program on the Treaty
Creek Project located in northwest British Columbia, Canada.
    In March, 2007, American Creek Resources entered into a joint venture
with Teuton Resources Corp. (TUO: TSX-V) for the controlling interest in the
Treaty Creek property. American Creek was granted an option to earn a 51%
interest by spending $5 million on exploration over three years with at least
$1 million in exploration expenditures to be incurred in the first year. A
further 9% interest (bringing the total interest to 60%) may be earned by
funding a positive feasibility study.
    The Treaty Creek property is not only adjacent to one of the largest
undeveloped gold/copper projects in Canada, but appears to form part of the
same highly mineralized trend line. The southern portion of the trend line,
held by Seabridge Gold (SEA:TSX-V) and Silver Standard (SSO:TSX-V), contains
bulk tonnage deposits hosting a combined inferred resource of approximately
19.6 million ounces of gold, 18 million ounces of silver and 4.95 billion
pounds of copper. It is worth noting that these figures are from the 2006
exploration programs, and that they are expected to increase significantly
with the ongoing release of results from the respective 2007 drill programs.

    2007 Treaty Creek Drill Program

    American Creek Resources completed a diamond drill program on the Treaty
Creek property during August, September and October, drilling a total of 5,470
metres in 30 holes. All core was logged, split and sampled on site and was
delivered to the EcoTech Laboratory field preparation facility in Stewart, BC.
EcoTech personnel prepared the assay samples and forwarded them to the main
EcoTech Laboratory in Kamloops for assay. The assays from a total of 17 holes
have been received, the highlights of which are set out below. All
intersections are presented as drill hole intercept width and are not
necessarily true width.

    Eureka Zone

    The Eureka and ND zones have mineralization that appears to be similar to
the gold/silver/copper bulk tonnage style Mitchell deposit (owned by
Seabridge) immediately to the south of the Treaty Creek property. Historic
intersections on the Eureka, including 0.757 g/t gold over 74.7 metres, 0.46
g/t gold over 169 metres, and 0.67 g/t gold over 72.3 metres, were expanded
upon in the 2007 drill program because of the similarity to the Mitchell
grades (average of 0.72 g/t gold).
    Highlights of the 2007 drilling on the Eureka include a 75.45 metre
intersection of 0.69 g/t gold with 2.89 g/t silver, an 18.40 metre
intersection of 1.21 g/t gold with 4.62 g/t silver, and an 8.51 metre
intersection of 0.33 g/t gold with 2,094.00 g/t silver and 0.378% copper (this
hole was lost in heavy faulting and ended in mineralization). Assay results
have been received for all six holes with significant intercepts presented
below:

    
                          EUREKA ZONE DRILL RESULTS

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    Drill Hole       From          To        Interval       Gold       Silver
                      (m)          (m)          (m)         (g/t)      (g/t)
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    TC07-01Eur        5.93        20.00        14.07        0.81        3.33
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                     56.00        85.17        29.17        0.55        2.21
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    TC07-02Eur        5.95        81.40        75.45        0.69        2.89
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    including         5.95        12.00         6.05        1.93       10.24
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       and           63.00        81.40        18.40        1.21        4.62
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    TC07-03Eur        5.49        66.00        60.51        0.45        1.90
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    TC07-04Eur        6.00        37.53        31.53        0.55        2.81
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    including         6.00        15.03         9.03        1.21        4.92
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    (*)TC07-04Eur    85.00       108.51        23.51        0.50      760.01
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    including       100.00       108.51         8.51        0.33    2,094.00
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    TC07-06Eur       69.50       152.00        85.50        0.47        3.65
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    TC07-08Eur       84.00       105.70        21.70        0.38        7.39
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    (*) hole was lost at 108.51 metres depth.
    

    ND Zone

    This zone, with similar geological structure as the Eureka, is a new
showing discovered this summer. This mineralized outcrop was recently exposed
as the glacier covering it continues to recede. Assay results for all five
holes are pending.

    Copper Belle Zone

    The Copper Belle zone is another newly discovered outcrop that was
recently exposed due to rapid glacial melting. The Copper Belle lies across
the valley from the Eureka and ND zones and is one of the most promising new
finds on the property. The adjacent area has historic high-grade discoveries
including a trench sample taken in 1987 with 969 g/t gold over 1.2 metres. The
Copper Belle rock is heavily mineralized with finely disseminated pyrite,
chalcopyrite, galena, sphalerite and bornite. Highlights of the 2007 results
received thus far include a 76.07 metre intersection of 0.93 g/t gold along
with 8.78 g/t silver and 0.063% copper, a 46.23 metre intersection of 0.83 g/t
gold along with 6.39 g/t silver and 0.041% copper, a 17.00 metre interval of
4.33 g/t gold with 2.00 g/t silver, a 65.00 metre interval of 0.81 g/t gold
with 3.80 g/t silver, and a 30.18 metre interval with 1.32 g/t gold with 5.93
g/t silver and 0.093% copper. Results have been received for seven of ten
holes. Significant intercepts are presented below:

    
                              COPPER BELLE ZONE

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    Drill Hole   From    To  Interval  Gold  Silver  Copper  Lead      Zinc
                  (m)    (m)    (m)    (g/t)  (g/t)   (%)     (%)       (%)
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    TC07-07CB    2.44   48.76  46.23   0.83   6.39  0.041    0.031     0.166
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                                                         more than  more than
    including   24.35   24.90   0.55   1.14  41.20  1.040    1.000     1.000
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       and      47.90   48.76   0.77   0.86  46.20  1.170    0.218     0.060
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    TC07-07CB   65.00   81.00  16.00   0.66   0.23  0.002        -     0.016
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    TC07-09CB
    assays pending
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    TC07-11CB    2.43   73.00  70.57   0.76   4.91  0.034    0.016     0.031
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    including    2.43   18.50  16.07   1.61  13.34  0.080    0.041     0.060
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    TC07-11CB  113.00  130.00  17.00   4.33   2.00  0.013    0.003     0.008
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    including  113.00  115.00   2.00  22.60   5.80  0.019        -         -
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    TC07-11CB  213.00  220.50   7.50   1.12  36.35  0.005    0.003     0.006
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    TC07-13CB    4.00   43.00  39.00   0.72   3.26  0.028    0.034     0.040
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                57.00   65.00   8.00   0.39   6.88  0.062    0.013     0.183
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               106.00  107.50   1.50   0.93   0.80  0.126        -         -
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    TC07-15CB    2.43   72.50  70.07   0.66   6.31  0.081    0.042     0.041
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    including    9.50   18.00   8.50   1.58  27.43  0.438    0.173     0.075
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       and      26.00   36.00  10.00   0.72   1.44  0.024    0.032     0.024
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       and      60.00   64.20   4.20   1.61  25.58  0.233    0.017     0.028
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    TC07-17CB    1.82   32.00  30.18   1.32   5.93  0.093    0.071     0.126
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    including    8.00   14.00   6.00   2.91  19.70  0.414    0.190     0.215
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    TC07-17CB   52.00   71.00  19.00   1.24  15.14  0.047    0.017     0.043
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    including   64.50   71.00   6.50   2.93  42.52  0.130    0.031     0.047
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    TC07-17CB  127.00  139.00  12.00   0.60   0.78      -        -         -
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    TC07-17CB  203.00  219.00  16.00   0.54   4.26      -        -         -
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    TC07-19CB    2.43   78.50  76.07   0.93   8.78  0.063    0.030     0.052
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    including   10.00   14.00   4.00   1.49  49.35  0.731    0.290     0.134
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       and      60.00   68.00   8.00   3.23  45.48  0.933    0.012     0.026
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    TC07-19CB  139.50  145.00   5.50   0.61   0.25  0.018        -     0.011
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    TC07-21CB
    assays pending
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    TC07-23CB    5.00   70.00  65.00   0.81   3.80  0.017    0.022     0.046
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    including   25.00   46.00  21.00   1.21   8.39  0.154    0.010     0.274
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       and      30.00   34.00   4.00   1.64  27.89  0.730    0.221     0.382
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    TC07-23CB  140.00  212.75  72.75   0.72  20.83  0.016    0.009     0.036
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    including  140.00  153.00  13.00   1.73 103.51  0.041    0.005     0.013
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    TC07-23CB  233.00  267.00  34.00   0.49   7.88  0.013    0.003         -
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    including  233.00  235.00   2.00   3.80 123.00  0.109    0.038         -
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    TC07-30CB
    assays pending
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    Grab samples from the Copper Belle zone were also very promising and
    confirm its potential to host significant mineralization. The most
    promising results, which were previously released, were as follows:

                          Gold     Gold   Silver  Silver  Copper  Lead   Zinc
    ET No.    Tag No.     (g/t)   (oz/t)   (g/t)  (oz/t)    (%)    (%)    (%)

      1      TR0701WE     1.71    0.050    60.2    1.76       -     -      -
      8      TR0706BA     2.00    0.058    99.4    2.90       -  1.57   1.19
      9      TR0707BA     3.20    0.093   257.0    7.50    3.07     -   1.25
     10      TR0708BA     4.80    0.140  1670.0   48.70    2.75  6.63   5.44
     11      TR0709BA     2.29    0.067   629.0   18.34    4.10     -      -
     12      TR0710BA     0.32    0.009                       -     -      -
     13      TR0711BA    11.30    0.330    60.0    1.75       -     -      -
     15      TR0718DO     2.80    0.082    69.5    2.03    1.29     -      -
     18      TR0721DO     0.07    0.002   228.0    6.65       -  9.52   1.29

    The Copper Belle zone appears to be one of the most promising new
    discoveries in the Kerr-Sulphurettes region. Based on the 2007 drill
    results, a considerable amount of exploration will be focused on this
    zone in the 2008 season.

    GR2 Zone

    This area is approximately 1 kilometre northwest of the Copper Belle and
    carries similar key minerals. Surface samples have been heavily
    mineralized with massive galena and sphalerite, indicating silver, lead
    and zinc. Highlights of the 2007 drilling on the GR2 zone include 34.50
    metres of 0.70 g/t gold with 25.83 g/t silver and 0.074% copper, 1.017%
    lead and 0.663% zinc as well as a 6.62 metre interval of 2.84 g/t gold
    with 66.26 g/t silver and 0.029% copper, 0.887% lead and 0.882% zinc.
    Results have been received for four of nine holes. Significant intercepts
    are presented below:

                                   GR2 ZONE

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    Drill Hole     From    To  Interval  Gold  Silver  Copper  Lead    Zinc
                    (m)    (m)    (m)    (g/t)  (g/t)   (%)     (%)     (%)
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    TC07-12GR2    31.00   44.81  13.81   0.31   18.80  0.049   0.301   0.063
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    including     38.50   39.00   0.50   0.28   80.10  0.174   0.977   0.208
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       and        44.00   44.81   0.81   0.47  124.00  0.221   2.080   0.052
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    TC07-12GR2   114.50  115.00   0.50   0.48   54.90  0.055   1.980   0.158
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    TC07-12GR2   172.38  179.00   6.62   2.84   66.26  0.029   0.887   0.822
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    TC07-14GR2    32.00   34.50   2.50   2.08   30.40  0.102   0.118   0.298
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                  38.00   48.50  10.50   0.22   69.81  0.047   0.493   0.087
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                  56.00   57.00   1.00   0.23   74.50  0.182   1.330   0.376
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                 107.00  108.00   1.00   0.17   93.75  0.035   3.443   0.849
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                 152.00  168.00  16.00   0.40    7.42  0.058   0.162   0.171
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    TC07-16GR2    29.00   33.50   4.50   0.66    9.21  0.021   0.118   0.053
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                  43.50   45.00   1.50   1.07   72.20  0.230   0.191   0.084
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                 117.00  117.50   0.50   1.03   28.10  0.170   0.620   0.588
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                 177.00  189.00  12.00   1.36    3.90  0.008   0.118   0.068
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    TC07-18GR2
    assays pending
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    TC07-20GR2
    assays pending
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    TC07-24GR2   207.50  242.00  34.50   0.70   25.83  0.074   1.017   0.663
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    including    207.50  215.50   8.00   1.24   84.98  0.257   4.059   2.349
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       and       230.00  232.00   2.00   0.76   40.00  0.054   0.785   1.480
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    TC07-26GR2
    assays pending
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    TC07-27GR2
    assays pending
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    TC07-29GR2
    assays pending
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    SUMMARY OF 2007 EXPLORATION RESULTS

    Both the historical and current exploration conducted on the Treaty Creek
property indicate the potential for mineralization patterns consistent with
the world-class Seabridge/Silver Standard properties immediately to the south.
Average grades for Seabridge's Mitchell deposit are reported as 0.72 g/t gold
and 0.23% copper. The results received thus far from the 2007 Treaty Creek
exploration program show grades that appear similar to the Mitchell deposit
and other deposits located in the Kerr-Sulphurettes system.
    For more detailed information regarding the Treaty Creek Project please
visit the Corporation's website at www.americancreek.com.
    In 2007 American Creek Resources undertook an aggressive exploration
program, running three major projects. The Treaty Creek Project, the Electrum
Project and the Tide Project all show the potential to host mineable grades of
gold, silver and base metals. American Creek management is eagerly
anticipating the receipt of the remaining assay results from all three
projects. The exploration conducted this year is expected to produce the
geological foundation leading to an even more promising 2008 season.

    DRILLING CONTRACT

    The Company also confirms that it has signed a three year drilling
contract with More Core Diamond Drilling located in British Columbia. As part
of the arrangement, More Core has purchased four of American Creek's drills to
be used exclusively on American Creek's projects during the exploration
season. Given the current shortage of drilling companies and equipment, having
an experienced drilling company with new drills is a significant advantage in
a competitive market.
    Macdonald J. Millard, P. Eng., 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 an aggressive junior 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 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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