American Creek Resources Ltd. exploration update for the Austruck-Bonanza Project

    RAYMOND, AB, March 5 /CNW/ - American Creek Resources Ltd. ("the
Corporation) (TSX Venture: AMK) is pleased to announce that it has completed
14 diamond drill holes totaling 3003 metres to date on its Austruck-Bonanza
Project, located near Kamloops in southcentral BC. Assay results have been
returned from the first 4 drill holes totaling 758 metres of core. Drilling
was designed to test for potential gold-bearing veins similar to those
previously mined at the historic Bonaparte Mine. The Bonaparte Mine, owned by
others, is located immediately adjacent to the property. A historic bulk
sample of 3,700 tonnes was obtained and processed from the Bonaparte Mine,
returning a reported average grade of 26.5 grams gold per tonne. Drilling
completed by American Creek has primarily been executed within close proximity
to the Mine. Several holes tested similar geologic settings up to
1.5 kilometres north of the mine.
    Drilling has intersected Devonian to Permian aged sedimentary rocks of
the Harper Ranch Group, which is intruded by diorite that is possibly related
to Triassic aged Nicola Group volcanism. The sedimentary rocks are primarily
composed of silty to limey mudstones that have been variably altered,
including hornfelsed and skarny sections. The sedimentary rocks, and to a
lesser degree the intrusive rocks, host narrow quartz-carbonate veins that
contain variable amounts of sphalerite, chalcopyrite, arsenopyrite, pyrite,
pyrrhotite, and molybenite.
    Diamond drill core samples are being processed at Eco-Tech Laboratory
Ltd. in Kamloops, British Columbia. The following table summarizes the results
from the first 4 drill holes:

         Significant Results from Holes 1-4, Austruck-Bonanza Project

    Hole      From(m)     To(m)    Length(m)(*)   Au (g/t)  Ag(g/t)    Cu %
    07BON01    30.60     31.60         1.00         .98      14.3      .114
       "       82.85     84.28         1.43         .14       5.9      .113
    07BON02    43.30     44.81         1.51         .37       4.3      .100
       "       44.81     45.80         0.99        1.52      15.9      .397
       "       45.80     46.90         1.10         .55       7.5      .172
    07BON03    21.90     23.50         1.60         .32       1.0      .006
       "       49.65     50.75         1.10         .55       7.7      .170
       "       50.75     51.35         0.60         .84      23.5      .486
       "       62.35     63.09         0.74         .30       1.3      .014
       "       63.09     64.60         1.51         .39       1.2      .015
    07BON04   198.10    199.50         1.40         .39       0.6      .012
    (*)True widths are unknown.

    The best values to date were obtained from quartz-carbonate veins and
alteration zones adjacent to and within the diorite intrusive rocks. These
alteration zones, along with the gold, silver and copper values, are promising
indicators for the potential of this area. The remaining drill holes are
currently being processed, with the next batch of assay results expected to be
received and announced by the end of March.
    The company is currently undertaking ground geophysical surveys to
further define targets for continued drilling on the Austruck-Bonanza
property. Applications for permitting are in progress to allow further access
for drilling of targeted areas. As well, ground geophysical surveys are
planned to cover regional targets that were delineated by American Creek's
airborne geophysical survey, completed in 2006.

    American Creek Resources Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company
focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of gold and silver
deposits, with several projects in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

    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, Tel:
(403) 752-4040, Fax: (403) 752-4020 or Email:
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