MEK REPORTS STRONG GOLD IN SOIL ANOMALY IN THE WHITE GOLD DISTRICT, YUKON
Metals Creek reports strong gold in soil anomaly from its Matson Creek claims in the White Gold District, Yukon.
Toronto, October 23, 2012. Metals Creek Resources Corp. (the “Corporation”, TSXV: “MEK”) is pleased to announce geochemical analysis results from a recently completed C-horizon soil sampling program on its Matson Creek properties in Yukon. This program was following up on anomalous results obtained from a reconnaissance ridge and spur soil sampling program carried out in 2011 (MEK News Release December 1, 2011) The recent program was completed on MEK’s two most westerly claim blocks (Squid East and West Blocks) located near Matson Creek, in the northwest part of the White Gold District. The work was carried out in August of 2012 and consisted of detailed soil sampling on 100 to 200m (meters) spaced line with soils taken every 25m resulting in a total of 988 samples being collected.
The 2012 soil results delineated a strong northwest trending gold plus pathfinder element anomaly located on the Squid East claim block. Anomalous values are remarkably continuous between sample locations with gold ranging from 15 ppb (parts per billion) to 1086 ppb. Associated with the gold assays are strong pathfinder element results which include Ag from below detection up to 78.5 parts per million (ppm), Pb from 5.3 up to 4493.5 ppm, As from 6.9 up to 50.9 ppm, Sb from 0.1 up to 241.2 ppm, Ba from 133 up to 2370 ppm, and Hg from below detection up to 36.32 ppm. The anomaly has minimum dimensions of approximately 450m long by 200m wide and is coincident with a distinct northwesterly trending magnetic low. Several other Au, As and Ba anomalies are also present within this mag low and will require additional follow-up sampling. The strength and size of this newly discovered anomaly is comparable to soil anomalies associated with the recent discoveries in the White Gold District and the associated pathfinder elements are typical of these new discoveries. Metals Creek would also like to thank the Yukon Government for its support of this project through a financial contribution thru the Yukon Mining Incentive Program (YMIP).
Sandy Stares, President and CEO of the Corporation states, “These strong gold in soil results combined with a strong association with pathfinder elements has management highly encouraged regarding the potential of the Matson Creek claim blocks and we look forward to next years field season to continue to advance this project with additional detailed soil sampling and trenching.”
MEK initially staked the Yukon properties in February, 2011 and has a 100% interest in four separate claim blocks (242 claims) within the White Gold District. The Matson claims are located upslope from the Matson Creek placer gold operations, approximately 90km southwest of Dawson City. A four wheel drive road accessing the placer operations passes within 3 km of the MEK property. These gold in soil anomalies will continue to be evaluated in 2013 and will be the focus of a detailed sampling and trenching program. The Matson Creek claims continue to add to the Corporations strong portfolio of gold properties which include the Flint Lake, Jackson’s Arm Projects and the Corporation’s Flagship property the Ogden Gold Project which is a 50/50 joint venture between the Corporation and Goldcorp Canada Ltd. and Goldcorp Inc.
All samples were sent to Acme Analytical Laboratories, an accredited lab based in Vancouver, British Columbia, for 36 elements analysis using 15g Aqua Regia digestion with an ICP –MS finish.
Michael MacIsaac, P. Geo, VP Exploration for the Corporation and a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for this release, and supervised the preparation of the information forming the basis for this release.
About Metals Creek Resources Corp.
Metals Creek Resources Corp. is a well funded junior exploration company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario, is a reporting issuer in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, and has its common shares listed for trading on the Exchange under the symbol “MEK”. Metals Creek has earned a 50% interest in the Ogden Gold Property, including the former Naybob Gold mine, located 6 km south of Timmins, Ontario and has a 8 km strike length of the prolific Porcupine-Destor Fault (PDF) that stretches between Timmins, Ontario and Val d’Or, Quebec. The Corporation is also engaged in the identification, acquisition, exploration and development of other mineral resource properties, and presently has mining interests in Ontario, Yukon and Newfoundland and Labrador. Additional information concerning the Corporation is contained in documents filed by the Corporation with securities regulators, available under its profile at www.sedar.com
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For further information, please contact: Alexander (Sandy) Stares, President and CEO telephone: (709)-256-6060 fax: (709)-256-6061 email: metalscreek%23com|astares