American Copper Corporation
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American Copper Corporation

June 18, 2008 10:00 ET

American Copper Corporation: First Phase of Copper Springs Drilling Completed

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - American Copper Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AJ) -

Initial results are in for three of the fourteen holes completed on American Copper's Copper Springs Project. The Copper Springs Project is located about 70 miles (113 km) east of Phoenix, Arizona within the Globe-Miami mining district. This mining district contains numerous operating mines including BHP's Pinto Valley Mine and Quadra Mining's Carlotta Mine. Copper Springs is 7.5 miles east of RTZ's Resolution copper deposit.

The Copper Springs Project contains two near-surface copper resources identified in the middle part of the 20th century. The current drill program confirms the presence of chalcocite mineralization in a bulk mineable configuration within the project's western target. The project represents a potential near surface zone of copper that may be amenable to SXEW technology used at the nearby Carlotta and Pinto Valley mines. The first three drill holes have returned significant copper values equal to or better than the historic drill results. Drill hole CS0802 contained 20 feet (6.1 m) averaging 0.50% Cu. Drill hole CS0803 contained 50 feet (15.2 m) averaging 0.54% Cu including 20 feet (6.1 m) grading 0.87% Cu. Drill hole CS0804 contained 65 feet (19.8 m) averaging 0.44% Cu. The remaining 11 drill holes are in the process of being split and will be shipped to ALS Chemex for assay.

A total of 14 vertical core holes were drilled along existing U.S. Forest Service roads. Several holes were drilled near previous holes to compare current and historic values. The bulk of the drilling was concentrated west of any known drilling to enlarge the footprint of known mineralization. This first phase of drilling amounted to 3,853.2 feet (1174 m) and averaged 275 feet (84 m) deep. At least two holes failed to reach their planned depths due to caving. The holes were spaced from 300 to 400 feet (92 to 122 m) apart. The initial holes were drilled to confirm previous grades, complete initial metallurgy and attempt to increase the size of known mineralization. Additional drilling will be needed to determine the total extent of the mineralization within the western target.

The core was sawed in half and one-half sent to ALS Chemex in Reno, Nevada for analysis. Analysis was by ICP. Copper and silver overlimits were run by AAS. An acid soluble digestion is being performed to ascertain the potential for SXEW recovery.

American Copper is currently preparing a plan map and cross sections of its recent drilling program for release on its website http://www.americancoppercorp.com. These illustrations should be available shortly.

Richard Kern (P.Geo), a director of American Copper, is the Company's qualified person on the project as required under NI 43-101 and has prepared the technical information contained in this press release.

The Company also announces the resignation of Peter Barnes as a director of the Company.

American Copper is dedicated to the principles of environmentally sound mining practices and believes that environmental stewardship and mining can co-exist. For details on the Company and its properties, see the prospectus of the Company dated July 19, 2007, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Robert Eadie, President & Chief Executive Officer

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed nor does it accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

Contact Information

  • American Copper Corporation
    Robert Eadie
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    (604) 602-4935 or Toll Free: 1-866-602-4935
    (604) 602-4936 (FAX)
    Website: www.americancoppercorp.com