Manson Creek Resources Ltd.
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Manson Creek Resources Ltd.

June 27, 2011 09:00 ET

Exploration Underway on Manson Creek's Yukon Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 27, 2011) - Manson Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MCK) ('Manson Creek') is pleased to announce that exploration is underway on its 100% owned Tell project, thought to be part of the Rackla gold belt, 140 kilometers from Mayo, Yukon.

The Tell claims extend for over 8 kilometers along strike to the northwest from the Tell natural spring gossan and vegetation kill zone. The Tell gossan extends over 300 meters and is cored by a 75 meter by 240 meter zone hosting significant zinc values in soil samples ranging from 10,000 to 49,600 parts per million (ppm) zinc along with significant lead values. This zone has never been drill tested and bears similarities to the Ocelot discovery recently announced by ATAC Resources Ltd.

The Ocelot discovery was made by targeting an undrilled natural spring surface gossan with associated strongly anomalous zinc and lead sample results. Like the Ocelot zone, the Tell gossan is also located in and near regional carbonate units within structurally complex geology in and proximal to the Rackla gold belt.

Manson Creek geological personnel have commenced a property wide geochemical stream sampling program in conjunction with geological mapping and prospecting of favourable geology and structural elements on the Tell property.

Tell Project Background - Staking has expanded Manson Creek's Tell property to approximately 1,950 hectares with the claims located approximately 140 kilometers east of Mayo, Yukon and contiguous to Strategic Metals Ltd. Goz claims and ATAC Resources Ltd. Rau claims. Many of the recent gold and silver discoveries in the region have been made in areas of prominent known, but not drill tested, gossan zones that contain anomalous zinc, lead and pathfinder minerals. The Tell property contains a large gossan, that is anomalous in zinc and lead, as well as numerous arsenic and mercury anomalies that are considered pathfinders for gold mineralization.

Virgin Arm Gold Project Update - Trenching is now complete on the Virgin Arm gold project in Newfoundland. Trenching work has extended the Homer zone to the east as well as exposing 9 felsic dyke occurrences in the Discovery Ridge Zone over a strike length of approximately one kilometer. The Company is waiting for the assay results of the channel samples collected over the new exposures. Geological interpretation of the assay results will be conducted upon receipt.

Diamond drilling is expected to begin in the middle of July and will target the gold mineralized Hank and Homer zones.

The President of Manson Creek Resources Ltd., Regan Chernish P.Geol., is the Qualified Person responsible for preparation of this news release.

Regan Chernish, P. Geol., President and Director

Except for the historical and present factual information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release, including words such as "expects", "projects", "plans", "anticipates" and similar expressions, are forward-looking information that represents management of Manson Creek's internal projections, expectations or beliefs concerning, among other things, future operating results and various components thereof or the economic performance of Manson Creek. The projections, estimates and beliefs contained in such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Manson Creek's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, those described in Manson Creek's filings with the Canadian securities authorities. Accordingly, holders of Manson Creek shares and potential investors are cautioned that events or circumstances could cause results to differ materially from those predicted. Manson Creek disclaims any responsibility to update these forward-looking statements.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this press release.

Contact Information

  • Manson Creek Resources Ltd.
    Regan Chernish
    403.233.0464
    403.266.2606 (FAX)
    www.manson.ca