Manson Creek Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : MCK

Manson Creek Resources Ltd.

June 12, 2007 09:00 ET

Manson Creek Intersects 41 Meters of 0.036% Molybdenum and 0.334% Copper

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Manson Creek Resources Ltd. ('Manson Creek') (TSX VENTURE:MCK) is pleased to announce the assay results for the recently completed diamond drill program on its CR copper - molybdenum project, located near Houston, British Columbia.

The seven hole drill program has further defined near surface high grade mineralization including 28.5 meters of 0.607% copper, as well as outlining higher grade molybdenum zones through the complex including 41 meters of 0.036% molybdenum and 0.334% copper.



2007 CR Program Significant Intervals

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From To Interval Copper Molybdenum Silver
Hole # (m) (m) (m) (%) (%) (g/t) Rock Type
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Felsic
07CR-15 217.0 300.0 83.0 0.347 0.025 1.68 Porphyry
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Felsic
Includes 217.0 251.0 34.0 0.365 0.015 2.12 Porphyry
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Felsic
Includes 259.0 300.0 41.0 0.334 0.036 1.35 Porphyry
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Felsic
07CR-14 7.5 102.0 94.5 0.447 0.014 2.44 Porphyry
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Felsic
Includes 7.5 36.0 28.5 0.607 0.011 3.40 Porphyry
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Felsic
Includes 40.0 102.0 62.0 0.386 0.016 2.13 Porphyry
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Felsic
07CR-14 144.0 188.0 44.0 0.313 0.025 1.35 Porphyry
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07CR-14 262.0 300.0 38.0 0.250 0.011 1.63 Breccia
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QFP and
07CR-13 269.00 293.00 24.0 0.324 0.016 1.89 Andesite
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Includes 269.00 283.00 14.0 0.300 0.026 2.14 QFP
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Includes 283.00 293.00 10.0 0.478 0.008 1.84 Andesite
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The South porphyry was tested with drill holes 07CR-14 and 07CR-15 with significant mineralized intercepts both at surface and at depth. The Company notes that drill hole 07CR-15 ended in high molybdenum values.

Diamond drill holes 07CR-11 through 07CR-13 tested the contiguous West zone, which was discovered in the 2005 drilling campaign. Drill holes 07CR-09 and 07CR-10 stepped out along strike to the west to test for further extensions of the porphyry body. Drill hole 07CR-10 was abandoned early due to deteriorating drill pad conditions and did not reach its target depth.

The 2007 drilling outlined the strongly mineralized potential of the South porphyry and the drilling on the West zone has discovered at least two previously unknown normal faults. These faults have down dropped higher levels of the South porphyry to the current surface topography. The lower levels of the porphyry appear to be better mineralized than the upper levels which have been encountered to date on the West zone.

Geology

Two mineralized intrusive units are present on the CR property. The oldest unit is a fine-grained felsic porphyry and it is locally disrupted by younger crowded feldspar-quartz-biotite pheric porphyry (QFP). Both the units are observed to host widespread copper and molybdenum mineralization. The felsic porphyry encountered during the 2007 campaign generally contains stronger mineralization than that observed in the QFP.

Chalcopyrite and molybdenite are the main minerals of economic importance and they occur alone or in combination in one of the four main styles of mineralization recognized at CR. These are: 1) chalcopyrite in silicified andesite (country rock), 2) disseminated and veinlet mineralization in the QFP, 3) micro veinlet and veinlet mineralization in the fine grained felsic porphyry and 4) molybdenite-rich stockworks. Intercepts, including 41.0 meters of 0.036% Molybdenum and 44.0 meters of 0.025% Molybdenum are encouraging and demonstrate the potential for high grade molybdenum mineralization in the system.

The 2007 CR drill program entailed 7 drill holes that totaled 1,900 meters of NQ core. The details of the drill program are outlined on the attached plan map. Manson Creek is very pleased by the results of the 2007 program, as it has identified distinct, higher-grade zones within the South porphyry.

All assay work was performed by ICP at Eco Tech Laboratories of Kamloops, with gold done by standard fire assay method. The samples sent to the lab included blanks and duplicates to ensure proper quality assurance and quality control.

The Qualified Person responsible for the design and implementation of the Field Program as well as the preparation of this news release was the President of the Company, Regan Chernish, P.Geo.

Manson Creek

Manson Creek Resources Ltd. is a mineral exploration company with a focus on acquiring and advancing early stage Gold, Silver, Uranium, and Base Metal projects located in western Canada.

The Manson Creek technical team of professional geologists has assembled a comprehensive portfolio of uranium, precious and base metal projects in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and the Yukon. These diverse projects, all at varied stages of exploration, offer excellent exposure to the favorable commodity markets.

Regan Chernish, P. Geo., President and Director

All statements, other than statements of historical fact, in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, statements regarding the potential extent of mineralization and reserves, exploration results and future plans and objectives of Manson Creek Resources Ltd. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not restricted to, the amount of geological data available, the uncertain reliability of drilling results and geophysical and geological data and the interpretation thereof and the need for adequate financing for future exploration and development efforts. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.



Summary of Assays in Porphyry Units and Selected Andesite Intervals

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From To Interval Copper Molybdenum Silver
Hole # (m) (m) (m) (%) (%) (g/t) Rock Type
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07CR-15 3.0 195.0 192.0 0.102 0.004 0.64 QFP
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Felsic
07CR-15 195.0 300.0 105.0 0.341 0.023 1.73 Porphyry
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Felsic
Includes 217.0 251.0 34.0 0.365 0.015 2.12 Porphyry
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Felsic
Includes 259.0 300.0 41.0 0.334 0.036 1.35 porphyry
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Felsic
07CR-14 7.5 262.0 254.5 0.291 0.016 1.63 porphyry
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Felsic
Includes 7.5 36.0 28.5 0.607 0.011 3.40 porphyry
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Felsic
Includes 40.0 102.0 62.0 0.386 0.016 2.13 porphyry
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07CR-14 262.0 300.0 38.0 0.250 0.011 1.63 Breccia
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QFP with
minor
07CR-13 113.0 283.0 170.0 0.093 0.007 1.70 Andesite
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Includes 269.00 283.00 14.0 0.300 0.026 2.14 QFP
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07CR-13 283.0 293.0 10.0 0.478 0.008 1.84 Andesite
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07CR-12 152.5 299.3 146.8 0.109 0.007 1.92 QFP
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Includes 193.4 206.3 12.9 0.212 0.008 6.79 QFP
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Includes 233.8 243.8 10.0 0.246 0.012 1.84 QFP
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Includes 245.8 261.8 16.0 0.125 0.016 0.83 QFP
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Includes 265.8 269.8 4.0 0.544 0.005 17.20 QFP
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Includes 285.8 299.3 13.5 0.089 0.025 0.52 QFP
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QFP with
minor
07CR-11 186.5 226.5 40.0 0.078 0.006 0.99 Andesite
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07CR-11 226.5 272.0 45.5 0.241 0.005 0.88 Andesite
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Drill holes 07CR-09 and -10 did not intersect mineralized porphyry


NOTE: Location map available from the company by clicking on the following link: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/612MCK_map.pdf

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Contact Information

  • Manson Creek Resources Ltd.
    Regan Chernish
    President and Director
    (403) 233-0464
    (403) 266-2606 (FAX)
    Website: www.manson.ca