Manson Creek Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : MCK

Manson Creek Resources Ltd.

April 19, 2007 14:19 ET

Manson Creek Resources Ltd.: Diamond Drilling Underway on CR Copper-Molybdenum Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 19, 2007) - Manson Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MCK) ('Manson Creek') is pleased to announce that diamond drilling is underway on its CR copper - molybdenum project, located near Houston, British Columbia.

The 2007 drill program is comprised of 2,000 meters (m) of NQ core drilling that will test the mineralized porphyry to extend it along strike and to depth. The CR porphyry is oriented east - west with a currently defined strike length of 975 m and widths of 100 - 180 m, it is open along strike and depth.

The program is anticipated to take three to four weeks to complete. Samples will be shipped to the EcoTech Laboratory for assay analysis. Each drill hole, once sampling is complete, will be sent to the lab. Assay results will be available 4 - 6 weeks after the samples are received by the lab.

The CR copper - molybdenum project is located 17 kilometers south of Houston, British Columbia along an all weather forestry service road which also provides access to the Huckleberry copper - molybdenum mine located 80 kilometers to the south. The Huckleberry mine is currently operating with reserves of 12,250,000 tonnes of 0.526% copper and 0.015% molybdenum (Imperial Metals AIF, March 2006).

Work to date by Manson Creek includes the initial drilling in 2005 and follow up ground geophysical surveys, Induced Polarization (IP), in 2006. The 1,580 m drill program in 2005 successfully expanded the known porphyry by over 250 m with the discovery of the West Zone. The last two holes of the program ended in mineralized porphyry hosting molybdenum rich stockworks. The zones of molybdenum rich stockworks include; 3.9 m of 0.086% molybdenum, 0.15% copper and 0.90 g/t silver and 14.1 m of 0.052% molybdenum, 0.17% copper and 0.96 g/t silver. A number of significant copper rich intervals were encountered including 63.58 m of 0.51% copper, 0.016% molybdenum, and 2.49 g/t silver.

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.Geol.

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.

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
    Website: www.manson.ca