Manson Creek Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : MCK

Manson Creek Resources Ltd.

May 01, 2008 13:48 ET

Manson Creek to Commence Drill Program On Meridian Gold-Silver Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Manson Creek Resources Ltd. (Manson Creek) (TSX VENTURE:MCK) is pleased to provide an exploration update for the Meridian gold-silver project, located 45 kilometers southeast of Revelstoke, British Columbia.

Manson Creek personnel will be onsite early next week in preparation for the arrival of the diamond drill and crews. Mobilization of the drill to the project is expected shortly thereafter with drilling to commence by mid-May.

The planned 1,500 meter drill program will target subsurface extensions of gold and silver bearing veins that were briefly mined in the early 1900's. Surface and sub-surface sampling by Company personnel has shown widespread mineralization that has not been examined in recent times.

Background

The road accessible 675 hectare claim group encompasses 5 historic past producers. The Meridian Camp was active in the early 1900's but the fragmented land ownership at the time did not allow for growth and the camp faded after only a few years of production. In that brief time, the Eva Mine produced 543,899 grams of gold and 165,499 grams of silver from only 88,762 tonnes. In the 1914 British Columbia Minister of Mines Annual Report there is mention of numerous areas, including a block of 200,000 tonnes grading at over 7 grams/tonne gold (45,000 ounces) that remained after the completion of operations in the area.

The Company believes that the potential for significant mineralization is high in areas near and below the limited historic mining. The gold and silver mineralization is found within and proximal to quartz veins related to the regional scale Camborne Fault which bisects the Meridian Claim group and hosts many of the historic deposits.

Regan Chernish, P. Geol., 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 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, P. Geol.
    President and Director
    (403) 233-0464
    (403) 266-2606 (FAX)
    Website: www.manson.ca