Williams Creek Explorations Limited

Williams Creek Explorations Limited

August 25, 2005 17:16 ET

Williams Creek Explorations Ltd.: Geophysical Survey Completed, Drilling Underway Afton Project, B.C.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 25, 2005) - Williams Creek Explorations Ltd. ("the company") (TSX VENTURE:WCX) is pleased to announce that a diamond drill program is now underway on it's 100% owned crown grants in the Afton mine area, British Columbia. The Afton copper-gold mine, formally owned and operated by Teck Cominco Ltd., is located 10 kilometers west of Kamloops, B.C. and produced low grade copper and gold from 1978 to 1987. The Afton mine is now owned by New Gold Corp. ("New Gold") who, recognizing the potential for high-grade copper gold mineralization amenable to underground mining, has outlined a Measured and Indicated Resource of 68.7 Million Tonnes grading 1.08% copper and 0.85 g/t gold underneath the Afton pit. The company's crown grants are located within the area controlled by New Gold and immediately south of the Afton pit and north of the smaller Pothook pit.

A geophysical work program consisting of natural and controlled source audio frequency magnetotellurics ("NSAMT" and "CSAMT") surveys has been completed. This type of survey is a high resolution electromagnetic sounding technique that in the case of NSAMT utilizes magnetotelluric signals that are produced naturally by electrical currents that exist within the earth. CSAMT uses an artificial signal source that enables measurement when natural sources are weak. Both techniques enable the resolution of geologic features to greater depths than other geophysical techniques, often over two kilometers depth, and have been used effectively worldwide in mineral exploration since the 1970's.

The work program identified a strong conductivity anomaly underneath the company's property. This anomaly, which has been traced to 700 meters beneath the surface, is interpreted to represent concentrations of sulphide minerals in the subsurface. At the adjacent New Gold property the orebody consists of sulphide-rich copper gold mineralisation. To date no work has been done on the company's property to test for deep mineralization. The present drill program will test the geophysical anomaly at several depths to determine whether it represents sulphide copper gold mineralization. Results will be reported as soon as they are available.


Morgan Poliquin, M.Sc., P.Eng., Director

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  • Williams Creek Explorations Limited
    Morgan Poliquin, M.Sc., P.Eng.
    (604) 662-4480
    (604) 685-0553 (FAX)