Teuton’s Treaty Creek Property is 800 metres Northeast of Seabridge Gold’s New Iron Cap Gold-Copper Deposit Teuton Resources Corp. (“Teuton”) (“TUO”-TSX-V) (“TFE”-Frankfurt) is pleased to announce that its Treaty Creek property lies just 800m northeast and along trend of the new Iron Cap gold-copper deposit of Seabridge Gold, located in the Sulphurets region of northwestern British Columbia Significantly, this deposit remains open down-dip, to the southwest and to the northeast.
Prior to this year’s drilling of the Iron Cap zone, Seabridge Gold had defined estimated proven and probable reserves of 30.2 million ounces of gold (1.60 billion tonnes at 0.59 grams of gold per tonne) at its KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) deposits. This is currently the largest gold reserve in Canada. The total is expected to increase considerably when results of the 46 holes drilled into Iron Cap are calculated as part of a NI-43-101 compliant resource estimate due for release in January of 2011. Seabridge reported that all 46 holes intersected ore grade mineralization over significant widths.
The Iron Cap zone is now estimated to be at least 900 metres in strike length, 400 metres wide and up to 350 metres thick. Analysis of drill data indicates that the Iron Cap resource is also likely to have a higher metal value than the average KSM grade. For example, Hole 40, which is mineralized from top to bottom, contains a 128.5 metre interval grading 1.04 grams per tonne gold and 0.37% copper.
Seabridge Gold also reported (News Release dated Dec. 9, 2010) that “there is potential for an undiscovered, deeper core zone characterized by potassium feldspar, magnetite and bornite which could be expected to contain significantly higher metal values than the shallower levels tested so far at Iron Cap. This year’s drill results suggest that this potential core zone may exist below the current limits of the Iron Cap deposit. Seabridge intends to pursue this target in next year’s program.”
The discovery of such a promising deposit northeast of the giant Mitchell deposit underscores Teuton’s belief that the favourable host rocks for this type of gold-copper mineralization, characterized by the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell-Iron Cap deposits, extend northeast into Teuton’s Treaty Creek property. Government mapping of regional thrust faults, alteration, and favourable geology show that these all extend from Seabridge’s ground into the Treaty Creek property. Further supporting this thesis is Hole CB-14, drilled on Teuton’s Copper Belle zone in 2009 (some 5.5 km northeast of the Iron Cap deposit). It returned a promising 241 metres of 0.80 g/t gold and bottomed in mineralization.
The Treaty Creek property covers approximately nine kilometres of the northeastern extension of this prospective geology and is host to numerous zones of mineralization. It was under option to American Creek Resources under terms whereby American Creek could earn up to a 51% interest by spending $5 million over three years, with a further option to earn an additional 9% by carrying the property to feasibility.
Teuton announced recently that it was suing American Creek Resources for various breaches of contract of the option agreement. Among other remedies it is seeking a declaration from the Court that American Creek has forfeited all right and interest in and to the Treaty Creek property. Should Teuton be successful in its arguments it will have a 100% interest in Treaty Creek; if unsuccessful, either a 49% interest, or if American Creek prepares a feasibility study on the property, a 40% interest.
The Qualified Person for the purposes of this news release is D. Cremonese, P.Eng. Mr. Cremonese has not independently verified the Seabridge Gold data.
D. Cremonese, P.Eng.
Teuton Resources Corp.
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