Spanish Mountain Gold acquired the Manson Creek property in 2006. The Manson Creek area is an historic placer gold belt that hosts numerous auriferous lode gold occurrences. The property is made up of 57 mineral claims, totaling over 25,000 hectares of mineral rights.
Results of the 2006 heavy mineral sampling program identified 12 drainages strongly anomalous in gold as well as a number of weaker gold anomalies and, on separate drainages, a strong platinum and strong palladium anomaly. In 2008, Spanish Mountain Gold drilled 1,600 metres. Although no significant gold results were returned, it is important to note that only a very small portion of the project area was tested. This program did identify a potential distally related alteration and mineralization zone associated with gold. Notably, there are still a number of strong gold anomalies defined by that the 2006 mineral stream sediment and silt sampling surveys that remain to be tested.
The property is underlain by a sequence of Triassic black clastic rocks that display widespread veining and alteration. The area is structurally favourable with numerous deep-seated regional faults, folds and associated zones of strong fracturing and veining.
Spanish Mountain Gold plans to continue with grass root exploration and to focus on the alteration and mineralization identified in the 2008 drill program to locate load gold.