El Nino Outlook for 2007 - 2008 Work Program and Report on the Bathurst Mining Camp First Year Results



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    VANCOUVER, April 19 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("El Nino") (TSX.V:
ELN; OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce that the province of
New Brunswick has committed funding for the second and last year of the
exploration program of the option period which has started on April 1st, 2007,
and will terminate on March 31st, 2008. The program will consist of ground
geophysical surveys (Titan 24), a review of the airborne Mega TEM data, soil
geochemical surveys followed-up by a diamond drilling program. At this stage,
it is proposed to survey five main target areas with the Titan 24 ground
geophysical survey system totaling approximately 135 line km. A diamond
drilling program testing the Titan 24 targets as well as a series of various
types of targets will consist of approximately 25,000 meters in 50 diamond
drill holes. Field work is scheduled to resume in June 2007 with line cutting,
ground geophysics and diamond drilling.

    Update on the Bathurst First Year Work Program with Xstrata Zinc Canada

    El Nino is also pleased to announce that drill hole ELN-07-129, comprised
in the 2006-2007 Bathurst drilling program with Xstrata Zinc Canada, has
intersected a horizon of massive to semi-massive sulphide mineralization
interpreted to represent the up-dip, near surface, extension of the Gilmour
South mineralized trend. The sulphide zone was intersected between 163.70 and
166.60 meters down hole with combined assay results grading 3.39% Zn, 2.86%
Pb, 0.15% Cu and 8.36 g/t Ag over 2.80 meters including an intercept of
1.10 meters at 6.63% Zn, 5.65% Pb, 0.29% Cu and 16.10 g/t Ag.
    The Gilmour mineralized trend was originally discovered in 1977. The
southern extension of this trend, Gilmour South, was discovered in 1995 and
subsequently drilled on a 200 meter spaced drill pattern, by Noranda
Exploration between 1995 and 2000. The mineralized trend consists of
intermittent massive to semi-massive sulphide mineralization of varying grades
and thickness ranging from 18.20% Zn and 11.20% Pb over 0.22 meters to 1.10%
Zn over 23.70 meters. The zone is untested from surface down to the 200 meter
mark below surface and along most of the 1400 meter strike length extension.
The mineralized trend occurs along the Brunswick Horizon in a geological
setting similar to the Brunswick No.12 and No.6 deposits.
    The first year of the Bathurst Option agreement, which was signed on
May 26th, 2006, was terminated on March 31st, 2007, with a total budget
expenditure of $5.0M CDN. The program was funded 50% ($2.5M) by El Nino
Ventures and 50% ($2.5M) by Xstrata Zinc Canada, through a Grant Program with
the New Brunswick Government. Under the term of this agreement, El Nino will
spend $5.0M CDN over a two year period to vest a 50% interest in the Xstrata
Zinc Canada Bathurst properties.

    Work Highlights

    
    -   A total of 220 line km of Titan 24 ground geophysical survey was
        completed
    -   An Heli-GeoTEM survey was completed over 3 grids totaling 291 line km
    -   Several soil geochemical surveys were performed collecting 1,097
        samples
    -   Up to five drill rigs were in operation during the diamond drilling
        program
    -   42 diamond drill holes were completed for 17,082 meters
    -   30 diamond drill holes were surveyed with the borehole EM system
    -   341 new claims were staked
    

    The Bathurst Option Agreement exploration program completed during the
first year period has returned encouraging results that are summarized below:

    Result Highlights

    
    -   Camel Back Area: Hole ELN-06-095 drilled west of the Camel Back
        Deposit returned 2.2 meters at 4.93% Zn and 0.71% Pb including
        1.3 meter at 7.48% Zn and 1.02% Pb from a 7.20 meter massive sulphide
        intercept (Sept. 13, 2006)
    -   Mount Fronsac North Deposit: The drilling along the Titan 24 anomaly
        located at a vertical depth of 300 meters and up dip from high grade
        historical intersections returned the following significant assay
        results (Nov. 17, 2006):

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        DDH        From (m)   To (m)   Width (m)   Zn %     Pb %     Ag g/t
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    ELN-06-097     306.85     309.85     3.0       5.68     1.93      39.0
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    ELN-06-101      269.9      272.9     3.0       5.04     0.28      11.4
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    ELN-06-100      322.1        327     4.9       1.15     0.22       5.4
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    -   Devil's Elbow Area: Hole ELN-06-105 drill tested a Titan 24 target
        located east of the Devil's Elbow Deposit 300 meters below surface
        and returned a composite intersection of the massive sulphide horizon
        grading at 0.58% Cu, 0.03% Pb, 0.20% Zn and 6.05 g/t Ag over
        5.9 meters including an intercept of 1.06% Cu over 1.0 meters.

    -   Gilmour South Trend: Hole ELN-07-129 intersection reported above
        (3.39% Zn, 2.86% Pb, 0.15% Cu and 8.36 g/t Ag over 2.80 meters
        including 1.10 meters at 6.63% Zn, 5.65% Pb, 0.29% Cu and 16.10 g/t
        Ag).

    -   Titan 24: During the program, 42 diamond drill holes were performed
        including 17 drill holes (40%) that targeted Titan 24 anomalies.
        Drilling on the Titan 24 targets has returned sulphide mineralization
        (massive, semi-massive or disseminated) as the source of the anomaly
        in 8 holes which represents 47%.
    

    Quality Control

    Drill core is logged at the Brunswick No. 12 minesite exploration core
shack and mineralized interval samples are taken from the drill core (NQ size)
sawed in half with one half sent to the Brunswick No. 12 laboratory and the
other half retained for future reference. A strict QA/QC program is followed
which includes mineralization standards, blanks and field duplicates for each
batch of samples. The Bathurst Mining Camp Exploration Program is being
carried out under the direction of Xstrata Zinc Canada exploration manager
Normand Dupras, P. Geo., a qualified person as defined by National Instrument
43-101 guidelines. The information in this release was prepared under the
direction of Doug Clark P. Geo., Geologist for El Nino Ventures Inc., a
qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

    About the Bathurst Agreement

    El Nino Ventures has the opportunity to earn a 50% interest in a large
number of mineral claims and two permitted areas held by Xstrata Zinc Canada
(formerly Falconbridge Limited) occupying approximately 108,800 hectares in
the Bathurst Mining Camp. In order to vest with a 50% interest El Nino is
required to spend $5.0 million in exploration by March 31, 2008. Xstrata Zinc
Canada is the Project Operator. (See details May 26, 2006 news release)

    About El Nino Ventures Inc.

    El Nino Ventures is an exploration stage company whose corporate
objective is to revisit former mining regions and apply the latest
technologies to advanced stage exploration targets. El Nino Ventures has
entered into an Option / Joint Venture Agreement with Xstrata Zinc Canada to
explore the world class Bathurst Zinc / Base Metals Mining Camp in Bathurst,
New Brunswick, Canada.

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors

    (signed)
    Jean Luc Roy, President and COO

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    CUSIP No. 28335E-10-6

    This news release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within
the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact,
included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and
uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be
accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from
those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are
disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the British
Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange
Commission. This email should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell
securities of this company.





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