El Nino Ventures identifies additional targets on the company's Kasala Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC")



    VANCOUVER, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("ELN" and "the
Company") (TSX.V: ELN; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce the results from
an interpretation of geophysical and geochemical data from its Kasala Project
(P.R. 5214) in the DRC.
    The study merged data from the recently completed Induced Polarization
("IP") survey with soil geochemistry, magnetic data from the 2007 airborne
program and drill hole information from the 2008 drill campaign to produce a
detailed compilation of the Kasala Main Zone and surrounding areas.
    The interpretation identified a strong positive correlation between
magnetic data and soil geochemistry: magnetic highs within the Kasala Main
Zone correspond with high copper-in-soil values from the soil geochemistry
program.
    Coincident magnetic highs and elevated copper-in-soil values identify a
surface expression for the Kasala Main Zone of approximately 1100 metres in
length by 100 to 350 metres in width. Drilling conducted in 2008 confirmed a
mineralized strike length of at least 800 metres and the mineralization is
open to the northwest, indicating that the magnetics and soil geochemistry
provide a reliable indication of the presence of copper mineralization in the
Kasala project area.
    Based on this, the study has identified a zone to the east and southeast
of the Kasala Main Zone with similar magnetic and geochemical signatures which
the Company considers to represent a significant target for its planned 2009
drill campaign. The surface expression of the zone as identified in the study
has a length of approximately 2500 to 2600 metres and ranges between 150 and
750 metres in width - an area over three times as large as the Kasala Main
Zone. The Company is referring to this new zone as Kasala East. Figure 1 shows
the Kasala Main Zone and the newly identified Kasala East Zone.
    Allan Lines, exploration manager for El Nino Ventures Inc., states that
"Kasala East is now our highest priority target. The similarity of the
magnetics and the soil geochemistry with that of the Kasala Main Zone is
encouraging, particularly as we attribute the magnetic signature of Kasala
Main to well mineralized iron stones of the Mwashya Group - the Kasala East
zone looks like a bigger, broader version of the Kasala Main Zone. In fact, we
are now sure that the Kasala Main Zone is a fragment that has been faulted off
from the north end of the Kasala East Zone. We now plan to undertake more
detailed soil geochemistry and ground magnetics programs which will allow us
to better define our drill targets and plan a more effective drill campaign
for the coming field season".

    Kasala Project - Drill Hole with Residual Magnetics
    www.elninoventures.com/i/misc/map022409.jpg

    This area received limited drill testing during the 2008 campaign when
two Reverse Circulation holes MDB-055 and MDB-056 and one diamond hole
MDB-DD-016 were collared on the south flank of the zone. MDB-055 was found to
contain low grade copper mineralization - 26 metres at 0.29% Cu from 52 to 78
metres. These holes were collared on the south flank of the magnetic signature
and the drilling was going out of this zone. The plan for the 2009 drill
program will be to test this zone by collaring the holes to the north end of
the zone and drilling into the structure.
    Jean Luc Roy President & CEO of ELN states: "The identification of the
Kasala East Zone is a significant step forward for our exploration programs in
the Kasala project area. This new zone has the potential to add considerable
tonnage to our project, but also, and perhaps more importantly, this gives us
a reliable geological model to identify additional targets in the area. Our
objective for 2009 is to do enough drilling to be able to have a resource
calculation by the end of the 2009 drilling campaign. We are now looking at
different alternatives available to the Company to secure the funds necessary
to do a minimum of 5,000 metres of drilling on the Kasala project and also do
exploration drilling on our new acquisition made with Phoenix Mining SPRL".

    The content of this press release has been reviewed by Mr. Benoit M.
Violette, P. Geo., consulting geologist and the Qualified Person under
NI-43-101.

    About El Nino Ventures Inc

    El Nino Ventures is a junior exploration company, focused on exploring
for Copper/Cobalt in the DRC. El Nino has an option to acquire a 70% interest
in over 350 square kilometers in the world renowned copper belt in the DRC. In
addition to our Copper and Cobalt projects in the DRC, the Company has zinc
properties in Ireland and holds a 50 percent interest on an extensive land
package in the Bathurst Mining Camp with Xstrata Zinc Canada.
    The focus of the Company going forward will be the development of its
Kasala Copper Project in the DRC and working on its other very prospective
research permits in the DRC. El Nino Ventures reported earlier the following
results from its Kasala Project. The Company anticipates drilling a minimum of
5,000 meters on the project this year and also intends to do exploration
drilling on their research permit they acquired with Phoenix Mining. Following
is the highlights of the 2008 drill program on the Kasala Project:

    
    -  Numerous intercepts with widths from 50 metres to 91 metres of over
       1% Cu mineralization

    -  High grade intercepts:

       -  7 metres @ 7.07% Cu (Hole MDB-DD-019)
       -  10 metres @ 6.07% Cu (Hole MDB-DD-011B)
       -  11 metres @ 3.68% Cu (Hole MDB-027)
       -  21 metres @ 2.42% Cu (Hole MDB-026)

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

    "Jean Luc Roy"

    Jean Luc Roy, President and CEO

    Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

    CUSIP No. 28335E-10-6
    

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