El Nino Ventures Inc. makes significant Copper/Cobalt discovery (29 meters at 2.82% Cu and 0.34% Co) in the Democratic Republic of Congo



    
    TSX.V: ELN
    FRANKFURT: E7Q
    

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("ELN" and "the Company")
(TSX.V: ELN; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce a significant
Copper/Cobalt discovery on its research permit PR 5214, located in
southeastern Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This area
has now been dubbed the Kasala project.
    The discovery was made during the course of the Company's 10,000 meter
reverse circulation ("RC") drilling program, when an RC drill hole, MDB-023,
was completed in the central northern area of PR 5214.
    Company geologists reported the presence of malachite mineralization over
a wide interval in the drill cuttings from this hole. MDB-023 (-45 degrees)
ended at 97 meters due to difficult ground conditions.
    Samples from MDB-023 were collected using strict quality controls and
were then dispatched to ALS Chemex Laboratories in Johannesburg, South Africa
for sample preparation and assay. Analytical results received from ALS Chemex
indicate a 29 meter intersection grading 2.82% Cu between 17 and 46 meters,
which includes an intersection of 4.11% Cu and 0.50% Co between 21 and 26
meters.

    
    Drill Highlights of Hole MDB-023
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    Since the completion of hole MDB-023 an additional 47 holes have been
drilled in the Kasala area, nineteen diamond drill holes ("DDH") and
twenty-nine Reverse Circulation holes ("RC"). Company geologists report
visible malachite mineralization (ranging from weak to very strong over
varying thicknesses) in 31 of the 48 holes drilled in this area. The strike
length of this discovery stands at approximately 800 meters at present.
Drilling has been halted for the time being in order for the company to
compile and analyze the substantial assay data which is expected to be
received over the next 4 to 6 weeks. (Table 1: Drilling Summary - Kasala
Project)

    
    Copper Discovery - PR5214 (Kasala Project)
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    High grade oxide drill core Kasala Project
    Sulfide drill core at depth on Kasala Project
    http://www.elninoventures.com/i/misc/051008p2.jpg
    

    An Induced Polarization (IP) ground geophysical survey is now underway in
the Kasala area to trace possible extensions of the mineralized zone. All
information gathered over the next 6 to 8 weeks will be compiled and analyzed
by our technical team to plan additional drilling in this area.
    Remaining samples from the other mineralized drill holes completed in
this area are being shipped to the ALS Chemex facilities in Johannesburg where
they will be analyzed. The Company has requested that ALS Chemex perform
priority analysis of these samples.

    Research Permits 5215 and 5217

    Two other target areas on PR 5215 and PR 5217, respectively, were tested
during the Company's 10,000 meter RC scope drilling program without
significant results. Thirty RC holes totaling 3215 meters were drilled on Pr
5217 and twenty-three RC holes totaling 1995 meters were drilled on PR 5215.
Analytical results have been received from ALS Chemex for 21 of the 32 holes
drilled on PR 5127 and for 5 of the 23 holes drilled on PR 5215 with no
significant results reported. Analytical results are awaited for the remaining
29 drill holes. No further drilling is currently planned for on these two
research permits. The Company will compile all results from this year's
campaign and plans further geochemical and geophysical surveys to generate new
targets on these two permits.

    
    Land position in relation to road, railway and Lubumbashi
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    Jean Luc Roy President & CEO of ELN states: "This discovery on our Kasala
project is very significant and we feel that when all assay results are
returned the Company will have a substantial project to work on, over the next
drill season. The grades and thicknesses on our findings are very encouraging
and we look forward to sharing results from other drill holes on the Kasala
project, over the next 4 to 6 weeks."

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

    About El Nino Ventures

    El Nino Ventures is a junior exploration company, focused on exploring
for Copper/Cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. El Nino has an
option to acquire a 70% interest in over 350 square kilometers in the world
renowned copper belt in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("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 of Xstrata Zinc Canada..

    
    On Behalf of the Board of Directors

    (signed)
    Jean Luc Roy, President and CEO

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    

    CUSIPNo. 28335E-10-6
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    Table 1
                      Drilling Summary - Kasala Project
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    Hole Id    Depth (m) From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Copper (Cu) Cobalt (Co)
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    MDB-DD-006   150,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-DD-007   195,7                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-DD-008   122,3                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-DD-009   128,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-DD-010   150,7                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-DD-011A  109,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-DD-011B  144,8                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-DD-012   146,8                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-DD-013   150,0                         Assays Pending
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MDB-DD-014   150,0                         Assays Pending
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MDB-DD-015   250,0                         Assays Pending
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MDB-DD-016   187,3                         Assays Pending
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MDB-DD-017   161,3                         Assays Pending
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MDB-DD-018   167,3                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-DD-019   213,0                         Assays Pending
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      MDB-023     97,0      17      97      80           1.42%      0.13%
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ...including            17      46      29           2.82%      0.34%
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ...including            21      26       5           4.11%      0.50%
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    MDB-024       53,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-025      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-026       47,0                         Assays Pending
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MDB-027      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-028      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-029       89,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-030      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-031       56,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-032       96,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-033      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-034      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-035      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-036       45,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-037       61,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-038      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-039       73,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-040      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-041      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-042      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-043      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-044      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-045       83,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-046       89,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-047       85,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-048      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-049      100,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-050      109,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-051      149,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-052       77,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-053       83,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-054      150,0                         Assays Pending
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    MDB-055      150,0                         Assays Pending
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