El Nino Ventures intersects 10 meters of 3.50% Cu and 5 meters of 1.90% Cu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)



    
    -   Near surface high grade Cu in their 2007 drill program.
    -   Significant geophysical targets delineated to be drill tested in
        2008.
    -   Follow up drilling planned to start April 2008.
    

    TSX.V: ELN
    OTCBB: ELNOF
    Frankfurt: E7Q

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("El Nino") (TSX.V: ELN;
OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) is very pleased to announce initial analytical
drill results from the recently completed 6200m reverse circulation drill
program on its 70% owned Research Permit 5217 in the DRC Congo. Analyses were
carried out by ALS CHEMEX, Johannesburg, S.A. Quality control procedures were
strictly adhered to and included taking drill chip samples directly from the
drill return by the project geologist, placing them in sealed bags and sending
them directly to ALS Chemex in Johannesburg by air freight, who carried out
the preparation and analysis.
    El Nino currently holds a 70% interest in four well located Research
Permits, accessible by road from the town of Lubumbashi in southern Congo.
Each Permit is partially underlain by the highly prospective Roan Formation
which hosts most of the important copper deposits in this area. The
accompanying map shows the general location of the licences, as well as the
location of the known principal targets delineated on permit 5217 and the
focus of the drilling to date.

    To view map click here:
    http://www.elninoventures.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=284195

    The Company has now received analytical results from three drill holes
ANCU001, ANCU003, and ANCU004. (Values for ANCU002 are pending) completed
during the 2007 drill campaign. Each of the three holes reported were drilled
to a depth of 150m and inclined at -60 degrees.
    These results are the first received from the 2007 drill program which
targeted a copper anomaly, artisanal workings and remote sensing anomalies on
Permit 5217. The results published in this release specifically relate to
drilling on the copper showing and results relating to drilling on the other
targets will be reported when received. Significant copper intercepts in the
three holes reported are as follows.

    
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                                                     Average
    Hole         From        To          Width       CU% grade
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    ANCU001      12m         22m         10m         3.51%
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    (Note one of the component 1m sample analyses comprising this intercept
    was reported by ALS Chemex as greater than 10% Cu and this sample is
    being re-analyzed to obtain its exact value.  A value of 10% Cu was used
    for this particular sample in the reported intercept. Therefore this
    intercept is thought conservative will be subsequently revised and
    reported).
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Including    15m         19m          4m         7.24%
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    And         120m        149m         29m         0.30%
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ANCU003      20m         30m         10m         0.25%
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ANCU004      20m         25m          5m         1.88%
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    Other results vary between 30 and 895 ppm Cu. Associated Co values are
generally low (less than 1000 ppm).

    Jean Luc Roy, President of El Nino states, "We are very pleased with
these results as they confirm the presence of near surface high grade copper
zones on the Permit. Substantial follow up drilling, planned to commence in
April after the rainy season, will test numerous high priority targets
delineated on the Permit. The particular results reported come from our copper
anomaly which is situated in the center of Permit 5217 along the southern edge
of a major magnetic anomaly. Only four holes were completed in this area when
drilling was stopped by the heavy rains, so we look forward to getting back to
drilling off the mineralization in this area in April. Other results are
expected over the next weeks and we will report these as they become
available. In 2008 our drill program will test other areas within Permit 5217
and will also test geophysical targets identified on Permits 5214 and 5215."

    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 Inc.

    El Nino Ventures is a junior exploration company, whose corporate
objective is to revisit former mining regions and apply the latest
technologies to advanced stage exploration targets. El Nino has acquired a 70%
interest in over 350 square kilometers in the world renowned Copper Belt in
the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to our copper projects in the
Congo, El Nino is currently in the middle of a 25,000 meter drill program on
the Bathurst Mining Camp via an option/joint venture agreement with Xstrata
Zinc.

    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
    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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