El Nino Ventures reports additional drilling results and updates on-going work program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)



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    -   25 meter expansion of Copper zone in hole ANCU-001.
    -   Significant Cobalt values intersected in drilling within artisanal
        workings
    -   Follow up drilling planned to start April 2008.
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    VANCOUVER, March 14 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("El Nino") (TSX.V:
ELN; OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) is very pleased to announce further
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.
    The Company has received additional assay results from drill hole
ANCU-001 which previously reported 3.5% Cu over a ten meter interval from 12m
to 22m. Assays for meter 22 to 25 are still pending but results from 25m to
50m are as follows:

    
    25 to 30m   0.24% Cu     These latest results expand the apparent
    30 to 35m   0.36% Cu     thickness of the mineralized zone to in excess
    35 to 40m   0.50% Cu     of 35 meters. We anticipate that the current
    40 to 45m   0.43% Cu     mineralization, which lies at the margin of a
    45 to 50m   0.35% Cu     2.8km long geophysical anomaly, will extend
                             along strike as this anomaly is fully drill
                             tested.
    

    The Company has also received drill results from holes AN2-001, AN2-002,
AN2-003, AN2-006, AN2-008 and AN2-009. These holes were drilled in an area of
artisanal workings where workers were formerly mining high grade cobalt
mineralization. This zone is outside the copper zone and is south of the
geophysical anomaly. Drilling completed to date in this area has not been
ideal because it was done in the rainy season and wet conditions prevented us
from being able to properly assess the cobalt potential of this area because
of difficulties in accessing and collaring holes within the workings. Also
significant sample loss was experienced due to the extremely wet drilling
conditions. ELN plans to fully test the Cobalt potential of this zone once
field conditions permit.

    
    Significant values intersected in the above holes are:

    AN2-001    0 to 1m     0.72% Co and 0.50% Cu
               35 to 51m   Values ranging from 180 ppm to 0.53% Co and 130ppm
                           to 0.4% Cu
    AN2-002    37 to 54m   Values up to 0.14% Co and 0.21% Cu
    AN2-008    15 to 36m   Values from 630ppm to 0.29% Cu
    AN2-009    10 to 23m   Values from 0.12%ppm to 0.24 Cu
    

    Jean Luc Roy, President of El Nino stated, "I am very pleased with the
additional results from hole ANCU-001 as they provide us with an indication of
the substantial thicknesses of copper mineralization that may be found in this
area. Based upon the interpretation of our recently completed airborne
geophysical survey, we believe we may be on the edge of a mineralized system
which extends for over 2.8 kms in strike length. We will drill test the extent
of this anomaly starting in April. We have also identified four other
geophysical anomalies on our other permits which will be tested in the
forthcoming drill program.
    Although the results from the initial drilling in the artisanal area are
lower than expected, we will re-drill test this area in the dry season when we
will be able to drill right through this artisanal zone. We were unable to do
this in the initial drilling as we had to locate the drill collars further
back than we had intended because of ground conditions. This zone was high
graded for cobalt by artisanal workers and extends over an area 450 meters
long and 60 meters wide.
    At present the geochem survey results are being compiled and analysed by
CCIC and our technical team and we will have a finalized exploration program
for 2008 by the end of the month and anticipate our 25,000 meter drill program
to start by mid-April."
    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 and will shortly commence a 4000m drill program for base metals,
principally zinc, on its prospecting licences in the Republic of Ireland.

    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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