El Nino Ventures vests with 50% interest in Bathurst claims



    VANCOUVER, June 4 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("El Nino" and "the
Company") (TSX.V: ELN; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce that it has
vested with 50% interest in 1,902 mineral claims located within the Bathurst
Mining Camp. The remaining 50% interest is held by Xstrata Canada Corporation
- Xstrata Zinc Canada Division "Xstrata". The claims include historical base
metal resources (not compliant with the CIM NI 43-101).
    The 1,902 mineral claims in which El Nino owns a 50% interest host a
total of seven significant Pb/Zn occurrences distributed over the eastern and
western part of the Bathurst Mining Camp. These occurrences were discovered
either by conventional prospecting in the early days or more recently by
geology and various types of geophysical surveys. These occurrences have been
subject, in the past, to important exploration work by Xstrata Zinc Canada
looking to identify world class Pb/Zn deposits.

    
    Table 1.
    Significant Pb/Zn Historical Occurrences owned by the Joint Venture
    (non-compliant with CIM NI  43-101)

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                                                                       Thick-
                 Discovery     Discovery           Length   Depth (m)   ness
    Deposit         Date         Method           (m) max   down dip  (m) max
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    Flat Landing
    Brook           1975   Geology, geophysics       480       180      6.00
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    Gilmour South   1995   Geology, geophysics       800       600      4.00
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    Devil's Elbow   1957   Geophysics (AEM)          300       137     25.00
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    Louvicourt      1964   Prospecting               450       150      8.00
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    Fab Main        1953   Geology, geophysics     1,675       400      9.00
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    Mount Fronsac
    North           1999   Geology/Geophysics      1,000       700     20.00
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    Orvan Brook     1938   Prospecting             1,890       600      6.10
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                                Total
                              Resource
                  Number of    Metric
    Deposit         Lenses     Tonnes   Pb wt%   Zn  wt%    Cu wt%    Ag ppm
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    Flat Landing
    Brook              1     1,270,100    1.29      5.62      0.03     23.00
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    Gilmour South      1
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    Devil's Elbow   several    362,900                        1.20
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    Louvicourt         2       136,000    1.23      1.00      0.42     91.00
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    Fab Main           1    16,330,000              0.60      0.30     10.29
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    Mount Fronsac
    North              2     1,260,000    2.18      7.65      0.14     40.00
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    Orvan Brook        1       200,000    1.50      7.00      0.30     51.00
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    Doug Clark, P. Geo., El Nino Ventures' is the Qualified Person, as
defined under National Instrument 43-101, responsible as El Nino Ventures
representative during the afore-mentioned exploration program. Doug Clark was
contracted by El Nino Ventures from August 2006 until March 2008 and was
intimately involved in all aspects of the program. The qualified person has
not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current
mineral resources, the issuer is not treating the historical estimate as
current mineral resources and the historical estimate should not be relied
upon.

    Jean Luc Roy, President of El Nino states: "As stated above we have
selected 1,902 claims on which to earn a 50 percent interest. All these claims
are in areas where some historical base metal occurrences have been identified
or are in close proximity to existing or past operations in the Bathurst
Mining Camp. We are now in discussions with Xstrata on how to move these
properties forward in the future."

    About El Nino Ventures

    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 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 its project with
Xstrata on the Bathurst Mining Camp and has started drilling on its Ireland
properties.

    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

    Note: this release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future
events or results and are based on current expectations or beliefs. For this
purpose, statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking
statements. In addition, forward-looking statements include statements in
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factors, including, among others, the Company's ability and continuation of
efforts to timely and completely make available adequate current public
information, additional or different regulatory and legal requirements and
restrictions that may be imposed, and other factors as may be discussed in the
documents filed by the Company on SEDAR (www.sedar.com), including the most
recent reports that identify important risk factors that could cause actual
results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The
Company does not undertake any obligation to review or confirm analysts'
expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Investors should
not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.





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