Manicouagan reports continued encouraging drill results from its Brabant Lake zinc deposit - 9.55 metres of 7.40% Zn and 6.36 metres of 132.89 grams per tonne silver



    TORONTO, April 24 /CNW/ - Manicouagan Minerals Inc. (TSXV - MAM)
announced today additional encouraging assay results from the drilling program
currently underway on the Brabant Lake zinc deposit. Results have been
received for drill holes BR-07-12A, BR-07-13, BR-07-14 and BR-07-15 and are
presented in the table below.

    
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    Hole  Zone   From     To  Length(xx)  Zn(%)  Cu(%)  Pb(%)    Ag      Au
    ID    ID(*)                  (m)                            (g/t)  (g/t)
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    12A    UZ   224.63   227.21   2.58    7.40   1.13   0.05    25.87   0.07
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           LZ   236.70   246.25   9.55    7.40   0.60   0.07    20.06   0.17
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    13     UZ   247.40   258.30   4.51    3.48   1.16   0.46    51.90   0.73
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           LZ   296.27   306.24   9.97    4.05   0.80   0.79    43.14   0.10
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          FWZ   306.96   313.32   6.36    2.50   0.51   2.81   132.89   1.11
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    14     UZ   300.51   302.25   1.74    8.51   0.31   0.11    26.95   0.12
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           LZ   338.98   342.12   3.04   10.91   1.87   0.06    63.31   0.12
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    15     UZ   197.27   205.86   8.59    7.12   0.65   0.04    17.77   0.01
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           LZ   211.54   218.23   6.59    3.25   1.79   0.00    38.60   0.12
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           LZ   223.88   224.99   0.54   24.43   0.13   0.00      5.2   0.14
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           LZ   229.65   231.65   2.00    5.49   0.53   0.12    27.32   0.00
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    (*)   Upper Zone (UZ), Lower Zone (LZ) and Footwall Zone (FWZ)
    (xx)  down-hole length approximately 85% true width
    

    In drill hole BR-07-12A the Upper Zone assayed 7.40% Zn over 2.58 metres
and the Lower Zone assayed 7.40% Zn over 9.55 metres. The mineralized zones in
BR-07-12A are separated by a relatively thin 9.49 metre interval of
unmineralized metasedimentary rock.
    Drill hole BR-07-13 intersected, 6.36 metres of 2.50% zinc, 2.81% lead,
0.51% copper, 132.89 g/t silver and 1.11 g/t gold. This substantial interval
of well developed Footwall Zone mineralization is similar to that contained in
BR-07-08 which assayed 13.56 metres of 3.23% zinc, 0.84% lead, 0.55% copper,
52.58 g/t silver and 0.15 g/t gold (see MAM Press Release dated January 22,
2007) which is approximately 20 metres away.
    Drill holes BR-07-14 and BR-07-15 intersected typical intervals of Upper
and Lower zone mineralization although in BR-07-15 some minor intrusive
material has resulted in the mineralization being separated into three
distinct intervals.
    Extensions to holes BR-07-06 (84.0 metres) and BR-07-10 (117.0 metres)
which were completed to test conductors detected by down-hole geophysics (see
MAM Press Release dated February 26, 2007), beyond the end of the original
holes, did not encounter significant mineralization.
    Assay results for holes BR-07-16 to BR-07-20, inclusive are pending.
Manicouagan Minerals has drilled at total of 7,371 metres at Brabant Lake
since drilling commenced in November of 2006. Drilling on the property has
been suspended for the spring run-off and will recommence on or about June 1,
2007. In the interim, results will be compiled, evaluated and a systematic
drill program formulated to meet Manicouagan's objective of producing a
recalculated resource estimate in late 2007 or early 2008.
    A drill hole location plan, a table showing drill results to date as well
as additional information on the project is available on the Company's website
at www.manicouaganminerals.com.
    The Brabant Lake zinc deposit consists of an inferred resource of
4,858,000 tonnes grading 5.19% zinc, 0.57% copper, 0.28% lead, 22.59 g/t
silver and 0.22 g/t gold and was the subject of an NI 43-101 Technical Report
completed by MPH Consulting Ltd. and dated September 15th, 2006. The Brabant
Lake Technical Report can be viewed on the Company's website at
www.manicouaganminerals.com. A copy can also be found with the Company's
filings at www.sedar.com.
    The Brabant Lake property consists of 21 contiguous claims registered as
ML 5054 and is located immediately east of Highway 102 some 175 km from the
all services community of La Ronge, Saskatchewan.
    Exploration programs are being carried out under the supervision of Rod
Thomas, Vice President - Exploration of the Company. Mr. Thomas, a
professional geologist, has reviewed and verified the technical content of
this press release on behalf of Manicouagan Minerals and is a "Qualified
Person" as defined in National Instrument 43-101. Manicouagan employs 43-101
compliant QA/QC procedures at all points in the sampling, handling, storage
and shipment of samples. Blind standards and blanks are inserted into the
sample sequence in the field. Analytical services are provided by TSL
Laboratories of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Samples are crushed, riffle split and
pulverized to yield a 250 gram pulp with (approximately) 95% -150 mesh. Ag,
Cu, Pb and Zn assay is by multi-acid digestion; samples for Ag (g/tonne) and
base metals (%) are weighed at 0.5 g. Samples for Au fire assay/gravimetric
are weighed at 1 AT (29.16 g). Details on analytical techniques employed by
TSL Laboratories may be found on the laboratories' website at www.tsllabs.com.

    Manicouagan Minerals Inc. is a Canadian based exploration company with a
diversified portfolio of properties. The Company currently holds four base
metal projects located in Saskatchewan and Quebec, on which exploration
programs are ongoing.
    Additional information about Manicouagan Minerals and its exploration
projects can be found at www.manicouaganminerals.com.

    The TSXV has not reviewed this news release and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. The
    TSXV has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news
    release.

    All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this
release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential
mineralization and reserves, exploration results, and future plans and
objectives of the Company, 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 exploration risks detailed herein and from time to time in
the filings made by the Company with securities regulators.
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For further information:

For further information: Joseph Baylis, President and Chief Executive
Officer, (416) 542-3980, investorrelations@manicouaganminerals.com

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