El Nino Ventures & Xstrata Zinc 25,000 m Drill Program in Progress in the Bathurst Mining Camp

    -   $5.0M Exploration Program on the Bathurst Project is in progress
    -   135 line km of Titan 14 geophysical survey (50 line km completed)
    -   25,000 m diamond drilling scheduled in 50 drill holes
        (8 DDH / 3,267 m completed)
    -   3 diamond drill rigs presently in operation to be increased to
        5 rigs by November 2007

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("El Nino") (TSX.V:
ELN; OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) and Xstrata Zinc, is pleased to announce
that the 2007/2008 field program budgeted at $5,000,000, has commenced on the
Bathurst Mining Camp, Bathurst, New Brunswick. The diamond drilling program
designed to complete 25,000 m in 50 diamond drill holes, started in June,
2007, with three drill rigs currently in operation. As of today, a total of 8
diamond drill holes for 3,267 meters have been completed along the Brunswick
Horizon and throughout the southern and eastern portions of the Bathurst
Mining Camp.
    The Titan 24 deep earth imaging ground geophysical survey was initiated
in August, 2007, and is expected to extend to end of November for a total of
135 line km. At this time, the 45 line km south grid covering the southern
extension of the Brunswick Horizon hosting the Brunswick No.12 and No.6 mines
has been completed. Data review and interpretation is presently in progress
and diamond drilling on the first priority targets is expected to commence in
October 2007. The Titan 24 crew has moved on the western part of the Bathurst
Mining Camp along the interpreted Brunswick Horizon known to host the Halfmile
Lake, Fronsac, and Devil's Elbow lead and zinc deposits. A total of 70 line km
of Titan 24 survey is planned over this prolific mineral bearing rock
    For logistical reasons and to avoid remote drilling during the winter
months, a number of the drill targets located in the more inaccessible areas
of the Bathurst Mining Camp were drilled first. Eight drill targets have been
drilled to date, with 42 remaining to be tested.
    Jean Luc Roy, President of El Nino Ventures states ""We are pleased with
how the drilling is progressing, and are very optimistic regarding the targets
identified using the Titan 24 Deep Earth Imaging System."
    El Nino has the opportunity to earn 50 % of Xstrata Zinc's interest in
exploration projects in the Bathurst Mining Camp through an Option/Joint
Venture Agreement signed in May 2006.
    "We have already completed the first year, of a two year $10,000,000 work
program, with $5,000,000 coming from the province of New Brunswick through a
government grant. El Nino is very fortunate to have the support of the New
Brunswick Government and to be working with Xstrata Zinc." says Jean Luc Roy.

    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 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. El Nino has recently
acquired a 70% interest in over 350 square kilometers in the world renowned
copper belt in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors

    Jean Luc Roy, President and COO

    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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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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