El Nino Ventures DRC Exploration Program Review and Update

    TSX.V: ELN
    Frankfurt: E7Q

    VANCOUVER, June 26 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("El Nino" and "the
Company") (TSX.V: ELN; Frankfurt: E7Q) announces an update on its exploration
program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). El Nino began its 2008
exploration program in April and is making progress on a planned 25,000 metres
of drilling covering all of its research permits. Jean Luc Roy, President &
CEO of El Nino states, "Our technical team is working diligently to execute on
our exploration program. The objective is to assess the full potential of our
DRC land package by the end of October. Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling is
being used primarily to confirm structures and potential mineralisation and
diamond drilling is being used to follow-up on areas where mineralisation has
been encountered. We look forward to sharing the results of our efforts with
our shareholders over the next 6 months." The following is an overview of
current work and plans for the remainder of the 2008 exploration program:

    Infinity Projects (P.R. 5214, P.R. 5215, P.R. 5216, P.R. 5217)
    The Infinity Projects ("Infinity") were acquired in 2007 and formed the
basis of El Nino's 2007 exploration campaign in the DRC. In the first quarter
of 2008 El Nino field crews completed follow-up soil sampling on selected
areas of Infinity generating additional drill targets and better defining
known mineralization. El Nino has completed 4956 metres of Reverse Circulation
(R.C.) drilling including 31 R.C. drill holes (total of 3073 metres) on
P.R. 5217 and 23 R.C. drill holes (total of 1883 metres) on P.R. 5215. This
drilling has targeted copper and cobalt soil anomalies over prospective rocks
of the Roan Group and tested structural targets identified by interpretation
of the 2007 airborne geophysical program.

    To view El Nino Ventures P.R. 5215 and P.R. 5217 click here:

    The R.C. drill has been mobilized to the central area of P.R. 5214 to
begin a planned 3000 metre program designed to test an area of Roan Group
rocks which have been subject to several stages of faulting and folding
presenting a target of prospective stratigraphy and structural complexity.
    One of the highlights of the 2007 exploration program was the
intersection of 3% Cu over 10 metres on P.R. 5217. El Nino recently commenced
diamond drilling on P.R. 5217 to further test this area. To date one diamond
drill hole, (ANCU-DD-001), has been completed. Three diamond drill holes are
planned in the central western portion of P.R. 5217 to test structural targets
reaching depths of 200 to 220 metres.
    A 1,500 metre diamond drill program is planned for south-eastern corner
of P.R. 5215 as a follow-up program to the R.C. drilling that has been
completed in this area.
    The diamond drill will then be used to follow-up on targets defined by
the R.C. drill program on P.R. 5214. It is anticipated that between 1800 and
2500 metres of diamond drilling will be allocated to this follow-up program.

    To view El Nino Ventures P.R. 5214 click here:

    El Nino is currently reviewing a proposal to undertake a 3000 metre
AirCore drilling program over P.R. 5216 to test copper and cobalt soil
anomalies identified from a soil sampling program completed in May of this
year. AirCore drills are capable of reaching depths of 70 m through soil,
laterite and softer lithologies. Assay results from drilling on Infinity are
expected to start coming in August 2008.

    Harmony Project (P.R. 2461)
    The acquisition of the Harmony Project ("Harmony") was announced in
February of 2008. An extensive soil sampling program is currently underway on
P.R. 2461 with a subsequent airborne geophysics survey. A gradient
magnetometer and radiometric survey is being planned to cover this permit
using a fixed wing aircraft.
    After the R.C. program on P.R. 5214 is complete, the R.C. drill will then
move to P.R. 2461 where it will complete a program of approximately 20 holes
totalling approximately A 2000 metre to test the Roan Group stratigraphy on
the west of the permit. This program should be completed in 3 to 4 weeks.

    To view El Nino Ventures P.R. 2461 click here:

    Field Prep Lab Acquisition
    El Nino has acquired a Prep Lab from ALS Chemex that will be used in the
field under the supervision of ALS Chemex. The will be operational shortly.
The decision to purchase a field prep lab will provide El Nino with faster
turnaround times on assay results. A significant bottleneck currently exists
at all laboratories. This facility will allow El Nino to greatly reduce
turnaround times for assay results.

    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

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors


    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

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