El Nino Ventures to drill Irish Licences

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("El Nino") (TSX.V: ELN;
OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to report that it has recently been
granted two additional Prospecting Licences within the Republic of Ireland.
The Company now holds a total of thirteen Prospecting Licences overlying more
than 450 square kilometres of the Central Carboniferous Limestone Basin.
    Ireland's Lower Carboniferous limestones host important, very good grade,
zinc and lead mineralization including the three mines currently in operation.
These mines contribute a substantial proportion of Western Europe's zinc and
lead concentrate requirements.
    El Nino has recently received a report from CSA Group Ltd, the Company's
Irish geological consultants, recommending an initial 4400m diamond drill
program targeting coincident stratigraphic/structural targets on several of
the licences.
    The Company is now in the process of finalizing drill collar locations
and is negotiating a drill contract with the objective of commencing drilling
on or before May.
    El Nino President Jean Luc Roy said "We are pleased with our landholding
position in this highly prospective base metal area and look forward to our
initial drill program, designed to test very specific targets on these

    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 project 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

    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
    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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