Exploration Activities Commence on El Nino - Falconbridge - Bathurst Zinc Project, Bathurst Zinc Mining Camp, New Brunswick
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ELN News July 19, 2006

July 19, 2006, Vancouver, BC -- El Nino Ventures Inc. (TSX.V: ELN; OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to report that line cutting crews have mobilized to the Bathurst Project in preparation for the summer ground geophysical surveys.  The exploration program for this year consists of deep penetrating ground geophysical surveys (Distributed Array IP/MT System Survey -- TITAN 24) and diamond drilling focused on the highly productive geological stratigraphy defined by the Brunswick Horizon.  


  • Crew mobilized to project

  • Geophysical surveys - Titan 24 and diamond drilling 

  • Program 25,000 m/ approx 34 holes/ 3 rigs slated for Sept.

  • Budget $5.0 Million

A 270 line km geophysical survey is proposed over a series of target areas that are located along the prolific Brunswick Horizon    including areas between the Brunswick #12 Mine and Brunswick #6 Mine. Other areas include Flat Landing Brook, Stratmat West, Mount Fronsac North and Camel Back. These areas contain significant Zn, Pb, Cu and Ag mineralization.  The TITAN 24 surveys will expand the search penetration to greater depths and prospect for large tonnage deposits on the western portion of the mining camp.

This part of the Bathurst Mining Camp will be tested with 15,000 m of diamond drilling whereas an additional 10,000 m will test the eastern part of the camp where the Brunswick Horizon is interpreted to extend underneath the Carboniferous cover for a strike length of more than 45 km. 
The 34 diamond drill hole program totaling 25,000 m (over 82,000 feet) of drilling will employ three drill rigs and is scheduled to extend from September 2006 to the end of March 2007.  The majority of the funds contributed by El Nino to the initial program will be devoted to diamond drilling.
About the Bathurst Agreement 
El Nino Ventures has the opportunity to earn a 50% interest in a large number of mineral claims and two permitted areas held by Falconbridge occupying approximately 108,800 hectares (approximately 268,850 acres). In order to vest with a 50% interest El Nino is required to spend $5.0 million on exploration by March 31, 2008 with a minimum expenditure of $2.5 million by March 31, 2007. Falconbridge is the Project Operator.  (see details May 26, 2006 news release)
About El Nino Ventures Inc.
El Nino is an exploration stage company currently developing an aggressive global acquisition strategy.  The business model is to revisit former mining regions, apply new technologies to advanced stage exploration targets, and aggressively acquire new projects.  Our present focus is on Canada, Alaska, and Eastern / Central Europe.  In Canada, El Nino has an Option / Joint Venture with Falconbridge Ltd. to explore the world class Bathurst Zinc / Base Metals Mining Camp in New Brunswick.  The Company is also exploring for uranium in the Bancroft uranium.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
Jean Luc Roy 
President & COO
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release
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