El Niño Ventures Inc. expands drill program to 7,000 meters using a second drill rig in the Democratic Republic of Congo
ELN News Oct 25 2007
Second drill rig now working on site
Drill program expanded from 5,000 meters to 7,000 meters.
Presently negotiating for land position expansion
October 25th, 2007, Vancouver, BC -- El Niņo Ventures Inc. ("El Niņo") (TSX.V: ELN; OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce that their previously announced 5,000 meter, reverse circulation drill program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be expanded to 7,000 meters. A second drill rig was mobilized and is now in operation on the properties. The second drill rig will be used to drill the artisanal workings on the property and will also drill off the newly identified copper showing.
The expansion of this drill program will enable us collect the maximum information possible before the rainy season halts this initial drilling program. We anticipate being able to drill up to the beginning of December. All drill chips samples will be collected under strict supervision and will be assayed by ALS Chemex laboratories in South Africa. ALS Chemex is a internationally recognized and respected assaying company.
Jean Luc Roy, President of El Nino states, "I am very pleased that we have been able to source and mobilize a second drill rig. With the number of targets we have it is comforting that we will be able to expand our drill program to 7,000 meters and complete it before the rainy season.
This initial drill program will give our technical team substantial information that will be used to plan and prepare our 2008 exploration program. Our newly identified copper showing and the area known as artisanal workings will be drilled off using the second drill rig."
About El Niņo Ventures Inc.
El Niņo 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 Niņo 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 Niņo 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.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
"Jean Luc Roy" Jean Luc Roy, President & CEO
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