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El Nino Ventures Inc. makes significant Copper/Cobalt discovery (29 meters at 2.82% Cu and 0.34% Co) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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ELN News Oct 6, 2008

October 6, 2008, Vancouver, BC -- El Niņo Ventures Inc. ("ELN" and "the Company") (TSX.V: ELN; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce a significant Copper/Cobalt discovery on its research permit PR 5214, located in southeastern Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This area has now been dubbed the Kasala project.

The discovery was made during the course of the Company's 10,000 meter reverse circulation ("RC")  drilling program, when an RC drill hole, MDB-023, was completed in the central northern area of PR 5214.

Company geologists reported the presence of malachite mineralization over a wide interval in the drill cuttings from this hole. MDB-023 (-45 degrees) ended at 97 meters due to difficult ground conditions.

Samples from MDB-023 were collected using strict quality controls and were then dispatched to ALS Chemex Laboratories in Johannesburg, South Africa for sample preparation and assay. Analytical results received from ALS Chemex indicate a 29 meter intersection grading 2.82% Cu between 17 and 46 meters, which includes an intersection of 4.11% Cu and 0.50% Co between 21 and 26 meters.

Drill Highlights of Hole MDB-023

Since the completion of hole MDB-023 an additional 47 holes have been drilled in the Kasala area, nineteen diamond drill holes ("DDH") and twenty-nine Reverse Circulation holes ("RC"). Company geologists report visible malachite mineralization (ranging from weak to very strong over varying thicknesses) in 31 of the 48 holes drilled in this area. The strike length of this discovery stands at approximately 800 meters at present. Drilling has been halted for the time being in order for the company to compile and analyze the substantial assay data which is expected to be received over the next 4 to 6 weeks. (Table 1: Drilling Summary - Kasala Project)

Copper Discovery -- PR5214 (Kasala Project)

High grade oxide drill core Kasala Project & Sulfide drill core at depth on Kasala Project

An Induced Polarization (IP) ground geophysical survey is now underway in the Kasala area to trace possible extensions of the mineralized zone. All information gathered over the next 6 to 8 weeks will be compiled and analyzed by our technical team to plan additional drilling in this area.

Remaining samples from the other mineralized drill holes completed in this area are being shipped to the ALS Chemex facilities in Johannesburg where they will be analyzed. The Company has requested that ALS Chemex perform priority analysis of these samples. 

Research Permits 5215 and 5217

Two other target areas on PR 5215 and PR 5217, respectively, were tested during the Company's 10,000 meter RC scope drilling program without significant results. Thirty RC holes totaling 3215 meters were drilled on Pr 5217 and twenty-three RC holes totaling 1995 meters were drilled on PR 5215. Analytical results have been received from ALS Chemex for 21 of the 32 holes drilled on PR 5127 and for 5 of the 23 holes drilled on PR 5215 with no significant results reported. Analytical results are awaited for the remaining 29 drill holes. No further drilling is currently planned for on these two research permits. The Company will compile all results from this year's campaign and plans further geochemical and geophysical surveys to generate new targets on these two permits.  

position in relation to road, railway and Lubumbashi

Jean Luc Roy President & CEO of ELN states: "This discovery on our Kasala project is very significant and we feel that when all assay results are returned the Company will have a substantial project to work on, over the next drill season. The grades and thicknesses on our findings are very encouraging and we look forward to sharing results from other drill holes on the Kasala project, over the next 4 to 6 weeks."

The content of this press release has been reviewed by Mr. Benoit M Violette, Geo., consulting geologist and the Qualified Person under NI-43-101.


About El Niņo Ventures

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 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 properties. 


On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"Jean Luc Roy"
Jean Luc Roy, President & CEO

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