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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

El Nino completes remote sensing survey on its research permits in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and identifies Four (4) copper mineralized zones

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VANCOUVER , July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("ElNino") (TSX.V: ELN; OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce that based on the preliminary report of a remote sensing survey conducted by Hamilton Hycroft Energy Inc (HHE), four copper mineralized anomalous zones have been identified on its newly acquired research permits in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). For this survey, HHE applied the Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (IRIS) technology using hyperspectral images which can recognizeand map particular types of vegetation or diagnose minerals associated with ore deposits.

According to this survey the four copper mineralized anomalous zonesidentified are of the following size:

- Zone 1 covers an area of 3.2 km by 2.28 km. - Zone 2 covers an area of 4.1 km by 1.14 km. - Zone 3 covers an area of 1.1 km by 1.1 km. - Zone 4 covers an area of 2.28 km by 0.68 km.

The center of Zone 1 is exactly coincident with known and confirmed copper artisanal workings. All four areas confirm the geological interpretation ofthe area by the company.

Jean Luc Roy, President of El Nino stated: "These preliminary results arevery encouraging in our quest of exploring and ultimately putting together acopper mining operation in the DRC. The fact that these results coincide perfectly with known copper artisanal workings is a strong indicator of thebenefits, in using this method in our exploration efforts."

The remote sensing survey will be followed up by an airborne geophysicalsurvey and a ground prospecting program to be conducted in the next few weeksfollowed by a drilling campaign of the best copper occurrences.

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