Vancouver, Canada, July 23, 2007: El Niño Ventures Inc. announced 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 recognize and map particular types of vegetation or diagnose minerals associated with ore deposits.
El Niño Ventures is an exploration stage company whose corporate objective is to revisit former mining regions and apply the latest technologies to advanced stage exploration targets. In June 2007, El Niño started a 25,000 meter drill program on the Bathurst Mining Camp in search of zinc. El Niño is presently in an aggressive acquisition and exploration phase in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Certain zones in the area exactly coincide with known and confirmed copper artisanal workings and other areas confirm the geological interpretation of the same areas by the company. The remote sensing survey will be followed up by an airborne geophysical survey and a ground prospecting program to be conducted in the next few weeks followed by a drilling campaign of the best copper occurrences.