SOURCE: Sacre-Coeur Minerals, Ltd.

January 03, 2008 03:01 ET

Sacre-Coeur Reports 250 Meter Step Out Yields 93.0 Meters Grading 0.81 g/t Au at Million Mountain; High Sulphide Porphyry Body Drilled at Old Granny Target Area 1 km to the East

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - January 3, 2008) - SACRE-COEUR MINERALS, LTD. (TSX-V: SCM) (FRANKFURT: S5N) (the "Company") is pleased to report that drilling continues to expand the gold resource at its Million Mountain Project. Drill hole MM11007 drilled more than 250 meters South of its last reported drilling, encountering 93 meters grading 0.81 g/t Au. Step out drilling is continuing to expand the Au mineralized body to the South. The Company has now completed three lines of drilling at 50 meters, 150 meters, and 250 meters respectively, located South of the last reported drilling. In addition drilling along the Northeast margin of the known resource body has been completed. Assays remain outstanding for approximately 20 in-fill holes drilled into the Million Mountain main mineralized zone.


Drill Hole      From(m)       To(m)    Interval(m)     Assay(g/t Au)
MM11007           73.0       166.0          93.00           0.81
including       129.70      134.98           5.28           4.01
MM10707          10.13        21.3          11.17           0.58
                 43.90       61.80          17.90           0.81

Notes: 1) Intercepts are not resolved to true width. 2) Assays are uncut, though no significant statistical outliers occur in the sample population. 3) These assays are determined by Acme Laboratories as further described below.

Drill Hole Survey Data

Drill Hole UTM Grid  East      North    Collar.  Azimuth  Inclination
             No.     (m)        (m)     Elev (m) (true N)
MM11007      21N   241223.76  696712.19  65.94      286         -60
MM10707      21N   241146.10  696840.69  71.31      286         -45

Assays have also been received for several holes aimed at testing the anticipated North-eastern corner of the resource body. Drill holes MM8107, MM8207, MM8307, MM8407, MM8507, MM8607, MM8707, and MM8907 were drilled to test the Northeastern margin of the resource body. As expected, all but MM8707 and MM8907 returned numerous scattered intercepts of > 10 meters grading > 0.5 g/t Au, consistent with the margins of the main body of mineralization.

Recent mapping of trenches located approximately 500 meters to the Southwest of the main resource body show similar rock type and veining consistent with the resource drilled to date. Presently the Million Mountain resource body remains open to the South and Southwest.

In addition, the Old Granny resource target located approximately 1 km to the East may add a further dimension to the overall Million Mountain resource target. Initial drilling in this area has revealed a large scale, sulphide-rich porphyry body, with total pyrite and chalcopyrite content ranging to more than 25%. Assays for ten holes of core drilling into this target area are pending.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, "It is gratifying to see a continuation of gold mineralization as we step further to the South with our drilling. Our team is now working toward determination of an initial NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate as soon as possible."

Assay Data

The Company uses Acme Laboratories for its core sample assays. Samples are prepared at Acme's Georgetown Guyana prep facility. Prepared samples are shipped to Acme's analytical lab in Santiago, Chile for determination. Acme's facilities are ISO certified. Every tenth sample is split and a duplicate sample is shipped to ALS Chemex Vancouver, BC facility for check assay. As well, splits of all samples determined by Acme to be 5 g/t Au or greater are also shipped to ALS Chemex for check assay. The results presented herein are composites of the assay of the coarse metallic fraction (+200 mesh) and the assay for the -200 mesh pulp to produce a total contained gold assay.

The Company uses Loring Laboratories - Guyana, a subsidiary of Loring Laboratories, Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta to analyze geo-chem and other field samples. Splits of every 10th sample and splits of all samples returning assay of greater than 5.0 g/t Au are sent to ALS Chemex Vancouver, BC facility for check assay. The results presented herein are composites of the assay of the coarse metallic fraction (+200 mesh) and the assay for the -200 mesh pulp to produce a total contained gold assay.

Technical Staff

The Company's exploration program is overseen by Gregory B. Sparks, P. Eng., Senior Vice President Mining and Exploration for the Company. Mr. Sparks is a Qualified Persons under NI 43-101. Mr. Luis Gana is Chief Geologist Northwest Region. He is assisted by Joseph Calpito, Senior Project Geologist. Mr. Henry Salvado is Chief Geologist Puruni Region (which includes Million Mountain Project). He is assisted by Messrs. Alan Davies, Carlos Toro-Taylor, and Bjorn Jeune, all Senior Project Geologists. Mr. Ardito Martohardjono, a Director of the Company and laboratory specialist, provides assistance establishing lab protocols and sample handling and assay quality control.

About Sacre-Coeur

The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of properties for the potential mining of gold, metals and diamonds in South America, initially focusing on exploration for gold on its properties in Guyana. The Company presently has an interest in approximately 850 square miles of mineral properties in Guyana, including the Million Mountain Property. The Company has offices in Vancouver, Canada and Georgetown, Guyana. More information about the Company is available at



"Gregory B.  Sparks"
Gregory B. Sparks, P. Eng.
Sr VP Mining & Exploration

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