SOURCE: Sacre-Coeur Minerals, Ltd.

March 05, 2007 04:00 ET

Drilling Advances to Southwest at Million Mountain With Lengthy Interval Reported: 225.9 Meters @ 1.05 G/T AU

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- SACRE-COEUR MINERALS, LTD. (TSX-V: SCM) (FWB: S5N) (the "Company") today announced that it has received assays from Loring Laboratories Inc. of Georgetown Guyana for eight additional drill holes at its Million Mountain Project located in the Middle Puruni River region of Guyana. Three of the holes reported herein (MM50-06, MM51-06, and MM52-06) were drilled to advance the resource area to the Southwest. The five remaining holes were drilled to the North and West of the holes reported in the Company's press release of January 10, 2007.

The three holes advancing to the Southwest are located 50 meters (MM50-06 & MM51-06) and 100 meters (MM52-06), respectively, Southwest of the initial discovery holes (MM01-05 & MM02-05 reported previously). These holes encountered gold mineralization consistent with the character of the Million Mountain deposit in that they encountered long intervals of moderate grade punctuated with several high-grade shoots.

TABLE OF SELECTED DRILL RESULTS

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Drill Hole    From(m)  To(m)  Interval(m)  Assay(g/t Au)
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MM50-06        0.0    225.9     225.9          1.05
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including      11.2    18.5       7.3          8.54
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MM51-06        0.0     94.2      94.2          1.12
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MM52-06        0.0     26.8      26.8          2.08
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               43.5    64.2      20.7          0.68
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               9.8    101.1      91.3          1.08
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               84.0    93.7       9.7          0.80
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              105.6   129.1      23.5          0.54
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MM49-06       114.0   180.0      66.0          0.87
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including     114.0   122.0       8.0          3.01
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Notes: 1) Intercepts are not resolved to true width. 2) Assays are uncut, though no significant statistical outliers occur in the sample population.

Drill holes MM44-06, MM45-06, MM46-06, MM47-06, and MM49-06 were drilled in the North-Northwest corner of the prospective area in an attempt to follow the deposit beneath the Million Mountain Break, a regional scale thrust feature striking 252 degrees true and dipping to the North-Northwest at 37 degrees. Hole MM 49-06, the Southern-most of these, intersected gold mineralization at 114 meters as reported above. The other holes collared further to the North-Northwest were too far into un-mineralized hanging wall of the thrust to reach prospective host rock and did not encounter significant mineralization.

Drill Hole Survey Data

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Drill    UTM Grid     East      North      Collar Elev. Azimuth
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Hole        No.       (m)        (m)           (m)     (true N)   (degrees)
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MM44-06    21N    240,832.46  697,105.39      91.6        196       -45
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MM45-06    21N    240,769.09  697,119.43      72.2        106       -45
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MM46-06    21N    240,769.09  697,119.43      72.2        106       -65
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MM47-06    21N    240,768.02  697,119.72      72.2        N/A       -90
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MM49-06    21N    240,885.17  697,133.68      92.7        106       -60
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MM50-06    21N    241,029.26  697,091.60     67.21        286       -45
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MM51-06    21N    241,029.26  697,091.60     67.21        286       -60
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MM52-06    21N    240,995.82  697,041.42     67.17        286       -45
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The latest drill results expand the mineralized body to the South and West, with some very long intercepts of continuous gold mineralization at modest grades, containing numerous higher grade shoots. This style of mineralization has been characteristic of this resource body from the outset.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, "It is gratifying to see a continuation of the lengthy gold intervals as we move our drilling throughout the zone. We will continue with infill drilling as well as drilling to expand the perimeters of the zone with a view toward establishing a meaningful 43-101 compliant resource as soon as practicable."

Assay Data

The Company uses preliminary results from Loring Laboratories - Guyana, a subsidiary of Loring Laboratories, Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, qualitatively to help guide its ongoing drilling program because of expedient availability of data, but relies on ALS Chemex for final results as Chemex is an ISO certified facility. The results presented herein are produced by Loring. These results are inclusive of the assay of the coarse metallic fraction composited with the assay for the -200 mesh pulp to produce a total contained gold assay. The results reported herein are produced by Loring Laboratories - Guyana, and are therefore considered preliminary. Final assays determined by ALS Chemex will only be reported if they differ significantly from the preliminary results determined by Loring.

Drilling

Drilling reported herein was completed utilizing the Company's Atlas Copco CS 14 core drill operated by Company employees. All holes were continuously cored utilizing HQ equipment through the saprolite and then reduced to NQ for coring un-weathered rock. Core recovery in saprolite has remained in excess of 90%, and approaches 100% in un-weathered rock.

Technical Staff

The Company's exploration program is overseen by Gregory B. Sparks, P. Eng., Senior Vice President Mining and Exploration for the Company, along with the project geologic staff including Henry Salvado, Senior Project Geologist, Alan Davies, P. Eng., Senior Project Geologist, and Joseph Calpito, Senior Project Geologist, with assistance from Dr. Hendrikus Aarden, P. Geo, Senior Geologic Consultant. Mr. Sparks, Mr. Davies and Dr. Aarden are all Qualified Persons under NI 43-101. Mr. Ardito Martohardjono, a Director of the Company and laboratory specialist, has 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 focussing 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 (www.scminerals.com).

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
SACRE-COEUR MINERALS, LTD.

"Gregory B. Sparks"
Gregory B. Sparks, P. Eng.
Sr VP Mining & Exploration
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company's expectations.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:

    Irwin Olian
    President and CEO
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: 604-899-0100
    Fax: 604-899-0200

    Lee Dunston
    Corporate Communications
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: 604-899-0100
    Fax: 604-899-0200

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