SOURCE: Sacre-Coeur Minerals, Ltd.

November 19, 2007 03:01 ET

Formal Agreement Concluded for Transfer of Million Mountain Title to Sacre-Coeur and Conversion to Large Scale Prospecting License

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - SACRE-COEUR MINERALS, LTD. (the "Company") (TSX-V: SCM) (FRANKFURT: S5N) today announced that pursuant to the terms of its Mining Agreement with Mr. Alfro Alphonso, it has exercised its right to convert six of the medium scale properties which had been held in trust for the Company by Mr. Alphonso to one large scale Prospecting License to be held directly in the name of the Company. The converted area comprises approximately 31.2 sq km of contiguous property upon which the main zone of the Million Mountain Gold Project is situated. The election to exercise this conversion privilege was based on continued favourable drilling results from the on-going core drilling program, encouragement from our regional exploration work in the area, and anticipated completion in Q1 2008 of an initial NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate.

In addition to executing documents to effect the foregoing conversion of the underlying licenses to a large scale Prospecting License, formal documents were executed to transfer legal title to Million Mountain directly into the name of the Company. Such documents were signed by the Company, Mr. Alphonso, and Prime Minister Samuel Hinds of Guyana on November 14, 2007. The Prime Minister is the Chief Executive Officer of the Mining Sector for the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. Formal issuance of the large scale Prospecting License in the name of the Company is expected shortly after completion of ministerial documentation by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and publication of notice of the impending action in the Official Mining Gazette. Notwithstanding conversion of the property to large scale and transfer of title into the name of the Company, the converted property remains subject to re-conveyance to Mr. Alphonso in the event the Company fails to meet certain obligations under the Mining Agreement.

The Company and Mr. Alphonso also have executed an amendment to the Mining Agreement between the parties which covers over 2,210 sq km of prospective mineral properties in Guyana. The amendment provides for extension of Mr. Alphonso's right to mine alluvial gold from the Company's properties, subject to certain restrictions, payment of a royalty by Mr. Alphonso to the Company, and to the Company's absolute right to pre-empt Mr. Alphonso's activities in favour of activities by the Company. In addition, the amendment clarified some minor ministerial aspects of the Mining Agreement.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, "We are delighted with progress on the ground at Million Mountain as our geological team continues to advance the project. Conversion to large scale status and transfer of title to the Company will facilitate financing and development, and represent important steps forward. We continue to value highly our relationship with Mr. Alphonso, who has proven himself to be a strong and able partner working constructively with the Company to accelerate development of our portfolio in Guyana."

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, Chief Geologist Puruni Region, Alan Davies, P. Eng., P.Geo., Senior Project Geologist, J.C. Toro Taylor, Senior Project Geologist, and Raul Esccarachi, Senior Project Geologist, and Bjorn Jeune, Project Geologist. All except Mr. Jeune are all Qualified Persons under NI 43-101. 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 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

"Irwin Olian"
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

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
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    Phone: 604-899-0100
    Fax: 604-899-0200

    Sacre-Coeur Minerals, Ltd.
    Suite 1925, Box 11553
    650 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6B 4N8