Manicouagan Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MAM

Manicouagan Minerals Inc.

December 06, 2007 08:30 ET

Manicouagan Reports Additional Results From Brabant Lake Including-10.67% Zinc Over 3.91 Metres in the Lower Zone and 4.21% Lead and 142.17 g/t Silver Over 3.53 Metres in the Footwall Zone

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2007) - Manicouagan Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MAM) announced today additional encouraging assay results from the Phase II drilling program currently underway on its wholly owned Brabant Lake zinc deposit. Assays have been received for drill holes BR-07-34, BR-07-35, BR-07-36 and BR-07-37.

All four drill holes intersected the targeted Lower Zone with Footwall Zone mineralization intersected in holes BR-07-34 and BR-07-37. Drill hole BR-07-36 intersected 10.67% zinc over 3.91 metres in the Lower Zone. In drill hole BR-07-34 the Footwall Zone assayed 4.21% lead and 142.17 grams per tonne silver over 3.53 metres.

Drilling resumed following freeze up on November 29 with the continuation of BR-07-38 which was completed on December 2, 2007.

Assay results for the four holes are set out in the table below.



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Hole Zone Length Zn Cu Pb Ag Au
ID ID(i) From To (ii)(m) (%) (%) (%) (g/t) (g/t)
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BR-07-34 UZ 189.44 192.11 2.67 11.06 0.59 0.05 14.02 less than 0.03
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LZ 200.24 208.77 8.53 3.26 0.83 0.03 19.66 less than 0.03
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FWZ 213.06 216.59 3.53 2.17 1.14 4.21 142.17 0.60
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BR-07-35 UZ 166.54 171.67 5.13 7.67 0.60 0.04 12.34 less than 0.03
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LZ 185.93 187.74 1.81 7.97 0.17 0.12 18.36 0.01
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BR-07-36 LZ 215.31 219.22 3.91 10.67 0.68 1.32 41.20 0.24
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BR-07-37 LZ 132.30 136.93 4.63 7.16 0.96 0.02 15.41 0.04
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FWZ 158.80 161.22 2.42 0.36 0.52 0.62 25.12 0.29
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(i) Upper Zone (UZ), Lower Zone (LZ), Footwall Zone (FWZ)
(ii) down-hole length approximately 85% true width


These results continue to support the objective of the current program which is designed to expand the known limits of the Lower Zone in order to calculate a revised resource estimate in early 2008.

To date Manicouagan Minerals has drilled a total of 38 holes totaling some 12,043 metres, including 4,943 metres that are part of the current Phase II program, which commenced in June of this year with drill hole BR-07-21. Drilling on the property is expected to continue into the third week of December and will recommence early in 2008 following the Christmas and New Year's Holidays.

A sketch showing drill hole locations is attached. http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/manmap.pdf. A table of drill results to date as well as additional information on the project, including a NI 43-101 Technical Report prepared by MPH Consulting Ltd and filed with the Company's filings at www.sedar.com is available on the Company's website at www.manicouaganminerals.com.

The Brabant Lake property consists of 21 contiguous claims registered as ML 5054 and is located immediately east of Highway 102 some 175 km from the all services community of La Ronge, Saskatchewan.

Exploration programs are being carried out under the supervision of Rod Thomas, Vice President - Exploration of the Company. Mr. Thomas, a professional geologist, has reviewed and verified the technical content of this press release on behalf of Manicouagan Minerals and is a "Qualified Person" as defined in National Instrument 43-101. Manicouagan employs 43-101 compliant QA/QC procedures at all points in the sampling, handling, storage and shipment of samples. Blind standards and blanks are inserted into the sample sequence in the field. Analytical services are provided by TSL Laboratories of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Samples are crushed, riffle split and pulverized to yield a 250 gram pulp with approximately 95% -150 mesh. Ag, Cu, Pb and Zn assay is by multi-acid digestion; samples for Ag (g/tonne) and base metals (%) are weighed at 0.5 g. Samples for Au fire assay/gravimetric are weighed at 1 AT (29.16 g). Details on analytical techniques employed by TSL Laboratories may be found on the laboratories' website at www.tsllabs.com.

Manicouagan Minerals Inc. is a Canadian based exploration company with a diversified portfolio of properties. The Company currently holds base metal projects in Saskatchewan and Quebec including the Mouchalagane Nickel/Copper/PGE project.

Additional information about Manicouagan Minerals and its exploration projects can be found at www.manicouaganminerals.com.

All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are exploration risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators.

The TSXV has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. The TSXV has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.

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