SOURCE: Sacre-Coeur Minerals, Ltd.

September 14, 2007 03:01 ET

Sacre-Coeur Discovers Rich Gold-Bearing Zone in Its Northwest Project Area; Chip Samples Show Exceptional Grades Including 115.38 g/t Au

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - September 14, 2007) - SACRE-COEUR MINERALS, LTD. (the "Company") (TSX-V: SCM) (FRANKFURT: S5N) is pleased to report that it has received initial results from its regional sampling program on its 1,250 sq km Northwest Project area located in the Region 1, Mining District 5 of Guyana, South America. Reconnaissance work commenced on this project in January of this year and has been ongoing. Follow-up soil geo-chem sampling is being conducted on many of the areas identified as most prospective during the reconnaissance program. Early results from the sampling program along with field mapping have identified three high priority targets for drilling along a structural trend which extends for nearly 12 kilometres in a North-easterly direction through property held by the Company.

Soil auger samples taken at nominal two meter depth as well as one meter chip samples taken from quartz veins too hard for auger sampling have identified numerous gold anomalies for follow-up. Most notable among these is a sizeable anomalous zone measuring 1,280 meters X 360 meters which yielded extraordinary results including 115.38 g/t Au from one chip sample, NW-2079, as well as several other very high grade, near surface soil and chip samples, the results of which are presented in the table below.

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             TABLE OF SELECTED AUGER AND CHIP SAMPLE RESULTS
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Sample #    Assay       Sample   Sample Width        Comment
           (g/t Au)      Type      (meters)
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NW-2069     32.74        chip        1.0        in situ qtz  vein
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NW-2070     19.21        chip        1.0        in situ qtz  vein
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NW-2071     40.71        chip        1.0        in situ qtz  vein
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NW-2072      6.25        chip        1.0        in situ qtz  vein
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NW-2078      3.90        chip        1.0        in situ qtz  vein
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NW-2079    115.38        chip        1.0        in situ qtz  vein
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NW-2080      2.07        chip        1.0        in situ qtz  vein
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NW-2081      3.17        chip        1.0        in situ qtz  vein
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NW-2105      3.85  Auger soil        N/A        alluvial/artisanal tailings
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NW-2106     31.39  Auger soil        N/A        in situ sugary qtz vein
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NW-2108      4.48        chip        1.0        in situ qtz  vein
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NW-2109     24.09        chip        1.0        in situ qtz  vein
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Notes: Assays are uncut.

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The sampling program was conducted on a nominal 100 meter X 100 meter grid. The anomalous zone referred to above was tested by a total of 42 chip and soil samples. Of the 42 total, 29 were anomalous at > 0.05 ppm Au, including the 12 high-grade samples shown in the table. The zone identified consists of a stock-work containing a high density of mineralized quartz veins.

The Company's 1,250 sq km Northwest Project area is comprised of concessions under license from prominent local businessman, Alfro Alphonso, as well as properties directly acquired by the Company from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, and acquisitions from several other Guyanese private individuals. These additional acquisitions have been made to expand the Company's holdings along a highly prospective structural trend identified during reconnaissance work.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, "We are very excited with the initial results now coming from our new Northwest Project area, in addition to the ongoing success we are enjoying at our flagship property, Million Mountain, where core drilling is continuing at an aggressive rate and continues to expand the scope of the gold-bearing zone. Discovery of a rich gold-bearing zone in the Northwest Project now gives us a second major regional exploration project to pursue. We have ordered a second new Atlas Copco core drill rig for delivery later this fall. It will permit us to further accelerate our drilling programs on both of these projects."

Assay Data

The Company uses Loring Laboratories - Guyana, a subsidiary of Loring Laboratories, Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta qualitatively to analyze geo-chem and other field samples. 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. 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.

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 Jack King, Project Manager Northwest Region, Joseph Calpito, Senior Project Geologist, and Maria King, Senior Project Geologist. Mr. Sparks is a 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 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 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
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    Phone: 604-899-0100
    Fax: 604-899-0200

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

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