SOURCE: Sacre-Coeur Minerals, Ltd.

March 11, 2008 00:01 ET

Sacre-Coeur Discovers Second Zone in Northwest Project Area; Vein Outcrop 4.1 Meters Apparent Width, Averaging 6.90 g/t Au, Including 1.4 Meters at 17.63 g/t Au

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - SACRE-COEUR MINERALS, LTD. (TSX-V: SCM) (FRANKFURT: S5N) (the "Company") is pleased to report that further results from its ongoing field reconnaissance program have yielded a new discovery consisting of an exposed quartz vein with an apparent width of 4.1 meters grading 6.9 g/t Au, including 1.4 meters at 17.63 g/t Au. The exposed vein was channel sampled across the surface expression of its width in increments described in the table below.

Sample Designation   From(m)   To(m)  Interval(m)  Assay(g/t Au)
NWWTP01                0.0      1.2      1.2           0.82
                       1.2      2.6      1.4          17.63
                       2.6      4.1      1.5           1.74

Notes: 1) Samples were cut normal to the strike of the structure. Dip is indeterminate at this time, so width must be considered apparent widths. 2) Samples presented in this table are assayed by Loring Laboratories as further described below.

The geologic setting is similar to that of that of the recently announced Northwest Project trench samples. The structures in both instances share a North 45 degrees East strike. This sample site is located nearly 20 km North-Northeast of the recently reported trench samples. The congruence of character between these two widely spaced discoveries comports well with an emerging model of a very large scale permissive zone striking Northeast-Southwest through the district.

The Company is aggressively pursuing reconnaissance surveys of all of its properties lying within the highly prospective trend with five sampling crews of seven men each. Concurrently it is continuing to follow up with mechanized trenching, in areas of promising reconnaissance work to delineate target areas for drilling. A new Atlas Copco CT 14 track mounted core drill has been purchased by the Company and is expected to be on site later this month to commence drilling. Drilling is planned to be conducted around the clock seven days per week. This is the same protocol being used at the Company's most advanced project, Million Mountain.

                Sample Location

Sample Designation        East(m)          North(m)
NWWTP1                    174,523          855,043

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, "We are certainly excited about the new zone discovered some 20 km to the Northeast of our original discovery in the Northwest Project area. Other strong targets have also been identified on trend. We are looking forward to the commencement of core drilling on site in a few weeks as we move forward with our second major project in Guyana."

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 Person 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

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

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    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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