SOURCE: Sacre-Coeur Minerals, Ltd.

July 14, 2008 11:24 ET

Sacre-Coeur Minerals Commences Drilling Key Targets at Northwest Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - SACRE-COEUR MINERALS, LTD. (TSX-V: SCM) (FRANKFURT: S5N) (the "Company") is pleased to report that it has mobilized two additional core drills to begin drilling priority targets identified on its more than 450 square mile holdings at its Northwest Gold Project located in the Northwest Region of Guyana. Drilling tasks are being shared between one of the Company's new CT14 track-mounted core drills operated by the Company's drilling crews and one KID Series II modular core drill provided and operated by Energold under contract to the Company.

Both drills will be operating around the clock seven days per week to test the numerous high probability targets identified by extensive field work and trenching over the past year, including areas which yielded trench results of 12.0 meters grading 7.90 g/t Au, and another project area yielding 4.1 meters grading 6.90 g/t Au, as reported earlier. These targets and others to be tested by this drilling program lie along the well defined Arakaka trend, which is characterized by well mineralized sheeted veins intruded into schist. The veins are intruded along the planes of schistosity and typically form concentrated packages of multiple veins dipping at shallow angles situated very near surface in the areas targeted.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, "We are delighted to have core drilling underway at the Northwest Project, as the preliminary data from our regional sampling, trenching and mapping activities in the project area has been most exciting. The Company now has expansive drill programs underway at two major regional projects, Million Mountain and Northwest, with a third, Kartuni, slated for drilling in the coming months."

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. Luisito Sangalang, P.Geo, Exploration Manager - Guyana, directs all of the Company's programs in Guyana. Mr. Sparks and Mr. Sangalang are Qualified Persons under NI 43-101. The Northwest Region is managed by Mr. Luis Gana, Chief Geologist Northwest Region. He is assisted by Messrs. Ricardo Baja, Ernesto Dizon, and Noel Cueto, 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 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


"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
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    Lee Dunston
    Corporate Communications
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